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NDLEA Bursts Female Drug Gang, Arrests Lady With Multiple Identities for Trafficking 296,000 Tabs of Illicit Drugs

A 36-year-old lady, Chioma Afam, who uses multiple identities and wears a hijab to evade security scrutiny has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA in Benue state along with her partner, Peace Chidinma Caleb, 22, for trying to smuggle a total of 296,000 tablets...

14-year-old pupil dies from “condom infection” in Abuja

A 14-year-old pupil of Premiere Academy, Lugbe in Abuja, has passed on after she was allegedly abused sexually. Vihimga Akpagher, the deceased’s mother, alleged that the pupil died from an infection after a condom was found in her private parts. According to Vihimga, her late daughter had called her to...

Sexual Exploitation Racket Exposed At Mozambique Women’s Prison

The Mozambican Minister of Justice, Helena Kida, said on Wednesday that a commission of inquiry has been set up to probe allegations that guards at the Maputo Special Penitentiary for Women (EPEMM), better known as the Ndlavela Women's Prison, force women inmates into prostitution. The claims come from a devastating...

Egyptian TikTok Influencer to Appeal 10-Year Trafficking Sentence

Egyptian TikTok influencer Haneen Hossam will appeal a 10-year prison sentence handed down by a Cairo court that found her guilty of human trafficking, her lawyer said on Monday. In the latest twist in a nearly year-long saga, the court also fined the 20-year-old Cairo University student 200,000 Egyptian pounds...

Somalia: Puntland Moves to Ban Female Genital Mutilation

Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region has taken a first step towards banning female genital mutilation (FGM) in a country where almost all women and girls are forced to undergo the internationally condemned practice. Puntland President Said Abdullahi Deni and his cabinet this week approved a bill to be submitted to parliament...

Kenya: Who is Killing Elderly Women in Naivasha and Gilgil?

On Saturday evening last week, an 85-year-old woman was killed in the Kasamabala area of Gilgil by an unknown assailant. The elderly woman lived alone and, preliminary police investigations show, she was killed by a lone attacker. The assailant is said to have entered the woman's unlocked house after the...