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The question of population increase and economic growth in Africa: World Population Day

The question of population control in relation to economic growth in Africa continues to be a subject of interesting conversations. Some people have argued that birth control methods have taken away Africa’s capability to develop its economies. The question though is which comes first, a population boom or economic growth which enables a population increase?


International Widows Day: “Invisible Women, Invisible Problems”.

#Widows globally and particularly in #Africa are victims of all types of harassment and discrimination emanating from several myths and misconceptions. After losing their husbands, widows may suffer a double blow of being accused of witchcraft, suffer inheritance denial and can even be shunned and neglected by society. Today is International Widows Day, a day set aside by the United Nations to bring attention to the plight of widows globally.

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International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict: #EndRapeInWar

Conflicts are breeding ground for many atrocities, which often have long lasting effects on people’s physical, social and economic lives. Chief among these atrocities is sexual violence suffered majorly be women and girls. As we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual violence in conflict, let us think about how can prevent this injustice in our communities.