West Africe Democracy Radio - Promoting DialogueListen Live
June 18, 2013
WADR on TwitterFollow us
Search in Archive
News in 'Culture' section
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has now indicated that she will not veto any legislationl legalizing or criminalizing homosexuality in Liberia, after media reports saying she was homophobic.
Traditional harmful practices such as early and forced marriages are some of the major causes of girls dropping out school at an early age in many African societies.
In Togo, teachers of private schools run by churches have begun a one week strike, complaining of lack of equal treatment.
News of the death over the weekend of the award-winning American singer Whitney Houston has touched the shores of West Africa, leaving thousands and millions of her fans sad and in mourning.
The Gambia is said to have made great strides in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), but more challenges lie ahead, said the Executive Director of the Gambia Committee Against Harmful Traditional Practices (GAMCOTRAP), Dr. Isatou Tourey
In Ghana, men who have failed to formalize their relationships with their fiancés or girlfriends could soon see their properties shared with such women, even if they fail to formally marry them.
“Beauty pageantry is absolute exploitation of the girl child,” a Sierra Leonean Muslim cleric, Sheikh Fuad Fomba has said in the capital, Freetown. But his assertion has been challenged by the reigning Miss Sierra Leone, Kadija Mansaray.
There continue to be intermittent clashes in Nigeria between the Fulani herdsmen and the Tiv farmers in Benue and Nasarawa States in the lower basin river, which have always recorded heavy casualties.
The recent clashes happened last month, claiming 75 lives.
The International Organization for Migration (IMO) says migrants' voices must be heard, because “there are too often biased, polarized and negative debate on migration.”
In a new World Migration report, the IOM says although people in the world now live in an era of the greatest human mobility ever recorded in history,” it remains one of the most misunderstood issues of our time.”
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana has described as “illogical and unfortunate”, assertions made by the country’s attorney general on homosexual acts, while a government official has urged the country to reject donors “rotten wealth” if it promotes the practice.