Women - Afrik.com : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper https://www.afrik-news.com/ Afrik.com, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en Afrik-news.com : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper https://www.afrik-news.com/images/logo_moyen.gif https://www.afrik-news.com/ Algeria: Battered Women https://www.afrik-news.com/article19272.html Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:23:03 +0200 Cases of women abused by their Husbands and disowned by their families are prevalent in the Algerian Society in which the male sex is thought superior mainly in Islamic circles. Kaci Racelma Royal Wedding article from Al Jazeera's wedding correspondent https://www.afrik-news.com/article19229.html Tue, 10 May 2011 12:59:24 +0200 In his Confessions St Augustine describes how, when studying in Rome, he was persuaded by friends to go to the Colloseum to watch the gladiators do battle. Despite being an ardent pacifist he found himself “drinking in the frenzy, unawares, and was delighted with that guilty fight, and intoxicated with the bloody pastime.” A similar guilty pleasure was experienced by tens of thousands around the world as they watched the Royal wedding last Friday. People who, in principle, are implacably opposed to monarchy and have no interest in the Royals found themselves surprisingly moved by the occasion. Stefan Simanowitz The architecture of maternal death https://www.afrik-news.com/article19216.html Mon, 04 Apr 2011 01:51:32 +0200 The architectural design of two newly built public maternity hospitals in Malawi, which has one of the world's highest rates of women dying in childbirth, seeks to respect the human rights of birthing women and has had a significant impact on Malawi's maternal health care system. Ill-designed government-run maternal health centers litter many poor countries and contribute to unacceptably high maternal death rates. There's a pressing global need to design public maternity units that uphold the dignity of socially disadvantaged women. Chi Mgbako Namibia: Baby-dumping rates soar among school girls https://www.afrik-news.com/article19188.html Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:21:00 +0200 Female college students across Namibia have caused a stir by holding a mini summit to discuss infanticide and baby dumping amid reports that figures are at an all-time high. Anna Smith When a mother's voice soothes a baby https://www.afrik-news.com/article19137.html Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:36:06 +0100 Is there really any point in mothers-to-be to talking to their unborn child during pregnancy? According to Canadian researchers, the answer to this is a most definite “YES”! By placing electrodes on the heads of 16 infants they were able to show that their mother's voice was indeed “special” for these babies. Destination Santé Women equality and rights still a challenge in Africa https://www.afrik-news.com/article19093.html Wed, 09 Mar 2011 15:19:42 +0100 Seven of them were waving thin tree branches as they marched amid singing and sweat under the sweltering heat of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, until bullets were sprayed into their bodies in a horrifying massacre. The tree branches which symbolized peace laid in a sinister pool of blood where the women had once stood. Konye Obaji Ori Miss Zimbabwe pageant, an uncomfortable political event https://www.afrik-news.com/article18953.html Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:51:46 +0100 The prestigious Miss Tourism Zimbabwe beauty pageant was on Sunday morning (February 13) hijacked by the military and Zanu PF officials who scrambled to honour the winners. Alice Chimora Human trafficking and sex slave rings on the rise in Southern Africa https://www.afrik-news.com/article18942.html Sun, 13 Feb 2011 14:45:01 +0100 Human trafficking between Zimbabwe and South Africa has reached alarming proportions as an average of 7000 people per month are said to be involved. Most victims are been forced into prostitution by gangs of human traffickers. Alice Chimora Contraception after childbirth: Condoms, pills or contraceptive implants? https://www.afrik-news.com/article18937.html Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:47:55 +0100 Although the idea of talking about contraception just after giving birth may seem strange, experts have highlighted its importance. Destination Santé Empowering Women: Governments must "practice what they preach" https://www.afrik-news.com/article18907.html Tue, 08 Feb 2011 15:20:07 +0100 In October 2010 more than 600 Congolese women and girls were reportedly raped along the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Angola during a mass expulsion of illegal immigrants from Angola. According to UN officials, one woman died from internal injuries sustained during the violence. Marian Aggrey Gout - more fatal in women https://www.afrik-news.com/article18903.html Mon, 07 Feb 2011 13:41:30 +0100 Often associated with overeating and the cause of extremely painful attacks, gout is also a dangerous condition. According to a Canadian study, it appears to increase the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack) … particularly in women. Destination Santé Pregnancy, cigarettes and alcohol https://www.afrik-news.com/article18900.html Mon, 07 Feb 2011 13:41:18 +0100 Pregnancy is a risky time when the slightest deviation from a healthy lifestyle can cause a lot of damage to the unborn child's future. Destination Santé Sex for grades in South Africa leads to death https://www.afrik-news.com/article18855.html Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:31:15 +0100 Education officials in South African have shut down a high school following an incident involving an 18 year old female learner. The young student committed suicide using insecticide after she was told that she had failed her examinations. Sakhile Modise Coffee: No harm to unborn babies? https://www.afrik-news.com/article18844.html Fri, 28 Jan 2011 15:49:00 +0100 Although, for many years, coffee was believed to be harmful to unborn babies, in fact it now appears to present no danger. Destination Santé Eloïne Barry, APO Executive Director https://www.afrik-news.com/article18823.html Wed, 26 Jan 2011 01:39:02 +0100 The Dakar-based African Press Organisation announced yesterday the appointment of its Executive Director. Eloïne Barry gives an exclusive interview to Afrik-News.com and shares with us her vision on the APO leadership and ambition. She is Franco-Guinean born in Lyon, France, where she was raised up and studied Translations and International Relations followed by a Communication Master. Prior to joining the APO she was Head of Media Relations for EMEA at PR Newswire, global leader in news distribution, targeting and monitoring for 5 years. Interview.