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Malawi Parliament Pegs Minimum Age of Girls Marriage at 18

By Longtong Ibrahim Malawi’s parliament has passed a legislation banning early marriage – raising the minimum marriageable age to 18 years – but with parental consent. The Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Bill has earlier streamline legislation on marriage and divorce and raises the legal age for marriage from 14 to 18. In Malawi, 47% […]

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Introducing #NigeriaElects2015

We are promoting citizens participation in reporting activities leading to Nigeria’s 2015 general elections. To this end, we have created twitter hashtag #NigeriaElects2015. Should you have any experience, or information you want to share with the world that relates to Nigeria’s 2015 general elections, please share it using the hashtag. Please visit Africa Prime News […]

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Activists Promote Freedom of Information in Nigeria

KADUNA, Nigeria (30 January 2015) – Amidst low understanding of the provisions of Freedom of Information Act among Nigerians, a Civil Rights activist, Abel Adejor is urging Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the country to take the lead in using the Act to challenge corruption and promote transparency. Nigeria has signed into law the FOI […]

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Group Tasks Kaduna Government on Women’s Health

By Editor KADUNA, Nigeria (21/1/2015) – Barely a year after Kaduna State Government says it had reached over five million patients with its Free Maternal and Child Health Services Programme, a group of civil society organisations is asking the State Government to enact a law that will strengthen the system. The group, Maternal and Child Health […]

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