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Real-life story of a young girl who gets trapped in global sex trade struggled to get funding because ‘it was too controversial’

By Serena Chaudhry LONDON, May 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A new film starring “Slumdog Millionaire”‘s Freida Pinto and Demi Moore, about the real-life story…

Mother found guilty of forcing daughter into marriage in landmark U.K. trial

By Emma Batha LONDON, May 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A mother who tricked her teenage daughter into travelling to Pakistan to marry an older…

Meghan Markle sets off for Windsor wedding to Prince Harry

By Emma Rumney and Andrew MacAskill WINDSOR, England (Reuters) – U.S. actress Meghan Markle set off in a limousine on Saturday for her wedding to…

Zambia’s youngest most accomplished female pilot honoured by country’s president

Zambia’s youngest most accomplished female pilot, Besa Mumba, was honoured with the presidential Labour Award on workers day by the country’s president Edgar Lungu. At 19…

Facebook introducing dating

By David Ingram SAN JOSE, Calif.  – Facebook Inc is entering the dating game, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday, planning a dating service…

Study Finds Almost All Beauty Products Sold to Black Women Contain Hazardous Ingredients

A smaller share of hair and beauty products marketed to Black women scored low in potentially harmful ingredients than products aimed at the general…

Protesters Galvanized by #MeToo Movement Helped Pile Pressure to Convict Bill Cosby

By David DeKok NORRISTOWN, Pa.- As Bill Cosby approached a Pennsylvania courthouse for the beginning of his retrial on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting…

It’s a boy: UK’s Prince William, Kate have third child

LONDON (Reuters) – Kate, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a boy at a hospital in London on Monday, the third child…

Beyonce to donate $100,000 for scholarships at black colleges

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – On the back of wide praise for her two-hour performance at the Coachella music festival, Beyonce on Monday said she…

Marie-Claire Launches Cameroon’s First Biodegradable Sanitary Pads

Marie-Claire Nabila Kuja, a girls empowerment champion, has launched the first 100% biodegradable pads in Cameroon. These pads, which are affordable and environmentally friendly,…

What Really is Clean Eating?

The phrase clean eating is often associated with weight loss and the eating of vegetables. At least that is how some of us perceive…

New Cultural Aspects of Healthcare in The West

In our Woman of the Month interview, we interviewed Tandi Charmaine Kuwana, an Australian mental health nurse who is on a mission to create an…

Diplomatic Spouse Mithi Aquino-Thomas on Love, Fashion & Food

by GRACE MUTANDWA | Zimbabwe On a calm, beautiful day in Harare, I got the chance to meet Mithi Aquino-Thomas. As she rose to welcome…

Debut author Makwara: ‘Everyone has a powerful story’

EDINAH MASANGA | Zimbabwe Zim debut author Chiedza Makwara, also a communicator and speaker, believes ‘everyone has a powerful story.’ Makwara’s debut book, Bongile, was launched…

A feminist entertainer who prefers no underwear is making waves in Africa

By ALUTHA WA AZANIA in South Africa / GRACE MUTANDWA in Zimbabwe A feminist “who prefers no underwear” has captivated South Africa’s social scene. Even beyond her…