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NGO’s fight to end FGM in Uganda.

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Non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) in Uganda are fighting to eradicate the practise of circumcising young girls in Uganda.

With inhumane tools ,these vulnerable girls are made to undergo the procedure as a rite of passage into womanhood.

A girl who was not circumcised is considered impure ,called promiscuous and faces daily ridicule.

“We hope they’ll stop, but they … if it’s culture, something that’s part of the culture, they will not stop it “,Rachael Nafuna,a teacher said.

She added “it is good to tell the mothers what to do – to stop circumcising the girls because they are the ones who take them to the bush to have them excised. “

The consequences of this endemic problem is taking a toll on the youth.

“When you go to hospitals in Kenya as well as in Uganda, a lot of women are dying because of the practice and some of them have had big operations to repair the problem “, William Louma, a student of theology lamented.

In Uganda, the Sebei sub-region in the districts of Kween, Bukwo and Kapchorwa have the highest number of girls who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation.

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Nigerian President Buhari Warns Ballot box snatchers to value their lives

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President Muhammadu Buhari has warned those planning to snatch ballot boxes during the elections to desist or pay with his or her life if caught.



President Buhari who stated this at the opening session of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Caucus meeting in Abuja, on Monday, said that such act would be the last unlawful act the person will be brought to book.

Meanwhile, the governors of Imo, Rochas Okorocha and Ogun, Ibikunle Amosun were conspicuously absent at the meeting.

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Buhari who said he is confident that he has garnered enough supporters having gone round the country to campaign, urged party members to reassure their constituents to come out and vote on the rescheduled dates.

While urging party agents to watch out for the party interests at the polling units the president said that he has directed security agencies to identify hot spots and be ready to move should they suspect any attempts to cause problems by thugs across the country irrespective of party affiliations.

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DR Congo blame Unending Ebola Outbreak on Violence , Community Mistrust.

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DR Congo Ministry of Health spokesperson Jessica Ilunga has declared that violence and community mistrust have continued to hamper all efforts to control and end the fresh Ebola outbreak, which started Aug. 1.



Though according to the World Health Organization the number of new Ebola cases has dropped slightly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as there are 33% fewer cases to date in February compared with the same time period in December per STAT’s Helen Branswell, but some experts warn Axios that there remain signs that this outbreak is far from over.

Meanwhile, some experts warn that, that doesn’t mean the world’s second-largest Ebola outbreak on record is yet under control, and in fact it could simply be moving to new areas of the sprawling country.

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Johns Hopkins’ public health expert Jennifer Nuzzo maintains there are several reasons people should continue to view this outbreak as a cause for concern.

However, Nuzzo said Congo needs more than money from the international community and the U.S. in particular. Safety concerns have largely caused the CDC to limit its Ebola experts to the capital city of Kinshasa, where some have returned after being evacuated during an uptick in election-related violence, Nuzzo added that Now is the time for the U.S. to send them into the field.

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