NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A spate of deaths of young girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) has renewed calls for Somalia to outlaw the tradition, one of six FGM-practising nations in Africa yet to criminalize it.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - International charity Marie Stopes on Monday denied promoting abortions to teenage girls in Kenya after the government banned a radio advertisement, saying it only wanted to raise awareness.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A battle in Kenya's courts to throw out a British colonial-era law criminalizing gay sex has been reinvigorated after India scrapped similar legislation in a landmark ruling last week, LGBT rights campaigners said on Wednesday.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five million children in Africa have died from preventable diseases over the last 20 years because armed conflict deprived them of access to basic healthcare or clean water, scientists said on Thursday.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was after 21 years of marriage and six children together that Joyce's husband brought home his second wife, without any discussion or warning.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police in Uganda must investigate attacks on dozens of charities and prosecute those responsible, campaigners said on Wednesday, after a prominent women's rights group became the latest target.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Burundi's rollback on banning pregnant girls and expectant teen fathers from attending school is a victory for child rights, but steps must be taken to curb sexual exploitation and teen pregnancies, campaigners said on Tuesday.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Trafficking gangs are flourishing across Africa through the exploitation of hundreds of thousands of migrants, yet nations are failing to dismantle networks due to a lack of coordination, the United Nations said on Monday.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing before a judge in a courtroom can be daunting for anyone - let alone someone with zero legal know-how who is representing themselves against a more powerful adversary.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - African and South Asian nations could miss national targets to curb greenhouse gas emissions unless rich countries stop using them as dumping grounds for millions of polluting old cars, a study has warned.