The President of Zambia His Excellency Edgar Lungu has declared the re-entry of the 1997 legislation on Adolescent mothers which permit the retaining of pregnant young girls in schools such that they enjoy their right to education. He went further to declare the admission of both nursing mothers and young pregnant girls into schools. He went further to announce the distribution of Free Sanitary pads to adolescent girls which to them will cause girls to stay away from school if not available. He was reacting to a complaint raised by Human Right Watch’s Senior coordinator for children’s right, Susan Raqid who said “Many young girls are still dropping out of school, because the government isn’t putting the policy into Practice, Zambia should keep young mothers in school-Don’t let pregnancy be a barrier to Education.”
As a Wooden boat sinks off the coast of Guinea-Bissau 60 persons are declared missing. The government’s (Navy) inability to to recover or rescue these persons is due to resource constraints. So says the Head of the National port Felix Siga. He added that All two speedboats were unable to leave the port due to the lack of fuel.
Sudan Khartoum Airport is temporarily closed following an accident involving two military Aircrafts, as such all international flights have been diverted to port Sudan Airport. So says Abdul -Hafex Abdel-Rahim a civil aviation department spokesperson said it is a precautionary measure in line with international aviation regulations.
Senegalese Capital Dakar gets its first Ever Female Mayor. Soham El Wardini is the first ever post independence female mayor for the City of Dakar.
The world Bank has dished out her first Financial Grant to the Somalian government in 30 years. Ever since the outbreak of the war in Somali she had not received any aid from the world bank. The World Bank has issued a grant of 80,000,000 US Dollars, partitioning it into two Categories that is 60,000,000 US dollars for Recurrent Expenditures and Reforms financing Projects and 20,000,000 US dollars for Domestic Revenue and Public Management Capacity Streghthening. In a statement issued by the world bank, “This represent a milestone in Somalia’s Development and Reconstruction” , While promising to work with the government and improve services like Education, Health Care, Access to clean Water, energy and finance for its citizens especially around the capital Mogadishu. They will undergo a program called “Country Partnership Framework”.
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