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Women hold banners demanding equal pay in Munich, Germany, on 20 January 2018 [File- Alexander Pohl-Getty Images]

Tens of thousands rally for wage equality in Switzerland

Around 20,000 people marched through the streets of the Swiss capital, Bern, to demand wage equality, organisers said, warning that women are prepared to go on strike if Swiss parliamentarians do not fix the pay gap.

Sudanese teen bride who killed husband during rape begs for pardon

A 19-year-old girl in Sudan who was sentenced to death by a court on Thursday for murdering her husband after he tried to rape her, has called on President Omar Al-Bashir to pardon her as she was forced into a child marriage, and had acted in self-defence.

Tunisia set to pass law allowing women pass their family names to children

Women in Tunisia may be able to pass their family name on to their children and have equal inheritance with men if proposals, due to be finalised in February, are adopted in a country regarded as a leader for women’s rights in the Arab world.

Liberia bans female genital mutilation

Liberia on Thursday, January 25, imposed a one-year ban on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a highly contentious issue in the West African country, but campaigners said it may not be enforceable.

Groups slam Tanzania for arresting pregnant schoolgirls

Human Rights Group on Thursday condemned authorities in Tanzania for arresting five schoolgirls for being pregnant, saying they should have arrested the men who impregnated them instead.

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Rivers government not renaming Rumuwoji Mile 1 market

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MASSOB hits IPOB over attack on Senator Ekweremadu

Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) in a statement signed by its director of information, Edeson Samuel, disagreed with IPOB over the attack on Senator Ike Ekweremadu.