Preventing pupils’ pregnant pause

Mail and Guardian

Victoria John

Many South Africans say pregnant teens should stay home from school lest they “disturb the class”, but activists are working hard to change attitudes.  The right of pregnant schoolgirls to continue their schooling is often disputed in South Africa’s schools and communities, despite government policies that protect their access to education. Continue reading Preventing pupils’ pregnant pause

How could I possibly be connected to the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

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Note: Jaques Bahati recently visited Congo and asked that I send this.

If you use electronic devices such as a cell phone, television, iPad, any kind of music and movie player, a microwave and buy jewelry, you are likely to have indirectly financed the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that has claimed about 6 million lives and counting.  Furthermore, if you travel by car or plane or your country manufactures or buys sophisticated weapons to protect you, know that it is likely that many Congolese had to die for you to enjoy that comfortable life style. Continue reading How could I possibly be connected to the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

AFRICA: IMBISA Bishops to Act as Election Observers

May 22, 2012 (CISA ) -The Southern African Catholic Bishops have volunteered to act as election observers in the upcoming elections in several countries across the region, a statement sent to CISA said.  The bishops feel that much is at stake in some of the countries that face elections this year. They expressed that election violence, intimidation and reprisals as some of their major concerns. Continue reading AFRICA: IMBISA Bishops to Act as Election Observers