Tag Archives: Africa

The Practice Of Female Genital Mutilation

The Practice Of Female Genital Mutilation Africa and certain parts of the Arab world are not the only places where the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) prevails, as Indonesia is currently

Chad’s Former President Convicted

Chad’s Former President Convicted Hissene Habre, the former president of Chad was recently found guilty of crimes against humanity, rape and torture, by a court in Senegal. He protested against his life

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Breast Ironing: From Africa To Britain

Breast Ironing: From Africa To Britain Breast ironing, a draconian Cameroonian tradition, is the massaging of young girls’ breasts with hot tools, such as pestles and spatulas, to flatten their developing breasts.

Nigeria Bans Female Genital Mutilation, Signs New Law

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill last week which officially criminalizes female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM). Around 19.9 million Nigerian women are said to have been victim of this practice.