FGM in America

“To cut off the sensitive sexual organ of a girl is directly against the honesty of nature, a distortion to her womanhood, and an abuse of her fundamental human right”- Joseph Osuigwe Chidiebere Jennifer, seen here as a child, underwent FGM When you hear about female genital mutilation (FGM), you automatically think of Africa where …

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LeAnne Loses Out

"Happy?" Werner asked. Suzette beamed up at him. She looked radiant. "Incredibly." "Me too. We have so much to be thankful for and to celebrate." "Yes, our wedding which is amazing and our bundle of joy." "I'm going to be a Daddy." "Yes, you are. I know that you will be a terrific Dad." "I …

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Avianna’s Interview

"Good evening and welcome to Insight Weekly. I'm your host, Bill Whitaker. This evening, I have a very special guest here with me. She recently won a humanitarian award for her work in Africa. She has appeared on numerous television shows, including CNN and BBC and in several magazines. She recently made TIME's list of …

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Taking Root

Recognized as Time Magazine’s Hero of the Planet, Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and political activist was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.  She earned her bachelor’s and master degrees and completed her doctorate in the United States.  When it came to the environment, she has been a gargantuan force in the …

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Bernadette

I'm married to an older man. We met at his first wife's funeral. They never had any children. After 10 years of IVF cycles, they had to accept that their dreams of a family were not meant to be. They talked about adopting and had considered the orphanages in Africa and Asia but before those …

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Adimu’s Story

My name is Adimu and I live with my grandmother in a local village in Arusha, Tanzania. Two years ago when I was 16, a neighbor raped me. I was on my way home from school. He grabbed me as I was coming across the bridge, dragged me into the bushes and raped me. I …

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Farhan Meets Elida

They met at a function. He was there alone. Hiya was in New Delhi visiting her family. The woman whom had captivated him the moment he walked into the room and saw her was with a tall African man. Farhan watched her as she laughed and chatted with several people. She looked exquisite in the …

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The Lagos Affair

“Congratulations, Grayson.  I heard about your engagement.  Kendall is a lovely girl.  Your families must be so thrilled.” I forced a smile.  “Thank you, Lady Sarridge.  Yes, our families are very pleased.” “I wish you both a lifetime of happiness.” “Thank you, Lady Sarridge.” “Thank you for the invitation.  Mr. Seton and I look forward …

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International Day of the African Child

Today is the Day of the African Child. Since 1991, this day has been celebrated on June 16 to commemorate those killed during the Soweto Uprising in South Africa, and to recognize the courage of the students who marched for their right to an education. This year's theme is ‘access to child-friendly justice’. ‘Access to …

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Toshiro Returns to Tokyo

Toshiro was back in Tokyo.  He returned two weeks ago.  It was hard being away from Kampala.  All he could think about was Ife and how much he missed being with her.  All along he knew that what he had been doing was wrong but he couldn't help himself.  He wanted Ife so much.  She …

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