Beauty And Self-Esteem Behind Bars: Annual Lang’ata Women’s Prison Pageant

  Some would say that there is nothing worse than the stigma attached to someone who has made unfortunate mistakes, endured much pain and triumphantly attained rehabilitation. As the late Nelson Mandela once said: “Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” That is the kind of…

OAFLA: The First Ladies of Africa Continue the Battle Against HIV/AIDS

  In 2002, at an international meeting on HIV/AIDS held in Geneva, 37 African First Ladies came together to form a body concerned with the most vulnerable in their continent:  women and children infected with HIV/AIDS. OAFLA (Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS) has a vision: an Africa with no HIV/AIDS, low maternal and child…

Trump Anti-Abortion Order May Adversely Affect Millions in Africa

  President Donald Trump issued an executive order in January that would cut off all funding to international groups that provide abortion services and/or provide information on abortions. Known as the “global gag rule” or the “Mexico City Policy,” this ban has been placed by Republican administration in the past and removed under Democratic rule.…

Trump Administration Under Fire as Flynn Resigns as NSA Advisor

  Trump’s no stranger to controversy, but his latest heat is coming from the recent resignation of NSA (National Secuirty Agency) advisor Michael Flynn. The uproar comes after Flynn reportedly misled the Trump administration regarding his communications with the Russian ambassador. Not only did he brief the administration with spotty information, but Flynn also wrote,…