Weve been taken hostage: African migrants stranded in Mexico after Trump’s crackdown

Hundreds of migrants from Africa are stuck in Tapachula because of Mexicos willingness to bow to Trump and stem the flow of migrants Neh knew she was taking a risk when she got involved with English-language activists in mostly-Francophone Cameroon. She had no way of know that her decision would eventually force her to flee her country, fly halfway across the world and then set out on a 4,000-mile trek through dense jungle and across seven borders only to leave her stranded in southern Mexico, where her hopes of finding safety in the US were blocked by the Mexican governments efforts to placate Donald Trumps anti-migrant rage. It is just too much, sobbed Neh,at a protest camp set up by …

Child Brides in Africa Are Advertised on Facebook and Sold to Old Men

OBANLIKU, NigeriaMonica, 16, is one of two sisters sold as wives to men who found their photographs on their father's Facebook page and contacted him. She and her 14-year-old younger sister never wanted to get married until they completed their secondary education in Ogbakoko, a small village in Obanliku Local Government Area in Nigerias south-central Cross River state. But the teenage sisters fell victims to a culture which subjects little girls, some as young as 10, to de facto slavery through a tradition called money marriage. The sisters belong to the Becheve community, a large tribe of 17 villages in Obanliku where there is a long tradition in which young girlsoften referred to as money women or money wivesare sold …

‘No need for birth control’: Tanzanian president’s views cause outrage

John Magufuli says people who use contraceptives are lazy, and outsiders who promote birth control are giving bad advice Womens rights campaigners have expressed outrage after the Tanzanian president said there is no need for birth control. The president, John Magufuli, told a rally in Meatu, in the Simiyu region, that outsiders who promote birth control are giving bad advice, and that people who use contraceptives are lazy, according to local media. You people of Meatu keep livestock. You are good farmers. You can feed your children. Why would you opt for birth control? These are my views, but I dont see any need for birth control in Tanzania, he said. People who use birth control do so because they …