Sacrifices!

By Diana Awino When my father was working, he was one of the best fathers in the world. He spent lavishly on his family; wherever your brain took you, Daddy gladly paid the tuition fees. I boast about attending some of the most prestigious schools in Uganda. Daddy never bought anything in bits – it […]

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Death, Partition And The Scramble For Benefits

By Diana Awino Peter was a uniformed army officer with ranks. Peter died leaving behind a widow, two daughters and two sons in addition to his mother, father, two step-mothers and a score of siblings. Shortly after, Peter’s widow and last daughter followed him to the grave. In Africa it is common to die without […]

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A Woman’s Priority: Husband or Child?

By Josephine Amoako The Ghanaian society is typically harsh towards the young single mother. She is presumed to have been promiscuous and reckless enough to conceive a child out of wedlock. Most mothers are not open to be in-laws with a woman with a ‘born one’. Their son shouldn’t take on the responsibility for the […]

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Give Them A Chance

When I went for my compulsory National Youth Service Corps after graduating in Nigeria, I was peeved because I was posted to a school. I really wanted one of the various federal ministry postings, I was sure I would function better in those kinds of organizations. Plus I was a shy person so standing before […]

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A Woman Keeps The Home

I have a six month old daughter. Everybody who has or has ever had a six month old knows restlessness on their part and tiredness on your part comes with the territory. She happens to also be teething, so imagine my dilemma. On this particular day, it was so bad; the process made her extremely […]

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Women and Inheritance of Ancestral Land

Inheritance: That which is or may be inherited; that which is derived by an heir from an ancestor or other person; a heritage; a possession passes by descent. Heir: A person who obtains right or ownership to property upon death of an ancestor, where there is no will left by the ancestor. Inheriting of ancestral […]

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