Keith Morris guilty of Kenya 'holiday' child rape charges Image copyright National Crime Agency (NCA) Image caption Keith Morris, 72, from Hull, visited a remote Kenyan village, where the victims lived, "for a number of years with his family", the National Crime Agency (NCA) said A man has been found guilty of raping two girls in Kenya.
Keith Morris, 72, from Hull, carried out the crimes while on holiday in a remote village between 2016 and 2017, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.
He denied 13 charges including rape and sexual assault but was convicted following a trial at Leeds Crown Court.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said he befriended the young victims' families over the past 20 years, giving them money and gifts.
Morris, a retired locksmith of New Bridge Road, also financially sponsored several of the families, providing household goods, clothing, medical treatment and paying for their children's education, the CPS said.
He would take groups of chil..
The President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Female Parliamentarians Association, Princess Stella Oduah has said that empowerment and legislation are key to ensuring women’s participation in politics in West Africa.
Speaking at the launching of the ECOWAS Gender and Elections Strategic Framework and Action Plan/ 1st ECOWAS Female Parliamentarians Association (ECOFEPA) Regional Summit in Abuja, Nigeria, on Monday, 21st May, 2018, Senator Oduah said that although some women in the sub-region have succeeded in politics, majority lack the necessary capacity to break the varied barriers that wedge women’s participation in politics and inclusion in government.
Consequently, Princess Oduah, who represents the Anambra North Constituency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, called on ECOWAS Member States to promote and pass laws that deliberately aim at improving the plight of women, economically and politically, saying that “legislation backed by implementation is th..
Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly Image copyright Science Photo Library The secrets of how malaria became a deadly human-killer have been revealed by a genetic study.
The work, led by researchers from Wellcome Sanger Institute in Cambridge, compared seven types of malaria - tracing the parasite's family tree.
This revealed that, about 50,000 years ago, the parasites diverged, with one "branch" evolving into the most deadly human-infecting species.
The findings are published in the journal Nature Microbiology.
One element of this diversion was a genetic switch that enabled malaria to infect human red blood cells - a "chunk of deadly DNA" that previous studies suggest could yet provide a target for a malaria-blocking vaccine.
"Our study has pieced together the sequential series of steps that set up the critical storm. allowing the parasites to not only enter humans but to stay, divide and be transferred by mosquitoes," explained one of the lead researchers,..
The Gambian village transformed by graffiti In a bid to lure tourists, internationally-renowned graffiti artists were invited to create artworks in a village in The Gambia, writes the BBC's Clare Spencer.
Image copyright Clare Spencer The Belgian graffiti artist ROA is known for painting huge murals of animals on multi-storey buildings in large cities, like London, Berlin and Mexico City. But in the village of Galoya, in The Gambia's Kombo Central District, the scale of his work is much smaller.
Image copyright Clare Spencer He paints animals native to the location, like the meerkat, above, and porcupine, below. But that is almost all that is known about him. The person who invited him to The Gambia, Lawrence Williams, knows him simply as Peter.
"He is very secretive about his identity" said Mr Williams.
Image copyright Clare Spencer ROA was one of many artists to come to Galoya and its neighbouring villages from 2011 for a project called Wide Open Walls.
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Abuja 9th May 2018. Experts and officials have started examining pertinent planning issues having to do with the 13th Meeting of the Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee (SPCC) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) began with a workshop in Abuja, Nigeria on the 9th of May 2018.
Among others, the meeting is meant to critically review and appraise relevant issues in the on-going ECOWAS Community Strategic Framework (CSF) and chart the strategic direction of ECOWAS within the next decade.
Welcoming participants to the opening Workshop which is holding in conjunction with the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Head, Planning, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation unit of the ECOWAS Gender Development Centre (EGDC) Mr. Awudu Ahmed Gumah stated that the endevour is an important course of action given that the next vision of the ECOWAS planning process needs a critical examination.
The Workshop facilitator Mrs. Ulrike Breitschuh stressed that t..