Jul 24th, 2012
By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times MAVELA, South Africa — Her grandmother was an alcoholic and her mother was a prostitute, strangled by a client. The child of another of her mother’s customers, Nicolene Marx grew up in a poor Durban neighborhood with scant hope of escaping. Advertisement Then t...
May 8th, 2012
Niger is worst place in the world to be a mother, new research has revealed today. The West African country, one of the globe’s poorest, has replaced Afghanistan at the bottom of a list compiled by Save the Children. Norway was judged the best place for motherhood in the charity’s annual ...
Feb 8th, 2012
Women in Swaziland are heavily discriminated against, both by law and by custom. According to the former, women in effect have the status of minors and cannot get a bank loan without the consent of their husbands. According to the latter, women can be fined for wearing trousers by traditional authori...
Dec 1st, 2011
Becoming a mother is a turning point for many women. But it seems it may be more of a turn off for their husbands. A third of women bringing up children believe the man in their life no longer finds them attractive. And almost half accused their husbands of ‘forgetting’ who they were since they [&hel...
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 4th, 2011
Pietermaritzburg – The memory of being raped repeatedly by her father in front of her mother is what a 7-year-old girl from Haniville, 10km outside Pietermaritzburg, will live with for the rest of her life. It is alleged that in some instances, the mother would ask the Grade 1 girl from a local...
In Odd News
Feb 2nd, 2011
A pregnant mother has started breastfeeding her Staffordshire bull terrier puppy. Kura Tumanako, of Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand, told tntmagazine.com that her baby daughter had stopped taking her milk as her nipples were too large for the baby. “I didn’t want to waste it so I gave it...
In World Entertainment
Jan 24th, 2011
In one of the most emotional moments in the 25-year history of her daytime show, Miss Winfrey introduced her own long lost sibling in what she called a “miracle of miracles.” The half-sister, called Patricia, was born in Milwaukee in 1963 and given up for adoption by Miss Winfrey’s mother Vernita Lee...
Jan 7th, 2011
The homeless man with the golden voice, Ted Williams, is reunited with his mother, Julia Williams, 90, in New York COLUMBUS, OHIO—A homeless man whose silky announcing voice has catapulted him to national fame reunited Thursday with his mother, recorded a commercial for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese an...
Nov 7th, 2010
I watched Oprah today. Tyler Perry shared the raw sexual and physical abuse he experienced at the hands of people. Adults. Family members. Friend’s moms. People you trust. People you don’t know. People you know. I had goose bumps when he mentioned how his body ‘betrayed him’ during some of those enco...