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By IndepthAfrica
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May 30th, 2013
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By Gillian Gaynair Enana recalls her parents bathing her many years ago to get ready for, they told her, a holiday celebration. She doesn’t remember how old she was. “I was a child,” Enana said. “I didn’t even know how to clean myself.” A child, but ready -in her p...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Apr 20th, 2012
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A woman who was tricked by a Nigerian doctor into believing she had given birth has won a legal battle in her attempt to adopt the baby. The woman and her partner are fighting to regain custody of the little girl after social services became suspicious that they were not her biological parents and to...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Nov 9th, 2011
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Around the swimming pool of the beachside resort, a herd of 30-something mums and dads bathed offspring. One supervisorial eyeball from each adult pair was locked on their waterlogged pride and joys while the other roamed freely – voyeuristic microscopes. Shamelessly or furtively, these perving peepe...
By benim
In Lifestyle
Oct 6th, 2011
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The stereotype suggests that it’s the husband who simply cannot bear their mother-in-law. But wives feel exactly the same, according to the latest research. One in four despises their mother-in-law and believes she is ‘controlling, interfering and bitchy’. Parental control: Carolyn Bourne behaved lik...
By benim
In East Africa
Aug 15th, 2011
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SOME parents fleeing conflict and famine in Somalia are abandoning their babies at the vast refugee complex at Dadaab, Kenya, Save the Children says. The charity said it had placed record numbers of unaccompanied children with foster families in recent months, including a small number of babies aband...
By benim
In Lifestyle
Aug 4th, 2011
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Mothers and fathers across the country should follow a ‘five-a-day’ pledge to become better parents, according to a think-tank. They must be taught how to improve their parenting skills, with the poorest families given extra child benefit if they agree to enrol in special classes. Critics have brande...
By benim
In Lifestyle
Dec 22nd, 2010
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Ever been in a situation like this? Your in-laws are planning a birthday dinner for 7:30 and you request an earlier mealtime because your toddler, who has just stopped napping, sometimes falls asleep in his mashed potatoes at 5:45. Someone says, “Oh, relax! He’ll be fine.” Perhaps, but you know if th...