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2018-04-13 04:59:20


LAGOS – Nigerian choreographer Seyi Oluyole discovered dance rehearsals had been a good way to distract the road kids in her care from the dearth of lunch however star energy from Rihanna and supermodel Naomi Campbell has modified their fortunes prior to now month.
Oluyole (26) began the Dream Catchers charity dance group in 2014 to show dance to deprived kids in Nigeria’s business capital of Lagos whereas additionally encouraging them to attend college, hoping it could make them a greater future.
Decided to vary lives, she introduced kids – with their dad and mom’ permission – to dwell in her three-bedroom flat and paid their college charges, however the quantity Oluyole earned by day as a screenwriter was by no means sufficient and on days they went hungry.

“I used dance to distract them. By the point we did a dance rehearsal, it could be supper time,” Oluyole instructed the Thomson Newpaper24 Basis at her flat in Ikorodu in Lagos.
Nigeria has 10.5 million out-of-school kids, the world’s highest quantity in line with UNICEF, with 60 p.c of these women. UNICEF stated key causes had been the low notion of the worth of training for women and early marriages.
Oluyole inspired members of Dream Catchers to attend college by day and rehearse at night time and weekends however she did not understand how lengthy she may wrestle to cater for the 20 or so kids within the group since 2014 with 10 members presently.
Then final month all the things modified.
Tremendous mannequin Naomi Campbell reposted one of many Dream Catcher’s Instagram movies and it went viral after it was shared by singer Rihanna. Since then extra of the group’s movies have been featured by celebrities like US rapper P Diddy.

The group carried out at a live performance organised for British-Nigerian grime artist Skepta the place Campbell launched them.
She additionally visited them at their house the place her image hangs on the wall alongside different black females like Serena Williams and Michelle Obama beneath a banner studying “Corridor of Energy”.

Oluyole stated she will’t consider issues have lastly modified.
Her concern for road kids started when she was 12 and her dad and mom hit a foul patch, making them homeless for 2 years.
“It was then I met a few of these youngsters and realised their actuality. I had been by loads prior to now yr or two however this was their on a regular basis actuality,” she stated.
She stated the group has modified members’ lives, akin to Blessing (15), who was out of college for 3 years.
“Now I can converse good English. I’m no extra staying at house. I really feel very blissful,” Blessing instructed the Thomson Newpaper24 Basis

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Adeyemi (14) was begging earlier than becoming a member of Dream Catchers.
“I wish to go to high school and browse my books,” he stated.
Oluyole stated some kids had dropped out of the group, saying they had been uninterested in listening to her speak of a brighter future – and he or she had additionally began to doubt it could occur as nicely.
“Final yr I used to be telling myself I might simply give this factor yet one more yr and if would not work… pack up,” she stated.
However with celeb endorsements, Oluyole is now seeking to purchase a big house so extra kids can be a part of Dream Catchers.
“Let’s simply say we can’t be worrying about meals for a really very long time,” stated Oluyole, declining to offer monetary particulars.
“All they simply know is that there at the moment are days after we will really eat lunch.” 

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2018-04-24 10:27:46


UNITED NATIONS – The Central African Republic’s President Faustin-Archange Touadera advised the United Nations on Monday he needs to “speed up” the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of members of armed teams.
“I’ve instructed my authorities to work towards lowering the hurt and risk of armed teams within the Central African Republic, by accelerating the implementation of the disarmament, reintegration and repatriation program,” he stated at a gathering regarding the peace course of in his nation.

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Such an operation would require “mandatory reforms of the safety sector for the reconstitution of nationwide protection forces and inside safety forces,” Touadera added.
His feedback come because the FPRC — the Fashionable Entrance for the Rebirth of Central Africa, one of many nation’s essential armed teams — threatened to march on Bangui.

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The group stated it wished to behave following a UN peacekeeper operation in opposition to militia within the risky PK5 Muslim enclave of the capital.
Touadera urged “dialogue” as the popular strategy to fight the violence that has ravaged his nation since 2013.
He careworn that “consolidation of peace… can solely be achieved by means of the restoration of safety all through the territory, the battle in opposition to impunity, the restoration of state authority all through the territory.”
Morocco’s UN envoy Omar Hilale, who initiated Monday’s assembly, assured the Central African Republic of the UN’s “assist” and stated he would quickly journey to Bangui.
The nation’s authorities management solely a small a part of the nationwide territory, with a lot of armed teams combating over management of diamonds, gold and livestock in one of many world’s poorest nations.

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2018-04-24 11:01:57


CAPE TOWN – The mom of a younger rape survivor says police have let her down.
Her 15-year-old daughter was allegedly raped by two armed males on Good Friday, and up to now there was no motion from Khayelitsha police.

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A easy stroll to the store for the grade 9 pupil was a nightmare a month in the past, and at present she lives in fixed worry.
Her alleged rapists are free to roam her neighbourhood, Monwabisi Park.
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JOHANNESBURG – The South African Federation of Commerce Unions (Saftu) known as on members of the general public and unemployed folks to hitch their nationwide strike on Wednesday as they imagine that the problems which can be being raised have an effect on everybody basically.
Saftu will embark on a common strike in protest towards the proposed nationwide minimal wage of R20 an hour and modifications to labour legal guidelines.
The commerce union federation believes the minimal wage will entrench poverty.
 

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Saftu has calmed fears and warranted members of the general public that they haven’t any cause to worry for his or her lives within the common strike when its members take to the streets.
“Saftu is hoping that 1000’s of employees will be a part of the overall strike tomorrow (Wednesday) towards what we regard as a poverty minimal wage and legal guidelines which is able to severely limit employees democratic rights,” stated appearing Saftu spokesperson Patrick Craven.
“We’re fairly assured that the demonstrations which will probably be held everywhere in the nation will probably be peaceable, disciplined and orderly.
“Members of most of the people don’t have anything to worry by any means and we hope that quite the opposite, they are going to be a part of us as a result of these are points that have an effect on everyone and never simply our members.”
 

Saftu is the second largest commerce union federation in South Africa.
Craven stated they’re anticipating 1000’s of members to hitch the strike.
“[We are expecting numbers] from throughout the board. We predict the manufacturing trade will probably be crucial space,” he stated.
Transport after all is already affected by the bus strike, we hope they are going to be joined by different transport employees. We’re interesting to employees within the public sector and in addition within the casual sector. We have already got fairly a little bit of assist from casual merchants who’re eager to be concerned on this marketing campaign.
“Even the unemployed, there isn’t a cause in any respect why they’ll’t come alongside as a result of they’re affected undoubtedly by the appalling situations that employees employed and unemployed are dealing with for the time being.”

WATCH: Commerce unions maintain briefing on public sector wage negotiations

Cosatu, has urged its members to not take part within the strike.
It accused Saftu of deceptive its members.
Saftu has dismissed Cosatu’s claims as groundless.

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