Archive for January, 2019

Jamaican-American US Senator Kamala Harris, to Run for President

Jamaican-American US Senator to Run for President

Photo: Senator Kamala Harris speaks to members of the media at her alma mater, Howard University in Washington, following her announcement that she will run for president. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

CALIFORNIA, United States, Wednesday January 23, 2019 – California Senator Kamala Harris, born to a Jamaican father and Indian mother, will seek be seeking to run on a Democratic ticket for president in 2020.

The 54-year-old Harris announced her bid for the Democratic nomination on Monday, Martin Luther King Day, on ABC’s Good Morning America television programme.

“I am running for President of the United States and I’m very excited about it,” she said.

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Nepali woman, two children, die in outlawed ‘menstruation hut’

Many communities in Nepal consider menstruating women as impure and force mothers and daughters to stay in sheds, like the one pictured here, away from the family home once a month

 10 January 2019 – Daily Mail UK

Many communities in Nepal consider menstruating women as impure and force mothers and daughters to stay in sheds, like the one pictured here, away from the family home once a month

A Nepali mother and her two children have died of suspected smoke inhalation after a night in a windowless hut where women are banished during their period, police said.

Many communities in Nepal consider menstruating women as impure and force mothers and daughters to stay in sheds away from the family home once a month, despite the practice being outlawed.      Continue reading