Global Week in Review: Mandela Family Under Fire

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  • Tree Loss Rate Slows in African Rainforest
  • Watchdogs Blast Australian PM for PNG Aslyum Deal
  • Nigerians Contest Senate’s Backing of Underage Marriage
  • U.N. Voices Fear Over Somalia’s Media Law
  • Obstacles Pile Up Ahead of Mali Elections
  • Japan’s Prime Minister Is Re-Elected
  • Same Sex Marriage Is Legalized in England
  • Palestinians Says No Peace Talks Without Border Agreement
  • Mandela Family Under Fire
  • Spain Train Wreck Kills at Least 78
  • China Indicts Ex-Politician Bo Xilai for Corruption
  • Tunisian Opposition Leader Assassinated
  • Renowned Zimbabwe Singer Chiwoniso Dies
  • Spain’s Jobless Rate Drops
  • Support for Female Genital Mutilation Declines
  • Kate Middleton Has a Baby Boy
  • Biden Travels to India and Singapore
  • Jamaica to Fight Child Abduction With Billboards
  • Deadly Earthquake Strikes China
  • Pope Francis Heads to Brazil for Weeklong Celebration
  • Brazil World Cup Ticket Prices

Nigerians Contest Senate’s Backing of Underage Marriage

The Senate’s approval of underage marriage was criticized by Bisi Fayemi, the wife of the Ekiti State governor, because it will limit females’ access to education. Fayemi is urging women to speak out and reject the Senate's action.  

(Photo:REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

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