Society - Prostitution
  • Two Nigerians to stand trial for allegedly operating prositution ring
    17 march 2011 20:55:40
    Paris, France (PANA) – Two Nigerian sisters will stand trial on Wednesday next week before the court of Troyes, eastern France, for their alleged involvement in establishing a prostitution ring in the country, their lawyer Mr Philippe Missamou, said on Thursday in Paris. Full text...

  • South African MP wants state protection for people vulnerable to prostitution
    01 february 2008 17:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's African Christian Democratic Par ty (ACDP) member of parliament (MP) Cherilyn Dudley, Friday called for the state to protect the weak in the society who are vulnerable to prostitution. Full text...

  • Ghana police arrest two over sex trade
    27 october 2007 11:30:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Police in Accra have arrested two Ghanaians alleged to be part of a syndicate involved in trafficking of women to Europe to be engaged in prostitution. Full text...

  • President Kagame rules out prostitution in Rwanda
    09 march 2007 10:29:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) - – Rwandan President, Paul Kagame has condemned the development of prostitution in his country, warning those supporting the legalisation of the profession in the country against its disadvantages. Full text...

  • Tanzanian MPs accused of encouraging prostitution
    30 august 2006 15:59:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian MPs have come under increasing fire for fuelling commercial sex trade in the country's administrative capital Dodoma, some 500-km west of here. Full text...

  • Survey: Cameroon tops providers of African sex workers
    18 july 2006 14:54:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) – A survey conducted by t-he International Circle for the Promotion of the Creation (CIPCRE) says Cameroon tops African countries that provide prostitutes, organisers told PANA as they launched the Easter Weeks Campaign (CSP) here Monday. Full text...

  • Famine heightens prostitution in Niger
    09 september 2005 21:39:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The current famine in Niger has increased prostitution among young girls and women in the capital, Niamey, where they are obliged to sell sex to meet their personal needs and those of their families. Full text...

  • 140 young prostitutes identified and monitored in Kinshasa
    01 march 2005 22:08:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The International Catholic Childhood Bureau (BICE) in DR Congo identified and monitored about 140 sexually abused girls in Kinshasa last year, BICE legal adviser Philippe Mpeye said in a document released here Tuesday. Full text...

  • African girls subjected to degrading practices in France
    07 october 2004 09:55:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Parents of hundreds of under-age girls from the African immigrant community have been subjecting their charges to degrading and inhumane practices in France, according to Amely-James Koh Bela Okoo of the NGO, Aide-Federation, in Paris. Full text...

  • Zambian sex workers fight rivals from Zimbabwe
    19 june 2004 11:20:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian sex workers are reportedly engaged in running battles with Zimbabwean rivals in the same trade who have invaded the southern resort city of Livingstone. Full text...

  • Researchers say prostitution growing in Zimbabwe colleges
    23 may 2004 17:53:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A study conducted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and a local research institute has found an alarmingly large number of students in Zimbabwe's institutions of higher learning were engaged in prostitution for food, owing to current economic difficulties. Full text...

  • Burundian police crack down on rising prostitution
    13 may 2004 14:02:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Police here have targeted dozens of hotels, cafés and pubs for surveillance in the latest move to stem rising prostitution in the city, Bujumbura police superintendent Simon Ndekatubane has revealed. Full text...

  • NGO tackles sexual exploitation of children in Mauritius
    14 april 2004 18:35:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian branch of Soriptimist International unveiled a project Wednesday to fight sexual exploitation of children in the country. Full text...

  • Ugandan MPs hear sex workers' demands
    02 march 2004 10:14:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's legal and parliamentary affairs committee recently held a meeting in camera with at least four representatives of the loosely organised Kampala Prostitutes' Association. Full text...

  • Malian cops raid Nigerian prostitute network
    08 february 2004 19:13:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian gendarmerie have arrested 24 alleged Nigerian prostitutes in a raid in Segou, 240 km east of Bamako, police sources said here. Full text...

  • Economic hardship fosters prostitution in western Madagascar
    20 january 2004 10:30:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- There has been an increase in the number of sex workers in Madagascar's western city Morondava (650 km west of Antananarivo) due to economic hardship, a recent survey showed. Full text...

  • SA police accuse prostitute for death of tourist
    09 october 2003 20:26:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Alledged murderer and prostitute Neziwa Khumalo has been released on 5000 Rand bail in the Cape Town Regional Court after being accused of lacing the drink of an American businessman. Full text...

  • Prostitutes petition Ugandan parliament over police harassment
    25 june 2003 12:54:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Prostitutes in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, have petitioned parliament to review the law regarding "idle and disorderly" conduct which, they claim, the police invoke to charge, harass, arrest and extort money from them. Full text...

  • Kenya plans to rehabilitate prostitutes
    26 april 2003 16:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya intends to shortly begin rehabilitating commercial sex workers before reintegrating them into society, local government minister, Karisa Maitha disclosed here Saturday. Full text...

  • Oil blamed for rising prostitution in Equatorial Guinea
    26 april 2003 11:45:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- Rising prostitution is one of the negative off-shoots since Equatorial Guinea became an oil exporter, according to the country's social affairs and women conditions, Teresa Efua Asangono. Full text...

  • Police harassment irks Liege-based African prostitutes
    22 november 2002 13:26:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- African prostitutes working in Liege (Belgium) have lodged a complaint against the city's mayor and the Belgian Interior Minister for "police harassment," judicial sources have said in Brussels. Full text...

  • Court rules that prostitution remains illegal in South Africa
    09 october 2002 16:09:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Constitutional Court Wednesday upheld the country's Sexual Offences Act, which classifies prostitution as an illegal profession. Full text...

  • French police burst Nigerian prostitution ring
    15 september 2002 14:09:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French police this week rounded up some 45 people involved in a Nigerian prostitution ring, the French newspaper Le Monde reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Prostitution banned in Malabo
    12 august 2002 13:41:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- Authorities in Malabo have banned prostitution on the streets of the Equatorial Guinean capital. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Sweden to check prostitution
    11 april 2002 14:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian and Swedish officials have met in Abuja on how to check prostitution by some Nigerian girls, the Justice Ministry said. Full text...

  • Mauritian police break up prostitution ring
    11 february 2002 17:58:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian police over the weekend in Terre-Rouge, northern Mauritius, smashed a prostitution network allegedly linked with female workers from China, police sources said in Port Louis Monday. Full text...

  • Young Cameroonian girls falling into prostitution trap
    21 january 2002 16:22:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Every evening Mirabelle Nkemno leaves her modest accommodation in this Cameroonian capital to seek clients in the streets. Full text...

  • Nigerian police arrest 23 Togolese victims of women trafficking
    20 november 2001 12:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian Police said Tuesday they have arrested 23 Togolese girls, who were being taken to the Nigeria's south-eastern Akwa Ibom State for prostitution and slave labour. Full text...

  • UNICEF official decries high rate of prostitution
    11 september 2001 20:59:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- UNICEF's Resident Representative in Banjul, Maria Teresa-Hevia, has expressed concern at the rising rate of prostitution, especially among youths in the Senegal-Gambia belt. Full text...

  • Legalise prostitution, say Kenyan medical researchers
    03 september 2001 19:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A group of Kenyan researchers are calling for the recognition of commercial sex workers, arguing that the move would enable health authorities to effectively control the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including the HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Cleric slams attempts to legalise prostitution
    01 june 2001 13:07:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Reverend Kenneth Meshoe, President of the African Christian Democratic Party, has told the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the ANC that they would be digging their own graves if they legalised prostitution in the country. Full text...



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