France plans to fix the legal age of sexual consent as 15, meaning sex with someone younger than that would be considered rape.
Equality Minister Marlène Schiappa welcomed the move, which follows advice from doctors and legal experts.
Currently, prosecutors must prove sex with someone under 15 was forced in order to bring rape charges.
The change comes amid uproar over two recent cases of men accused of having sex with 11-year-old girls.
Under the existing legislation, if there is no violence or coercion proved, offenders may only be charged with sexual abuse of a minor and not rape. This has a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of €75,000 (£66,000; $87,000).
Sentences are the same for sexual assaults of minors and non-minors, but rape convictions carry much harsher punishments.
It had been discussing whether to set the age as 13 or 15, which is what groups fighting violence against children had campaigned for.
Ms Schiappa told news men that she was “very glad” that the higher age was chosen. The limit is also supported by President Emmanuel Macron.
This is quite unfortunate. A young man has left his family, friends and colleagues in lament after allegedly killing himself because of the girlfriend. According to reports, the deceased identified as Tony Phillip allegedly killed himself on Thursday, 1st of March 2018, because his girlfriend left him.
He was said to be a Legionary at Our Lady Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ajah area of Lagos.
Here are lovely photos of football great, Jay Jay Okocha and his beautiful Family. The pictures were released to celebrate the 20th marriage anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Okocha. Meanwhile, the African legend has been honoured for the outstanding qualities and skills he displayed in the German top-flight within four years…
Former Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Jay-Jay Okocha has been named as one of the German Bundesliga legends.
The former Nigeria international joins Ghana legend and Caf deputy general secretary, Anthony Baffoe in the 11-man legends network that will be flying the Bundesliga flag across the world.
Okocha joined the Eagles from FC Saarbrucken in December 1991 and went on to provide 13 assists, 18 goals and several memorable moments in 90 Bundesliga matches before moving to Fenerbahce in 1996, due to Eintracht Frankfurt’s relegation to the second tier of the German league.
Last night, Nigerian popstar Davido kicked off the first leg of his 2018 ’30 Billion World Tour’ with a performance at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda.
The major talking point for the event however was when he fell down just as he was about mounting the stage to perform.
He however picked himself up and delivered an amazing performance to the sold out crowd.
The parents of Big Brother Naija 2018 housemate, Bambam, have reportedly reacted to the video clip of her and Teddy-A having a hot intercourse, which made rounds on the social media.
News reports yesterday that the reality television stars were caught on Tuesday morning by the cameras making out in the toilet, in a video which stirred up reactions online.
A family member of the embattled housemate identified as Fisayo Awonuga, took to her Twitter page (@FisayWonug), and revealed that Bambam’s parents are furious after her toilet escapade, and have demanded that she should be brought back home.
According to the family member, Bam Bam’s parents who are staunch christians have met with the organizers of the show, Multichoice Nigeria and asked that she should be immediately evicted. The family also met with Teddy-A’s mother in a bid to iron out issues.