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Ivorian TV presenter suspended for asking convicted rapist to simulate rape on air

A television presenter in Ivory Coast was suspended on Tuesday for 30 days after he invited a convicted rapist onto his prime-time show and asked him to simulate a rape using a mannequin.Ivory Coast's independent communications council announced the...

A rallying call for Gender Responsive Budgeting

A rallying call for all inclusive budgeting was reignited in Abuja, the Nigerian capital on Friday, 23rd April, 2021, when the Center for Gender Economics - Africa(CGE-Africa) launched the Gender Responsive Budgeting(GRB) Flagship Project.The CGE - a non-governmental organisation...

The Tragic Silence: Rising Cases of Violence Against Women and Poor Policy Response

By: Onyinyechi Okechukwu and Tariro TandiThe year 2020 will not go in a hurry; yes, it will be off the human calendar for good but not without leaving scars of unpleasant memories of pain, poverty and losses. It will...

Activists seeking to return African art charged for theft in France

Associated PressA Congolese activist, Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza and four others went on trial in France on Wednesday on theft charges for trying to remove a 19th-century African funeral pole from a Paris museum, as part of a protest campaign...

Kenya female entrepreneurs lack access to capital

AljazeeraRaising start-up capital is one of the biggest challenges for women entrepreneurs in Kenya’s key manufacturing sector, with banks requiring collateral that most of them do not have, a new study has found.Most women work or run businesses in...

Elder abuse prevalent among family members says group

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was marked all over the world on Monday June 15.  It was a brilliant opportunity for all to pause and reflect on the degree of the atrocious crime of abuse of older persons...

Demands for fair economies and less corruption fuelled protests in Africa – CIVICUS

A new report, the State of Civil Society Report 2020, published by global civil society alliance CIVICUS, sets out the major trends and events involving civil society over the past year.The report describes the massive people’s mobilisations that swept the...

Oxfam to close 4 offices in Africa as virus drains finances

Oxfam International, one of the world’s leading aid agencies, will severely curtail its work because of the financial strain caused by the coronavirus pandemic, including the closure of operations in 18 countries, including 4 in Africa at the potential...

Women at the margins – realities of African women & Covid-19

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage Africa and the number of cases on the continent now reaching 35,000 as at 27 April 2020.AfricanQuarters’ Mercie Wamoyi and Jean Kemitari, Director of Programmes at Urgent Action Fund-Africa in this interview...

US, African nations, decry racism against blacks in China

African officials are confronting China publicly and in private over racist mistreatment of Africans in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, and the U.S. says African-Americans have been targeted too.Some Africans in the commercial hub have reported being evicted or...
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USA ambassador to Haiti quits over US treatment of Haitian migrants

The United States Special Envoy for Haiti abruptly resigned his post on Wednesday, amid a still-unfolding crisis involving thousands...
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