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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Rights & Advocacy

Freed Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi faints amid supporters, police scuffle

Freed Ugandan academic and activist Stella Nyanzi, fainted after a scuffle ensued between her supporters and police officers after her acquittal.Ms Nyanzi, who was ordered to be released immediately by a judge on Thursday, fainted after the trouble between...

Oxfam report criticizes EU aid money for Africa say it may harm, not help

European aid money earmarked for development in Africa is increasingly tied to how well countries can block their own citizens from trying to migrate across the Mediterranean and may be hurting the very people it is ostensibly intended to...

Ugandan activist cropped out of photo with white peers

Ugandan climate advocate Venessa Nakate was cropped out from a picture she took with fellow activists; Greta Thunberg, Loukina Tille, Luisa Neubauer and Isabelle Axelsson.Reacting, a pan-African said 'that it happened is not only shocking but shameful, and to...

Burundi first lady releases a song against abuse of women

Burundi’s First Lady Denise Nkurunziza has released a song to campaign against the abuse women face when they cannot get pregnant.The video clip opens with a scene of a wife welcoming her husband home and inviting him to eat...

Elephants dying of thirst and the right groups fake outrage

Global outrage will definitely trail the news that, 'more than 50 elephants have died of thirst in Zimbabwe', such avoidable loss, should have been resigned our past.International right groups including animal right campaigners and other lovers of nature, will...

Africans twice more likely to be refused UK visa

Africans are twice as likely to be refused UK visas than applicants from any other part of the world, a report by the All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG) for Africa shows.  The study said the UK immigration system is "biased or even...

How and why do governments shut down internet in Africa?

No Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp.That's what's becoming increasingly common in some African countries, where governments have periodically shut down the internet or blocked social media platforms. It's a year...

Moroccan women applaud anti-harassment law

Activist Samira Raiss has welcomed that Morocco's law criminalising violence against women has come into force.She has campaigned for years for such a law and told me she was happy that her...

African journalist candid talk with Philippines’ anti -drug police

By Wamoyi M. Mercie   In the recent past Philippines, the second populous nation after Indonesia within the vast South East Asia has been in the spotlight over extra judicial killings of...

Lawyers battle to free teen jailed for killing ‘rapist’ husband

Lawyers for the Sudanese teenager who killed her husband after he allegedly raped her have filed an appeal in the Supreme Court to demand her unconditional release. Judges last month scrapped the death sentence imposed on Noura Hussein, 19, and...
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Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, dies at 91

Former Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak who was ousted during the famous Arab spring, has died at the age of 91, weeks after undergoing surgery,...

Guinea-Bissau to recount votes just days before inauguration

Guinea-Bissau’s National Electoral Commission is to recount the votes from the second round of the presidential election that took place on 29 December.The commission...

Malawi parliament sets new date for fresh elections after annulment

Malawi parliament passed a law that sets 19 May 2020 as the date for fresh presidential elections, this follows the order of the court...

Erdogan says 2 Turkish troops killed in Libya

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday two Turkish troops were killed in Libya where they back the internationally-recognized government in the north African state’s...