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Rights & Advocacy

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...

Fate of Sudanese teen Noura’s brings child marriages into spotlight

A legal battle over a teenager in Sudan who killed her husband as he tried to rape her has shone a spotlight on widespread child marriage in the African nation, campaigners said. Noura Hussein, 19, was sentenced to death in...

African judges in Tanzania for gender equality

A conference on Gender and the Judiciary in Africa kicked off on Monday in Tanzania, aimed at addressing legal barriers for women in African countries. Poverty levels in Africa was locking out women from accessing judicial services, said Tanzanian Vice...

Treated like Trash: Story of Guinea migrant crushed by truck in New York

Mouctar Diallo came to New York City from Guinea seeking a life “for the better.” Then he entered the bruising world of Sanitation Salvage. In 2016, Mouctar Diallo, a teenage African immigrant, stepped into the rough-and-tumble world of Sanitation Salvage....
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Refugees removed from UNHCR office in S/Africa arraigned – no lawyers and no bail

189 refugees and asylum seekers were arraigned in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday after they entered the premises of the United Nations High...

1,100 Africans applying for legal status arrested in U.S.

About 1,100 undocumented Africans living in the United States were among thousands of immigrants arrested while applying for legal status to avoid deportation and...

Candidates ramp up campaign ahead of Guinea-Bissau presidential elections

Elections are less than a week away in Guinea Bissau, where residents are hoping to emerge from years of political stagnation. On November 24,...

U.S. blacklists former Kenyan attorney general over corruption allegations

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Kenya’s former attorney general, Amos Sitswila Wako, accusing him of involvement in “significant” corruption, according to...