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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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At least 15 civilians killed by rebels in retaliation for military offensives

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 15 people overnight in eastern Congo, local officials said on Saturday, in the...
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US urges Libya’s Khalifa Haftar to end attack on Tripoli

The United States has urged Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar to end his offensive to seize Tripoli and accused Russia of exploiting the conflict.The US...

South African police forcefully remove refugees from UNHCR building in Pretoria

South African Police on Friday started removing refugees who have been camping at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices in Pretoria.The...

Malema tweets support for Burna Boy, assures of protection, AKA wants apology

South Africa's firebrand opposition politician Julius Malema has tweeted to reassure Nigerian music star Burna Boy of his safety if he visits South Africa...

More death in Guinea as protests against Alpha Conde rages on

A young demonstrator was killed in Guinea on Thursday during protests against President Alpha Conde’s perceived attempt to extend his mandate, the security minister...