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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....

Bite marks, broken bed provides new detail on Sudan’s Noura Hussein case

As the defense team for Sudanese teenager Noura Hussein submitted an appeal to save her life, new details about the struggle that unfolded when she killed her husband, who she says raped her following their forced marriage has emerged. The...

Human right campaigners, UN, EU urge Sudan to spare Noura

When she was 18, Noura Hussein’s husband raped her. Now she faces the death penalty for attempting to protect herself, activists say. Noura fatally stabbed her husband, Abdulrahman Mohamed Hammad, last year in what her lawyers say was an act...

Right group says 220 Nigerians killed in 14 days

A coalition of civil rights groups, International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law, INTERSOCIETY, has alleged that over 220 killings and other violent deaths arising from what it called non-traditional crimes have been recorded in Nigeria...

Kenya court rejects plea for equal property rights in divorce

A Kenyan court on Monday rejected a plea for a change to the laws on how property should be split in divorce cases, a ruling activists said was a blow for women’s rights in the country. Kenya’s High Court dismissed...

Leah Sharibu’s parent laments government silence on their plight

The only Dapchi girl still in the captivity of Boko Haram after the release of 105 others in March, Leah Sharibu turned 16 on Monday. Leah who was held back after the release of her colleagues for daring her...

Sudanese teen forced into marriage to die for killing husband after rape

Noura Hussein, a 19-year-old Sudanese woman, was sentenced to death by a court for stabbing to death a man she was forced to marry after he raped her. The death penalty for Hussein was confirmed by a judge on Thursday...

The paradox of religious tolerance – (A Muslim man in a nun’s chapel)

Today and historically, religions often seem to be intolerant, conservative and fanatical. The capacity to live with religious difference and by toleration- the theory that permits a majority religion to accommodate the presence of a minority religion is now...

Urgent Action Fund-Africa redefines women rights defenders through rapid response grant making

Urgent Action Fund-Africa's grant making model enables women’s human rights defenders and organisations to act quickly, take advantage of unexpected opportunities, mitigate threats, and prevent backsliding in their ongoing work to advance women’s human rights. The organisation is rapidly...
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UN calls for independent investigation into Cameroon anglophone village massacre

The UN called on Cameroon Tuesday to conduct an independent investigation into the "shocking" killing of 23 villagers in...
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Nigeria military invade community burns homes after sea pirates attack

Nigerian soldiers torched more than 20 homes in a community in the oil-rich Niger Delta after "suspected pirates" killed six people, security sources and...

Police in South Africa hunt for female guard who stole $267k in cash

South African Police are still on the hunt for a female security official who allegedly stole R4m(about $267,000) in cash from her employer, SBV...

Spain searching for over 100 aboard 3 missing migrant boats

Spanish authorities are searching for possibly dozens of migrants missing on three boats en route to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, maritime...

Lesotho 1st lady set for trial in PM’s ex-wife murder March 27

The wife of Lesotho’s prime minister, who is charged with murdering her predecessor, will stand trial on March 17, a magistrate ruled on Tuesday...