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Rights & Advocacy

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....

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...
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Burkina Faso main opposition leader concedes defeat in election

Burkina Faso’s main opposition leader has conceded defeat in Sunday’s presidential election after initial results showed a comfortable victory for President Roch Kabore, ending...

Ethiopian PM again rejects Tigray conflict talks at AU meeting

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed again ruled out dialogue with the leaders of the defiant Tigray region Friday but said he was willing to...

German warship intercepts and searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

Associated PressTurkey and Germany were at loggerheads on Monday after a German frigate enforcing an arms embargo against Libya intercepted a Turkish freighter in...

FIFA bans CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years

The head of Confederation of African football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body...