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State Neglected Girls, Women During Lockdown

State Neglected Girls, Women During Lockdown

The government neglected her girls and women during the pandemic, exposing them to different forms of gender-based violence (GBV) – a new report shows. The I Had Nowhere to Go report released on Tuesday by the Human Rights Watch shows that Covid-19 exacerbated violence cases. The report touts child marriage, abandonment without support, female genital […]

ECOWAS Imposes Travel Ban, Freezes Assets of Guinea Coup-Makers

ECOWAS Imposes Travel Ban, Freezes Assets of Guinea Coup-Makers

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Thursday imposed a travel ban and froze the financial assets of the National Committee for Reconciliation and Development (CNRD) for overthrowing Guinea’s constitutionally elected government. ECOWAS said it would work closely with the United Nations, African Union, European Union and other bi-lateral and multi-lateral countries to […]

The Democratic Republic of the Congo Declares Meningitis Outbreak in North-Eastern Province

The Democratic Republic of the Congo Declares Meningitis Outbreak in North-Eastern Province

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has declared an outbreak of meningitis in the north-eastern Tshopo Province where 261 suspected cases and 129 deaths – a high case fatality ratio of 50% – have been reported. Confirmatory tests carried out by the Institut Pasteur in Paris detected Neisseria meningitidis – one of the most frequent […]

Now We Have More Covid-19 Vaccines in Nigeria – Time to Deliver

Now We Have More Covid-19 Vaccines in Nigeria – Time to Deliver

After the successful deployment of the first round of vaccines received from the COVAX facility in March 2021, Nigeria has received its second batch of vaccines from countries around the world; receiving 4 million doses of the Moderna vaccine from the United States through the COVAX facility and 177,600 doses of the single-shot Johnson & […]

Patriarchy Fuelling GBV

Patriarchy Fuelling GBV

Patriarchal norms promoting masculinity and female submissiveness are fuelling Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and violence against women and girls (VAWG) in Lesotho and other African countries. This is according to MenEngage Lesotho Country Coordinator, Seabata Makoae. He said this while addressing last week’s virtual Southern Africa Youth Forum. SAYoF is a regional platform for youths and […]

Six Ways Life Has Changed For Afghan Women Since The Last Taliban Regime

Six Ways Life Has Changed For Afghan Women Since The Last Taliban Regime

With the Taliban back in power, fears are escalating that Afghan women will lose many of the freedoms they have won since 2001. Here are six ways life has got better for women since¬†the last Taliban governmentfell – gains now feared at risk:¬† EDUCATION When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, they banned […]

Afghan Women Forced From Banking Jobs As Taliban Take Control

Afghan Women Forced From Banking Jobs As Taliban Take Control

In early July, as Taliban insurgents were seizing territory from government forces across Afghanistan, fighters from the group walked into the offices of Azizi Bank in the southern city of Kandahar and ordered nine women working there to leave. The gunmen escorted them to their homes and told them not to return to their jobs. […]

Fear Grips Women Amid Hate Speech, Insults

Fear Grips Women Amid Hate Speech, Insults

Women in The Gambia have expressed fear amid hate speech, insults & bullying particularly on social media as the 4 December 2021 Presidential Election looms, with 18 political parties expected to contest. With five months before the election, women leaders have warned that if preventive measures are not put in place, there might be chaos […]

Al-Shabab Threatens to Disrupt Upcoming Somali Elections

Al-Shabab Threatens to Disrupt Upcoming Somali Elections

Somali terrorist group al-Shabab has threatened to attack electoral delegates who will be choosing lawmakers in parliamentary elections beginning next week. The Islamist militant group has threatened to disrupt the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in the Horn of Africa country. The leader of the group, Ahmed Abu Ubaidah, said Tuesday they are opposed to […]

Tigray War Spills Into Neighbouring Regions

Tigray War Spills Into Neighbouring Regions

Rebels in Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray have carried out operations against pro-government troops in the neighbouring Afar region, a spokesman said Sunday, opening a new front in the widening eight-month conflict. The “very limited action” targeted special forces and militia fighters from Oromia region, Ethiopia’s largest, who were massing along the Tigray-Afar border, the rebel spokesman, […]

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