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Boris Johnson Wins Race To Be Britain’s Next Leader

Boris Johnson Wins Race To Be Britain’s Next Leader

“It is more likely that I will be reincarnated as an olive, locked in a disused fridge, decapitated by a flying frisbee” – Boris Johnson in 2015, when asked by Channel 4 News about his chances of becoming prime minister. And yet, here we are. Boris Johnson’s lengthy journey to the summit of British politics […]

The Squad – Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley Aren’t Having It!

The Squad – Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley Aren’t Having It!

“The Squad has never just been four people,” read an email blast announcing the new merch. Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley are now offering T-shirts that read “We are the squad” in exchange for a shared donation of $25 or more. The four congresswomen have become known as “The squad” […]

Security Forces Kill Civilians, Rape Women In Cameroon

Security Forces Kill Civilians, Rape Women In Cameroon

Cameroonian security forces have killed at least four civilians and raped one woman since mid-June 2019 during security operations in the North-West region. Those killed include an elderly man with a physical disability and a young man with a mental disability. “These latest crimes add to a long string of abuses by Cameroonian security forces,” […]

Sudan Urged To Ensure Justice For Raped Women Protesters

Sudan Urged To Ensure Justice For Raped Women Protesters

Sudanese women were a driving force during months of protests that ousted veteran autocrat Omar al-Bashir, but the sexual violence they endured risks being forgotten with the signing of a power-sharing deal, women’s rights activists said on Thursday. Action must be taken to address scores of rapes committed during a deadly crackdown by security forces […]

Bolivia Declares Gender Killings A National Priority

Bolivia Declares Gender Killings A National Priority

Bolivia, which has one of South America’s highest rates of women being killed because of their gender, has declared femicide a national priority and will step up efforts to tackle growing violence, a top government rights official said on Tuesday. Since January authorities have recorded 73 femicides – the killing of a woman by a […]

Japanese Women Are Running For Parliament In Record Numbers

Japanese Women Are Running For Parliament In Record Numbers

Japan’s parliament has fallen in terms of gender diversity in recent years, though parties have been urged to field more women When anti-nuclear activist Junko Isogai ran for office in Japan’s northern Niigata region, it had an awkward dimension: not just stump speeches and chats with constituents, but entertaining potential backers. “I was asked to […]

‘Set Your Ovaries Free’ – President John Magufuli

‘Set Your Ovaries Free’ – President John Magufuli

Tanzania President John Magufuli has urged the country’s women to “set your ovaries free” and have many more children so the economy can grow, Reuters reports. Magufuli cited China, Nigeria and India’s economy as examples of countries that have over the years gained from having a huge population. “I know that those who like to block […]

One Year After Peace Deal, Little Has Changed In Eritrea

One Year After Peace Deal, Little Has Changed In Eritrea

Today marks one year since the historic peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, which ended 20 years of intermittent conflict between the two countries. Eritrea’s leaders had long used the “no war, no peace” situation with Ethiopia to justify some of their most repressive policies, and many had hoped that the peace deal would usher in a […]

Warlord Bosco Ntaganda Faces War Crimes Judgment at Hague Court

Warlord Bosco Ntaganda Faces War Crimes Judgment at Hague Court

The International Criminal Court is to hand down a verdict in the trial of a former Congolese general on Monday. Bosco Ntaganda has been charged with crimes including using child soldiers and rape. Ntaganda has been charged with 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his involvement in alleged atrocities carried out […]

Ugandan Government Increases Salaries Of Doctors and Judicial Officers

Ugandan Government Increases Salaries Of Doctors and Judicial Officers

Government has released a new salary structure, providing for an increment for medical and judicial officers for the financial year that began on Monday. The July 1st circular signed by Ministry of Public Service, Permanent Secretary Catherine Bitarakwate, shows that the country’s wage bill for the new financial year stands at Shs4.69 trillion, up from […]