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Government Should Wake Up To End Domestic Violence

Government Should Wake Up To End Domestic Violence

“I would beat her,” the Algerian man confirmed, “not hard, just normal.” His response to the question, “Would you beat your wife?” aired on Ennahar, an Algerian TV channel in March, alongside several similar answers. sparked outrage on social media. The show betrayed an acceptance of domestic violence among many Algerians that contributes to abuse […]

Deputy President Ramaphosa Says South Africa Must Avoid “Mafia State” Fate

Deputy President Ramaphosa Says South Africa Must Avoid “Mafia State” Fate

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, seen as a top contender to lead the ruling ANC into 2019 general elections, said on Sunday that the country must not become a “mafia state” as he admitted his party had become associated with corruption. Ramaphosa’s comments were among the strongest he has made on governance as the […]

Cote d’Ivoire: Six Wounded In Ivory Coast Anti-Mutiny Protest

Cote d’Ivoire: Six Wounded In Ivory Coast Anti-Mutiny Protest

Six people, including a mother of three, were wounded when renegade soldiers in Ivory Coast opened fire at a protest against an army mutiny in Bouake, according to witnesses. The mutiny over a pay dispute began in Bouake on Friday, and spread quickly to other cities and towns, mirroring an uprising by the same group […]

Ivory Coast Military Said to Give Ultimatum to Rebel Soldiers

Ivory Coast Military Said to Give Ultimatum to Rebel Soldiers

Ivory Coast’s military gave mutinous soldiers an ultimatum in talks on Sunday to drop their pay demands and end a revolt, according to a person familiar with the matter. The ultimatum came in fresh discussions after talks between army commanders and soldiers in Bouake, the center of the mutiny, failed on Saturday, said the person, […]

Bribes Hotline Snag Is Symbol Of Stalled Nigerian Graft Campaign

Bribes Hotline Snag Is Symbol Of Stalled Nigerian Graft Campaign

Large billboards at Lagos airport urge travellers to call a hotline to report officials asking for bribes. But there is a problem with this attempt to fight the corruption that plagues Africa’s biggest economy. The phone number does not work, an indication of how little progress President Muhammadu Buhari has made in tackling a problem […]

Government Sued Over Women MPs Elections

Government Sued Over Women MPs Elections

Election of women members of Parliament by adult universal suffrage is unconstitutional, Dickwitington Kimeze and Sisimuka Uganda, a non-governmental organization, claim in an April 18 petition filed at the Constitutional court. The petitioners want only women voting for women MPs and have attached the Electoral Commission and the attorney general as respondents. The petitioners say […]

Government To Eliminate Harmful Practices Against Women

Government To Eliminate Harmful Practices Against Women

The Federal Government will eliminate all harmful traditional practices (HTPs) against women with focus on Female Genital Mutilation and Cut (FGM/C) minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Alhassan has said. She made this known yesterday at a meeting on accelerating the elimination of harmful traditional practices with emphasis on eradicating (FGM/C) at the Africa union […]

Zimbabwe Police Out In Force Ahead Of Opposition Protest

Zimbabwe Police Out In Force Ahead Of Opposition Protest

Zimbabwean police deployed water cannon and anti-riot officers on the streets of the capital on Wednesday ahead of a planned demonstration by opposition parties against changes to the voter registration process. Anti-government protests in August descended into some of the worst violence seen in the southern African nation for two decades as anger over economic […]

South African Court Extends Welfare Contract, Slams Government

South African Court Extends Welfare Contract, Slams Government

South Africa’s Constitutional Court ordered the nation’s welfare agency to extend Net1 UEPS Technologies Inc.’s contract to distribute grants to more than 17 million beneficiaries for a year to avoid a “potential catastrophe” and slammed the government’s handling of the matter. The ruling on Friday effectively ends the threat of an interruption to a signature […]

United States, Bauchi State Sign MoU On Primary Education

United States, Bauchi State Sign MoU On Primary Education

The U.S. government, through the Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Bauchi state government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Primary Education. This five-year MOU, signed by the USAID Mission Director Michael T. Harvey and Governor of Bauchi Barrister M.A. Abubaker, sets out the shared and individual commitments for collaboration in the […]