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It Is Still Very Difficult For Women To Access Justice

It Is Still Very Difficult For Women To Access Justice

IT started like any other normal day for Emily Tuyishime but little did she know it would turn into a black Saturday in her life. On that fateful Saturday afternoon, her four-year-old son was involved in an accident that left him in a coma after sustaining grave injuries on the head. Tuyishime tried to seek […]

Paedophiles Should Be Castrated

Paedophiles Should Be Castrated

Dismissing, two years ago, an appeal against sentence by Sikunda Dube (57) who is serving a 20-year jail term for raping and impregnating his neighbour’s 16-year-old daughter, High Court judge Justice Francis Bere called for the enactment of a law that approves castration as punishment for paedophiles. According to the English dictionary, paedophile means a […]

Buhari Orders Arrest, Trial Of Herdsmen With Illegal Arms

Buhari Orders Arrest, Trial Of Herdsmen With Illegal Arms

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday ordered security operatives to arrest and prosecute anyone found with illegal arms in the country. Buhari, who lamented the spate of reckless killings of innocent citizens across the nation, said “all attacks by suspected herdsmen will no longer be tolerated in north central and elsewhere in Nigeria.” He gave the order […]

Eight-Month-Old Girl Raped In Delhi

Eight-Month-Old Girl Raped In Delhi

An eight-month-old Indian girl was Tuesday recovering in hospital after she was raped at her home in Delhi, the latest such case in a country notorious for high levels of sexual violence. The girl’s parents rushed her to hospital after discovering her bed covered in blood when they returned from work on Sunday. She later […]

Gas Flaring Law Error Cost Nigeria Billions of Dollars

Gas Flaring Law Error Cost Nigeria Billions of Dollars

Africa’s top oil producer plans to make gas flaring more costly for companies that have escaped the payment of billions of dollars despite being fined, Nigeria’s Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said. In the “legal framework for the gas-flaring penalty, it was drafted as a charge. A charge is tax-deductible” Adeosun said in a January 23 […]

Human Trafficking Suspect Nabbed In Cape Town, Two Women Freed

Human Trafficking Suspect Nabbed In Cape Town, Two Women Freed

The case against a Milnerton man, who faces charges involving human trafficking, has been postponed. Chibuike Innocent Nwosu, 39, made a brief appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday, following his arrest last Thursday. Hawks spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha said Nwosu was nabbed while they were following up on information regarding an apparent […]

Malawi Gets U.S.$259,000 Britain Funding To Fight Abuse Of Women And Girls

Malawi Gets U.S.$259,000 Britain Funding To Fight Abuse Of Women And Girls

Malawi has received a boost in addressing the increased cases of the Gender Based Violence (GBV) with financial assistance from the British government through the Department for International Development (DFID) with a maximum of £19 million (MK18,679,961,152). Head of DFID in Malawi Jen Marshall said in a statement seen by Nyasa Times on Friday that […]

Four KZN Men Nabbed For Kidnapping Woman For Marriage

Four KZN Men Nabbed For Kidnapping Woman For Marriage

Four men have been arrested for allegedly abducting a woman, with the intention of forcing her to marry one of them, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Thursday. The four suspects, who travelled in a silver Renault with the woman, were arrested by Public Order Policing (POP) members, who had been conducting crime prevention operations at Emmaus […]

The Concept Of Law And Power

The Concept Of Law And Power

As a lawyer with over 30 years of experience dealing with allegations of sex harassment, let me say that, while the law matters, so does power. Unfortunately, many of the powerful men accused of harassment don’t understand the law, nor do they realize that it is about power. This is painfully obvious when reviewing a list of the […]

NGO Rescues 18-Year-Old From Abusive Partner

NGO Rescues 18-Year-Old From Abusive Partner

Musokotwane Compassion Mission Zambia (MCMZ) has rescued an 18-year-old Sinazeze woman from an abusive partner. The orgnaisations says the lady is from Sinazeze village in Sinazongwe district. According to a statement, Musokotwane Compassion executive director Genious Musokotwane states that the lady was physically abused thereby suffered emotional and mental trauma after being in marriage for […]

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