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South Sudan: Soldiers Arrested for ‘Mass’ Rape

South Sudan: Soldiers Arrested for ‘Mass’ Rape

A senior South Sudanese military official says three soldiers suspected of mass rape have been arrested. Both rebels and government troops have been accused of committing war crimes. The alleged incident took place in Kubi village about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the capital of South Sudan, Juba. At a press conference held at army […]

Girl Allegedly Sets Up Friend For 10-Man Gang Rape

Girl Allegedly Sets Up Friend For 10-Man Gang Rape

The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested a student of a college of technology in the state, Yetunde Kayode, for allegedly tricking her friend into the hands of a 10-man gang of rapists. The culprits allegedly raped the victim as part of the ritual to initiate her into an occult group. Yetunde, who was arrested […]

49-yr-Old Father Of 9 Accused Of Dumping Daughter’s Corpse In Canal

49-yr-Old Father Of 9 Accused Of Dumping Daughter’s Corpse In Canal

A father of nine, Adekunle Adewusi, yesterday, appeared in an Ebute Meta chief magistrate’s court for allegedly disposing of his child’s remains inside a canal. The prosecutor, Sergeant Kehinde Omisakin, told the court that the 49-year-old man, who lives at Folorunaho Kuku Street, Opebi, Ikeja, committed the offences on February 7, at about 10p.m. Omisakin said […]

South Africa: Bongiwe Ninini’s Killers Get Life Sentences

South Africa: Bongiwe Ninini’s Killers Get Life Sentences

Four men found guilty of the murder of Khayelitsha woman Bongiwe Ninini, and then dumping her body in a drain, were sentenced to life imprisonment in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. Masimthembe Solontsi, Phumlani Nyewu, Melikhaya Mgushelo and Thabiso Balithoba were found guilty in December of murdering 19-year-old Ninini in 2015. On July […]

Oscar Pistorius Prosecutor Quits

Oscar Pistorius Prosecutor Quits

The prosecutor who jailed Oscar Pistorius and former top cop Jackie Selebi has quit. News24 can reveal that career state advocate Gerrie Nel has given the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) 24 hours’ notice of his resignation. Nel is the former head of the now defunct Scorpions in Gauteng. His immediate resignation after 35 years’ service, […]

SA’s Drug Patent Laws Must Be Changed Now. People Are Dying.

SA’s Drug Patent Laws Must Be Changed Now. People Are Dying.

Late last year, one of South Africa’s bravest women passed away. You may not have known her name, but she was fighting for one of the country’s most important causes. Her legacy will live long after her death due to the thousands of women who will, eventually, benefit from her courage, determination and the example […]

Tanzania: Women Judges Encouraged To Fight Sexual Corruption

Tanzania: Women Judges Encouraged To Fight Sexual Corruption

Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan has advised all female Judges across the country to fight against corruption, gender violence and sexual corruption so that women could fairly get their rights without being discriminated upon in the society. The VP gave the advice when she was opening the eighth Tanzania Women Judges Association (TAWJA) meeting in Dar […]

Zimbabwe: Hight Court Judge Steps Down On Kereke Rape Appeal Case.

Zimbabwe: Hight Court Judge Steps Down On Kereke Rape Appeal Case.

A HARARE High Court judge has stepped down from hearing a case in which former parliamentarian Munyaradzi Kereke is seeking bail pending appeal against his imprisonment for rape. The Former Bikita West MP was convicted and sentenced to an effective ten years in jail for raping, at gunpoint, a then 13-year-old relative. Last month Justice […]

Woman Gets Two Years In Jail For Insulting Neighbour

Woman Gets Two Years In Jail For Insulting Neighbour

Mayuge Grade one Magistrate Isaac Imurani Kintu has sentenced a 27-year-old woman to Ikulwe Prison for uttering obscene words against her neighbour. Amina Kagoya a resident of Mayuge town council was on Thursday found guilty of committing the offence on May 20. Court heard that the culprit insulted Margret Kafuko in the face of her […]

Egypt: Govt Seeks Tougher Punishment for Female Genital Mutilation

Egypt: Govt Seeks Tougher Punishment for Female Genital Mutilation

Women’s rights activists hailed the Egyptian government on Monday for advocating increased prison sentences for perpetrators of female genital mutilation (FGM) but warned that a new law could shroud the practice in greater secrecy. Egypt’s cabinet on Sunday approved a bill, which must be passed by parliament to become law, imposing jail terms of up […]