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The Story Corner : Women Are Speaking Up

The Story Corner : Women Are Speaking Up

  Have you gone online lately? Have you seen women speaking up about their sexual abuse, how they were molested by closed family and friends? Some were molested at age 9, some lesser and some were raped etc. Have you read the stories of their ‘silence’ these things happened years ago but the story of […]

Yet Another Dictator In Sudan

Yet Another Dictator In Sudan

Sudan civil society activist Hassan Abdelati spoke to FRED OLUOCH on the situation in their country, challenges and the way forward. President Omar al-Bashir is gone but the people who were the power behind him for the past 30 years still hold positions of influence. What are the protesters planning to do about this? The objectives of […]

Total of 430 Rape Cases Reported In Swaziland Over Seven Months After Newly Law Introduced

Total of 430 Rape Cases Reported In Swaziland Over Seven Months After Newly Law Introduced

There were 430 cases of rape reported in Swaziland / eSwatini over seven months, new figures reveal. They were among 2,900 cases brought under the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act (SODV) that came into force in 2018. A total of 2,068 cases of domestic violence were also recorded, a workshop for members of parliament […]

Self-Help Guru Keith Raniere Took Advantage Of Young Girls And Women

Self-Help Guru Keith Raniere Took Advantage Of Young Girls And Women

Raniere, 58 and then exercising total dominion over them – forcing them to have sex with him, restricting their diets and branding them with his initials Former self-help guru Keith Raniere was a “predator” who preyed on young women, including a 15-year-old girl, and turned them into sex slaves as part of a cultlike organization, […]

Soldier Dismissed, Paraded For Raping Girl In Front Of Parents

Soldier Dismissed, Paraded For Raping Girl In Front Of Parents

Police in Yobe has put on a parade a solider who raped his victim in front of her parents in Buni Yadi. Private Akhigbe Tijjani, attached to 27 Taskforce Brigade was on a cordon-and-search operation when he entered a girl’s home and raped her in front of her family. Police spokesman ASP Abdulmalik Abdulhafiz said […]

Police Worry Over Surge In Rape Cases In Zimbabwe

Police Worry Over Surge In Rape Cases In Zimbabwe

Police here are concerned over the upsurge in cases of rape being perpetrated against the girl child, especially in rural areas. Acting police spokesperson for Midlands Province Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende said the province has recorded a surge in the number of minor girls raped across all the rural districts such as Gweru Rural, Mvuma, […]

Violence Sends Thousands Fleeing To DR Congo

Violence Sends Thousands Fleeing To DR Congo

The United Nations refugee agency says a surge of violence in South Sudan’s Yei State has displaced some 8,000 civilians and sent an estimated 5,000 people fleeing to the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. Clashes between the South Sudanese army and a rebel group, the National Salvation Front or NAS, broke out on January 19. […]

President Mutharika Calls For Respect And Protection Of Women

President Mutharika Calls For Respect And Protection Of Women

President Peter Mutharika has urged the citizenry to put to an end various acts of abuse happening in the country, especially to women. He made the call Sunday during his whistle stop tour conducted in selected constituencies in Lilongwe. Mutharika, who is the torch bearer for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party 9DPP) in the forthcoming […]

OXFAM Forced To Suspend Ebola Response In DR Congo Following Pre-Election Violence

OXFAM Forced To Suspend Ebola Response In DR Congo Following Pre-Election Violence

Oxfam has been forced to suspend its work in the Ebola ravaged areas of Beni and Butembo, due to violent protests following the announcement that people in these areas won’t be able to cast their votes for a new president, when the rest of country goes to the polls this Sunday. Raphael Mbuyi, Oxfam’s acting […]

Bangladesh Opposition Leader Rejects Election Results

Bangladesh Opposition Leader Rejects Election Results

Bangladesh’s opposition alliance said on Sunday it rejected the results of the country’s general election, alleging rigging and demanding a fresh vote under a neutral government. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ruling party has taken a big lead over the opposition in the election, early results and trends showed, which has been marred by violence that […]

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