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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 […]

Oyo Shuts School After Deadly Clash

Oyo Shuts School After Deadly Clash

The Oyo State Government on Monday closed the Community Grammar School, Olodo, Ibadan after deadly violence there. It was gathered that violence occurred during the school hours last week which later claimed one life. The decision to close the school was announced through a statement emailed to PREMIUM TIMES on Monday by the acting permanent […]

These Molesters Should Be Castrated – ANC Women’s League Calls For Castration Of Rapists

These Molesters Should Be Castrated – ANC Women’s League Calls For Castration Of Rapists

On Tuesday evening, the ANC Women’s League called on the public to join the group in lobbying for the adoption of chemical castration — ‘or any form of castration’ — as a punishment for convicted rapists. This extreme measure, they suggest, may be the answer to finally addressing South Africa’s high rape rates. But in […]

The Story Corner : She Is Cohabiting And Receiving Punches

The Story Corner : She Is Cohabiting And Receiving Punches

Story corner is a subtle gossip corner for you. We will take some issues around the country and sometimes outside the country and discuss about them. If they arrest me, I will come for all of you too {lol}. Story, story…. Today, there is a very hot story to share. I was in my room […]

Acting President Mr Slumber Tsogwane Calls For Citizens Support On Violence Prevention

Acting President Mr Slumber Tsogwane Calls For Citizens Support On Violence Prevention

 Acting President Mr Slumber Tsogwane has stated that citizens’ support remained the only option to the elimination and prevention of Gender Based Violence. Mr Tsogwane said this at the Gender Based Violence (GBV) meeting organised by Botswana Police and Security Association of Botswana in Letlhakane on August 31. Gender Based Violence or its fear, he […]

‘Stop Gender Based Violence’ – Ms Elizabeth Kerekang

‘Stop Gender Based Violence’ – Ms Elizabeth Kerekang

 The Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs “strongly condemns the violence that continues to be perpetrated in the country especially on women and children.” A press release from the ministry states that the country has overtime witnessed violent actions inflicted mostly on women and girls as well as children in general. “Shocking to the […]

Millions Of East African Girls Flee Violence

Millions Of East African Girls Flee Violence

 MORE than 2,5 million girls have been forced to flee their homes across Eastern Africa. They are in urgent need of protection, according to findings by World Vision, the humanitarian aid, development and advocacy organisation. “We met dozens of girls across 10 countries who have been forced to abandon their education because they were driven […]

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