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Witness Detentions Cast Shadow Over Egyptian ‘MeToo’ Movement

Witness Detentions Cast Shadow Over Egyptian ‘MeToo’ Movement

 Student Seif Bedour wanted to support his friend, a witness in a high-profile rape case, by accompanying her to a Cairo police station when she was brought in by officers on Aug. 28 after offering to testify on behalf of the victim, his sister says. At the station, Bedour was detained and has been held […]

Ghana, UK Reach Trade Deal Worth Over £1.2 Billion

Ghana, UK Reach Trade Deal Worth Over £1.2 Billion

The Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyerematen and the UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Elizabeth Mary Truss, on the eve of New Year reached a consensus on the agreement through a video conference which would see existing international trade among the two countries strengthened. Per the agreement, Ghana would be provided with duty-free […]

Veterans Kori Moraba and Chef Dorah Sitole Die Of COVID-19 Complications

Veterans Kori Moraba and Chef Dorah Sitole Die Of COVID-19 Complications

It is another sad day for the people of Mzansi as the country lost Setswana contemporary musician icon Kori Moraba to Covid-19 related complications as well as an award-winning author and former food editor at True Love magazine, Dorah Sitole. Moraba, 73, died at the Netcare Bougainville Hospital in Pretoria, and Sitole’s family confirmed she died at […]

Buhari Signs Nigeria’s 2021 Budget Into Law

Buhari Signs Nigeria’s 2021 Budget Into Law

The signing was done at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday. President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2021 budget into law. The signing was done at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday and was confirmed on the official Twitter handle of the presidency. The signing of the budget comes exactly ten days after both chambers […]

BOI Gets U.S.$1 Billion Syndicated Loan for More Lending

BOI Gets U.S.$1 Billion Syndicated Loan for More Lending

The Bank of Industry (BOI) said it has concluded a landmark $1 billion loan syndication transaction to improve the capacity of the bank to support Micro, Small, Medium and Large enterprises in Nigeria. In a statement, the bank said it will support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration drive to revitalise the industrial sector and create 10 […]

Egypt Student Jailed For 3 yrs For Online Sexual Harassment

Egypt Student Jailed For 3 yrs For Online Sexual Harassment

 A former Cairo student was jailed for three years on Tuesday for using social media to sexually harass women and will face charges of sexual assault next month in a case that triggered a #MeToo moment in the country. Ahmed Bassam Zaki, formerly at the American University in Cairo, will face the court again on […]

ECOWAS Commemorates 20th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security

ECOWAS Commemorates 20th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security

ECOWAS Commission held a two-day virtual meeting on the 21ST and 22nd December 2020 in commemoration of the 20TH anniversary of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS).  UNSCR 1325 was the adoption by the United Nations Security Council in 2000, which calls for increased representation of women […]

COVID-19 May Result In One Million Excess Deaths From Other Diseases In Africa

COVID-19 May Result In One Million Excess Deaths From Other Diseases In Africa

Africa’s 1.3 billion people may have fared better than expected in terms of containing COVID-19 but the pandemic has dealt a severe blow to already weak health services, raising fears of excess deaths from other illnesses plaguing the continent. A World Health Organization (WHO) analysis of 14 African countries found a more than 50% decline in […]

South Africans Return to Lockdown Level 3 After Covid-19 Case Surge

South Africans Return to Lockdown Level 3 After Covid-19 Case Surge

South Africa is once again at Alert Level 3 due to a surge in confirmed cases of Covid-19, with some adjustments. “Under the adjusted Level 3 regulations: All indoor and outdoor gatherings will be prohibited for 14 days from the date hereof, except for funerals and other limited exceptions as detailed in the regulations, such as restaurants, […]

Saudi Court Jails Women’s Rights Activist, Posing Challenge For Biden

Saudi Court Jails Women’s Rights Activist, Posing Challenge For Biden

A Saudi court on Monday sentenced prominent women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to nearly six years in prison, her family said, after her conviction in a trial that has drawn international condemnation. The verdict and sentence pose a challenge to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s relationship with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, who has criticised Riyadh’s […]