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‘Satanist’ Rapes 22 Women, One Victim Forced to Walk 2 Hours Before Attack

‘Satanist’ Rapes 22 Women, One Victim Forced to Walk 2 Hours Before Attack

A suspected rapist, aged 27, who threatened his victims with Satanism appeared before a Harare court Tuesday charged with 22 counts of rape as well as robbery. Norton-based Timothy Musakanya is also answering to assault and attempted rape charges. He appeared before Harare magistrate Hosea Mujaya, who remanded him in custody to March 16. Musakanya […]

Afghan president reopens case of woman lynched by mob

Afghan president reopens case of woman lynched by mob

The Afghan president has ordered his government to reopen the case of a woman beaten to death last year by a frenzied mob outside a Kabul shrine, just days after the country’s highest court reduced the sentences of the 13 men convicted of her murder. Ashraf Ghani’s move comes ahead of the first anniversary of […]

Duke, Others Call For Action On Gender Parity As Senate Rejects Gender Parity Bill

Duke, Others Call For Action On Gender Parity As Senate Rejects Gender Parity Bill

Owanari Bobmanuel Duke, Chairman, Child Survival and Development Organisation of Nigeria has called for advocacy and action on gender parity. She made the call [on Tuesday, 15 March] at a symposium hosted by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) and the Centre for Black and African Art and Culture (CBAAC) in Lagos focused […]

National Assembly Postpones Passage of 2016 Budget

National Assembly Postpones Passage of 2016 Budget

The Senate yesterday postponed passage of the 2016 budget for the third time. Our correspondent reports that the joint appropriation committees of both chambers had fixed yesterday for submission of their report on the budget and its passage today. At yesterday’s sitting, the chairman of the Committee on Appropriation, Senator Danjuma Goje, was conspicuously absent […]

Egypt president vows to find and punish killers of Italian student

Egypt president vows to find and punish killers of Italian student

Egypt will spare no effort to find and punish those who tortured and killed an Italian student in Cairo, the country’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said an interview published on Wednesday. Giulio Regeni, 28, a Cambridge University researcher, was found in a ditch on the outskirts of Cairo on Feb. 3. His body was bruised […]

Obama chooses Merrick Garland for Supreme Court

Obama chooses Merrick Garland for Supreme Court

President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy of Justice Antonin Scalia on Wednesday, setting up an election year battle with Republicans who have vowed they would not meet with his candidate. Speaking at a Rose Garden ceremony on Wednesday, Obama said that Garland was “one of America’s sharpest legal minds” and “uniquely prepared […]

CSW60: Toyin Saraki’s Wellbeing Foundation makes a case for adolescent girls.

CSW60: Toyin Saraki’s Wellbeing Foundation makes a case for adolescent girls.

The sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women is presently taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and will run till March 24, 2016. It has in attendance representatives of member States, UN entities and ECOSOC- accredited non-governmental organizations (NGO) from all regions of the World. Wellbeing Foundation Africa, […]

President’s wife declares harems centers of education

President’s wife declares harems centers of education

The Turkish first lady has praised the Ottoman-era harem as an educational center that prepared women for life, the latest in a string of controversial remarks by Turkish dignitaries on women’s roles. At a speech delivered during a meeting on the mothers of Ottoman rulers, Emine Erdogan, wife of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said that […]

Senegal Presidential adviser to ‘Post’: Female politicians highlight country’s success

Senegal Presidential adviser to ‘Post’: Female politicians highlight country’s success

The Théodore Monod African Art Museum in Dakar, Senegal, is hosting a 30-year exposition and retrospective on photography of African women by photographer Angèle Etoundi Essamba. The photos in black and white and color show women facing many of the struggles of rural life in Africa. Drawing water, paddling a canoe, village life, agriculture. But […]

Egypt jails Facebook administrator for 3 years after unfaithful wives comments

Egypt jails Facebook administrator for 3 years after unfaithful wives comments

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced a prominent Facebook user to three years in prison with hard labour after he asserted on television that many married women in the conservative country were unfaithful. Taymour el-Sobky was arrested last month and accused by prosecutors of slandering Egyptian women and damaging their honour. His comments on a […]