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Men Kill Women In EL Salvador – El Salvador Has The Highest Rates Of Femicide

Men Kill Women In EL Salvador –  El Salvador Has The Highest Rates Of Femicide

El Salvador, a country of 6 million people, has one of the world’s highest rates of femicide A year after El Salvador created a special unit to tackle the country’s high rates of killings of women, gang violence stands in the way of getting convictions, a top prosecutor said. El Salvador, a country of 6 […]

South Sudan Govt Delays Formation Of Unity Govt By 6 Months

South Sudan Govt Delays Formation Of Unity Govt By 6 Months

Parties to the South Sudan peace agreement on Friday agreed to delay the formation of a transitional government for six months, providing temporary guarantees that the deal could hold for now. The extension which starts on May 12, the day the transitional government was to be formed, means the chief principals, President Salva Kiir and […]

Violent Standoff in Tripoli; Civilians Displaced, Suffering

Violent Standoff in Tripoli; Civilians Displaced, Suffering

“We need this war to end and to go back to civilian life,” says Mohammed, a 27-year-old soldier at a base in the suburbs of Tripoli. Less than a month ago, peace talks were planned and the reunification of Libya was back on the table. Now, fighters are in their fourth week of battle as […]

Eritreans Wrestle With Staying or Going : Amid Border Wrangles

Eritreans Wrestle With Staying or Going : Amid Border Wrangles

Names marked with an * have been changed at the request of those interviewed to protect identities, due to concerns about government reprisals against individuals or family members who remain in Eritrea. An unexpected rapprochement last year between Ethiopia and Eritrea, and the subsequent opening of the border, seemed to offer hope of a more […]

UN Security Council Should Stand In Solidarity With Survivors Of Rape In Conflict

UN Security Council Should Stand In Solidarity With Survivors Of Rape In Conflict

There is no excuse for continuing to fail those who have already been victimized – as well as those who continue to be at risk of – devastating levels of sexual violence in conflict The honor bestowed on us by the Norwegian Nobel Committee in late 2018, when we jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize, […]

Raped, Told To Marry Her Rapist!

Raped, Told To Marry Her Rapist!

When a 14-year-old girl was impregnated by a herder in her village, much to the chagrin of her community her parents married her off to the herder. The girl was still in primary school, yet community members were unable to stop the marriage taking place in their village of Mafeteng, 77 kilometers from Lesotho’s capital […]

At Least 56 Dead In Haftar Tripoli Offensive, As UN Calls For Ceasefire

At Least 56 Dead In Haftar Tripoli Offensive, As UN Calls For Ceasefire

At least 56 people have been killed and 266 wounded in Libya’s capital Tripoli, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. UN chief Antonio Guterres has also warned of “a very dangerous situation” following an offensive to take Tripoli launched by military strongman Khalifa Haftar and his Libyan National Army (LNA). “We fear that […]

Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon

Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon

“My heart breaks for Cameroon. Every day people are dying, and every day people are suffering,” said Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy when asked about his message to authorities in Yaoundé regarding the three-year political crisis in North West and South West. Nagy was speaking from Kigali during a visit which will also […]

Venezuela Is In Crisis : The U.S. Is Moving Closer To Military Intervention In Venezuela

Venezuela Is In Crisis : The U.S. Is Moving Closer To Military Intervention In Venezuela

The U.S. moved closer to military intervention in Venezuela over the weekend as the U.S.-backed Venezuelan opposition clashed with President Nicolás Maduro’s forces in the sweltering city of Cúcuta on the Colombian border. The U.S and Venezuelan opposition dispatched convoys of trucks filled with humanitarian aid to numerous border crossings in Cúcuta on Saturday, but […]

British House Of Lords Suggest Recolonising Zimbabwe To End Country’s Crisis

British House Of Lords Suggest Recolonising Zimbabwe To End Country’s Crisis

In the UK House of Lords, the crisis in Zimbabwe came up, and Lord Adrian Palmer suggested recolonising Zimbabwe as a solution to the crisis. The insensitive statement was seemingly made in jest, but it has incensed many Africans, with some calling the remark unacceptable. Just this week, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio […]

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