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A Decade After U.N.-Linked Cholera Outbreak, Haitians Demand Justice

A Decade After U.N.-Linked Cholera Outbreak, Haitians Demand Justice

In the middle of a coronavirus pandemic, it is another, more deadly disease that keeps 20-year-old Haitian Loubean Jean up at night – cholera. Jean was about to celebrate his 11th birthday in 2011 when his father was struck with cholera and died aged 49, leaving five children behind. Jean’s mother, who was also sickened […]

Netherlands Wants To Punish Silence On Sex Abuse In Closed Communities

Netherlands Wants To Punish Silence On Sex Abuse In Closed Communities

The Dutch government wants to prosecute members of private groups and communities who fail to report sexual abuse in their organisations, a move that comes after Jehovah’s Witnesses rejected demands to tackle the under-reporting of abuse. A 2019 report commissioned by the government to investigate sexual abuse involving Jehovah’s Witnesses found few cases were being […]

UN Calls For Independent, Impartial Investigation Into Cameroon Massacre

UN Calls For Independent, Impartial Investigation Into Cameroon Massacre

The U.N. human rights office is calling for an independent, impartial and thorough investigation into the massacre of 23 people in a village in Cameroon’s Northwest Anglophone region on February 14. More information has emerged since this shocking attack occurred.  U.N. human rights monitors on the ground report 15 children, nine under the age of […]

Seven Soldiers On Trial For Murder Of Women And Children Recorded In ‘Horrifying’ Viral Video

Seven Soldiers On Trial For Murder Of Women And Children Recorded In ‘Horrifying’ Viral Video

Seven soldiers are set to go on trial tomorrow (27 August) for the brutal murder of two women and two children. A video of the killings, which went viral in early July 2018, was initially dismissed by the Cameroonian authorities as “fake news”. Amnesty research, however, revealed credible evidence that the Cameroon military was responsible, […]

Chinese ‘Jack The Ripper’ Executed For Murdering 11 Girls And Women

Chinese ‘Jack The Ripper’ Executed For Murdering 11 Girls And Women

A Chinese serial killer dubbed the country’s ‘Jack the Ripper’ has been executed for the murder of 11 girls and women. Gao Chengyong was found guilty of multiple counts of murder, rape, robbery and the mutilation of corpses between 1988 and 2002. Many of his victims had their hands, ears and genitals cut off. He […]

World’s Worst Case For Women’s Rights – Death Sentence For Raped Teen In Sudan

World’s Worst Case For Women’s Rights – Death Sentence For Raped Teen In Sudan

 The death sentence for a 19-year-old girl in Sudan who murdered her husband after he tried to rape her was named on Tuesday as the world’s worst court ruling for women’s rights this year. Noura Hussein was sentenced to death in May after a Sharia court, which follows Islamic religious laws, found her guilty of […]

Police Arrests Quack Doctor Who Sedates And Rapes Patients In Kenya

Police Arrests Quack Doctor Who Sedates And Rapes Patients In Kenya

 Quack doctor Mugo wa Wairimu will spend Tuesday night at the Pangani Police Station after he was arrested in Gachie, Kiambu County. Mugo has been on the run for two weeks after a Nation Television investigative story revealed he had resumed sedating female patients and sexually assaulting them. “He is in custody. He will be […]

President Sahle – Work Zewde Prioritises Peace And Democracy In Ethiopia

President Sahle – Work Zewde Prioritises  Peace And Democracy In Ethiopia

Ethiopia has broken new ground on gender parity by appointing its first female head of state in the country’s modern history. This came a week after the Horn of Africa nation awarded 50% of its 20-seat cabinet slots to women. On 25 October, Ethiopia’s Parliament unanimously elected Sahle-Work Zewde, a veteran diplomat and high-ranking UN […]

Governor Okoth Obado To Be Charged With Murder

Governor Okoth Obado  To Be Charged With Murder

Migori Governor Okoth Obado will be charged in court with the murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno on Monday. His lawyer Cliff Ombeta confirmed the charges yesterday saying the governor would spend the weekend in police custody. DNA REPORT Governor Obado’s arrest yesterday was the culmination of investigations by detectives, who earlier indicated he […]

Teenage Rape Survivor Seeks For Justice

Teenage Rape Survivor Seeks For Justice

Thousands have signed a petition to Morocco’s king in support of a rape survivor. Despite a new law to tackle violence against women, rights groups say few survivors “will be able to get protection from their abusers. As of Monday afternoon, more than 15,000 people had signed a petition to Moroccan King Mohammed VI to […]

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