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Egyptian Women Flood Instagram With #MeToo Stories As Suspect Arrested

Egyptian Women Flood Instagram With #MeToo Stories As Suspect Arrested

Hundreds of Egyptian women are speaking out about sexual violence after a #MeToo campaign on Instagram led to the arrest of a man accused of raping and blackmailing multiple women. The Instagram account Assault Police said more than 100 women had given testimonies since it was set up to target the man on July 1, and the […]

First-Time Young Black Women Protesters Say They Are ‘Done Being Silent’

First-Time Young Black Women Protesters Say They Are ‘Done Being Silent’

U.S. law student Brieana Gillyard was a child when Sean Bell, Eric Garner and other unarmed black men were killed at the hands of police, and she didn’t grasp the potency of their deaths. But with the killing of George Floyd, 46, another unarmed African American, Gillyard is old enough to understand and join a […]

State Declines To Prosecute Cape Town Gender-Based Violence Protesters

State Declines To Prosecute Cape Town Gender-Based Violence Protesters

The state has decided not to pursue legal action against any of the 23 protestors arrested during demonstrations last week in Cape Town against gender-based violence. A total of 23 protesters were arrested in Cape Town between 4 and 6 September during mass protests against gender-based violence. Eleven were arrested on 4 September for contravening […]

6 People Killed In Sudan’s Protests

6 People Killed In Sudan’s Protests

Talks on power-sharing between Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and the opposition have been postponed after six people were killed in protests.  The deaths occurred in the city of Obbayed. Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and opposition groups suspended talks on a draft constitution Monday after violence in North Kordofan state killed six protesters, including school students. […]

‘We Will Continue Our Protests Until the Military Yields’ – Sudanese Protesters Say…

‘We Will Continue Our Protests Until the Military Yields’ – Sudanese Protesters Say…

Three more people have been found dead in Omdurman city, Sudan, activists say, bringing the total death toll from anti-military protests to at least 10 across the country, Al Jazeera reports. Earlier, the Sudan Women Protest had called on the “African nations, the African Union, our friends in the Middle and North Africa, the international community […]

Medics Sacked, Doctors Assaulted, Professors Detained In Sudan

Medics Sacked, Doctors Assaulted, Professors Detained In Sudan

The West Darfur authorities have dismissed 30 health-care workers for carrying out a political strike during the civil disobedience actions between 10 and 12 June. A health official told Radio Dabanga from El Geneina, capital of West Darfur, that the director of the state’s Health Insurance, Hamid Mousa, has notified 30 staff members (10 doctors, […]

Protesters Call Chief Jane Ansah To Step Down

Protesters Call Chief Jane Ansah To Step Down

Nearly 15,000 opposition supporters brought business to a standstill in the capital Lilongwe as they marched to the Capitol Hill, the seat of government offices. They wanted to present a petition, demanding the resignation of election commission chief Jane Ansah.  However, government representatives stayed in their offices. Human Rights Defenders Forum deputy chairperson Gift Trapence […]

Protesters March Against Presidential Poll Results In Malawi

Protesters March Against Presidential Poll Results In Malawi

Scores of protesters are marching against the outcome of a parliamentary election results in Chikwawa central. Protests on elections Supporters of a losing candidate George Chuma said the winning candidate Salim Bagus manipulated the poll results. One of the protesters Joseph Manja said Bagus connived with polling centre officials to manipulate the results. “Since we […]

Protestors Demand Government Action On GBV In Namibia

Protestors Demand Government Action On GBV In Namibia

MORE than 50 men and women marched from the Katutura Intermediate Hospital to the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court yesterday in solidarity against gender-based violence, and to raise awareness about the scourge. The march, under the campaign #TotalShutdownNam, demanded longer custodial sentences for perpetrators of gender-based violence and shorter waiting periods for victims seeking justice. The movement […]

Ramaphosa Cuts Short Britain Trip To Deal With Protests At Home

Ramaphosa Cuts Short Britain Trip To Deal With Protests At Home

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his visit to Britain by a day to return home to deal with protests in the country’s North West province, his office said on Thursday. Protesters seeking jobs, better housing, roads and hospitals frequently clash with police in a country faced with weak economic growth and near-record […]

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