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Women Activists Protest ‘Male Dominated Resident Electoral Electionss

Women Activists Protest ‘Male Dominated Resident Electoral Electionss

 No fewer than 37 women activists protested the recent nomination of 27 resident electoral commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), saying it is worrisome that only one woman is included in the list. It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had sent the list of the nominees to the Senate for […]

Fight For Power Takes New Forms As Kenyan Elections Approach

Fight For Power Takes New Forms As Kenyan Elections Approach

A crowd of elated young men danced outside the market in Kenya’s southern Kisumu city, waving the crisp new 200 shilling ($2) notes that a local politician was distributing from behind a dusty speaker that pounded out music. Shoppers paid scant attention. Cash handouts are common during African elections; in Kenya, the devolution of power […]

Protesters Gather in South Africa for Second Anti-Zuma March

Protesters Gather in South Africa for Second Anti-Zuma March

Hundreds of people started gathering in South Africa’s capital to call for President Jacob Zuma to resign, the second such demonstration in less than a week. At least 10,000 people are expected to take part in the march in Pretoria led by civil-rights groups and seven opposition parties including the Economic Freedom Fighters and the […]

Housing Activists Occupy State-Owned Buildings Near Cape Town Centre

Housing Activists Occupy State-Owned Buildings Near Cape Town Centre

Civil disobedience action follows provincial government’s decision not to build social housing on Tafelberg property in Sea Point Activists supporting the Reclaim the City campaign have moved into abandoned rooms in Woodstock Hospital and Helen Bowden Nurses Home. This comes a few days after the provincial government refused the demand of a long-running campaign to […]

Zimbabwe Police Out In Force Ahead Of Opposition Protest

Zimbabwe Police Out In Force Ahead Of Opposition Protest

Zimbabwean police deployed water cannon and anti-riot officers on the streets of the capital on Wednesday ahead of a planned demonstration by opposition parties against changes to the voter registration process. Anti-government protests in August descended into some of the worst violence seen in the southern African nation for two decades as anger over economic […]

Police Beat, Set Dogs On Peaceful Protesters

Police Beat, Set Dogs On Peaceful Protesters

The Angolan government should urgently and impartially investigate police use of force to disperse a peaceful protest in the capital, Luanda. The police beat activists with batons and injured at least four protesters using police dogs. “The Angolan authorities are responding to peaceful protests with batons and police dogs,” said Daniel Bekele, senior Africa advocacy […]

We Understand Your Grievances, Govt Tells Protesters

We Understand Your Grievances, Govt Tells Protesters

The federal government said on Monday that it understands the grievances of Nigerians who took part in the protests held in major Nigerian cities on Monday . Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said in a chain of reactions on his Twitter page that the yearnings of the protesters have been heard and the administration will implement […]

Malawi: Faith Groups Protest Amended Abortion Bill

Malawi: Faith Groups Protest Amended Abortion Bill

Members of various religious groups in Malawi held street protests Tuesday against a proposed law that would expand women’s ability to terminate a pregnancy. The country’s existing law allows only pregnant mothers whose lives are in danger to obtain an abortion. More than 20,000 people including schoolchildren, medical personnel and members of a Rastafarian sect […]

Protesting Women Shut Down Benin-Lagos Highway

Protesting Women Shut Down Benin-Lagos Highway

Protesters on Monday blocked the Uselu/Ugbowo section of the Benin-Lagos highway over plans by Egor Local Government Area of Edo to relocate traders. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the protesters, under the aegis of Uselu Market Women Association, were resisting the directive to move to lock-up stores built by the council. The […]

How South African Anti-Rape Protesters Disrupted Zuma’s Speech

How South African Anti-Rape Protesters Disrupted Zuma’s Speech

Simamkele Dlakavu was on her way to hear the results of South Africa’s local elections when she saw on Twitter that the president, Jacob Zuma, was to address the ceremony. “I don’t know how to feel about this,” she thought. Like many South African women, Dlakavu believes Zuma escaped justice when he was acquitted of […]

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