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Freedom Day : The Brutality Against Women, Girls And The Battle To Keep Them Safe

Freedom Day : The Brutality Against Women, Girls And The Battle To Keep Them Safe

Not a single woman in the whole world goes through her day – every single day – without, at some point, thinking about her own safety, without making a judgement call – large or small – about how to stay safe. Equality and opportunity are interlinked with our daily experiences of safety, whether in the […]

Vanilla Production in Uganda Surges as Farmers Battle Thieves

Vanilla Production in Uganda Surges as Farmers Battle Thieves

Uganda, the world’s fourth-biggest vanilla exporter, is boosting output to benefit from prices for the flavoring that’s more valuable than silver and have forced growers to hire armed guards to deter thieves. The landlocked East African nation will produce about 100 metric tons this year, with potential to double that in future, according to Aust […]

Mali Vows to Stabilize Militant-Hit Region Before Elections

Mali Vows to Stabilize Militant-Hit Region Before Elections

Mali will deploy additional troops to its central region in a bid to halt an escalation of Islamist militant attacks as pressure mounts to stabilize the West African nation before elections later this year. “Our biggest concern is the security of central Mali,” Security Minister Salif Traore said Monday in an interview in the capital, […]

Herdsmen Injure 3 In Delta State

Herdsmen Injure 3 In Delta State

THREE persons were, yesterday, attacked by herdsmen at Ovwor community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, while another lady was reportedly raped in what was described as reprisal attacks by the herdsmen. The attack is coming less than a month after a herdsman was killed while another was maimed during an alleged attack […]

Zimbabwe’s Ousted Vice President Flees After Death Threats

Zimbabwe’s Ousted Vice President Flees After Death Threats

Former Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa fled the southern African nation because of “incessant threats” against him and his family two days after he was fired by President Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa, 75, said Wednesday in a statement that he never planned to harm Mugabe, who he’s been supporting for more than four decades, and pledged […]

Police To Deploy 1,000 Personnel For Gombe By-election

Police To Deploy 1,000 Personnel For Gombe By-election

The Gombe State Police Command has said it will deploy no fewer than 1,000 policemen for the Dukku North State Assembly by-election to hold this Saturday. The state Police Commissioner, Mr. Austin Iwar, stated this Thursday at the command’s headquarters during its quarterly conference with senior police officers. He called on the people of the […]

Women’s Security Must Come First

Women’s Security Must Come First

Today South Africans are commemorating the historic Women’s March on 9 August 1956 against apartheid pass laws. Around 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to demand the scrapping of the new laws that required all black women to carry a ‘reference book’ when in urban areas. The pass laws had been […]

War Against Insurgency Depends On Rescue Of All Chibok Girls – Buhari

War Against Insurgency Depends On Rescue Of All Chibok Girls – Buhari

Burutai Restates Reasons For Successes President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his stand that until all Chibok girls abducted from their school three years back were rescued alive and handed over to their parents, the war against insurgency cannot be said to have begun. The President spoke yesterday, through the Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mansur Dan […]

South Africa: Woman the Sole Survivor of Horror Crash That Kills 10 Near Middelburg

South Africa: Woman the Sole Survivor of Horror Crash That Kills 10 Near Middelburg

A woman in the front seat of a minibus-taxi was the sole survivor of a head-on collision with a truck outside of Middelburg, ER24 paramedics said on Sunday. The crash around 21:00 on Saturday killed 10 people in the taxi, said spokesperson Werner Vermaak. When medics arrived on Old Middelburg Road in Mpumalanga, they found […]

Thirteen Escape In Latest Philippine Jailbreak

Thirteen Escape In Latest Philippine Jailbreak

Thirteen detainees facing drug charges escaped from jail on Sunday, the latest in a series of prison breaks in the Philippines, authorities said.   The 13 slipped out of the jail in a police camp in San Fernando city north of Manila before dawn, said Derrick Arnold Carreon, spokesman for the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. […]

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