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Zambia’s 2016 Elections – Is a Disputed Outcome Now Inevitable?

Zambia’s 2016 Elections – Is a Disputed Outcome Now Inevitable?

A flurry of questionable decisions by the electoral body, media exposés of irregularities, and controversial interventions by the government and military suggests yes Zambia’s enviable record of 25 years of peaceful democratic elections appears to be under threat. With less than ten weeks to go before the country goes to the polls on 11 August, […]

50 Million Africans Face Hunger After Crops Fail Again

50 Million Africans Face Hunger After Crops Fail Again

Up to 50 million people in Africa will need food by Christmas as a crisis across the continent triggered by El Niño worsens, the UN and major international charities have warned. A second year of deep drought in much of southern and eastern Africa has ravaged crops, disrupted water supplies and driven up food prices, […]

South Africa: Violence, Nakedness and the Discourse of #rureferencelist

South Africa: Violence, Nakedness and the Discourse of #rureferencelist

‘Anger is borne from a place of genuine pain’ Police met student protests at Rhodes University with violence on the morning of Wednesday 20 April when five students were arrested for protesting on a public road. They were shot at with stun grenades on Lucas Avenue and on South Street, both of which are entrances […]

Malawi: Local Women Abused in Arab Countries – Govt Warns

Malawi: Local Women Abused in Arab Countries – Govt Warns

Government is warning Malawian women to turn down job offers in Arab countries from unknown job agents, saying unsuspecting women are thrown into prostitution. Secretary for Labour Patrick Kabambe said this after a consultant Trevor Kandoje released a report which shows that Malawian women are sexually abused in Kuwait, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. “Government […]

ANALYSIS: SA Among the Leading Countries in Respect of Women Incarceration

ANALYSIS: SA Among the Leading Countries in Respect of Women Incarceration

The September 2015 report of the International Centre for Prison Studies on women incarceration trends in the world says, over the past 15 years, female inmate populations increased “sharply” and “faster” by about 50%, with the world median women incarceration rates standing at 4.4 per 100 thousand population. In this regard, South Africa has been […]

Governor El-Rufa’i – Kaduna Has More Gold Than South Africa

Governor El-Rufa’i – Kaduna Has More Gold Than South Africa

A recent survey shows that there is more gold deposit in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State than South Africa, Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i has said. Speaking yesterday at the opening of the 2-day Economic and Investment Summit, El-Rufa’i said the state could generate about N40 billion from solid minerals. Declaring the summit open […]

Obama Young African Leader Andrew Longwe Brings Microfinance to Malawi Women and Youth

Obama Young African Leader Andrew Longwe Brings Microfinance to Malawi Women and Youth

Andrew Longwe co-founded Capital Financial Services, a youth microfinance program in Malawi, with an ambitious goal — to bring about socio-economic empowerment to youth and women in low-income groups through financial services. In addition to being CEO of Capital Financial, Longwe was also a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow and participant in U.S. President Barack Obama’s […]

‘Satanist’ Rapes 22 Women, One Victim Forced to Walk 2 Hours Before Attack

‘Satanist’ Rapes 22 Women, One Victim Forced to Walk 2 Hours Before Attack

A suspected rapist, aged 27, who threatened his victims with Satanism appeared before a Harare court Tuesday charged with 22 counts of rape as well as robbery. Norton-based Timothy Musakanya is also answering to assault and attempted rape charges. He appeared before Harare magistrate Hosea Mujaya, who remanded him in custody to March 16. Musakanya […]

Mozambique: Success Story Under Threat

Mozambique: Success Story Under Threat

Since mid-2015, over 3 000 refugees from Mozambique have fled to neighbouring Malawi and are being housed in camps set up by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. The World Food Programme and Médecins sans Frontières are also now assisting with the influx of people who say they are fleeing reprisals from government soldiers […]

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