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Murders Of S.African Women As Lockdown Eases Spark Online Campaigns

Murders Of S.African Women As Lockdown Eases Spark Online Campaigns

A spate of murders of South African women in recent weeks, including a heavily pregnant woman stabbed and hanged from a tree, highlighted the need for tougher police action on violence against women, women’s rights groups said on Tuesday. Two weeks after South Africa ended a nine-week ban on alcohol sales, President Cyril Ramaphosa linked […]

Cameroonians Fleeing Separatist Violence Head To Nigeria Ahead Of Elections

Cameroonians Fleeing Separatist Violence Head To Nigeria Ahead Of Elections

Villagers in Cameroon’s volatile northwest region are fleeing separatist violence ahead of February 9 local and parliamentary elections to neighbouring Nigeria.  The rebels have vowed to stop the elections and are clashing with the military while civilians are caught up in the fighting. Christians at True Faith Ministries, in the Nigerian border village of Atta, […]

Boko Haram Attacks Humanitarian Workers, Three Feared Killed, Two Reportedly Kidnapped

Boko Haram Attacks Humanitarian Workers, Three Feared Killed, Two Reportedly Kidnapped

Three people were feared killed on Sunday when suspected members of the Boko Haram attacked humanitarian workers in Borno State. Two others were also reportedly kidnapped by the insurgents, sources told PREMIUM TIMES. The insurgents carried out the attack along the Maiduguri-Monguno road. Credible sources within the UN system in Maiduguri, Borno State, confirmed the […]

Rape Cases In Nigeria

Rape Cases In Nigeria

The media was abuzz about the rape scandal of a prominent Abuja-based senior pastor and founder of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo and how he was alleged to have raped Busola Dakolo, wife of a popular singer, Timi Dakolo in 2002. The scandal most times top the trending list on Twitter blog, as […]

Women Gather In Paris To Protest Against Deadly Domestic Violence

Women Gather In Paris To Protest Against Deadly Domestic Violence

Hundreds of women took part in so-called “die-in” protests in central Paris on Saturday, hoping to draw attention to domestic violence against women. More than 120 women are believed to have been killed as a direct result of domestic violence in France so far this year according to local associations. Demonstrators held up signs with […]

Money For Combating Violence Against Women Misused, Mexican Official Says

Money For Combating Violence Against Women Misused, Mexican Official Says

Money intended for a national program to combat violence against women has been misused, a top Mexican official said on Tuesday, confirming a media probe saying the funds were spent on key-rings and refrigerator magnets as promotional tokens for the campaign. Such use of funding intended for national, state and local governments to help support […]

Naledi Pandor To Address ‘Terrible’ Gender-Based Violence At UN General Assembly

Naledi Pandor To Address ‘Terrible’ Gender-Based Violence At UN General Assembly

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor says gender equality and gender-based violence are some of the issues she will be addressing in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York this week. Pandor landed in New York on Sunday, where she is leading the South African delegation to the 74th Session of UNGA. The […]

United Nations Sees Increase In Child Soldiers Recruited In S. Sudan

United Nations Sees Increase In Child Soldiers Recruited In S. Sudan

Girls are also being forcibly recruited to provide sexual and labour services to fighters, investigators say Forced recruitment of child soldiers is increasing in South Sudan despite a peace deal last year, the head of a United Nations investigating body said on Monday, adding that a return to full-blown conflict remained a possibility.   Some […]

Government Of Zimbabwe Condemns Violent South Africa Attacks

Government Of Zimbabwe Condemns Violent South Africa Attacks

Government has condemned flaring attacks on citizens from other African countries in South Africa which have so far left five people dead, shops looted and property burnt down. Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Nigeria — whose nationals reside and travel to the neighbouring country — have also issued travel warnings to their citizens. Since Monday, […]

LA Opera To Investigate Sexual Misconduct Accusations Against Placido Domingo

LA Opera To Investigate Sexual Misconduct Accusations Against Placido Domingo

Domingo says the accusations by singers and others in the classical music world are inaccurate and deeply troubling The Los Angeles Opera said on Tuesday it will investigate accusations of sexual misconduct against Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, as two organizations cancelled planned appearances by him The Los Angeles Opera, where Domingo is general director, was […]