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Josina Machel Sets Up NGO To Assist Victims Of Violence

Josina Machel Sets Up NGO To Assist Victims Of Violence

 Josina Machel, the daughter of Mozambique’s first President, Samora Machel, on Monday launched in Maputo the Kuhluka Association, a movement that seeks to provide support for women victims of violence. At the launch ceremony, Josina said Kuhluka will seek to eradicate gender-based violence, and will set up shelters to provide support for the survivors of […]

At Least 17 Killed In Cameroon Anglophone Unrest

At Least 17 Killed In Cameroon Anglophone Unrest

At least 17 people were killed over the weekend in clashes linked to a symbolic declaration of independence by Cameroon’s anglophone minority, sources said on Monday. Amnesty International said “at least” 17 people were killed by security forces in the country’s two English-speaking regions, a figure that concurred with a toll given by official sources, […]

LOUDWHISPERS: Pythons Do Not Dance

LOUDWHISPERS: Pythons Do Not Dance

When my son was young, if I returned from a work trip, he would pester me for details of where I had been and what happened there. There was one story in particular that became his absolute favourite. Anytime he wanted to amuse himself, or get himself out of trouble, he would say, ‘Mummy, please […]

South Africa: Regulatory Body To Look At Gender-Based Violence In Media

South Africa: Regulatory Body To Look At Gender-Based Violence In Media

The Film and Publication Board (FPB) plans to review its current classification guidelines, and look specifically at how the media affects gender-based violence, the regulatory body said on Monday. The process would start with a meeting about “sexual violence and its prevalence in the media” in Boksburg on Thursday, FBP acting chief operations officer Abongile […]

Mandela Foundation Urges All To Unite Against Women Abuse

Mandela Foundation Urges All To Unite Against Women Abuse

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has called on South Africans to commemorate Women’s Day by examining how “they individually and collectively” contribute to the perpetuation of violence against women. “We need to examine ourselves and ask the difficult questions: how do we contribute to the problem? How do men and women consciously and unconsciously reinforce gender […]

The Last Thing Kenya’s Economy Needs Is a Chaotic Election

The Last Thing Kenya’s Economy Needs Is a Chaotic Election

For Ike Ochiango, who sells long-life milk to informal traders in Nairobi’s sprawling Kibera slum, Kenya’s Aug. 8 presidential election is bad for business. “People are not buying,” says the 26-year-old, as he takes a break from pulling his makeshift handcart laden with cartons along a rutted dirt road in the traffic-choked capital. “They are […]

AUN Sets African Record With Facebook Global Digital Challenge

AUN Sets African Record With Facebook Global Digital Challenge

The Women Against Violent Extremism, WAVE, campaign, developed by AUN students, has reached the international final of the Facebook Global Digital Challenge. AUN students will now present their campaign in Washington DC on July 19 along with three other finalists, after a semester of rigorous competition among 140 universities in 52 countries. The other finalists […]

The Kiosk With Madame K – Stone For Bread

The Kiosk With Madame K – Stone For Bread

Welcome to the Kiosk We will be rounding up Melinda’s story today. So, if you have not followed it from the beginning, look the older stories up right here. Melinda and I started a self-confidence class to help her spirit, soul and body to become whole. First, we started with letting go of her hurt, […]

South Africa: Mbalula To Ensure ‘No Woman Is Turned Away From Police Stations’

South Africa: Mbalula To Ensure ‘No Woman Is Turned Away From Police Stations’

Police minister Fikile Mbalula says he will launch a campaign in the coming weeks to ensure that complaints of violence against women are handled with the sensitivity it requires at every police station in the country. Mbalula told journalists in Parliament on Tuesday that he had already discussed the idea with acting national police commissioner […]

Female Artists Demand End To Violence Against Women, Other Rights

Female Artists Demand End To Violence Against Women, Other Rights

Female Artists Association of Nigeria (FEAAN) -South West zone – recently commemorated its 15th anniversary with a major exhibition held at Nike Arts Gallery, Lekki, Lagos. It also coincided with the International Women’s Day 2017 celebration that had ‘Be Bold for Change’ as theme. For the female artists also, the theme was ‘Women Arise,’ which […]