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Namibia: Rape Cases On The Rise In Ohangwena

Namibia: Rape Cases On The Rise In Ohangwena

AS of yesterday, 13 rape cases had been reported in the Ohangwena region alone since the beginning of this year. According to Ohangwena police spokesperson sergeant Abner Itumba, most cases involve older men raping girls who are their relatives. “This is a worrisome trend. I do not know what is happening with our men in […]

South Africa: Man Arrested After Eastern Cape Woman Is Dragged Into Bushes and Raped

South Africa: Man Arrested After Eastern Cape Woman Is Dragged Into Bushes and Raped

Police in Butterworth have arrested a man who allegedly grabbed a woman from outside her home, dragged her into bushes and raped her, Captain Jackson Manatha said on Sunday. The attack on the 19-year-old woman took place on Friday while she was relaxing outside her house in Mahlubini near the Kei Bridge in Butterworth. She […]

Burundi: Environment Minister Shot Dead In Capital

Burundi: Environment Minister Shot Dead In Capital

Police have arrested a woman in connection to the assassination of a government minister, authorities said. Burundi has witnessed a period of political violence that has left 500 people dead and 300,000 others displaced. Minutes after midnight local time, a gunman shot and killed Burundi’s Environment Minister Emmanuel Niyokuru, police said in a statement on […]

Congo-Kinshasa: Violence Leaves Dozens Dead

Congo-Kinshasa: Violence Leaves Dozens Dead

A Ugandan Islamist rebel group known as the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) carried out the attack in Eringeta, a town 55 kilometers (35 miles) north of the regional hub Beni, on Saturday afternoon, local officials said. “The ADF has yet again plunged the people of Eringeti and its surrounding areas into mourning,” regional official Amisi […]

Towards Eradicating Violence Against Women

Towards Eradicating Violence Against Women

The White Ribbon Day is celebrated every year beginning November 25 up to December 10 when the Human Rights Day will be the culmination of the celebrations. The message behind the White Ribbon movement is aimed to stop every form of violence against women and sensitize everyone, particularly the youth, so that they learn from […]

Zambian Women Committing Spousal Homicide

Zambian Women Committing Spousal Homicide

Recent high-profile murders of men by their wives are shedding light on a rarely-discussed aspect of domestic abuse. In Zambia, ten men have been killed by their wives in the past three months. Zambia is reeling after recent incidents of women killing their husbands or partners after domestic disputes. While there are scant statistics on […]

South Africa: Seven Men To Appear In Wynberg Court For Raping A 13year Old

South Africa: Seven Men To Appear In Wynberg Court For Raping A 13year Old

Seven men accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in Nyanga are expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Friday. The group, aged between 18 and 20, allegedly abducted and raped the girl. She had been walking alone on Robert Sobukwe Road at about 20:00 when she was abducted by a man who took […]

South Africa: Wits Rape Probe To Be ‘Sensitive, Inclusive’

South Africa: Wits Rape Probe To Be ‘Sensitive, Inclusive’

Researcher Nomboniso Gasa vowed on Sunday to investigate Wits University’s handling of a rape complaint in a manner that was sensitive, ethical and inclusive. “It is a task I do not take lightly. I am aware of its significance and what is at stake,” she said in a statement. “In accepting this appointment, I committed […]

Uganda: Head Teacher Killed, Residents Destroy Suspects’ Houses

Uganda: Head Teacher Killed, Residents Destroy Suspects’ Houses

 Chaos reigned in Matovu village, Bukaboli sub-county in Mayuge District when police fired live bullets and teargas to disperse residents who were protesting the death of a head teacher whose hacked body was found in a maize plantation. David Kaziba alias Budhugo, 40, a head teacher of Matovu Foundation Secondary School is suspected to have […]

Female Politicians Consistently Face Violence, Rape Threats

Female Politicians Consistently Face Violence, Rape Threats

  Hillary Clinton isn’t the only female politician who has to deal with nonstop sexual harassment. A bleak new survey of 55 female parliamentarians ― from 39 different countries ― found that more than 80 percent had been subject to psychological violence while serving their term, including threats of rape, beatings or abduction. The report, […]