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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, […]

Women Walk Alone To Reclaim India’s Streets From Fear And Harassment

Women Walk Alone To Reclaim India’s Streets From Fear And Harassment

fter a long and tiring day, Neha Khandelwal, 26, fell asleep on the bus in Delhi on her way home. She woke up, startled, when she felt someone grab her breasts. Drowsy and not completely alert, it took her a minute to gauge what had happened. The man sitting next to her on the bus […]

Pope Francis Says It Is ‘Not Right’ To Identify Islam With Violence

Pope Francis Says It Is ‘Not Right’ To Identify Islam With Violence

Pope Francis has said it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and idolatry of money were among the prime causes of terrorism. “I think it is not right to identity Islam with violence,” he told reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome after a five-day trip to Poland. […]

Zambia Suspends Election Campaigning Over Violence

Zambia Suspends Election Campaigning Over Violence

Political campaigning in Zambia’s capital Lusaka has been suspended for 10 days because of violent clashes before next month’s national elections, the electoral commission said. The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) announced on Sunday that it was suspending campaigns in Lusaka and Namwala, south of the capital, until July 18 when the situation would be […]

Violence Erupts Again In South Sudan As Faith In Peace Deal Flounders

Violence Erupts Again In South Sudan As Faith In Peace Deal Flounders

A two-year-old boy was shot in the arms of his neighbour. A woman was dragged into the streets and raped. Others were killed in their homes trying to protect their properties from looters. Eyewitnesses seeking refuge at the compound of the Catholic cathedral in Wau, in north-west South Sudan, have described horrendous acts of violence […]

Forty Years After The Soweto Uprising, South Africa’s Students Can Still Learn Its Lessons

Forty Years After The Soweto Uprising, South Africa’s Students Can Still Learn Its Lessons

This month forty years ago, thousands of Soweto school children took to the streets to protest the racism and inadequacy of Bantu Education. That moment has come to symbolise the role that young people have played and can play in shaping South Africa’s political discourse. It remains a touch point for student activists today. The […]

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 […]

This Woman Survived the Rwandan Genocide and Inspired Change in Her Community

This Woman Survived the Rwandan Genocide and Inspired Change in Her Community

Sitting under the shade of the acacia trees in Nyaruguru, Rwanda, 52-year-old Caritas Mukagatana lists every member of her family killed in the 1994 genocide that claimed the lives of nearly 800,000 people in just 100 days. “I had a large family but out of that large family only me, two of my children, and my […]