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Over 2.8 Million Covid-19 Recoveries Across Continent

Over 2.8 Million Covid-19 Recoveries Across Continent

As of January 22, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,364,291. Reported deaths in Africa reached 82,789 and 2,809,930 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,380,807 – and 39,501 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (463,706), Tunisia (190,884), Egypt (158,963), Ethiopia (159,715), and Nigeria (116,655). For the latest totals, see […]

UN Women – Covid-19 Spikes Online Trafficking Of Women and Girls

UN Women – Covid-19 Spikes Online Trafficking Of Women and Girls

UN Women has raised the red flag on the acute rise of online trafficking targeting girls and women during this Covid-19 pandemic period. UN Women Deputy Executive Director Asa Regner, in a statement, said it is unfortunate that the drivers of trafficking in women and girls have intensified as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. […]

We Need to Rethink Our Fight Against Gender-Based Violence To Incorporate All of Society

We Need to Rethink Our Fight Against Gender-Based Violence To Incorporate All of Society

A nation so focused on forgetting is unable to tackle the systemic causes of gender-based violence because it does not address its past perpetuation of this violence. It’s time that we start having frank conversations. South Africa is a nation at war for decades. The enemy has been its women. With the #16DaysOfActivism for No […]

Minister Timothy Mtambo Warns ‘Thorough Crackdown’ Against Sexual Offenders

Minister Timothy Mtambo Warns ‘Thorough Crackdown’ Against Sexual Offenders

Civic Education and National Unity minister Timothy Mtambo has warned rapists and those who defile underage girls that the long arm of the law will deal with them. Mtambo said this Tuesday during community sensitization meetings in the north. He also warned that perpetrators of sexual violence and mob justice have no place in Malawi. […]

Inefficient Energy Killing 600,000 Women, Children Annually

Inefficient Energy Killing 600,000 Women, Children Annually

Some 600,000 women and children die annually in Africa due to use of inefficient energy sources. And this is a wakeup call to governments and development partners to take urgent action and end the mortalities, Dr Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy at the African Union Commission (AUC) said during a recent webinar Empowering […]

Towards a National Gender-Sensitive Land Policy In Zimbabwe

Towards a National Gender-Sensitive Land Policy In Zimbabwe

The importance of a sound land administration system (LAS) cannot be over-emphasized. This article seeks to examine the current state of the land administration system across all land-use categories in Zimbabwe, a general overview of the land administration challenges, with the aim of providing a policy proposition of how the land system can better be […]

AfDB, Partners Announce New Initiative For Women

AfDB, Partners Announce New Initiative For Women

The Women in Ethics and Compliance in Africa network, (WECA), a new initiative creating a membership group for women executives and management leading the fight against corruption and non-compliance in business, made its debut at an online webinar co-hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) recently. Its organisers, leaders from the AfDB, the Coalition for […]

A Decade After U.N.-Linked Cholera Outbreak, Haitians Demand Justice

A Decade After U.N.-Linked Cholera Outbreak, Haitians Demand Justice

In the middle of a coronavirus pandemic, it is another, more deadly disease that keeps 20-year-old Haitian Loubean Jean up at night – cholera. Jean was about to celebrate his 11th birthday in 2011 when his father was struck with cholera and died aged 49, leaving five children behind. Jean’s mother, who was also sickened […]

New Human Trafficking Routes Identified In Kenya

New Human Trafficking Routes Identified In Kenya

A new report has identified additional smuggling routes, once again revealing Kenya’s intricate web of extensive criminal activity with well established local and international networks. The report comes barely three months after the US Trafficking in Persons Report 2020, placed Kenya in the list of countries with the worst human trafficking trends in the world. […]

UN Women Reaffirms Support For Women Candidates

UN Women Reaffirms Support For Women Candidates

Ahead of the December 2020 senatorial election, the United Nations Women Liberia Country Office has reaffirmed its commitment of support for women candidates in the election, warning of an emergency in the Liberian Senate which risks having no female senator if none of the female candidates wins this December. The only female senator Liberia has […]

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