Category archives for: Africa

Morocco’s Inheritance Laws are Hurting Women and Must be Reformed

April 25, 2018//-One hundred Moroccan intellectuals have signed a petition demandingthat the country’s sexist inheritance rule be repealed. I am among the signatories.

Deported to Libya, Ex-Gitmo Detainees Vanish. Will Others Meet a Similar Fate?

April 24, 2018// — In President Barack Obama’s drive to close the Guantánamo prison, his administration struck deals with about three dozen nations to take in lower-risk detainees from dangerous countries.

Uganda: Varsity Suspends 23 Students over Love Affairs

April 23, 2018//-Uganda’s Islamic University has suspended 23 students on allegations of engaging in sexual relationships contrary to the institution’s regulations.

South Sudan: Relief Operations Postponed after Gunshots Fired at Red Cross

Juba, South Sudan, April 23, 2018/ — A distribution of seeds and farming tools for approximately 24,600 people was interrupted after armed men attacked the International Committee of the Red Cross’ compound in Leer, South Sudan, forcing staff to evacuate and program activities to be suspended.

Regional Bloc SADC Meets over Congo Crisis

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders Sunday began an extraordinary summit to analyse the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Lesotho.

Tanzania Named Key Path for Human Trafficking  

  April 22, 2018//-Tanzania has been ranked the leading transit corridor for illegal immigrants from Central and Eastern Africa sneaking to Southern Africa to seek economic fortunes.

Sex-For-Mark: Varsity Establishes Case Against Suspended Professor 

Osogbo, Nigeria, April 20, 2018// – More facts have emerged why the authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU), Ile Ife suspended Professor Richard Iyiola Akindele from the university forthwith.

Journalist Found Stabbed and Killed in Liberia

New York, United States of America, April 19, 2018/ — Liberian authorities should thoroughly investigate the killing of Tyron Brown, a video editor and camera operator with Super Communications, a privately owned outlet that runs Super FM and Super Television, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Zimbabwe Sacks 15,000 Nurses

April 18, 2018//-Zimbabwe’s former army chief Constantino Chiwenga has fired more than 15,000 nurses who went on strike to demand better wages.

Uganda’s Makerere University Suspends Staff Over Sexual Harassment Claims

April 18, 2018//-Uganda’s Makerere University has suspended a senior administrative assistant for allegedly harassing a female student in his office.

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