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CNN Video Of ‘African Slave Market’ Sparks Outrage And Condemnation
November 23, 2017
Research by the U.S.-based Refugees International (RI)warned that efforts to halt the exodus from Libya would fuel “horrific abuses.” ... read more »
Botswana court affirms legal recognition of Transgenders
November 23, 2017
In the earlier case in March 2016, the Botswana Court of Appeal ordered the government to register a non-governmental organization that promotes the rights of the LGBT community in Botswana. ... read more »
International Court to Seek Reparations for Thousands of African War Victims
November 23, 2017
But they unleashed a five-month reign of terror, with the court handing down its toughest penalty for sadistic, cruel rapes and murders. ... read more »
Zimbabwe Leader Ends 37 Year Career And Steps Down
November 22, 2017
“There is evidence this intervention is driven by the self-interest of military generals rather than national interest, which makes prospects for economic and democratic reforms bleak.” ... read more »
Zimbabwe Leader, Facing, Deadline, Refuses Ouster By His Generals
November 22, 2017
Many expressed concerned that the stage-management by military officers was not the return to democracy that many had hoped. ... read more »
Grueling Rescue Operation In Mediterranean Unable To Save 26 African Girls
November 7, 2017
Traffickers are still sending migrant boats out into the Mediterranean - the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Friday that more than 2,560 migrants had been saved over four days. ... read more »
Charities Facing Closer Scrutiny Over Sex Harassment and Graft Claims
November 7, 2017
The charity’s own figures show that it handled 87 allegations of sexual exploitation by staff in 2016 and 2017, up from 26 cases in 2014. ... read more »
Tax Havens For The Rich and Powerful Exposed In Latest ‘Data Dump’
November 7, 2017
These firms create and register companies that can be legitimate vehicles for protecting wealth and tax planning, but also hideaways for tax dodgers, frauds and worse. ... read more »
From The Fantastic To The Grimly Realistic, New Book Wins Literary Prize
November 7, 2017
Arimah’s focus is on the lives of girls and women, and while her perspective is often bleak, the collection is bracing and varied.   ... read more »
Amidst Election-Related Violence, President Kenyatta is re-elected
October 31, 2017
He distributed relief food and once accommodated 10,000 internally displaced people in the Eldoret cathedral’s compound. ... read more »
All Eyes Fixed On West Africa As U.S. Role In Combat Grows
October 31, 2017
They took part in two operations in Mali before Melgar’s death, according to the Times.   ... read more »
Home of Parents of Afrobeat Legend ‘Fela’ to become a museum, Gov’t Says
October 31, 2017
Practically all of his records are dominated by political events and discussions from the approach of Pan-Africanism. ... read more »
Voters Pick Two For Run Off In Historic Liberian Elections
October 28, 2017
Mr. Weah, a former star in soccer, is running with Jewel Howard Taylor, the estranged wife of imprisoned ex-President Taylor. He has campaigned on promises to fix the country’s broken health-care system and improve social services. ... read more »
Somalians Face Renewed Threat From Al-Shabab in Twin Truck Bombings
October 28, 2017
“Over a decade of intense firepower and at times brilliant military tactics has not made Somalia or its neighbors safer. In fact, lawlessness has only increased.” ... read more »
Burundi Social Justice Activist Wins Civil Courage Prize
October 28, 2017
He has gradually regained his strength and continues to campaign from exile in Belgium for the rights of all Burundians. ... read more »
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