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UN names 21 countries where rape has is a “weapon of war”

By Staff Reporter A new UN report names 21 countries where rape and other sexual violence has been committed in current and recent conflicts [...]

Pistorius forced to look at police photograph of partner’s bloodied head

By Staff Reporter Prosecutors also show video of athlete firing gun after Pistorius re-enacts parts of the night Reeva Steenkamp was killed [...]

Oscar would be a hero if Reeva were a black man

By Sandile Memela Would Oscar Pistorius be on trial for murder if Reeva Steenkamp had turned out to be a black man? In fact, on Valentine [...]

Egyptian police assassinates a journalist covering live protests in Cairo #RIPMayadaAshraf .

By Staff Reporter Mayada Ashraf was shot in the head by police snipers while covering live protests in Cairo on Friday.   Egyptian mili [...]

Al Shabab is increasing in strength-UN Envoy

By Staff Reporter The United Nations warned Monday of an increased threat of attacks from Somalia‘s Al-Qaeda-linked Shabab as a major [...]

Egypt sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death in one of the largest mass trials in decades

By Staff Reporter There is widespread international condemnation of Egypt’s policy of persecuting supporters of ousted President Morsi [...]

Kenya legalizes polygamy

By Staff Reporter Bill that permits men to marry more than one person without wife‘s consent prompts furious backlash Polygamy is comm [...]

Outrage as Cairo University chief blames woman’s dress for sexual harassment

By Staff Reporter Stance of Dr Gaber Nasser toward campus incident that was filmed by bystanders sparks fury among women’s rights acti [...]

Burkina Faso refuses constructive surgery aid for victims of genital mutilation

By Staff Reporter     A clinic built with money from Western supporters of the Raëlians lies empty as Burkina Faso’s victims of fe [...]

“Police bungled initial investigations” say Pistorius defence

By Staff Reporter Photographer: Siphiwe Sibeko/AFP/Getty Images Oscar Pistorius, South Africa‘s Paralympian gold medalist, reacts duri [...]

Sierra Leone war-time leader Ahmad Tejan Kabbah dies

By Staff Reporter Mr Kabbah received help from foreign forces to help defeat rebels Sierra Leone‘s ex-president and war-time leader Ah [...]

Only 1000 Muslims remain in CAR as “cleansing” persists

By Staff Reporter Less that 1000 Muslims remain in CAR out of initial population in excess of 100 000. Christians are retaliating for the hu [...]

Autopsy details too graphic, Pistorius threw up in court.#PistoriusMurferTrial

By Staff Reporter Oscar Pistorius was comforted by his lawyer Barry Roux Oscar Pistorius vomited in court as he heard a pathologist’s [...]

Gambia president says English language is too colonial

By Staff Reporter President’s decision to shift official language from English to local language comes months after its decision to wi [...]

“Pistorius carried a gun at all times” says ex-girlfriend #PistoriusMurderTrial

By Staff Reporter Oscar Pistorius‘s sister Aimee Pistorius (centre) rests her head on a friend’s shoulder on the fifth day of he [...]

African Rights group call for AU to stop Xenophobia on the rise in Africa

By staff Reporter   African groups call for the African Union to urgently respond to gender and sexuality rights violations in Africa, [...]

Reeva would not have been able to scream: Defence-#PistoriusMurderTrial

By Staff Reporter  The seventh witness to be called to the stand in Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial was Johan Stipp, who described the gru [...]

Malawi refuse to assist 2000 refugees fleeing renewed fighting in Mozambique

By Staff Reporter Latest report suggest 4 police officers were killed this week by suspected RENAMO rebel fighters RENAMO has nullified 1992 [...]

African business notice value in retaining returning moms-Regus Research

By Staff Reporter 80% of respondents say they notice real long term value in securing returning mothers Regus research sought response from [...]

Pistorius asked friend to take blame for accidental gun discharge-#pistoriusmurdertrial Day 3

By Staff Reporter  Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria after the third day of his murder trial on 5 March 2014. Picture: Alet [...]

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial Day 1- Summary of Events

By Staff Reporter Oscar Pistorius, charged with the Valentine’s Day 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, pleads not guilty o [...]

Music brings Mali together again

By Staff Reporter Segou, Mali  Long before Mali captured the global spotlight as an al-Qaida training ground where French soldiers had to i [...]

12 months after he killed Reeva, Oscar Pistorius’ mobile phones still inaccessible

By Staff Reporter Johannesburg, South Africa Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend on Valentine’s eve in 2012 The “Blad [...]

Press Release-3rd WOMEN ADVANCEMENT FORUM-2014 & AWARDS-The Gambia

by Kelvin Mupungu London , United Kingdom In line with our guiding principles -http://newsafrica.co.uk/our-mission/,NewsAfrica  has agreed [...]

M23 rebels founder faces war crimes charges at The Hague

by Staff Reporter Hague, Netherlands Judges to decide whether M23 founder should stand trial for crimes including rape and murder and using [...]

When a Pastor turns rapist-Zimbabwe

by Staff ReporterHarare, Zimbabwe Independent End Time Message Church leader Robert Martin Gumbura has been sentenced to 50 years in prison [...]
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