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Women as Victims of Rape, Sexual Violence in the DRC

Rape and other forms of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are not limited to the war zones in the eastern parts of the country – women detained miles away from conflict are suffering in similar ways to those in the east. This sad truth is demonstrated in the new report on the use of rape as torture published today by Freedom from Torture, which features the voices of torture survivors organized in the OUT! Network….

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Reckless Use of Academic Titles In Africa

“Hello, you are speaking with professor, doctor, architect, engineer, psychologist,   barrister Dan Fodio. Who is on the line?“  “I am emeritus professor, doctor, pharmacist, senior pastor, apostle, solicitor, sir, judge, chief justice, engineer, Agric officer, vet doctor“¦“¦ Hello, Are you still there“¦“¦?” Welcome to Africa. Tell me your titles, I show you the degree of respect accorded to you. Recently, the indiscriminate use of academic titles by unqualified people has reached alarmingly an apex height. The situation is…

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Chibok Gate: President Jonathan’s Political Resurrection

  Have you ever heard of the expression a blessing in disguise? Are you amongst the doubting Thomases who wanted to crucify Kata kata for predicting that the Chibok Gate could be President Jonathan`s political ascension from a near political oblivion?  Yes, political ascension ““ or resurrection ““ if you are too Unreligious to know what “Ascension Day“ is. Eeee! You still look at me doubtfully? Ok, read our exclusive interview with President Jonathan. However, before you read the…

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“BRING BACK OUR GIRLS” CAMPAIGN IN AMSTERDAM

Many Nigerians and other activists took part in the “Bring Back Our Girls“ campaign, which took place yesterday in front of the municipal council center at Waterlooplein in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The campagin was an attempt by Nigerians in the country to show their support and create awareness for the plight of 230 innocent girls abducted from Chibok Secondary, in the North East of Nigeria, by Boko Haram, a terrorist group active in that area of the country. The militant…

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New Era Of Racism In The USA

If you have never heard of a man called Cliven Bundy, you don`t have to worry for he is one of those none entities you are better off not knowing. He was not even known anywhere outside his small village in the state of Nevada, that is, until recently when he singlehandedly challenged the might of the U.S. federal government   –   and won, even if it is a pyrrhic victory! Bundy`s story is that he has been…

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Nigerian Actress & Human Rights Activist Stella Damasus Challenges Nigerian Government

Nigerian actress cum human rights activists, Stella Damasus has strongly challenged the Nigerian government on the abducted school girls.  Is she right or wrong by insisting that the Nigerian government is not doing enough to free the abducted school girls? Please click on the link and share your views: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14aIPhZUytA    

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Ethiopia: Crackdown on Press Freedom

  The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the Ethiopian government’s arrests of nine journalists in one of the worst crackdowns against free expression in the country. “With the latest arrests, Ethiopian authorities are turning the peaceful exercise of free expression into a crime,” said CPJ East Africa Representative Tom Rhodes. On Sunday, a public prosecutor in the capital, Addis Ababa, accused the detainees–editor Asmamaw Hailegeorgis, freelancers Tesfalem Waldyes and Edom Kassaye, and bloggers Abel Wabella, Atnaf Berhane,…

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Kenya Legalises Polygamy

  President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law the Marriage Bill 2014. The Marriage Act 2014 defines various types of marriages including monogamous, polygamous, customary, Christian, Islamic and Hindu marriages. The Act – which consolidates various laws relating to marriage – provides procedures for separation and divorce. It also regulates the custody and maintenance of children in the event of separation and divorce. According to the Act, marriage is the voluntary union of a man and a woman whether…

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Call For Arrest of Kenyan Policeman Who Gagged And Raped Pregnant Wife

  A drunken Kenyan policeman who allegedly blindfolded, gagged, beat and raped his pregnant wife with a bottle and a rod until she lost consciousness must be arrested, lawyers said on Thursday. The Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya (FIDA) has sent a pro Bono lawyer to Meru, 200 km northeast of Nairobi, to meet the woman and to follow up with her case at the police station. “We are worried there could be some kind of sabotage because…

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Lock Up Gay And Lesbian Couples Till They Conceive Offspring – President Mugabe

  President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe Friday threatened to not only lock up gay and lesbian couples in rooms and order them to conceive offspring or not be released; he equally vowed to expel foreign diplomats who try to promote gay rights in his country. Mugabe, 90, said Europeans must keep their “inhuman” homosexual practices within their own territories and not try to impose them on Africans.  President Mugabe thanked Kata Kata Cartoon Magazine for “exposing“ the meeting of…

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Incest Can Be Voluntary – Virginia GOP House Candidate Insists

  To some, it is a question of morality; while to others, it is the highest level of conservatism. Yet, others call it animalistic. Regardless, welcome to the USA politics. Listen to the recent claims from a well-known USA politician. Here we have perhaps the most shocking degrading comments yet- and the GOP candidate who made them isn’t backing down. One of the Republicans angling to succeed Frank Wolf in Virginia`s 10th congressional district is standing by an eye-popping…

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BOKO HARAM`S ILL-FATED PALM SUNDAY VICTORY

                    While Christians around the globe celebrated Palm Sunday, Boko Haram a jihadist Islamic group, operating in the Northeast of Nigeria, which has claimed responsibility for terrorist attacks on Nigerian institutions and individuals, equally celebrated a victory ““ albeit temporarily ““ against Christians and Western education. The jihadist sect, which has vowed to eradicate any kind of western education in Nigeria, and equally has constantly attacked people and institutions seen…

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