Arthur Chatora

About the Author Arthur Chatora

Arthur Chatora is a Journalist based in Harare. Chatora is a graduate of Rhodes University in Grahamstown.

Naomi Ruele Photo: Swimmingworldmagazine/Sam Lewis

Meet Naomi Ruele, Botswana’s First Olympic Swimmer

It’s just over three weeks before the 2016 Rio Olympic Games begin, and Botswana is celebrating and basking in an important milestone. Naomi Ruele became the first swimmer from Botswana to qualify for the Olympics, and she is just the second female from the country to compete at the Olympics. The talented 19 year-old swimmer received her official selection letter for the 2016 Olympics last week, and will make her maiden appearance in Rio.

File picture: Vice President of the Albino Association of Malawi Alex Michila, arrives for a regional conference on albinism organised by the United Nations (UN) to discuss potential measures and legislation to protect people with albinism in Africa from discrimination and superstitious attacks, in Dar es Salaam on June 18, 2016. Photo:  ANP/AFP Carl De Souza

Protecting people with albinism: Malawi to hand down life sentences to perpetrators

The government of Malawi has heeded calls from people living with albinism and rights campaigners to take tough action on perpetrators of crimes against people with albinism. The country will now hand down life sentences to perpetrators, in a welcome development. We certainly hope this, amongst other measures will ensure justice is served, help protect and guarantee the safety of people living with albinism.