Sexual harassment in the informal sector is pervasive, widespread, and alarming. Although the lack of regulation within the sector is a blessing of sorts for small scale traders and artisans, it leaves the women vulnerable to sexual violence and harassment. Something that women in Kampala’s largest markets are fighting to change.
In a landmark ruling South Africa’s Equality Court has ruled that it’s now illegal to publicly display the apartheid flag in South Africa. The court ruled that displaying the apartheid flag constitutes hate speech. The historic ruling, which come 25 years after the racist apartheid regime was ended has been widely hailed by civic groups and members of the public on social media.
The Mnangagwa regime’s coercive acts are a continuation of the violence and brutality of the Mugabe era, while he seeks global re-engagement and selective national dialogue.
The NATO-led military intervention in Libya has just fuelled more violence.
“Government monitors social media. I am scared if I make negative comments, I would get blacklisted and not get my passport.”
In Australia and Britain, lawmakers have been egged for making unpopular statements. In many parts of Africa, lawmakers move freely in convoys while the masses suffer. Nigeria’s former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu however received an unusual welcome at Nuremberg, Germany when he was beaten and chased away from an event to mark the New Yam festival.
Despite a decision to streamline activities, the recent Niamey meeting had all the trappings of a regular summit.
Nigerians had hoped for a technocratic cabinet but the country’s new ministers have not offered a break from previous political appointments.
The results of the inquiry into the 1 August 2018 shootings reveal Zimbabwe’s lack of reform.