Will the same electoral commission, so heavily criticised in the court’s ruling, improve its capacity and arrange more credible elections?
An estimated 130 million women have undergone female genital mutilation and millions more are at risk. The practice is carried out mainly for cultural and economic reasons.
United Nations Women reported that traditional cutters in Sierra Leone have pledged to abandon and advocate against FGM which is still not illegal in the country. This added support will contribute to the clampdown on initiation ceremonies by the secret societies that uphold the practice.
The Rohingya case before the International Court of Justice is politically and legally significant.
Immigration authorities cast doubt on the motives of marriages between African nationals and Europeans, violating these couples’ right to family life.
Rwanda has followed in the footsteps of South Africa scrapping the 18% Value Added Tax on sanitary pads. African countries are taking the step in order to combat period poverty especially for young girls and vulnerable women.
Citizens are using unorthodox ways to ensure their voices are being heard.
The president is denying his people recourse to the African Court at a time they need it most.
Zambia’ s High Court recently passed a decade and a half long jail term to two men for engaging in sexual relations “against the order of nature”. The move was highly criticised by the U.S Ambassador to Zambia Daniel Foote, who said he was ‘horrified’ by the ‘oppressive’ decision.