The East African newspaper has been suspended by the government of Tanzania which says the 20-year-old paper is not officially registered.
A Civic United Front leader appeared in court on Wednesday to answer to charges of staging a protest without a permit, in which police arrested 30 people. This news caused lawmakers to storm out of parliament in Dodoma
You would think that a continent which was on the receiving end of the terrible trans-Atlantic slave trade of the 16th to 19th centuries would have learnt its lessons. Not so for Africa, where Maafa (Swahili for “great disaster”), as the slave trade used to be called by some African scholars, is still alive albeit in a slightly different shape
Investigating crimes against humanity is a notoriously complex, slow and expensive business.
Zimbabwe meets both these criteria. Basic human rights have been something of a luxury there in recent years, and particularly in 2007 – the year in which the crimes against humanity that SAPS must now investigate were allegedly committed.
Can you still have orgasms if your clitoris has been cut off? Certainly, say European researchers at the World Congress for Sexual Health, after studying African women who’ve been ‘circumcised’ or experienced genital mutilation
Gambia has passed a bill that allows some homosexual acts to be punished with life imprisonment, potentially worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country led by one of Africa’s most vocal anti-gay leaders
The Somali government has been lambasted for its arrests and torture of journalists employed by independent media group Shabelle Media Network
Tanzanian police apprehended eight people in connection with 85 refuse bags stuffed with human body parts – including limbs, fingers and skulls – found dumped in a landfill
There is no public objection to heterosexual intimacy where the female is penetrated in the anus by the male, but moral outrage ensues when sodomy involves two men. And exactly how robust are the religious arguments against sodomy and homosexuality?