In a case heavily criticised by rights groups, six Tunisian students were jailed for three years for homosexuality and banned from the city for five years. The students were detained after “neighbours denounced them” and were made to undergo forensic anal examination
HRW report documents the testimonies of women and girls as young as 12, abducted and held as sex-slaves in ‘rape camps’
“I have some very vivid memories of when I was really young, say four or five years old, my grandmother would dress me in women’s clothing and say, ‘Look at my granddaughter’, but also in a playful way,’ says Sandile Ndelu, a transgender woman, who is a law student at UCT.
A prominent women’s organisation in Mauritania, l’Association des Femmes Chefs de Famille, has raised the alarm about the apparent dire situation of over 200 young women who had travelled to Saudi Arabia to do domestic work, and are said to be maltreated by their employers.
In Northern Ghana, the children of accused witches are often implicated and isolated along with their mothers in Ghana’s witch camps and witch sanctuaries.
A Ghanaian Associate Professor who was on the commission of inquiry spoke about worrying human rights violations in Eritrea, including unlawful detentions and sexual abuse
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