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International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict: #EndRapeInWar

Conflicts are breeding ground for many atrocities, which often have long lasting effects on people’s physical, social and economic lives. Chief among these atrocities is sexual violence suffered majorly be women and girls. As we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual violence in conflict, let us think about how can prevent this injustice in our communities.

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Nigeria to host 8th Commonwealth Africa anti-corruption conference

Nigeria will host the 8th regional conference of anti-corruption agencies in Commonwealth Africa in 2018 according to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) a Nigerian law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes such as advance fee fraud and money laundering. The conference is significant considering that corruption continues to affect the continent’s efforts towards good governance, sustainable economic growth, peace, stability and development.

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Who will protect the whistleblower in Zimbabwe?

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has introduced a policy that gives incentives to whistleblowers who provide information that ultimately results in the recovery of looted money or the successful prosecution of wrongdoers. However, the Zimbabwean government faces a difficult task convincing its citizens to speak out. After all, the Zimbabwean people have seen their government preside over corruption for decades.

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Diversion of funds and relief materials for IDPs fuels humanitarian crisis in Nigeria

Government officials in Nigeria have been accused of diverting money, food and relief materials meant for internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by the Islamist group Boko Haram. This means that all the donations – especially those made directly to the government – might still not solve the humanitarian crisis in the north-east of the country.