The 2018 Mali election is set to go into a run-off after the main opposition candidate, Soumaila Cisse, stated that the “incumbent president can’t win in the first round”. The voting process has been marred by armed attacks and other forms of violence, which halted voting in three percent of the country’s polling stations, the government has said.
Violence and stigma aimed at people with albinism is widespread. South African doll makers are creating dolls that resemble girls living with albinism to give them representation and help dispel stereotypes.
With rifles raised, South African police speed through the streets of Manenberg, responding to yet another call to quell violence in one of the country’s most murderous ganglands.
The impression that Intimate partner violence (IPV) only occurs in heterosexual relationships where the man is stereotypically the aggressor is a false and dated idea. Lesbian women can, in fact, be perpetrators and victims of this form of violence.
The death toll has risen in Cameroon’s English-speaking region following clashes between security forces and protesters calling for independence. Rights group Amnesty International says at least 17 people were killed in clashes. People in the region have been pushing for independence from Cameroon after protesting of years of marginalization by the dominant French-speaking region. President Paul Biya on his Facebook page condemned the violence and called for dialogue. The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has also strongly condemned the violence and commended the calls for a discussion on the issues raised by protesters.
In Taraba, one of Nigeria’s north-eastern states, a series of ongoing violent clashes has met with little to no response from government. And so, at the edge of the country’s border with Cameroon, people have had to take matters into their own hands.
U.S. President Donald Trump may be Twitter’s most infamous user, but he’s nowhere near as popular as the 44th U.S. President Barack Obama who is using his social media accounts to comment of major issues such as the Charlottesville tragedy.
Racism isn’t about to stop anytime soon, from the violence on the streets in America targeting black people to a racist Airbnb host in Amsterdam who threw down his South African guest down a flight of staircases. South African filmmaker Sibahle Nkumbi who’s greatly disappointed with what happened to her was seen in a viral video going head down after being pushed down a flight of stairs by her host who kept telling her, “This is not Africa.” We wish Nkumbi a quick recovery.