Celebrity Campaigns and Rape Culture – the Pluses and the Pitfalls

[The Conversation Africa] The collective outcry from women on social media, using the #Metoo campaign, to indicate that each of them has been a victim of sexual harassment, has gripped the global imagination.

[The Conversation Africa] The collective outcry from women on social media, using the #Metoo campaign, to indicate that each of them has been a victim of sexual harassment, has gripped the global imagination.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

State of Emergency in El Gezira Criticised As ‘Unlawful and Unconstitutional’

[Radio Dabanga] El Gezira -The decision late on Sunday by Sudan’s President Omar Al Bashir to declare a State of Emergency and dissolve the Legislative Council of El Gezira state has met with wide condemnation with assertions that it is in violation of…

[Radio Dabanga] El Gezira -The decision late on Sunday by Sudan's President Omar Al Bashir to declare a State of Emergency and dissolve the Legislative Council of El Gezira state has met with wide condemnation with assertions that it is in violation of the law.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Envoys of Norway and Britain Hold Talks in Khartoum On Sudan, Abyei

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Envoys of Norway and the United Kingdom met with the Assistant to the President, Ibrahim Mahmoud, at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum this week, to discuss the role of the international community to achieve peace in Sudan.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Envoys of Norway and the United Kingdom met with the Assistant to the President, Ibrahim Mahmoud, at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum this week, to discuss the role of the international community to achieve peace in Sudan.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

South Darfur – Police Destroy 500 Farms, Seize Vast Cannabis Haul

[Radio Dabanga] El Radoom -The Sudanese police have seized substantial quantities of cannabis and hashish, and destroyed about 500 cannabis farms during a month-long campaign in El Radoom area of South Darfur.

[Radio Dabanga] El Radoom -The Sudanese police have seized substantial quantities of cannabis and hashish, and destroyed about 500 cannabis farms during a month-long campaign in El Radoom area of South Darfur.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Seed Banks Help Zimbabwe’s Farmers Tackle Climate Change

[IRIN] Mudzi/Zimbabwe -“Seed security is food security” is something of a mantra in developing world agronomy circles. In Zimbabwe, the adage is gradually being put into action by promoting the use of indigenous small grains threatened with extinction …

[IRIN] Mudzi/Zimbabwe -"Seed security is food security" is something of a mantra in developing world agronomy circles. In Zimbabwe, the adage is gradually being put into action by promoting the use of indigenous small grains threatened with extinction by the dominance of maize, both in fields and on dinner tables.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

New Leaders of Law Reform Commission Sworn in

[New Times] The new chairperson of the Rwanda Law Reform Commission (RLRC), Aimable Havugiyaremye, and his deputy, Béata Mukeshimana, were yesterday sworn in before the Chief Justice, Prof. Sam Rugege.

[New Times] The new chairperson of the Rwanda Law Reform Commission (RLRC), Aimable Havugiyaremye, and his deputy, Béata Mukeshimana, were yesterday sworn in before the Chief Justice, Prof. Sam Rugege.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Namadingo Set for Year Ending Concert in Lilongwe

[Nyasa Times] The Sensational afro-gospel musician, Patience Namadingo says all is set for his final year’s concert dubbed ‘All New Namadingo’ scheduled to take place December 23, 2017 at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe.

[Nyasa Times] The Sensational afro-gospel musician, Patience Namadingo says all is set for his final year's concert dubbed 'All New Namadingo' scheduled to take place December 23, 2017 at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Tshabalala to Be the Ace up Baxter’s Sleeve

[CAF] Veteran midfielder, Siphiwe Tshabalala, could be the secret weapon for coach Stuart Baxter as South Africa prepare for their crunch FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 qualifier against Senegal on Friday, 10 November at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.

[CAF] Veteran midfielder, Siphiwe Tshabalala, could be the secret weapon for coach Stuart Baxter as South Africa prepare for their crunch FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 qualifier against Senegal on Friday, 10 November at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Kenyan Opposition Boycott Hurting Economy

[Deutsche Welle] Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has called on supporters to boycott firms that allegedly back President Uhuru Kenyatta. Economists warn of possible dire consequences.

[Deutsche Welle] Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has called on supporters to boycott firms that allegedly back President Uhuru Kenyatta. Economists warn of possible dire consequences.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Grace Mugabe Set to Get the Nod for Second Top Party Post

[Daily Maverick] President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace Mugabe was endorsed on Wednesday by all 10 provinces, including the women’s and youth leagues, as their chosen candidate for the vice presidency post at a youth rally held in Harare. This will see t…

[Daily Maverick] President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace Mugabe was endorsed on Wednesday by all 10 provinces, including the women's and youth leagues, as their chosen candidate for the vice presidency post at a youth rally held in Harare. This will see the ruling party's constitution being ammended to provide for a woman candidate in the presidium.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe