UPND Boycott Women’s Day Commemorations

UPND Copperbelt chairlady Lilian Michelo has said the opposition political party will not take party in the International Women’s Day Commemorations on grounds that the ruling party was suppressing the opposition. Michelo says women have continued facing serious attacks especially … Continued

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UPND Copperbelt chairlady Lilian Michelo has said the opposition political party will not take party in the International Women’s Day Commemorations on grounds that the ruling party was suppressing the opposition. Michelo says women have continued facing serious attacks especially those belonging to opposition political parties. She said on several occasions during such activities, women from opposition political parties continue to be harassed without any action from law enforcers. “We will take the theme as it is yes but as UPND we will not participate in any commemorations, we will meet at our Secretariat to pray because we don’t see it fit to participate in such,” she said. Michelo of opposition political party women officials have suffered all manner of violence and yet no arrests were made to address such situations. She said women in rural areas have been denied opportunities to benefit from empowerment programs only because they belong to opposition political parties. “We have had situations were our women are undressed in public. I think that is not right and based on such brutality, we will not take part as UPND,” she added. Zambia joins the rest of the World to commemorate International Women’s Day. The post UPND Boycott Women’s Day Commemorations appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Govt Releases From Prison Journalist Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé

[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed news that Equatoguinean cartoonist and blogger Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé is free from prison after serving more than five months in a Malabo jail on false charges of money laundering and counterfeiting.

[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed news that Equatoguinean cartoonist and blogger Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé is free from prison after serving more than five months in a Malabo jail on false charges of money laundering and counterfeiting.

source: AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea

In Egypt, Police Arrest Two Journalists for ‘Filming Without a License’

[CPJ] Washington, D.c. -The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Egyptian authorities to release reporter Mai El-Sabagh and cameraman Ahmad Mustafa, of the local news website Raseef22, who were arrested in Alexandria on February 28.

[CPJ] Washington, D.c. -The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Egyptian authorities to release reporter Mai El-Sabagh and cameraman Ahmad Mustafa, of the local news website Raseef22, who were arrested in Alexandria on February 28.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Somaliland Journalist Detained Without Charge

[CPJ] Nairobi -Somaliland authorities should immediately release Mohamed Aabi Digaale, the Hargeisa bureau chief for the London-based broadcaster Universal TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

[CPJ] Nairobi -Somaliland authorities should immediately release Mohamed Aabi Digaale, the Hargeisa bureau chief for the London-based broadcaster Universal TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Lesotho Judges Strike a Blow Against Patriarchy

[Legalbrief] In a Valentine’s Day gift to the women of Lesotho, that country’s High Court has found it was illegal and invalid for the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) to demand that women soldiers do not become pregnant during their first five years in uni…

[Legalbrief] In a Valentine's Day gift to the women of Lesotho, that country's High Court has found it was illegal and invalid for the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) to demand that women soldiers do not become pregnant during their first five years in uniform -- on pain of dismissal.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

Judge Issues Landmark Opinion in Sexual Assault Cases

[Legalbrief] The judgment is written in a clinical, dispassionate tone even though it concerns an almost unspeakable crime. We have become used to stronger language from South Africa’s  courts when it comes to rape, with judges often speaking out about the shocking actions of an accused and the horrific prevalence of rape, and so the lack of any acknowledgment of the child’s experience jars at first reading.

[Legalbrief] The judgment is written in a clinical, dispassionate tone even though it concerns an almost unspeakable crime. We have become used to stronger language from South Africa's  courts when it comes to rape, with judges often speaking out about the shocking actions of an accused and the horrific prevalence of rape, and so the lack of any acknowledgment of the child's experience jars at first reading.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda