‘I Didn’t Know What to Do but Scream’ – Woman Tells of Sexual Violence

[HRW] When an armed group attacked “Irène’s” home in the Central African Republic, fighters shot her husband in both legs as he tried to flee, and tied their five-year-old daughter to a post when she began to cry. “Irène,” 36, held her palms over her eyes as she told me of the brutal assault by the Seleka UPC, a main party to the country’s ongoing conflict, during a May attack on Alindao, in the southeast.

[HRW] When an armed group attacked "Irène's" home in the Central African Republic, fighters shot her husband in both legs as he tried to flee, and tied their five-year-old daughter to a post when she began to cry. "Irène," 36, held her palms over her eyes as she told me of the brutal assault by the Seleka UPC, a main party to the country's ongoing conflict, during a May attack on Alindao, in the southeast.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Hollywood Descends On Kasungu for William Kamkwamva Movie Production

[Nyasa Times] Hollywood film stars and directors are in Malawi’s Kasungu District on a mission to shoot a true story movie based on William Kamkwamba’s story ‘The Boy who Harnessed the Wind’, which has so far been one of the world acclaimed books to co…

[Nyasa Times] Hollywood film stars and directors are in Malawi's Kasungu District on a mission to shoot a true story movie based on William Kamkwamba's story 'The Boy who Harnessed the Wind', which has so far been one of the world acclaimed books to come from the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Kenya Repeats Presidential Election With Opposition Boycott

[Deutsche Welle] At least one person has been killed in clashes in an opposition stronghold. Calling it a “sham election,” Kenya’s opposition leader urged supporters to boycott the vote and refrain from protesting amid fears of violence.

[Deutsche Welle] At least one person has been killed in clashes in an opposition stronghold. Calling it a "sham election," Kenya's opposition leader urged supporters to boycott the vote and refrain from protesting amid fears of violence.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Khama to Open Tsodilo Staircase

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama will tomorrow (October 27) officially open the Rhino trail staircase at the Tsodilo Hills Heritage site which was funded by the Diamond Trust to the tune of P1 million.

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama will tomorrow (October 27) officially open the Rhino trail staircase at the Tsodilo Hills Heritage site which was funded by the Diamond Trust to the tune of P1 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Why Short-Term Fixes Won’t Resolve Its Maize Supply Crisis

[The Conversation Africa] The Kenyan government recently made three policy announcements that are of great importance to maize farmers and consumers. The first was that a subsidy introduced in May 2017 to reduce consumer prices would be discontinued. B…

[The Conversation Africa] The Kenyan government recently made three policy announcements that are of great importance to maize farmers and consumers. The first was that a subsidy introduced in May 2017 to reduce consumer prices would be discontinued. Before the subsidy, prices had soared to an all-time high on the back of dwindling supplies.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

‘Work in Clusters to Avoid Bloodsucking Violence’

[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -Development partners working under Chikwawa district council have been urged to collaborate and work in clusters as one way of avoiding attacks from bloodsucking myth.

[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -Development partners working under Chikwawa district council have been urged to collaborate and work in clusters as one way of avoiding attacks from bloodsucking myth.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Group Condemns Acts of Violence Among Women Over Side Chicks

[Nyasa Times] Family Rights, Elderly and Child Protection (FRECHIP) has condemned violence taking place among women in the country surrounding issues of infidelity saying this portrays lack of respect for one another.

[Nyasa Times] Family Rights, Elderly and Child Protection (FRECHIP) has condemned violence taking place among women in the country surrounding issues of infidelity saying this portrays lack of respect for one another.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

When Women Rule – Rebel Evades Child Marriage and Maasai Curses to Win Power

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kajiado -After outmaneuvering her illiterate father three times by the age of 18 to escape his plans to make her a child bride, Peris Tobiko decided the only way to protect other Maasai girls in Kenya from harmful tradition…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kajiado -After outmaneuvering her illiterate father three times by the age of 18 to escape his plans to make her a child bride, Peris Tobiko decided the only way to protect other Maasai girls in Kenya from harmful traditions was to become a leader.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Tullow Signs Deal to Build Kenya Oil Pipeline

[East African] Kenya’s plans to build an oil pipeline for its Turkana deposits got a major boost Tuesday after the government signed an agreement with British oil explorer Tullow that allows initial works to begin.

[East African] Kenya's plans to build an oil pipeline for its Turkana deposits got a major boost Tuesday after the government signed an agreement with British oil explorer Tullow that allows initial works to begin.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya