‘Laws Are Just Pieces of Paper’ If Not Enforced, Says Rights Activist

[Deutsche Welle] Many West African women have experienced physical violence in their lives. Guinean women’s rights activist Binta Ann says laws are not enough – governments need to follow through to help protect women.

[Deutsche Welle] Many West African women have experienced physical violence in their lives. Guinean women's rights activist Binta Ann says laws are not enough - governments need to follow through to help protect women.

source: AllAfrica News: Guinea

Ex-Katsina Governor, Shema Challenges Forfeiture of 18 Properties

[Daily Trust] Former Governor of Katsina state, Ibrahim Shema has filed an application at the Federal High Court in Abuja, challenging interim forfeiture of 18 properties valued at N86 billion allegedly belonging to him.

[Daily Trust] Former Governor of Katsina state, Ibrahim Shema has filed an application at the Federal High Court in Abuja, challenging interim forfeiture of 18 properties valued at N86 billion allegedly belonging to him.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

SIU – Alfred Nzo Probe Not a Witch Hunt

[SAnews.gov.za] The Special Investigating unit (SIU) has described as mischievous allegations that its probe in Alfred Nzo Municipality is an underhanded tactic to get President Zuma’s opponents.

[SAnews.gov.za] The Special Investigating unit (SIU) has described as mischievous allegations that its probe in Alfred Nzo Municipality is an underhanded tactic to get President Zuma's opponents.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Diamond Can’t Afford Hamisa’s Financial Demands

[Nation] Bongo flava heartthrob Diamond Platinumz, who has been in the middle of baby mama drama with model and video vixen Hamisa Mobetto, has said he can’t afford the Sh231,018 monthly upkeep she’s asking for.

[Nation] Bongo flava heartthrob Diamond Platinumz, who has been in the middle of baby mama drama with model and video vixen Hamisa Mobetto, has said he can't afford the Sh231,018 monthly upkeep she's asking for.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Marrakech – One Person Shot Dead By Two Hooded Suspects

[MAP] Rabat -A person was killed, Thursday in Marrakech, by gunshots fired by two hooded people, said local authorities of the wilaya of Marrakech-Safi region, noting that investigations hypothesize a score-settling.

[MAP] Rabat -A person was killed, Thursday in Marrakech, by gunshots fired by two hooded people, said local authorities of the wilaya of Marrakech-Safi region, noting that investigations hypothesize a score-settling.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

Lesotho – SADC Decides On a Much Smaller Stabilising Force

[Daily Maverick] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) decided on Thursday to send a force of just 250 troops to help stabilise Lesotho – far fewer than the 1,200 Lesotho had requested and expected. By PETER FABRICIUS.

[Daily Maverick] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) decided on Thursday to send a force of just 250 troops to help stabilise Lesotho - far fewer than the 1,200 Lesotho had requested and expected. By PETER FABRICIUS.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

Sirleaf’s Legacy and the New President’s Challenge

[allAfrica] In the second round of historical presidential elections, Liberians must ask themselves what they have to gain and what they stand to lose if they do not get this right. Here are some of the things which should be on their minds and on the candidates’ agendas.

[allAfrica] In the second round of historical presidential elections, Liberians must ask themselves what they have to gain and what they stand to lose if they do not get this right. Here are some of the things which should be on their minds and on the candidates' agendas.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia