Free Legal Clinic for Epworth Girls

[The Herald] Adventist Lawyers Association (ALA), an 80-member group of lawyers belonging to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, on Saturday held a free legal clinic at Overspill shops in Epworth as part of the church’s drive to end child abuse and prost…

[The Herald] Adventist Lawyers Association (ALA), an 80-member group of lawyers belonging to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, on Saturday held a free legal clinic at Overspill shops in Epworth as part of the church's drive to end child abuse and prostitution in the area. Epworth is infamous for child prostitution and girls as young as nine years are being sexually abused at a spot popularly known as "paBooster", among other places.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mr President, You Are Right On Bobi Wine

[Observer] Your Excellency, once again I thank you for the humility and democratic spirit that allows you to respond to people like Bobi Wine (Robert Kyagulanyi) that you would ignore without losing anything.

[Observer] Your Excellency, once again I thank you for the humility and democratic spirit that allows you to respond to people like Bobi Wine (Robert Kyagulanyi) that you would ignore without losing anything.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Nigerian Painter Awarded $625,000 MacArthur Fellowship ‘Genius Grant’

[Premium Times] Njideka Akunyili-Crosby, a painter and daughter of the late Nigerian minister, Dora Akunyili, has been awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.

[Premium Times] Njideka Akunyili-Crosby, a painter and daughter of the late Nigerian minister, Dora Akunyili, has been awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

How Age Limit Debate Has Overshadowed LCI Polls

[Monitor] Ugandans may have waited for more than 16 years to elect their representatives at local council level but as the polls draw closer, the politics of the controversial presidential age limit debate seems to have overshadowed and relegated the p…

[Monitor] Ugandans may have waited for more than 16 years to elect their representatives at local council level but as the polls draw closer, the politics of the controversial presidential age limit debate seems to have overshadowed and relegated the process of the highly anticipated polls to a by-the-way.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

History Explains Why Cameroon Is At War With Itself Over Language and Culture

[The Conversation Africa] Tensions between English-speaking Cameroonians and the West-central African nation’s French-speaking government stretches back to end of colonial rule nearly 60 years ago. At the heart of the tension is Anglophones’ desire to …

[The Conversation Africa] Tensions between English-speaking Cameroonians and the West-central African nation's French-speaking government stretches back to end of colonial rule nearly 60 years ago. At the heart of the tension is Anglophones' desire to form their own independent state, Ambazonia. In recent weeks there have been violent clashes and several protesters have been killed, reportedly by government security forces. The Conversation Africa asked Verkijika G. Fanso to explain what's happening.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Music Tells the Story of Somali Culture Before the War

[RFI] In the 70s and 80s, before Somalia was torn apart by civil war, the east African country had a vibrant pop music culture; bars and clubs flourished in Mogadishu and Hargeisa. That “swinging Somalia” has been captured on the compilation Sweet as B…

[RFI] In the 70s and 80s, before Somalia was torn apart by civil war, the east African country had a vibrant pop music culture; bars and clubs flourished in Mogadishu and Hargeisa. That "swinging Somalia" has been captured on the compilation Sweet as Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa. Vik Sohonie from Ostinato Records told RFI about the treasure trove and how it was uncovered.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

I Don’t Regret Leaving Cabinet Over Term Limits – Sarah Kiyingi

[Monitor] As the debate on the lifting of the 75-year age cap on the presidency rages, Sunday Monitor’s Amos Ngwomoya catches up with former Minister of State for internal affairs Sarah Kiyingi and she shares her views on the matter and other issues in…

[Monitor] As the debate on the lifting of the 75-year age cap on the presidency rages, Sunday Monitor's Amos Ngwomoya catches up with former Minister of State for internal affairs Sarah Kiyingi and she shares her views on the matter and other issues in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Police Killed Over 33 During Demo – Report

[Nation] Kenya police killed at least 33 people in Nairobi during demos sparked off by August 8 presidential poll results, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch research shows.

[Nation] Kenya police killed at least 33 people in Nairobi during demos sparked off by August 8 presidential poll results, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch research shows.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya