Nigeria and the Challenge of Ending Female Genital Mutilation

[Premium Times] “I am in my late 50s with shattered aspirations; no husband, no children or a family of my own due to the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation that was carried out on me when I was a two-year old,” says Rosaline Nkwo (not real…

[Premium Times] "I am in my late 50s with shattered aspirations; no husband, no children or a family of my own due to the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation that was carried out on me when I was a two-year old," says Rosaline Nkwo (not real names).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Stunner, Mungoshi in Near Fistfight

[The Herald] Controversial hip-hop artist Stunner, nearly got into a fistfight with renowned author, Charles Mungoshi Jr at the Zimbabwe Hip hop Awards held at a club in the capital last Thursday.

[The Herald] Controversial hip-hop artist Stunner, nearly got into a fistfight with renowned author, Charles Mungoshi Jr at the Zimbabwe Hip hop Awards held at a club in the capital last Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Sugar Producers Stuck With Tonnes As Prices Remain High

[Monitor] Jinja -While the price of sugar has risen to Shs5,000 up from Shs3,500 in most parts of the country amid talk of shortages associated with drought driven shortfalls in production, it is emerging that all the country’s major sugarcane producer…

[Monitor] Jinja -While the price of sugar has risen to Shs5,000 up from Shs3,500 in most parts of the country amid talk of shortages associated with drought driven shortfalls in production, it is emerging that all the country's major sugarcane producers are stuck with stock piles of the commodity.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Shinsoman to Date Mampi in China

[The Herald] Zimbabwe celebrated dancehall artiste Romeo Anthony better known by his moniker Shinsoman will join forces with ex Big Brother housemate Zambian musician Mampi on a tour of China this Christmas.

[The Herald] Zimbabwe celebrated dancehall artiste Romeo Anthony better known by his moniker Shinsoman will join forces with ex Big Brother housemate Zambian musician Mampi on a tour of China this Christmas.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Senate Says Magu’s Rejection Stands – Denounces Ndume

[Premium Times] The Senate has countered its Majority Leader, Ali Ndume, by restating its rejection of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

[Premium Times] The Senate has countered its Majority Leader, Ali Ndume, by restating its rejection of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Investigations on Child Rights Activist’s Murder Still ‘Incomplete’

[Monitor] Kampala -More than a month after the killing of child rights activist, Kenneth Akena Watmon, investigations into his suspected murder are incomplete, the State told court yesterday.

[Monitor] Kampala -More than a month after the killing of child rights activist, Kenneth Akena Watmon, investigations into his suspected murder are incomplete, the State told court yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Uganda’s KCCA, Vipers to Discover CAF Opponents

[Monitor] Kampala -Having spent the better part of pre-season making recruitments for continental football, Uganda’s Caf representatives KCCA and Vipers will keenly follow proceedings in Egypt to know their opponents in the preliminary stage.

[Monitor] Kampala -Having spent the better part of pre-season making recruitments for continental football, Uganda's Caf representatives KCCA and Vipers will keenly follow proceedings in Egypt to know their opponents in the preliminary stage.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Kabila’s Armed Forces Kill 20 Civilians In Clashes

The United Nations is reporting that about 20 civilians have been killed by Joseph Kabila’s security forces trying to quash citizen protests. This follows the end of Kabila’s legal mandate which expired on December 19, 2016. Congolese are protesting Kabila’s … Continued

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The United Nations is reporting that about 20 civilians have been killed by Joseph Kabila’s security forces trying to quash citizen protests. This follows the end of Kabila’s legal mandate which expired on December 19, 2016. Congolese are protesting Kabila’s continued stay in power. “On the issue of deaths, it looks bad,” Jose Maria Aranaz told Reuters by telephone. “We are reviewing allegations of up to 20 civilians killed, but it (the information) is pretty solid.” There reports that thousands of people are not following the direction of Mr. Kabila, whose lawful tenure as president has ended, and are taking to the streets in peaceful protest against the Kabila regime. Meanwhile, the French have come out with a statement condemning the violence and calls on the EU to re-examine its relationship with the DRC; the Belgium government has said that its relations with the DRC “will be re-examined, with the greatest circumspectionâ€; and Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee Ed Royce said “By remaining in power, President Kabila is violating the DRC’s constitution and the will of the Congolese people.†The head of the United Nations unit in the DRC also expressed his “grave concernâ€. “I am gravely concerned by the arrests of those who seek to express their political views. I urge the national authorities to strictly adhere to their international human rights obligations, to create a climate of political tolerance and respect at this important juncture in the DRC’s history…†The post Kabila’s Armed Forces Kill 20 Civilians In Clashes appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports