Gender Equity Headache as Somalia Votes

[East African] Somalia is struggling to meet the 30 per cent quota for women in the ongoing elections as local and security agencies remain vigilant to ward off threats by the Al-Shabaab to disrupt the polls.

[East African] Somalia is struggling to meet the 30 per cent quota for women in the ongoing elections as local and security agencies remain vigilant to ward off threats by the Al-Shabaab to disrupt the polls.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Rwanda’s Human-Rights Reports Ready for Submission to AU

[East African] The Rwandan Cabinet has approved three periodic reports to be presented to the African Commission on the implementation of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights and an optional protocol on the rights of women.

[East African] The Rwandan Cabinet has approved three periodic reports to be presented to the African Commission on the implementation of the African Charter on Human and People's Rights and an optional protocol on the rights of women.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Fire Razes Yabatech Hostel, Injures 7

[Premium Times] No fewer than seven students are being treated for injuries after an early morning fire razed a female hostel at the Yaba College of Technology, Yabatech, on Wednesday.

[Premium Times] No fewer than seven students are being treated for injuries after an early morning fire razed a female hostel at the Yaba College of Technology, Yabatech, on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Ilorin Prisons Riots Caused By Frustrated Inmates – Govt

[Vanguard] The Federal Government has ordered an investigation into the riot at Oke Kura Prisons, Ilorin, Kwara State, which resulted in the death of six inmates on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

[Vanguard] The Federal Government has ordered an investigation into the riot at Oke Kura Prisons, Ilorin, Kwara State, which resulted in the death of six inmates on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Safe Haven No More in the Country

[HRW] It was a beacon of relative stability in South Sudan’s long conflict. A place where people sent their kids to study and neighbours lived unscathed by the trouble outside. Not anymore. War has reached Yei, and South Sudan’s civil war has turned th…

[HRW] It was a beacon of relative stability in South Sudan's long conflict. A place where people sent their kids to study and neighbours lived unscathed by the trouble outside. Not anymore. War has reached Yei, and South Sudan's civil war has turned this once-peaceful town upside down.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan