Cameroon: In Cameroon, Ahmed Abba Sentenced to 10 Years in Jail
[CPJ] New York -A military court in Cameroon today sentenced Ahmed Abba, a correspondent for Radio France Internationale's (RFI) Hausa service, to 10 years in prison and ordered him to make a payment of 55 million Central African francs (US$91,133) Abba's lawyer Clément Nakong, told CPJ.
Ethiopia: Towards Leveling the Ground
[Ethiopian Herald] Although innumerable women across the globe were subject to class-based oppression like their male counterparts, members of the fair sex were doomed to a double-fold oppression as they suffered gender-based discrimination too. Though on the wake of civilization, things are taking a turn for the better, many wives were receiving ill-treatments at the hands of their husbands while daughters less preferential treatment at the hands of parents. As the wrong mentality that women are meant for tackling domestic
Uganda: Kiyindi, Where Child Prostitution Is Common, Cheap
[Observer] On the shores of Lake Victoria in Buikwe district is Kiyindi village, one of the biggest landing sites in the country. The area, which is renowned for its fishing business, is also a hub for child prostitution, writes RACHAEL NINSIIMA.
Uganda: I'm Mistreated in Prison - Stella Nyanzi
[Observer] Makerere University researcher Stella Nyanzi, who is facing charges that include calling President Museveni "a pair of buttocks" on Facebook, has complained of mistreatment at Luzira prison.
Africa: Nikki Haley's 'Historic' Debate On Human Rights Left a Small Impression
[IPS] United Nations -Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, presided over what she was determined to sell as "an historic meeting exclusively on human rights" in the UN Security Council. But her brief speech in the April 18 meeting fell far short of introducing innovations to confront violations of human rights or prevent them in such places as Syria, Burundi and Myanmar.
Zimbabwe: Child Poverty - the Time to Act Is Now
[The Herald] Our Children, Our Future Over the last three weeks, The Herald has carried articles on child poverty in Zimbabwe (Muradzikwa on April 7, Tizora on April 12 and Nyamadzawo on April 19, 2017).
Angola: Police Attack Protesters in Wheelchairs
[HRW] Video footage from Saturday captured a uniformed police officer in Angola's capital, Luanda, until he falls to the ground. More officers wrench banners and leaflets from other protesters with physical disabilities. The police then leave the scene, as people struggle to help the beaten man.