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Democracy means no freedom of speech! Police arrest man for insulting President Lungu on Facebook

Democracy means no freedom of speech! Police arrest man for insulting President Lungu on Facebook

POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a 29 year old man of Msolo Primary School in Samfya in connection with the defamatory statements against President Edgar Lungu. The suspect identified as Dickson Banda who allegedly posted a defamatory statement against the president on Facebook has also been charged for being in possession of pornographic material. Police […]

Sold Out Slaves – Kenya’s growing child prostitution crisis

Sold Out Slaves – Kenya’s growing child prostitution crisis

According to a 2006 UNICEF report, one Kenyan child in three is involved in underage prostitution. It is a drastic situation caused by incredibly poor living conditions, with around 50% of the population below the poverty line. Sex tourism is flourishing and a major contributor to the sexual exploitation of minors, with Kenya among the […]

Zimbabwe under Mugabe’s Zanu-Pf reign of terror – Zim had lowest life expectancy in the world

Zimbabwe under Mugabe’s Zanu-Pf reign of terror – Zim had lowest life expectancy in the world

Mugabe’s reign of terror: In 2007 Unreported World travelled through Zimbabwe dodging President Robert Mugabe’s security forces, meeting members of the political opposition, women who said they had been tortured and families struggling with an inflation rate of 2,000 per cent. Among the worst hit were children in the countryside orphaned by the Aids pandemic, […]

Students pressured to have sex for grades in Mozambique

Students pressured to have sex for grades in Mozambique

Sex for Grades: School is supposed to be a place where children learn and grow in safety. But millions of girls in Africa are subjected to teachers demanding sex as a condition of giving them their exam grades. Kiki King went to Mozambique to investigate the disturbing phenomenon of sex for grades.

Fed to Wed: An ancient tradition of force-feeding girls in Mauritania

Fed to Wed: An ancient tradition of force-feeding girls in Mauritania

From a very young age girls in Mauritania are put on a strict diet. Its intention is to help them achieve a certain standard of beauty to ensure that they can find a good husband. The reality of this means force-feeding. Leblouh, as the tradition is called, may be fading away in the cities but […]

Legal Fate of Sudanese Teen Fuels Debate Over Child Marriage

Legal Fate of Sudanese Teen Fuels Debate Over Child Marriage

A legal battle over a teenager in Sudan who killed her husband as he tried to rape her has shone a spotlight on widespread child marriage in the African nation, campaigners said. Noura Hussein, 19, was sentenced to death in May after a Sharia court, which follows Islamic religious laws, found her guilty of premeditated […]

How Buhari’s Govt Detained Nigerian Journalist for Two Years Without Trial

How Buhari’s Govt Detained Nigerian Journalist for Two Years Without Trial

In tears, 80-year-old Mama Abiri undressed. Before strangers, family, and friends alike, Mama clasped her frail breasts, and cried inconsolably, naked. With emotions only a mother could express, Mama cried in the native Ijaw language of the Niger Delta creeks. Mama was calling on Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, to feel her pain and hear her […]

Africa’s Last Absolute Monarchy eSwatini Launches First Pride Event

Africa’s Last Absolute Monarchy eSwatini Launches First Pride Event

Africa’s last monarchy, eSwatini – formerly known as Swaziland – will celebrate gay pride in the nation’s first LGBT event on Saturday, despite open criticism from the public and the risk of arrest. In a country where homosexuality is prohibited, the LGBTI rights group Rock of Hope took a courageous step organizing the event in […]

More Parents Trade Girls for Cows as War, Climate Change Hit

More Parents Trade Girls for Cows as War, Climate Change Hit

Parents can now receive up to 300 cows in bride price, up from about 30 cows during peacetime Child marriage is increasing in parts of war-torn South Sudan and drought-hit Kenya as parents swap their daughters for cows and goats to survive, campaigners said on Wednesday. Africa accounts for nine out of the 10 countries […]

Algeria abandons 13,000 migrants in the Sahara

Algeria abandons 13,000 migrants in the Sahara

From this isolated frontier post deep in the sands of the Sahara, the expelled migrants can be seen coming over the horizon by the hundreds. They look like specks in the distance, trudging miserably across some of the world’s most unforgiving terrain in the blistering sun. They are the ones who made it out alive. […]

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