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27 April 2018 6:26 PM Thousands of women protest rebel killings in eastern DRC

Thousands of women are demonstrating in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Beni, calling on the army and United Nations peacekeepers to stop deadly rebel attacks in the region. Colonel Richard Kazingufu, commander of Beni's police, says about 10 000 women marched peacefully on Friday, a larger crowd than the day before. He says the women 39

20 March 2018 9:12 AM IPID probes death of 62-year-old during Eastern Cape protest

Cape Town - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is investigating the death of a 62-year-old man, who died during a service delivery protest in Keiskammahoek in the Eastern Cape, where police fired rubber bullets. More than 2 000 protesters used burning tyres and stones to block a public road in the area on Monday, police spokesperson 23

24 February 2018 3:52 PM DA launches petition against VAT increase

Tshwane – The Democratic Alliance has launched a national petition to have the recently announced increase in the country’s Value Added Tax revoked. Speaking at the launch at a rally in Soshanguve, Tshwane, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said the National Budget, tabled in Parliament this past Wednesday by Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, was the first actual 31

08 February 2018 6:30 AM Mugabe allies petition AU, SADC over Mnangagwa's legitimacy – report

Harare – Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe's allies, who have since launched a new party, the New Patriotic Front (NPF), have reportedly "formally petitioned" the African Union (AU) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) to challenge President Emmerson Mnangagwa's legitimacy. According to NewsDay, in a 79 page document, the NPF, through 65

23 January 2018 1:37 PM Kenyans accuse largest hospital of rape, abuse of patients

Nairobi - Hundreds of Kenyans have held a peaceful demonstration at the country's largest public hospital to demand that management act on allegations of rape and sexual harassment of patients. Human rights activist Wanjeri Nderu estimates that more than 500 people responded on Tuesday to a call on social media to demonstrate and present a petition demanding 45

23 December 2017 8:41 PM Miss America leadership resigns in email shaming scandal

New Jersey — The top leadership of the Miss America Organisation has resigned, sweeping out officials implicated in an email scandal that targeted past pageant winners for abuse based on their appearance, intellect and sex lives. CEO Sam Haskell resigned from the Atlantic City, New Jersey-based organisation on Saturday, a day after he was suspended by the board 26

08 December 2017 7:30 PM Writers call for release of Cameroonian author Patrice Nganang

Douala - Writers and activists on Friday appealed for the immediate release of the Cameroonian author Patrice Nganang, arrested after publishing a critical opinion piece about the country's president. The group of 17 writers from both Africa and the West launched an online petition calling on authorities to free Nganang, who was taken into custody on Wednesday 46

29 October 2017 6:39 AM Kenya: Aftermath of Oct 26 Poll

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta was set to be declared the winner in an election in which he had virtually no competition after the opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa) withdrew the candidature of Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka. However, the repeat election of October 26, has been described as a divisive exercise that could be followed by protracted 37

25 October 2017 7:09 PM The Latest: Kenya president says military deployed for polls

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says security forces are deployed nationwide to ensure order during Thursday's election. In a televised address on Wednesday, Kenyatta urged Kenyans to vote but he also said the rights of those who don't want to vote are protected under the law. Opposition leader Raila Odinga has urged followers to boycott the election 36

25 October 2017 5:00 PM Kenya opposition leader vows to form 'resistance movement'

Nairobi - The leader of Kenya's main opposition party urged his supporters to boycott a rerun of the country's disputed presidential election scheduled for Thursday amid rising political tensions and fears of violence. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga urged his political coalition to become a "resistance movement" and called on them to boycott Thursday's 29