Category Archives: Human Rights

Despite Stigma, Nigerian Parents Demand Justice in Child Sex Cases

Mercy Philip will never forget January 12, 2017.

That’s the day she says her 8-year-old daughter walked up to her and asked if she could wash her panties.

Philip asked her daughter why she needed …

SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMBER OF MINES DETERMINED TO HAVE MINING CHARTER REDRAFTED

CAPE TOWN–The South African Chamber of Mines says it will not withdraw its court case against the Department of Mineral Resources even if a new Minister is appointed to lead the department.

It said here …

SUSPENDED SOUTH AFRICAN GOVT MENTAL HEALTH OFFICIAL IN LIFE ESIDIMENI TRAGEDY RESIGNS

JOHANNESBURG, The suspended Mental Health Director of South African’s Gauteng Province, Dr Makgabo Manamela, has resigned, one day after the resignation of the Head of the Gauteng Health Department, Dr Barney Selebano.

Dr Manamela was …

South Sudan Communities Receiving Regular Aid in Previously Inaccessible Areas

For over a month, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been able to provide consistent primary health care in Greater Baggari, South Sudan, which is an area south of Wau town that had been …

Somaliland Parliament Passes First Bill Criminalizing Rape

WASHINGTON / HARGEISA The parliament in the self-declared republic of Somaliland has approved a bill criminalizing rape for the first time, and requiring prison terms for individuals convicted of the crime.

The bill, passed Saturday, …