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COVID-19 lockdown measures push GBV, child sexual exploitation in Kenya

The COVID-19 lockdown measures such as curfews, stay-at-home restrictions and continued school’s closures are also affecting children, with online criminals and sexual predators taking the advantage of kids confined at home.

COVID-19 Statistics

All countries
114,789,853
Confirmed Cases
Updated on 01/03/2021 4:10 pm
All countries
2,544,822
Total deaths
Updated on 01/03/2021 4:10 pm
All countries
21,937,381
Total active cases
Updated on 01/03/2021 4:10 pm

Is Buhari committed to end Nigeria’s grave security challenges?

Buhari’s background as a former military officer was touted by his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), as one of the sterling qualities of a leader Nigeria desperately needed to salvage her from the myriad of security threats. Beyond this, his reputation as a disciplinarian was expected to also play a significant role in nipping the tide of insecurity in the bud. Hopes were, therefore, high that he will not disappoint.

Despite having ten other contestants, Ghana’s presidential poll was a two-men horse race

Not even the wife of the late former President Jerry Rawlings, Nana Konadu Agyeman, of the National Democratic Party (NDP), stood out or managed to capitalise on the sympathy of her hubby’s recent death, as she garnered only 6 549 votes (0,05 percent). Rawlings died last month aged 73.
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Private sector hold keys to Botswana’s unemployment headache

Andrew Maramwidze Gaborone–Amid the rising inflation, exacerbated by the highly infectious COVID 19 pandemic, the private sector in...

Botswana companies leverage COVID-19 to scale technology adoption

A boom in the adoption rate of high-tech innovations in the country’s economy materialised, propping up the country’s endeavours of digitalising, thanks to the COVID-19 lockdown measures.

South Africa taxi owners default bank loans due to a plunge in business

Failure to carry maximum loads of passengers to allow for social distancing, the taxi operators said, saw some parking their cars due to losses and may fail to get back on the roads after months of a hiatus from the traffic jungles.

Overshadowed by COVID-19, HIV/AIDS remains a thorn in the flesh for Africa

In Lesotho, the Director of Mental Health Services, Moelo Ramahlele said the fight against Covid-19 in Lesotho came at a cost to other health care concerns like HIV/AIDS.

POLITICS

Malawi’s high profile corruption arrests bring hope of renewed commitment to fight the scourge

The nullification of the May 2019 election and the arrest of the top business magnet on bribery suspicions were, perhaps, pace setters in the country’s renewed commitment to fighting corruption.

Tanzania Opposition disputes Magafuli early lead, calls for protests

Tundu Lissu said the demand for democracy ‘is not a mistake’, and pleaded with regional and international bodies like the African...

Why Kenyans should reject latest round of proposed constitutional changes

Kenya’s Building Bridges Initiative, which seeks sweeping amendments to the 2010 Constitution, is driven by a pact between President Uhuru Kenyatta and a seasoned opposition stalwart turned government ally, Raila Odinga. The proposed amendments target at least 13 of the 18 chapters in the Constitution.

Malawi’s high profile corruption arrests bring hope of renewed commitment to fight the scourge

The nullification of the May 2019 election and the arrest of the top business magnet on bribery suspicions were, perhaps, pace setters in the country’s renewed commitment to fighting corruption.

Tanzanian opposition warns of ‘dark days ahead’ as president Magufuli is sworn in after disputed polls

Mr Magufuli won a second term in an election that was marred by violence, media crack down and intimidation of opposition political leaders, prompting international observers and diplomatic figures in Tanzania mainly the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway and Canada to declare that his re-election were marred by irregularities and lacked credibility.

Kenya at sixes and sevens over Chief Justice order to dissolve parliament

In his advisory to the president, Maraga said it is ‘incontestable’ that Parliament has not complied with the High Court order. “As such, for over 9-years now, Parliament has not enacted the legislation required to implement the two-thirds gender rule which, as the court of Appeal observed in its said judgement, is clear testimony of Parliament’s lackadaisical attitude and conduct in this matter. Consequently, it is my constitutional duty to advise Your Excellency to dissolve Parliament under Article 261 (7) of the Constitution,” Maraga said.

NIGERIA: EndSARS Uprising: A Story of Leadership in Pain and Anguish

Amnesty International has documented at least 82 cases of torture, ill-treatment and extrajudicial executions by SARS.

Tanzania Opposition disputes Magafuli early lead, calls for protests

Tundu Lissu said the demand for democracy ‘is not a mistake’, and pleaded with regional and international bodies like the African...

ECONOMY

How DRC’s colonial legacy forged a nexus between ethnicity, territory and conflict

Internally displaced persons gather for government briefing in South Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the scene of violent clashes between rival communities since 2019. Photo by ALEXIS HUGUET/AFP via Getty Images

Is Buhari committed to end Nigeria’s grave security challenges?

Buhari’s background as a former military officer was touted by his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), as one of the sterling qualities of a leader Nigeria desperately needed to salvage her from the myriad of security threats. Beyond this, his reputation as a disciplinarian was expected to also play a significant role in nipping the tide of insecurity in the bud. Hopes were, therefore, high that he will not disappoint.

Despite having ten other contestants, Ghana’s presidential poll was a two-men horse race

Not even the wife of the late former President Jerry Rawlings, Nana Konadu Agyeman, of the National Democratic Party (NDP), stood out or managed to capitalise on the sympathy of her hubby’s recent death, as she garnered only 6 549 votes (0,05 percent). Rawlings died last month aged 73.

COVID-19 lockdown measures push GBV, child sexual exploitation in Kenya

The COVID-19 lockdown measures such as curfews, stay-at-home restrictions and continued school’s closures are also affecting children, with online criminals and sexual predators taking the advantage of kids confined at home.
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SOCIETY

How DRC’s colonial legacy forged a nexus between ethnicity, territory and conflict

Internally displaced persons gather for government briefing in South Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the scene of violent clashes between rival communities since 2019. Photo by ALEXIS HUGUET/AFP via Getty Images

Overshadowed by COVID-19, HIV/AIDS remains a thorn in the flesh for Africa

In Lesotho, the Director of Mental Health Services, Moelo Ramahlele said the fight against Covid-19 in Lesotho came at a cost to other health care concerns like HIV/AIDS.

Married to the grave: Tanzanian women undergo ghost vows

Chelu Matuzya Dar es Salaam-Not even death can undo marriage vows in Tanzania. In rarer...

CORONAVIRUS

COVID-19 lockdown measures push GBV, child sexual exploitation in Kenya

The COVID-19 lockdown measures such as curfews, stay-at-home restrictions and continued school’s closures are also affecting children, with online criminals and sexual predators taking the advantage of kids confined at home.

Is Buhari committed to end Nigeria’s grave security challenges?

Buhari’s background as a former military officer was touted by his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), as one of the sterling qualities of a leader Nigeria desperately needed to salvage her from the myriad of security threats. Beyond this, his reputation as a disciplinarian was expected to also play a significant role in nipping the tide of insecurity in the bud. Hopes were, therefore, high that he will not disappoint.

Despite having ten other contestants, Ghana’s presidential poll was a two-men horse race

Not even the wife of the late former President Jerry Rawlings, Nana Konadu Agyeman, of the National Democratic Party (NDP), stood out or managed to capitalise on the sympathy of her hubby’s recent death, as she garnered only 6 549 votes (0,05 percent). Rawlings died last month aged 73.

ARGUMENTS

How DRC’s colonial legacy forged a nexus between ethnicity, territory and conflict

Internally displaced persons gather for government briefing in South Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the scene of violent clashes between rival communities since 2019. Photo by ALEXIS HUGUET/AFP via Getty Images

Is Buhari committed to end Nigeria’s grave security challenges?

Buhari’s background as a former military officer was touted by his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), as one of the sterling qualities of a leader Nigeria desperately needed to salvage her from the myriad of security threats. Beyond this, his reputation as a disciplinarian was expected to also play a significant role in nipping the tide of insecurity in the bud. Hopes were, therefore, high that he will not disappoint.

Conflict between Tigray and Eritrea — the long standing faultline in Ethiopian politics

Richard Reid, University of Oxford The missile attack by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front on Eritrea in mid-November transformed...

Why Kenyans should reject latest round of proposed constitutional changes

Kenya’s Building Bridges Initiative, which seeks sweeping amendments to the 2010 Constitution, is driven by a pact between President Uhuru Kenyatta and a seasoned opposition stalwart turned government ally, Raila Odinga. The proposed amendments target at least 13 of the 18 chapters in the Constitution.
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