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Governor sacked after Mali massacre

Bamako, Mali | AFP | The Malian government on Wednesday sacked the governor of the central Mopti region following a village massacre in which 35 people died. Three days of national mourning would also be held “in homage to the victims of the terrorist attack perpetrated on June 10, 2019 against …

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UN Security Council strongly condemns Sudan violence

New York, United States | AFP | The UN Security Council on Tuesday strongly condemned recent violence in Sudan and called on Khartoum’s military rulers and protest movement to work toward a solution to the crisis. In a unanimous statement, the council called for an immediate halt to attacks against civilians …

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Facebook bans far-right leader, controversial black activist

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Facebook on Thursday banned controversial black activist leader Louis Farrakhan, far-right icon Alex Jones and several others in a heightened crackdown on hate content at the leading social network. “We’ve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology,” Facebook said …

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CID summons Bobi Wine for defying IGP’s guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) has summoned Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine on accusation of inciting violence. In summons signed by Senior Commissioner, Joseph Obwana, on behalf of CID director Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Grace Akullo, Kyagulanyi is accused …

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Women of Uganda demand more on gender based violence

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) wants government, civil society and other partners to invest more resources in the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV). They said in a joint press statement issued at their secretariat in Ntinda on Dec.10, that they are deeply concerned that …

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Pornography cited for rise in sexual violence in schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | School administrators in Lira have blamed access and exposure to pornographic materials for the rise in cases of sexual harassment and violence. The administrators of Lira Central Primary School told the Parliamentary Select Committee on Sexual Violence that some students and adults in the community …

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