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Emorimor rallies Iteso against defilement, domestic violence

Serere, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Teso Paramount Chief Emorimor Augustine Osuban has urged his subjects to desist from acts of violence against children and women. Speaking with our reporter at his home in Serere district, the Emorimor said he was saddened by the acts of violence meted on women and …

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Refugee women facing greater violence risk during crisis: UNHCR

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Displaced women and girls are facing a heightened risk of gender-based violence during the coronavirus crisis, the UN Refugee Agency said Monday. The UNHCR said they may be forced into “survival sex” or child marriages. Lockdowns imposed to control the spread of COVID-19 have restricted movement and led to the …

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Activist profiling violations against women amid lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government needs to put up temporary shelters for women whose rights are being violated during the current lockdown aimed at preventing further transmission of COVID-19. The call was made by Primah Kwagala, the Executive Director of Women’s Pro Bono Initiative, an  organization of …

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Kenya president sorry for coronavirus cop violence

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s president on Wednesday apologised for violence meted out by police following the declaration of a nationwide curfew last week to curb the spread of coronavirus. “I want to apologise to all Kenyans for… some excesses that were conducted,” President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a live …

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Militia ‘sect’ wreaks havoc in remote DR Congo region

Bunia, DR Congo | AFP |  With three fingers chopped off his left hand, Father Guy-Robert Mandro bears physical witness to a resurgence of violence in DR Congo that has gone widely unnoticed in a world fixated by the coronavirus pandemic. Since the start of the month, around 50 people have …

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40 killed in attacks in restive central Mali

Bamako, Mali | AFP |  Forty people, including nine soldiers, have been killed in a spate of attacks in central Mali, authorities said Friday, with most of the deaths caused by inter-ethnic violence in the deeply troubled region. Thirty-one people were killed in an attack overnight in Ogossagou, a village mainly …

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Cameroon elections overshadowed by boycott and violence

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP |  Voters in Cameroon will cast their ballots Sunday in a country where the mood has been darkened by separatist violence and calls for an election boycott. Elections to renew the central African country’s legislature and local councils are taking place for the first time in seven …

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