[The Conversation Africa] It’s been 60 years since the Sharpeville massacre, when 69 unarmed civilians were killed by armed South African police on March 21 1960. The significance of the date is reflected in the fact that it now marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
[Monitor] The Director General of Uganda Aids Commission, Dr Nelson Musoba, has said clinical trials on new injectable HIV treatment is being finalised and government will unveil it next year.
[Premium Times] A bill has been presented to the Senate to end an existing discrimination against female officers in the Nigerian Police Force.
[This Day] Lagos -The Senator representing Borno South Senatorial District, Ali Ndume who is aspiring to be the next Senate President has called on his party, the All Progressives Congress to give all party members aspiring for leadership positions in the 9th Senate a level-playing field.
[Deutsche Welle] Imagine you have male and female sexual organs and have to go to desperate lengths to keep this secret at your all-girls boarding school. Intersex Kenyans hope an end to the discrimination and hate is on the horizon.
[IPS] United Nations -Despite the rise in women’s resistance, women’s rights continue to be sidelined and increasingly face blatant attacks, Amnesty International said.
[Atlantic Council] Washington, DC -In the predawn hours of July 18, 1918, not far from the medieval cathedral town of Soissons in northeastern France, twenty-four French divisions, including two segregated American infantry divisions (the storied 92nd “Buffalo Soldiers” and the 93rd) under French command, supported by other Allied units–including eight other US divisions of the American Expeditionary Force led by Gen. John J. “Black Jack” Pershing for whom the day would bring one of their first combat operation
[News24Wire] Members of The Chinese Association in Gauteng have laid charges against people making xenophobic and racist remarks against Chinese nationals on social media in recent weeks.
[The Conversation Africa] 1994 was a deeply important year for South Africa. It ushered in a democratic society committed to the eradication of racism, sexism and all forms of discrimination.
[Daily News] Dodoma -The National Assembly resumes here this morning after a weekend recess, with Members of Parliament expected to approve the 30trn/- 2016/17 national budget.