[ISS] Twenty years after the Domestic Violence Act was passed, intimate partner violence remains a serious problem in South Africa. Victims of domestic violence, the police and shelters face numerous challenges in responding to the crisis.
[Monitor] “Whenever I think of what happened I do not want to eat or live anymore. I blame myself for not being able to save my husband,” says Aidah Nandutu.
[Nation] Kenya is in the grip of a national health crisis as millions of shillings are spent reducing complications from unsafe abortions.
[This Day] When men of the underworld strike, they hardly take into consideration the status of their victims. In most cases when they do not leave a trail of blood, they leave behind an indelible scar of losses and psychological trauma. In fact, in some cases, the higher their victims’ status, the likelier they are to pounce on them and wreak havoc.
[The Herald] The death toll from the cholera outbreak in Harare’s high-density suburbs of Glen View and Budiriro has risen to 16, with health officials yesterday quarantining and decommissioning all possible sources of the disease.
[Vanguard] The ‘madwoman’ who was arrested on Monday with decomposing corpses and other human parts under Cele Nicer Bridge in Ijanikin, Ojo area of Lagos State, has said she, at times, posed as a sex worker to get victims for her human parts business, which she has been operating for nine years.
[This Day] Abuja -The United States Acting Deputy Chief of Mission in Nigeria, Aruna Amirthanayagam, on Monday in Abuja disclosed that an estimated 24.9 million persons are trapped in modern-day slavery.
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Friday warned Mozambicans, particularly residents of the northern province of Cabo Delgado, not to be deceived by the false promises made by the terrorist groups who have been committing atrocities in Cabo Delgado since last October.
[allAfrica] Activists and victims of some of the worst crimes committed in West Africa sat down together in Banjul, Gambia recently to talk about how to bring to justice more people responsible for these crimes.
[This Day] Maiduguri -Barely a week after heavily armed Boko Haram fighters entered Maiduguri, with suicide bombers in their company, killing nine people in Jiddari Polo and High Court areas, four suicide bombers have again attacked two villages in Borno State.