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St Kitts-Nevis attempts to address abuse of its citizenship programme in notice to agents


Les Khan, CEO of the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU)

By Caribbean News Now contributor

BASSETERRE, St Kitts — In a “notice” issued on Monday to international marketing agents (IMAs) and sub-agents entitled “Terms of Engagement”, described by some industry stakeholders as “weak” and “toothless”, Les Khan, the CEO of the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), attempted to address widespread abuse and fraud in its economic citizenship programme.

In response to multiple examples of promotions appearing on social media by a number of foreign agents purporting to offer St Kitts and Nevis citizenship at substantial discounts on the official investment options, IMAs and sub agents were told “to ensure that there are no…

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Sexual abuse rife at African Union, probe reveals


By IVAN R. MUGISHA
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Sexual harassment is rife at the African Union aided by the lack of a sexual exploitation policy, an internal probe has revealed.

The investigation on gender bias, whose findings were made public Friday, showed that short-term staff, interns and youth volunteers were the most vulnerable and exposed to the abuse.

Senior departmental staff, who position themselves as “gate-keepers” and “king-makers”, were identified as the main perpetrators seeking sexual favours with promises of long-term lucrative contracts for the young women.

In a memo seen by The EastAfrican dated January 25 and titled “Me too up for her; She matters for all of us” addressed to African Union Commission chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat and his deputy Kwesi Quartey, a group of at least…

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Rights abuse alleged in eviction case at the East African Court


By PATTY MAGUBIRA
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Kenya has defended itself in the regional court against claims that it is denying some 5,000 pupils, allegedly evicted from the Mau Forest, their right to basic education.

Responding to an application by the Governor for Kericho, Prof Paul Chepkwony, Kenya’s deputy chief state counsel, Oscar Eredi told the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) that no school buildings or property were destroyed during the evictions.

He told the court that the pupils in question were victims of fighting that had erupted immediately after the Mau Forest evictions.

Prof Chepkwony, in a temporary application, wants the court to compel the government to provide the 5,000 pupils with temporary education facilities.

The governor has taken the government to court over the eviction of…

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South Sudanese-Australians report racial abuse intensified after ‘African gangs’ claims | World news


Young South Sudanese-Australians faced increased racial abuse and felt police profiling “intensified” because of “disproportionate” media coverage after a Melbourne riot two years ago, a study has found.

The report, by the Centre for Multicultural Youth and Monash and Melbourne university researchers, examined the impact of “increased racialised crime reporting” following the riot at Melbourne’s 2016 Moomba festival, which police blamed on the Apex crime gang.

From focus groups with 28 young South Sudanese Australians between the ages of 15 and 23, the study found participants “felt racial profiling by Victoria police had intensified” and they reported an increase in the racial abuse they experienced on the street and at schools.

That coincided with a huge increase in…

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[LISTEN] South African victim of Catholic sex scandal opens up about his abuse


The global scandal around sex abuse in the Catholic church has reached South Africa’s shores, with the first accusation being publicly made at a media briefing on Tuesday morning.

William Segodisho, now a middle-aged man, says he suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a Catholic priest who took William under his wing when he was a teenager.

William had fled political violence in Limpopo as a teenager in 1985. But, he ended up living on the streets of Johannesburg, until a shelter, called Streetwise, and a priest he calls Father Bill rescued him.

But he says it came at a terrible cost.

At the media conference, William Segodisho became the first South African to officially accuse the Catholic Church of sexual abuse.

He spoke to Afternoon’ Drive’s Joanne…

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On Brett Kavanaugh, Sexual Abuse And Domestic Workers


When Professor Anita Hill courageously testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991, I was ten years old. Though I could not possibly comprehend all of the political implications of this moment, what I knew was that Professor Hill looked like my mother, and, like Professor Hill, my mother had all kinds of stories about being sexually harassed in the workplace.

Back then, when Hill testified, she faced vitriol and scorn from many sides: from African-Americans who stood with Thomas, fearful that Hill’s testimony and her experiences would bar the only African-American nominee from serving on the Supreme Court; to white feminists who didn’t see race as an issue; to the unbelieving and disapproving questioning by Democratic and Republican men on the Committee; to the…

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