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South African President Urges Nation to Fight Against National Rape Crisis


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According to Africa Check, at least 40,000 rapes are reported in the country every year, which is an average of 110 rapes each day. However, the fact-checking organisation believes that the real numbers are much higher.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the issue of rape during a meeting dedicated to the 107th anniversary of the governing African National Congress on Saturday.

“We have made huge strides in improving the position of women in society… however, gender-based violence is a national crisis that we are determined to end, so that all South African women and girls may live in peace, safety and dignity”, the South African president stated.

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Nzimande calls on ANC to fight back against the fightback

The fightback campaign against attempts to root out corruption and state capture is partly aimed at weakening the African National Congress's ability …
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S. African authorities vow to intensify fight against botched circumcision – Xinhua

CAPE TOWN, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) — South African authorities vowed on Friday to intensify fight against botched circumcision which has led to a spike in deaths of initiates recently across the country.

The national government and traditional leaders have committed themselves to curbing further deaths related with botched circumcision, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (DCGTA) said in its latest update on initiation-related deaths in the country.

Since the summer initiation season began in November, there have been 34 reported deaths of initiates, according to the department.

Of them, 20 were reported in Eastern Cape Province, the hotbed of botched circumcision, eight in the Free State, three in North West, two in the Western Cape and one in the Northern Cape, the…

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US donates equipment to help fight climate change in Caribbean

The United States Government recently handed over an approximately US $2 million Light Detection and Ranging System (LIDAR) and US $500,000 in other equipment, including a state-of-art server, computer workstations, and relevant software to the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center, known as the 5Cs, based in Belize.

A statement issued by the US Embassy on Friday, notes that the information systems store and process climate-related data and will be used by decision makers and key stakeholders in the Caribbean region to develop more effective responses to natural disasters and extreme weather events.

The initiative is part of the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) three-year Climate Change Adaptation Project (CCAP) implemented in partnership with the 5Cs. Signed in July…

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‘A reason to stand up’: Wisconsin activists fight threat to African American vote | US news

The Milwaukee pastor Greg Lewis spent weeks before the November midterms working to get out the vote.

Through the Souls to the Polls program, Lewis and other Milwaukee church officials educated members of the community about their voting rights, ensured they were registered and had proper documentation, and got them to polling places to cast their votes – sometimes encouraging them directly from the pews to the polls.

It was exhausting work, Lewis said, but necessary to make sure members of the city’s “overlooked” and “underserved” African American community were able to make their voices heard.

“People are tired of being abused and misused, and others are tired of seeing those people abused and misused,” said Lewis, a minister at St Gabriel’s Church of God in Christ in the…

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African leaders renew commitment to fight Boko Haram – Local

Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) on Saturday renewed their commitment to the fight against Boko Haram terrorists with a view to bringing a definitive end to the insurgency.

To this end, the regional leaders agreed to seek the support of the community leaders to strengthen the fight against terrorism.

The African leaders made their position known in a communiqué issued at the end of one-day summit convened by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, on Saturday.

The Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, Mamman Nuhu, read the English version of the communique.

The leaders also reaffirmed their commitment to the accelerated implementation of the Regional Stabilisation Strategy in the areas of Lake Chad affected by the Boko Haram crisis.

The Regional…

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