Author: Kendrick Lebron

Girls experience gender and sexual violence in schools around the world, and South Africa is no exception. Research has shown how learners, and girls in particular, are vulnerable to violence. Despite the country’s political response to violence against women and girls, school-going girls struggle with male violence in and out of school. Learners who are victimised at school often show poor […]

Climate change effects such as droughts, flash floods, erratic rainfall, disruption to the monsoon seasons, strong winds, cyclones, sandstorms, dust storms and increased temperature are being experienced across Somalia. These effects are affecting livelihoods, and contributing to local grievances and community tensions. Some of these insights and conclusions were reached based on a special report done by […]

  Two Leaves is the melodic, jazzy new single by award-winning Brendan Adams. Originally from Cape Town, Adams now resides in Austria. His previous collaborations include working with 10 x Grammy winner Alvaro Alencar and South African icon, Grammy-winning Jonathan Butler. Two Leaves released in April 2021 and is a soulful, jazz-tinged ballad sure to […]

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA, April 13 (Reuters) – Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and CNOOC on Sunday signed agreements that will kickstart the construction of a $3.5 billion crude pipeline to help ship crude from fields in western Uganda to international markets. France’s Total and China’s CNOOC own Uganda’s oilfields after Britain’s Tullow exited […]

By Emma Farge GENEVA, April 13 (Reuters) – The head of the World Trade Organization said on Monday a meeting this week to tackle “glaring” inequity in COVID-19 vaccine allocation will be attended by major manufacturers and look at solutions such as firing up idle or under-used manufacturing plants in Africa and Asia. WTO Director-General […]

  By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, April 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Mali’s failure to outlaw female genital mutilation (FGM) is being challenged in West Africa’s highest court by rights groups, who accused the country on Monday of failing to protect girls and women from “a grave and systematic violation”. Nine out of 10 women and […]

By Fabio Teixeira RIO DE JANEIRO, April 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Before they can even start the grim task of tallying coronavirus deaths in Brazil’s favelas, Ana Paula Sales and her team must negotiate access with the drug traffickers and armed militias that run them. It is dangerous work – on one visit to […]

Johannesburg, Monday, 12 April 2021 – The Sony Music Africa Family extends their deepest condolences to revered rapper, AKA, after the tragic loss of his fiancé, Anele (Nellie) Tembe. Anele and AKA’s family confirmed her passing at the Pepperxlub Hotel in central Cape Town on Sunday. Managing Director of Sony Music, Sean Watson, said: “We […]

  New York, 12 April 2021 – Grammy Award winning international superstar, Wizkid, releases the video for “Essence” featuring fellow Nigerian singer/songwriter Tems.  Shot in Accra, Ghana, the vibrant video was directed by DK. Click here to watch. Released October 2020 via Starboy/ Sony Music International/RCA Records, Made in Lagos is the longest charting album […]

  Sitting in quarantine with my wife and toddler daughter in February, I realised we had failed. As much as we tried to protect our daughter while leading as normal a life as possible, after getting our positive test results, I had to admit we were unable to shield her from the coronavirus. And crucially, […]

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