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KHARTOUM, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Sudan has launched a women’s football league, a move that reflects the new transitional government’s aspirations for the country and allows female players to push for wider acceptance. Under deposed president Omar al-Bashir, who was toppled in April after months of protests, Sudan was governed using a strict interpretation of […]

By Lungelo Ndhlovu BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Oct 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Catherine Mazorodze was overworked and tired when she quit her job as a farmworker in Zimbabwe’s Manicaland province. No job meant she was also homeless, along with her grandmother with whom she had shared a small home provided by the farm’s owners. Mazorodze jumped […]

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK, Oct 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Philanthropist Melinda Gates plans to put $1 billion toward expanding women’s power and influence in the United States over the next decade, saying on Wednesday she loses sleep over fears the nation will stop caring about inequality and diversity. Women’s marches, the #MeToo movement […]

By Layli Foroudi TABARKA, Tunisia, Oct 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Three years ago, as he sat at lunch at his cousin’s house in Tabarka, in northern Tunisia, Raslen Jbeli heard yelling and screaming outside. When he stepped out the door, he saw the surrounding forest-covered hills were ablaze – and the fire was rushing […]

By Nellie Peyton DAKAR, Oct 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Government and U.N. officials in Ghana were forced to defend a school sex education programme on Tuesday after religious groups said it was part of a “satanic” attempt to promote LGBT+ values. The National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, said on […]

Johannesburg Pride recently held its Pride Opening Ceremony on 28 September at the Capital Empire Hotel in Sandton. There were a number of media partners, excited pride fans and guest appearances by the likes of Miloh Ramai, Betty Bangles and, most importantly, Detox! Johannesburg Pride has been around for 30 years, with this year marking […]

MEDIA STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF JOBURG PRIDE 2 October 2019 Johannesburg Pride would like to address concerns over its headliners announced 30th September 2019. This statement serves to address the discontentment and set the correct narrative. We work with artists that approach Johannesburg Pride to participate. We would like to categorically state that Johannesburg Pride […]

One of the most successful artists from Africa—Yemi Alade has released her fourth studio album WOMAN OF STEEL and new single Swahili version of “Poverty” in East Africa. The album garnered over 1 million streams on Spotify in one week of its release. WOMAN OF STEEL is a huge achievement for the award-winning “Mama Africa”. […]

(Beirut) – Following the Saudi government’s belated admission of responsibility for the October 2, 2018 murder of Jamal Khashoggi, it should move promptly to provide justice for its role in the crime and release jailed government critics, Human Rights Watch said today. It should also provide redress and an apology to injured family members and associates and […]

NAIROBI, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Burundi said on Tuesday that a first group of its refugees in Tanzania would return home on Thursday, as a mass repatriation planned by the two governments begins, a Burundian official told Reuters. About 1,000 refugees are in the first group, Nestor Bimenyimana, the Burundi government’s general manager for repatriation, […]

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