Africa World 

Opinion: International Women’s Day is a day of mourning for Africa

– – International Women’s Day should celebrate the fruits of decades of activism. But on a continent where those who stand accused of sexual abuse often get rewarded rather than punished, what is there to be proud of? The theme for the 2021 International Women’s Day celebrations is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world” — yet I’m having a hard time fully embracing that idea, given the pain and destruction that COVID-19 has caused, especially to women. Sure, there was a woman instrumental, for example,…

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Africa Cameroon Central Africa Featured World 

Australia denies African journalist visa for press freedom event

Australian authorities have denied a prominent Cameroonian journalist visa to attend a press freedom conference in Australia. Mimi Mefo Takambo had been invited to speak at the press freedom event but had her visa application rejected. Australia’s Department of Home Affairs had said in its rejection letter that they were “not satisified” that Mimi, had an “employment and financial situation [that would] provide an incentive to return following [their] stay in Australia or to abide by the conditions to which the visa would be subject”. The journalist who now works…

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