Africa Mozambique Southern Africa World 

Mozambique’s female inmates forced into prostitution by prison staff

– Advertisement – Female prisoners in Mozambique are being forced into prostitution by staff of prison facilities, according to Anti-corruption organisation the Centre for Public Integrity (CIP). The group said for years prisoners from Ndlavela Women’s Penitentiary in the capital, Maputo, have been taken to nearby guest houses to work as prostitutes for wealthy clients. These details were revealed by investigative undercover journalists who also spoke to current and former inmates forced to have sex several times a week. According to the victims refusing to comply results in beatings or…

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Africa East Africa World 

Ethiopia frees more than 7,000 prisoners for New Year

Ethiopia’s government has grated pardon to more than 7,000 prisoners to mark the country’s new year. Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC), the state broadcaster reported that 1,087 inmates from Kaliti, Ziway and Shewa Robit prisons are to be freed. In two other states – Amhara and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region extra 6,695 detainees are to be freed. Ethiopia’s Attorney General Berhanu Tsegay said he was granting pardons to these prisoners for the New Year to be marked on Thursday. Ethiopia follows a calendar that is about seven years behind…

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