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Senegal: Opposition leader Sonko to face rape trial

The opposition leader in Senegal, Ousmane Sonko is to face trial on charges of rape, an investigating judge has said. The case has now been referred to Senegal’s criminal chamber for trial. Sonko is also facing trial for making death threats to a beauty salon employee in 2021. Sonko is accused of sexually assaulting the woman who worked in a… Read More
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Ivory Coast TV presenter sentenced for promoting rape

– – The popular Ivorian television presenter suspended for asking a guest on his show to simulate rape has now been sentenced by a court. Yves de M’Bella received a 12-month suspended sentence for what prosecutors say was the promotion of rape. The court fined him $3,600 and placed a ban on him from leaving the country’s main city, Abidjan.… Read More
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South Africa’s Education Minister says ‘an educated man won’t rape’

– – South Africa’s Education Minister has come under fire for her remarks that “an educated man won’t rape” while trying to explain the importance of education. Angie Motshekga has told students that the more educated one was, the more unlikely they were to be involved in bad deeds. The comments triggered varied reactions from the students though she said she… Read More
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Nigerian rapper Olawale Hassan jailed in UK for rape

A man who repeatedly raped a woman when he locked her in his car after meeting her on a night out has been jailed for more than 10 years, police said. Olawale Hassan, 33, of Falcon Avenue, Grays, Essex, attacked the victim in Southend in 2017 after claiming he was a music producer, officers said. Hassan, also known as rapper… Read More
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SA man who raped a girl in restaurant toilet jailed for life

A 21 year old young man who raped a seven year old girl in a toilet in South Africa last year has been jailed for life. Nicholas Ninow was convicted of rape in September this year but his sentencing is now being delivered. According to police he followed the girl into the female toilet of a popular Pretoria restaurant, then… Read More
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South Africa’s Zulu King wants rapists castrated

A prominent monarch in South Africa, the Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has proposed that convicted rapists are castrated. He believes that is the best way to end the wave of rape cases in the rainbow nation. Local news outlet IOL news quoted the monarch as saying that his proposal “would end this thing (rape). “This should be done in a… Read More
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Three Africans arrested for torturing migrants in Libya

Three Africans have been arrested for torturing migrants in a detention centre in north-west Libya. The men, a 22-year-old Guinean and two Egyptians aged 26 and 24, are believed to be part of a group that kidnapped and mistreated dozens of people. According to a Reuters reporting, the judicial order on these Africans revealed that several migrants detained in the… Read More
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SA man who raped child in restaurant toilet convicted

A 21-year old South African man Nicholas Ninow who raped a seven year old in a restaurant toilet has been convicted of the crime. He was found guilty of the crime which took place last year. Police say the girl was raped by Ninow who followed her into the women’s restroom. He then pulled the girl into a men’s washroom… Read More
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Ronaldo walks free, will not face rape charges

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face any charges over an alleged rape in the US state of Nevada a decade ago, prosecutors said on Monday. The Clark County District Attorney’s Office said it had declined to prosecute the Portuguese star because it “cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt” that a sexual assault occurred. Kathryn Mayorga, a former model,… Read More

Children at risk in the hands of the FDLR in eastern of Democratic Republic of the Congo

By: Joseph H. Cavallaro- Vision GRAM-International     May 26, 2015 – In recent weeks, several hundred Congolese children have escaped from armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Though the freeing of children from armed groups is always a cause for celebration, there are still an estimated 30,000 children fighting with armed groups in the DR Congo. The… Read More