Zimbabwe Vice President resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations
4 hours ago
Zimbabwe's Vice President Kembo Mohadi resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations. Local news outlets have been notified of phone recordings allegedly of Mohadi soliciting sex from women, including a subordinate in his office. Meanwhile in Nigeria, families face an anxious wait ahead as Zamfara state officials say they are negotiating with the kidnappers of 317 schoolgirls. And rights activists in Morocco are encouraging women to talk to organisations to break the silence and raise awareness about sexual violence and domestic abuse in the country.
Hundreds of Maasai warriors initiated as elders in ritual ceremony
10 hours ago
Hundreds of Maasai men, with their heads coated in red ochre, take part in the final rite of passage to transition from Morans (warriors) to elders. Maasai males go through three rites of passage in their lifetime, Enkipaata, Eunoto and Olng’esherr, and these three ceremonies have been added to UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in need of urgent safeguarding.
WHO Africa encourages healthcare workers to get vaccinated
1 day ago
The WHO regional director for Africa encourages healthcare workers in Africa to accept the Covax vaccination and warns against the spread of fake news as Ghana becomes the first country to receive vaccines from the global Covax scheme.
Italian ambassador, driver and bodyguard killed in DR Congo ambush
3 days ago
Congo's interior ministry on Monday blamed a Hutu militia called the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), which is active near where ambassador Luca Attanasio, 43 and his bodyguard Vittorio Iacovacci, 30, were shot. World Food Programme driver Mustapha Milambo was also killed, local officials said.