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North Western of Somalia President Prohibits Clan Elders from Handling Rape Cases

Effective immediately, traditional elders are barred from meddling in rape cases, mandating direct court appearances for all the accused, escorted by law enforcement. "I have decreed that rape cases must be handled solely by the nation's competent courts to guarantee that the suspects face due legal consequences and to uphold citizens' basic rights and liberties," declared President Abdi.The President's order, designed to ensure justice and protect citizens' rights, directs the Chief of Police and the Attorney General to…

“They raped and starved us”: Surviving details

Ethiopian and Eritrean troops have raped hundreds of women and girls during the Tigray War and subjected some to sexual slavery and mutilation, Amnesty International said in a report on Wednesday. Based on interviews with 63 survivors, the report sheds new light on a scourge already being investigated by Ethiopian law enforcement officials, with at least three soldiers convicted and 25 others charged. Some survivors said they had been raped while held captive for weeks on end. Others described being…

Niger’s CNDH confirms rape case

The National Human Rights Commission released a report on this on Friday, April 2. The Chadian authorities have reacted: they acknowledge the facts and promise sanctions. However, they urge not to generalize so as not to damage the image of the Chadian army. The facts took place in March in the Tillabéri region of western…

Accused of rape, opponent Christopher Kayumba

While recently launching Rwanda's platform for democracy, a new opposition party not yet registered with the authorities, former university professor Christopher Kayumba is accused of attempted rape and sexual assault. Heard by investigators on Tuesday, March 23, he said he was the subject of disinformation aimed at selling his reputation.…

In Ethiopia rape as a weapon of conflict in

Hundreds of rape cases have been reported throughout Tigray since the beginning of the conflict - which has now been going on for four months. Hospitals have received many cases of abortions or serious injuries as a result of these rapes. The victims suffer from psychological trauma. Possible war crimes, but so far no independent investigative body has gained access to the region.…

In Senegal, a marketing campaign to clarify the regulation criminalizing rape and pedophilia

In reference to the Worldwide Day for the Elimination of Violence towards Girls, a marketing campaign was launched to popularize the regulation criminalizing rape and pedophilia on 25 November. It can run till December 10 as a part of the # 16joursDActivism towards violence towards girls launched by the UN in partnership with the Senegalese Ministry of Girls, Household, Gender and Baby Welfare.…

rape cases reported to the Lubumbashi prison

The NGO's Evangelical Non-Violent Action Group (Ganve) condemns rape cases with violence against prisoners in the Kasapa prison in Lubumbashi. According to this NGO, it all started after the fire for a weekend in one of the prison buildings of angry prisoners, some of whom tried to escape. Part of the dormitories had been destroyed and prisoners were grouped together with female prisoners. Today, these women, about fifty, will be at the mercy of these prisoners. Since this weekend, the female inmates at the Kasapa…

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