In a classic case of 'quis custodiet ipsos custodes', the Public Protector of South Africa, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has been accused of lying under oath and acting in bad faith during an investigation of a bank bailout. After the Supreme Court of South Africa ruled that Ms Mkhwebane lied under oath, the nation's Public Servants Association openly declared her 'hypocritical' and demanded that her office be investigated.
In a spectacular gaffe in the official policy note regarding trafficking of women from Nigeria, the UK Home Officenoted that victims of sex trafficking could return to Nigeria “wealthy from prostitution” and “held in high regard”. The comments were met with outrage from human rights advocates, MPs, and the public alike – rightly concerned that the remarks oversimplify the complexity of human trafficking and could be used as rationale to refuse asylum to victims of trafficking.
...because if you are in Tanzania, the government is coming for it. Last week during a budget speechto parliament, Tanzanian Finance Minister, Philip Mpango, announced a 25% tax on imported wigs and extensions and a 10% levy on those made locally, in a bid to promote government revenue.
On May 25, South Africa's sixth democratically-elected President, Cyril Ramaphosa, was sworn into office. In a history-making move, President Ramaphosa subsequently appointed South Africa's first-ever gender balanced cabinet.
April 7 2019 marked 25 years since the start of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsis, which heartbreakingly lasted from April 7 - July 15 1994. Kwibuka25 (Kwibuka means "To Remember" in Kinyarwanda) commemorates and honors the victims of the genocide and resolves that such an atrocity will never happen again.