Articles by AllAfrica


Africa: A Cultural Shift from Secrecy is Necessary to End Menstrual Shame

2022-05-27 17:59:13
[allAfrica] Menstruation is a topic handled with secrecy in many African cultures, perhaps to preserve the dignity of women and girls going through it. These cultural practices meant to protect sometimes end up doing the exact opposite. We are glad that this year's menstrual hygiene day is tagged as "making menstruation a normal fact of life by 2030 ." Source

Nigeria: APC's Consensus Conundrum

2022-05-27 17:23:47
[This Day] All Progressives Congress leadership's preference for a consensus presidential candidate unattainable, writes Bolaji Adebiyi Source

Gabon: Cameroon, Gabon Agree to Better Demarcate Border, Stop Conflict

2022-05-27 16:16:01
[VOA] Yaoundé -- Officials from Gabon and Cameroon have agreed to retrace their nearly 300-kilometer border and to stop frequent clashes between border communities. At a meeting in Cameroon's capital Thursday night, the two sides also agreed to jointly deploy their militaries to stop arms trafficking across the border. Source

South Africa: Five Former Top Transnet Officials Arrested for Fraud, Corruption

2022-05-27 13:42:59
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Five ex-senior Transnet officials, including former chief executive Siyabonga Gama, have been arrested on charges of money laundering, corruption and fraud, Mail & Guardian reports. This comes after the Investigative Directorate (ID) who, in collaboration with special police unit the Hawks, confirmed the suspects' apprehension at the Brackendowns police station in Alberton in the Gauteng province. Source

Namibia: Psych Evaluation for Murder Accused Cop

2022-05-27 11:53:31
[New Era] A senior police officer accused of killing his former lover and mother of his two children in Keetmanshoop, will be undergoing mental evaluation before going on trial in the High Court. Source

Namibia: One of Eight Jailbreakers Re-Arrested

2022-05-27 11:53:01
[New Era] One of the eighth dangerous criminals, who had escaped from Oluno prison cells, was arrested in Oshikango after being deported from Angola. According to Oshana police spokesperson Thomas Aiyambo, 27-yearold Gideon Junior Nashilongo, accused of murder and defeating or obstructing the course of justice, was rearrested at Oshikango in the Ohangwena region on Wednesday around 06h00. Source