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2 Dec 2017
The king of hip-hop is stepping off his throne. Russell Simmons is the latest powerful man in the entertainment world to be accused of sexual misconduct. Screenwriter Jenny Lumet accused Simmons of forcing himself on her in his New York apartment in 1991. Reuters could not independently confirm the allegation and representatives for Simmons did…
25 Nov 2017
One of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations in the world today is the violence against women and girls. Gender inequality is persistent in the workplace, the family, education and society in general. To achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, more vigorous efforts are required, including legal frameworks, to…
16 Nov 2017
It all started out with a tweet Terry Crews wrote about his experience with sexual assault in the hands of an unnamed person in the film industry when the accusations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein came to light. Now, the actor has spoken out and named his assailant. Speaking to Michael Strahan of Good Morning…
30 Oct 2017
Thousands of people took the "Me too" online campaign against sexual harassment and assault started by the Harvey Weinstein affair onto the streets of France Sunday. In Paris, the mostly female demonstrators in Republique square waved placards bearing the "#Metoo" hashtag used by tens of thousands of women in the past two weeks to share…
16 Oct 2017
A simple Twitter request has become a top trending topic, giving victims of sexual assault a chance to speak up. Actress Alyssa Milano made this request, asking women to respond "me too" if they have been sexually assaulted or harassed. She wrote: "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply…
24 May 2016
Disgraced television legend Bill Cosby returned to court Tuesday to hear evidence that he sexually assaulted a woman after plying her with drugs at his Philadelphia home, a crime for which he could be jailed 10 years if put on trial and convicted.


A Hong Kong lawmaker who posed for a group photo with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the leader's visit to the financial hub this week confirmed Sunday he has since tested positive for coronavirus.
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Sierra Leone's government has approved a draft law that would decriminalise abortion in a country with one of the world's highest maternal mortality rates.
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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday engaged in commercial tricycle business as he rode and picked a male passenger around the Kuto area of Abeokuta.
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday evening returned to Abuja after a five-day State Visit to Lisbon, Portugal, where Nigeria and the European nation signed Memorandum of Understanding in diverse sectors.
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At least 19 people died and 14 were injured when a bus plunged into a ravine near a small town in Pakistan's west, an official said on Sunday.