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Rape used as conflict reward in South Sudan – UNHCR

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Widespread sexual violence against women and girls in conflict is fuelled by systemic impunity, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNHCR) in South...

10 000 rapes in three months “deeply disturbing” – Police Minister...

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Police Minister Bheki Cele says the rape of 10 000 people in three months in South Africa is a “deeply disturbing disgrace”. This comes as the...

Eritrean and Tigrayan forces killed and raped refugees – Human Rights...

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Eritrean soldiers and Tigrayan militias raped, detained and killed Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, an international rights watchdog said on Thursday. Human...

Sexual offences show increase

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Sexual offences have increased by 74.1% in the months between April and the end of June this year after lockdown regulations were further relaxed. This...

Cops who rape are rarely disciplined, GroundUp says

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South African Police Service (SAPS) members have been accused of nearly 1 000 rapes since 2012, according to data from the Independent Police Investigative...

Swiss verdict due in Liberia war crimes trial for rape, cannibalism

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A Swiss court will rule on Friday whether a Liberian rebel commander committed rape, killings and an act of cannibalism in one of the...

Ethiopian soldiers guilty of rape, murder

Three Ethiopian soldiers were convicted of rape and one of killing a civilian in Ethiopia's Tigray region, government said, the first public statement on...

Nigerian women take action as rape, assault cases surge during pandemic

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When Kehinde Osakede’s university closed due to COVID-19 last year, the visual arts student returned home to Lagos. A visit to a family friend...

Chad arrests soldiers accused of rapes in Niger

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Chad’s government said on Saturday that soldiers accused of at least three rapes in Niger, including that of an 11-year-old girl, have been arrested...

Men forced to rape family members in Ethiopia’s Tigray, UN says

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More than 500 rape cases have been reported to five clinics in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the United Nations said on Thursday, warning that the...

Ethiopia confirms widespread rape in conflict-hit north

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Scores of women have been raped in Ethiopia’s northerly Tigray region, authorities have confirmed, in the chaotic aftermath of an armed conflict last year...

Ethiopian women raped in Mekelle, says soldier

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Soldiers and police in the northern Ethiopian city of Mekelle have expressed concerns about insecurity, with one saying women were raped this week, after...

Malawian protesters demand tougher penalties for rape

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Hundreds of Malawians took to the streets on Monday to demand tougher rape penalties following months of protests over sexual abuse in the country,...

Namibia weighs demands for rape crackdown after street protests

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Street protests that led to the arrest of 25 women’s rights activists in Namibia at the weekend have prompted the government to launch an...

Sexual offences increase by 1.7%

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The cases for sexual offences have increased by 1.7% when compared to the previous year, according to crimes statistics released by Police Minister, General...

South Sudan dismisses gang rape allegations, asks for peace funding

South Sudan’s justice minister dismissed UN investigators accusations that fighting and gang rape persisted in the country and called for $285 million (£218.1 million)...

Mass rape, killings and torture in South Sudan – UN

UN investigators identified perpetrators of pervasive rape and killings and torture in secret safe houses in South Sudan and believe oil revenues drive much...

Rape still endemic in South Sudan’s Unity state

Rape and sexual violence against women and girls as young as eight is still widespread in northern South Sudan despite a peace deal to...

South Sudan soldiers sentenced for 2016 murder, rape

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A South Sudanese military court sentenced 10 soldiers to prison for the rape of foreign aid workers and the murder of a...

British pensioner guilty of raping Kenyan girls

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A 72-year-old pensioner was found guilty in a British court of raping two Kenyan girls while on holiday in the East African...

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