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South Africa: Victory for the Rule of Law – the Warriors Leading the War Against State Capture

July 4, 2021
The Constitutional Court judgment against former president Jacob Zuma, and the strengthening of key institutions such as the South African Revenue Service and the National Prosecuting Authority, showing early signals of success in the fight against State Capture. First published in the Daily Maverick 168 weekly newspaper. State Capture eviscerated the very organs of state

Biden Fights Back Against Voter Suppression And Calls Out GOP Cowards

March 8, 2021
President Biden took action to combat Republican voter suppression and also asked Republicans why they are so afraid to let people vote. Video: President Biden takes action against voter suppression while telling Republicans that if they have the best ideas let the people vote. pic.twitter.com/FLxtpp3kNL — Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 7, 2021 President Biden

David Perdue Files to Run Against Raphael Warnock for Georgia Senate Seat

February 15, 2021
David Perdue, the one-term U.S. senator from Georgia who lost a runoff election last month against Senator Jon Ossoff, filed paperwork on Monday night indicating that he plans a comeback effort — this time against Georgia’s other new senator, Raphael Warnock.Mr. Perdue, a former businessman who first ran for office as an outsider, and later

Africa: WHO Recommends Use of Vaginal Ring Against HIV

January 30, 2021
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended the use a silicone vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral known as dapivirine as a new method for preventing HIV among women at substantial risk of contracting the virus. The product, which was added to the WHO’s list of prequalified medicines last November, is a discreet, long-acting, HIV-prevention product

Critics warn against new domestic terror laws being used against legit protest

January 11, 2021
“There are already plenty of tools at the government’s disposal to crack down on far-right insurrection,” The Week’s Ryan Cooper wrote in a column on Sunday. The problem, Cooper argued, is not a lack of laws but rather a deficiency of will from “police departments and security agencies [that] are composed largely of conservative Republicans, and not a

The never-ending coup against Black America

January 5, 2021
There’s a lot that feels unprecedented about today’s electoral crisis in Georgia, and there’s earnest concern that we may never recover from Donald Trump’s damage to democracy. On December 5, the president went to Valdosta to engorge his ego, prattling on for close to two hours before a crowd of roughly 10,000 fans about imaginary

Africa: When the World Unites to End Violence Against Women

January 3, 2021
Violence against women and girls is a global human rights challenge which must be fought to a standstill, JOY YESUFU writes. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, emerging data and reports from those on the frontlines showed that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, have escalated. The trend is described as

South Africa: Concourt Warns Against Unfounded Personal Cost Orders Against Public Protector

December 16, 2020
The Constitutional Court has considered four personal cost orders against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and upheld only one. On Tuesday, the court warned that awarding such orders without merit would weaken Mkhwebane’s office and damage democracy. In the ruling, the court also dismissed her appeal to subpoena tax records. The Constitutional Court has warned the

CDC warns against Thanksgiving travel amid COVID-19 surge

November 19, 2020
Scrap your Turkey Day travel plans — even if it’s only a short distance, the Centers for Disease Control urged Thursday. The public health agency released new holiday guidelines warning people to stay home for Thanksgiving festivities — and to mask up at the dinner table — due to sky-high national coronavirus infection rates. “The

Victims seeking compensation against Boy Scouts of America nears 90K

November 16, 2020
Sexual abuse claims against the Boy Scouts of America reached nearly 90,000 Monday morning as the deadline for seeking compensation was set to close later in the day. Jordan Merson, a lawyer who represents over 300 victims of BSA abuse, told The Post that as of early Monday morning there were 88,500 people who are
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