SOCIETE | SOCIETY

09-Feb-2022 to 13:31

S/Africa to decriminalise sex work?

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa on Wednesday commenced consultation on one of its most contentious subjects, whose endgame is to reach a consensus on how to go forward in the “decriminalisation of sex work”.

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08-Feb-2022 to 13:31

Pre-census survey shows 30% rise in Zimbabwe’s population

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe’s population has grown by more than 30 percent over the past 10 years, according to the results of a preliminary census conducted in 2021.

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13-Jan-2022 to 15:08

Cape Town wins global sustainability award

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — The South African city of Cape Town has been awarded a Medal of Honour in the fifth Guangzhou International Awards for Urban Innovation for its partnership with the Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP), delivered by GreenCape.

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06-Jan-2022 to 10:29

Ghana scores big on peace index

APA-Accra (Ghana) — Ghana has been named as one of the world's most peaceful countries by the Global Peace Index, the local press reported on Thursday.

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29-Dec-2021 to 00:07

Addis: Zimbabwe woman jailed for drug trafficking

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopia's federal High Court has sentenced a Zimbabwean woman to nine years in prison for drug trafficking.

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28-Dec-2021 to 23:46

Niger expels eight Rwandan genocidaires

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The government of Niger on Tuesday expelled eight Rwandans transferred to the country by a UN court which tried and found them guilty of genocide-related crimes several years ago.

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28-Dec-2021 to 14:35

AI welcomes release of jailed Cameroon students

APA-Yaoundé (Cameroon) — In 2016, three young Cameroonians were sentenced to ten years in jail by a military court “for sharing a sarcastic SMS referring to Boko Haram,” the human rights watchdog Amnesty International said.

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