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UN experts accuse DR Congo warlord of mass rape

29 December 2018, 7:55 AM

UN experts are accusing a warlord in the Democratic Republic of Congo of leading horrific gang rapes in South Kivu during which women were held captive in a cave and treated like sex slaves, according to a confidential report obtained by AFP on Friday.

J&J loses bid to have $4.7 bln talc verdict set aside, vows to appeal

20 December 2018, 9:14 PM

Johnson & Johnson failed to persuade a Missouri trial judge to set aside a July verdict awarding a record $4.69 billion to 22 women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in the company’s Baby Powder and other talc products. The healthcare company faces thousands of lawsuits over the safety of talc in its Baby […]

Dialogue seeks to empower women

20 November 2018, 11:01 AM

More than 1 000 women from around the continent have converged in Kempton Park for the “African Women in Dialogue” conference.

Record number of women running for office in US midterm elections

2 November 2018, 9:31 PM

A record number of women are running for office in the midterm elections in the United States and while analysts expect a record number of women to serve in the next Congress, that number is unlikely to top 25%. 

Nzimande speaks out on violence against women, children

20 October 2018, 7:01 PM

Two national ministers have spoken out about sexual offences against women and children.

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