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February 23, 2018 10:59 AM Children ‘forced to watch rape’ in South Sudan

Children in South Sudan have been forced to watch their mothers being raped and killed, the UN says. A report by UN human rights investigators says that 40 officials may be individually responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity. It says civilians have been tortured and mutilated, and villages destroyed on an industrial scale. The conflict 20

January 15, 2018 11:09 AM Lebanese rape suspect granted bail

An Accra High Court has granted bail to the Lebanese national, Rabih Haddad, alleged to have raped his Ghanaian house help. According to the court presided over by Justice Kofi Dorgu, enough time has been given to the prosecution to gather evidence, but they have failed to do so, hence the decision. The accused person was granted bail to the tune of five hundred 37

January 9, 2018 7:09 AM Somaliland passes first law against rape

For the first time in its history, the self-declared republic of Somaliland has passed a law against rape. In the past, a victim’s family could force them to marry their rapist to avoid being shamed. Somaliland declared itself independent from Somalia in 1991 but is not internationally recognised as a country. There is still no law against rape in Somalia 35

November 1, 2017 2:54 PM Supreme Court Judge recommends making defilement a first degree felony

Mrs Sophia Ophelia Adjeibea Adinyira, a Supreme Court Judge, has recommended the amendment of Ghana’s criminal laws to make defilement a first degree felony. “Section 101 of Act 29 does not describe defilement as a felony, yet the sentence is severer than that of rape, which is described as a first degree felony, this encourages settlement out of court 22

October 30, 2017 2:39 PM Assin Municipality again: 18-yr-old raped, hanged to die

A teenager who was brutally raped and hanged to die by a member of her community at Assin Adadiemtem in the Central region has opened up about her ordeal. The 18-year-old Junior High School (JHS) graduate, Maabena [pseudonym] said her rapist dragged her into a room, raped her and fastened a rope around her neck to kill her. She narrated the story to Joy News’ 30

October 30, 2017 1:48 PM Defilement of 4-yr-old: Allow us to do our work, don’t be in haste – Police

The Police Administration has implored the public to be patient as it probes the alleged rape of a four-year-old girl at Assin Adadientem in the Central Region. Director of Police Public Affairs, DSP Sheila Abeyie-Buckman said the Service will follow due process in handling the case including the protection of the rights of the victim and suspects under 28

October 28, 2017 8:57 AM Gender Ministry moves to seek justice for 4-yr-old defiled victim

The Minister of Gender, children and Social Protection says her outfit is liaising with other agencies for justice to be carried out for the four-year-old girl who was defiled at Assin Adadientem in the Central Region. The move, according to Otiko Afisa Djaba, will serve as a deterrent to perpetrators of such crime. “The Ministry wants to assure Ghanaians 31

October 27, 2017 12:56 PM 4-year-old defilement: CDD pushes IGP to speed up probe, prosecution

The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) is calling on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to ensure the police service speeds up actions and processes to arrest and prosecute the 17-year-old suspect. The Center also has also called on the Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry to, as a matter of urgency, reach out to the family of the victim 27

October 25, 2017 5:33 AM Defiled 4-year-old: Gender Ministry official faults mother for reporting to chief

An official of the Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry says the mother of a four-year-old girl defiled at Assin Adadientem in the Central Region should not have reported the matter to the chief of the town. Victoria Natsu, who is attached to the Domestic Violence Unit of the Gender Ministry, said being a criminal case, it should have been reported 69

October 20, 2017 9:15 AM Jordaan nowhere to be seen or heard as second woman alleges rape

The former Nelson Mandela Bay mayor is yet to respond to allegations of rape, which have now come from two women. By Friday, two days after former ANC MP and singer Jennifer Ferguson wrote about her experience of sexual assault at the hands of Safa president Danny Jordaan, he has not been available to comment on the serious allegation. Ferguson said another 57