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Emotional Abuse Is Insidious, Perhaps Even More Than Physical Abuse

As gender-based violence continues to plague the world over, it's important to also highlight the dire effects of emotional abuse, long before it manifests in the physical.

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Here's Our List of This Year's Most Popular TikTok Creators From The Continent

Laughter was the medicine of choice this year, and these African creators did their part in healing the masses.

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5 Necessary Themes Explored In Koleka Putuma’s ‘Hullo Bu-Bye KoKo Come In’

Hullo Bu-Bye KoKo Come In is Koleka Putuma's second poetry collection following her internationally successful debut Collective Amnesia.

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Opinion: In Polyandry Lies the Power of Choice

Much of South Africa's ongoing debate about women having more than one husband is peppered with falsehoods, fallacies and the refusal to allow women to enjoy similar freedoms to their male counterparts.

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'Stop Killing Us': A Visual Short Story of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

Zambian photographer Alex Kamutondole captures the terrifying reality of violence facing South African women daily.

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How a Global Pandemic Has Failed to Stop South Africa's Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Crisis

We speak to women in key positions about the state of gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa during the continued national lockdown.

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#JusticeForTshegoPule: Man Charged With Murder of 28-Year-Old Woman in South Africa

As the nation contends with Black people dying at the hands of the police, femicide continues to claim the lives of South African women including 28-year-old Tshego Pule.

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Tunisian Protests Enter Fourth Consecutive Day

Protesters in Tunisia have been holding anti-government demonstrations for the past four days against the worsening socio-economic crisis in the country.

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Liberia Officially Declares Rape a National Emergency

The move comes after protests this past month which saw thousands of Liberians demonstrating against the alarming rise in the rate of sexual assault.

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#JusticeForUwa, Nigerians Demand Answers for Student Killed in Church

Nigerians are outraged by the continued gender-based violence in the country following the death of 22-year-old student Vera Omozuwa in a Benin City church.

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Family Confirms: Black Lives Matter Protester Oluwatoyin Salau Found Dead

The 19-year-old Nigerian-American Black Lives Matter protester was found dead in Tallahassee after being missing since June 6th.

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Tunisian President Calls for Death Penalty Following Murder of Young Woman

President Kais Saied has called for the reinstatement of the death penalty following public outrage after the murder of a 29-year-old woman.

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ESPN's Controversial Oscar Pistorius Documentary to Hit South African Screens

'The Trials of Oscar Pistorius' will debut on South African screens through ESPN's Emmy award-winning 30 for 30 series despite public criticism.

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Ndlulamthi’s New EP ‘The Substance’ is an Insightful Pep Talk to The Black Man

Cape Town lyricist Ndlulamthi explores the experiences and actions of black men, touching on survival, failure, disappointment and GBV in his new EP 'The Substance'.

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#ShutItDown: Ongoing Namibian Protests Call for End to Gender-Based Violence

#ShutItDown protests in Namibia have called for the Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Doreen Sioka, to step down following the murder of 22-year-old Shannon Wasserfall.

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Koleka Putuma Releases Sonic Experience for 'Collective Amnesia'

Koleka Putuma has released an audio book for 'Collective Amnesia' following the tremendous success of the anthology.

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BET Pulls Episode of 'Behind the Story with Pearl Thusi’ Amid Controversy

Following outrage at the scheduled interview of rape-accused comedian Tol Ass Mo on 'Behind the Story with Pearl Thusi', BET Africa has decided to pull the episode entirely.

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Nigerian Police Drop D'banj Rape Case

Seyitan Babatayo and D'banj will reportedly settle the rape case outside of court as the two-year investigation now comes to an end.

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Miss South Africa Wants Men to Write Love Letters to Women to Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

Unfortunately, there's nothing stopping abusive men from writing these love letters too.

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This Convicted Rapist Recited a Bizarre Poem to His Victim in Court

South Africans are angry that Nicholas Ninow was even allowed to recite the poem to his 7-year-old rape victim.

South Africans are Outraged that a Convicted Rapist's Crime is Being Downplayed in an Interview on National Television

The country's public broadcaster is interviewing convicted rapist Nicholas Ninow's mother who insists her son is not a rapist but a man who 'made a mistake'.

Koleka Putuma's New Poem Speaks to South Africa's Femicide Crisis

'This country buries us before we are born. Calls us by our obituaries before it calls us by our names,' writes Putuma.

Watch Miss Universe 2019, Zozibini Tunzi, on 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah'

Miss Universe 2019 speaks to Trevor Noah about how she's had to deal with online abuse as well as wanting to raise awareness around gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa.

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