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Zeinebou Mint Taleb Moussa is a woman's rights activist in Mauritania. For over a decade, she’s spoken out against rape and sexual assault - something that the country is tackling.

In Mauritania, there are no laws that explicitly criminalize rape. “There is no mention of the words ‘rape’ or ‘sexual assault’ in the Mauritanian laws which left a growing number of women as victims...All words that are related to sex are extremely taboo and can never be mentioned publicly,” she said in an interview with CNN.

Women who report their rapes are usually ostracized for doing so, and are often incarcerated. As president of the UN funded Mauritanian Association for Maternal and Child Health (AMSME), Taleb Moussa strives to change this. When a woman reports rape to the police, they contact AMSME and thereafter, the survivor is taken to the El Wafa center which is a space Taleb Moussa created in 2001 to provide help for rape victims.

Taleb Moussa is also working with AMSME, the Mauritanian religious leaders and government to draft a new rape law.



Boity's Hometown Takes Centre Stage In Her New Music Video

Boity has released the music video for her latest single 'O18's Finest' which features Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill.

South African rapper Boity has finally shared the visuals for her latest single "018's Finest" featuring Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill. The single comes off Boity's EP 4463, which dropped last December. Marked as a fan favourite "018's Finest" borrows from Boity's hometown dialing code. The 31-year-old rapper hails from Potchefstroom, affectionately known as Potch, a quaint town in South Africa's North West province. The music video highlights the lesser known aspects of hip-hop culture in the otherwise sleepy town.

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