New Nigerian law criminalizes female genital mutilation and male abandonment of family without economic provisions. More from Reuters.
Government officials and NGOs battle 42% child marriage rate in Zambia. More from The Times of Zambia, via AllAfrica.
Nigeria’s Women in Politics Forum (WIPF) calls for concerted efforts to include 50% female representation in President Buhari’s new administration. More from Leadership.
Mozambique’s new penal code which removes “vices against nature” to come in effect in June, effectively de-criminalizing homosexuality. More from PinkNews.
With 160,000 HIV+ adolescents in Nigeria, public health advocates push for funding to meet UNAIDS 90-90-90 treatment goal. More from Leadership.
South African officials are concerned as numbers rise at camp for those displaced by recent xenophobic wave even as conflict diminishes. More from News24.
Petition garners more than 12,500 signatures pressuring EU to acknowledge white South Africans’ “right to return.” More from News24.