Nigerian Senate Passes Comprehensive Anti-Violence Against Women Bill

ViolenceAgainstWomen

Nigeria’s senate has passed its most comprehensive anti-violence against women bill, to date, prohibiting “female circumcision, forceful ejection from home and harmful widowhood practices,” reports Nigeria’s Channels Television. The bill further helps eliminate “violence in private and public life, provides maximum protection, effective remedies for victims of violence, and punishment of offenders.” Other features of…

Video: Watch Nigeria’s President-elect Muhammadu Buhari’s Acceptance Speech

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After a hotly contested election, Nigeria has a new President elect named General Muhammadu Buhari. Watch and read his acceptance speech. In a speech after he was declared the winner of the Presidential election by the chairman of the electoral body, General Buhari said President Gooduck had called to congratulate him on his victory. At…

U.S Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Voting Rights Act

Supreme Court Strikes Key Provisions of the Voting Rights Act

“The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 — the map that determines which states must get federal permission before they change their voting laws. The ruling, a 5-4 decision by Chief Justice John Roberts, leaves the future of the law deeply uncertain because it will…