Monthly Archives: February 2020


Timothy Omotoso, Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho face a string of charges including rape, human trafficking and racketeering. CAPE TOWN – Following repeated delays, the State has called its first witness in the trial of a pastor and two women accused of a litany of crimes. The entire matter had to start afresh after the […]

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape in watershed case

Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of sexual assaults, including rape, capping a stunning downfall for the former Hollywood mogul and a victory for the #MeToo movement. Weinstein, 67, was convicted in New York City of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act. He was cleared of the most serious count of predatory sexual assault […]

Five men nabbed for child pornography in Gauteng appear in court

Five men arrested by the Gauteng police for the possession of explicit child abuse material have all appeared in court. In an operation code-named “Moonlight”, police officials, working with the US Department of Homeland Security, apprehended the alleged sexual predators in Pretoria and Kempton Park over the past week. Joanne Joseph spoke to colonel Brenda […]

‘No girl is safe’: The mothers ironing their daughters’ breasts

Cameroonian girls are enduring a painful daily procedure with long lasting physical and psychological consequences. by Philip Obaji Jr. Ogoja, Nigeria – For most children, their birthday is a time of celebration. But that was not the case for Mirabel when she turned 10.  For Mirabel, a Cameroonian refugee living in Nigeria, turning 10 marked the […]

Fashion executive accused in rape lawsuit reportedly hosted Prince Andrew at Bahamas estate

A millionaire fashion executive accused of raping 10 women and girls at his Bahamas mansion reportedly hosted Prince Andrew and his family at the property in 2000. A class action lawsuit lodged in New York City claims that Peter Nygard lured “young, impressionable, and often impoverished children and women” to his Bahamas property with cash payments and promises of […]

Time to shut down Pornhub, activist says, amid instances of child rape appearing on website

The time to shut down the largest online streaming site for porn is now, some say, particularly in light of how children being raped and trafficked have shown up on the platform. In an Sunday op-ed in the Washington Examiner, Laila Mickelwait, director of abolition of the prostitution abolitionist organization Exodus Cry, documented several instances in the past […]

Queen’s reign questioned amid her family’s ongoing legal drama

It was a disastrous year for the royal family. But there are alarming signs that the situation is about to get a lot worse for the Queen. OPINION Silence. No terse statement or sterile few sentences appearing on official letterhead. Since the latest sorry chapter in the Prince Andrew saga erupted earlier this week, Buckingham Palace has […]