IN SWAZILAND, CHILD RAPE NOT UNUSUAL

From Swazi Media Commentary Fri Dec 7 2012, 04:05:00

A total of 170 cases of rape of children under the age of 11 have been reported to police in Swaziland since January 2011.

A one-year-old child was among the victims.

Shocking though this news is; this is not unusual in Swaziland where children are routinely sexually and physically abused, often inthe name of 'Swazi culture'. They are whipped, raped, starved, traded for sex, flung into jail for being poor, and thousands of them head up households.

The 170 cases were revealed by Swaziland Police Commissioner Isaac Magagula during the commemoration of Sixteen Days Against Gender-Based Violence on Wednesday (5 December 2012).

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Nigeria:   As Govt Loses Ground in North-East, a 15-Point Plan for Nigeria (analysis)
AfricaPlus
22 July 2014

July 23 marks 100 days since the Chibok girls were abducted. The Boko Haram insurgency has brought to world attention the shortcomings of Nigeria's army, police, and other security services. President ... [read more]

Somalia:   Somali Lawmaker Killed in Mogadishu (news)
Voice of America
23 July 2014

Gunmen in Somalia's capital have shot dead a member of parliament -- the fourth Somali lawmaker killed in Mogadishu this year. A government official tells VOA's Somali Service that Saado Ali Warsame ... [read more]

Africa:   Oil Producers in Shadowy Deals With Swiss Commodity Traders - Report (news)
AlertNet
22 July 2014

Governments in sub-Saharan Africa are selling crude petroleum in shadowy deals worth hundreds of billions of dollars without publicly accounting for the money, according to a new report. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!