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The 77 Percent – Speak up, do not be silent on rape

After 20 years, renowned Cameroonian singer, Bongkiya Venageho Lantum, popularly known as 'Tilla', has broken the silence on the sexual abuse by an uncle. In Africa, sexual abuse within the family setting is rife – but victims are silenced. Now, in this episode of the 77 Percent, young people speak up!

AfricaLink on Air — 17 September 2021

What next for Guinea after ECOWAS leaders imposed sanctions on coup leaders, among them holding elections in six months? +++ Gambia's President Adama Barrow finally defends his alliance with former dictator Yahya Jammeh ahead of the December elections+++Zambians are divided on the fate of the expensive presidential jet.

AfricaLink on Air — 15 September 2021

DRC: Opposition groups call for electoral reforms++NIGERIA: Islamic State’s Nigerian branch leader, Abu Musab Al-Barnawi, reportedly killed++Human rights activist Daniel Bekele wins 2021 German-Africa prize

The 77 Percent -Should married women take their husband's surname?

Getting married is a big deal, but taking up your husband's name is even more significant. Lucy Stone, a woman from the United States, was the first to openly refuse to change her last name after her marriage in 1854. More than 160 years later, we are still debating the issue. That's our topic on this week's #77Percent.

AfricaLink on Air - 13 September 2021

Guinea junta to start consultations with civil society groups +++ Zimbabwean court orders exhumation of former president Robert Mugabe's body +++ Cameroonians speak out against landgrabbers in Doula and Yaoundé

AfricaLink on Air – 10 September 2021

DW Africa’s journalists remember 9/11 attacks +++ Zambia's new leader under pressure to act on corruption +++ Rwanda opposition leader, Dr Christopher Kayumba arrested +++ A code of conduct for Nigeria`s clerics to curb violence

AfricaLink on Air – 08 September 2021

Implication of Guinea’s coup in neighboring countries+++ A Cameroon military court sentences four by firing squad+++Covid pandemic accelerates the online gig economy+++ Ugandan firm wants to cash in on cannabis demand+++ Growing crops without soil in Burkina Faso

AfricaLink on Air - 07 September 2021

Guinea putschists promise to free political detainees+++Junta consolidates power by naming military governors+++Gambia ruling party merges with ex-dictator's ahead of poll++Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel bids farewell to parliament

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