According to Demas Kiprono, a lawyer at Amnesty International Kenya, 20 people have been killed by police during the COVID-19 curfew. But the numbers of reports of violence are much higher. "Five hundred complaints against police brutality have been registered," said John Waiganjo, commissioner at Kenya's police watchdog. Only six convictions have happened because most of the complaints don't end up in court. … [Read more...] about In Africa, concerns over rising police brutality
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The hitmaker responded by insisting that Owens, meanwhile, is ‘encouraging millions to vote for a man who laugh Everytime a black men [sic] gets killed by a cop and tell millions of Americans to drink bleach,’ an apparent allusion to when the president asked that the White House coronavirus task force investigate whether a disinfectant could be injected as a treatment for coronavirus back in April. … [Read more...] about ‘You’re getting pimped out by white men:’ Cardi B hits back at Candace Owens after the conservative commentator called her ‘illiterate’ and an ’embarrassment to black people’ when she interviewed Joe Biden
Sales of ‘I Hate Men’ boom Pauline Harmange, a French writer, recently published a short ode to misandry called Moi les hommes, je les déteste (I Hate Men). Four hundred and fifty copies were printed and she didn’t expect many people to read it. But then it caught the attention of Ralph Zurmély, a government official, who tried to ban it over its “incitement to hatred on the grounds of gender”. Now a book that nobody had heard of a week ago is headline news and sales are soaring. The Guardian has an interesting interview with Harmange here. … [Read more...] about Gender reveal parties are harmful in so many ways – why do we treat them as quirky?
Protests: The death of 46-year-old Floyd has sparked days of sometimes violent demonstrations in Minneapolis and other US cities over police brutality against African-Americans; Protesters pictured on Thursday in Minneapolis … [Read more...] about Taraji P. Henson gets emotional discussing the ‘disproportionate affect’ COVID-19 has had on the mental health of African-Americans
The campaign highlights how the novel coronavirus can live for more than 24 hours in indoor environments - it is not likely to survive for long periods of time on outdoor surfaces in sunlight. Regular hand washing and the use of hand sanitiser can also help reduce a person's risk of catching the virus and passing it on. … [Read more...] about CURFEWS could be next: Ministers plan even tighter restrictions after banning meetings of more than six people from Monday – but Matt Hancock warns workers they should still head back to their desks because ‘virus isn’t spreading in offices’