“The agency claims no student will be forced to register for a religion against his/her wish. That is not true. In Kwara State, for example, the discriminatory curriculum has begun and Christian students who refused to register for it already had their bodies lacerated with cane. We have the names of the victims and their schools with us, including the text message from the parents of such students who were beaten.”
Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President, Rev Samson Ayokunle reacting to the alleged removal of Christian Religious Knowledge in Nigeria’s education curriculum
“We fully support the establishment of an international investigation by the Human Rights Council as a step forward in identifying the perpetrators of gross violations and bringing them to justice.”
U.N. rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, supporting the raising of fact-finding experts, repeatedly for the inquiry into events in Kasai region of Democratic Republic of Congo an opposition stronghold.
“After calculating some few mathematics, she’d be asking the teacher in the classroom: ‘Let me go out and breastfeed my crying baby. Men who impregnate the schoolgirls should be imprisoned for 30 years and “put the energy they used to impregnate the girl into farming while in jail. “I’m giving out free education for students who have really decided to go and study, and now you want me to educate the parents?”
Tanzanian President John Magufuli banning teen mothers from attending school in Tanzania
“If we have to compare ourselves to Russia in order to feel better about the country, we are in bigger trouble than we think. If we presume that if President Jacob Zuma is removed tomorrow it will address all the things that ail our political system, we are sadly mistaken. There are some fundamental wrongs in our society which have little to do with Zuma’s presidency. If sustainability is the intention of property owners, then we have to dig a bit deeper than just Zuma’s failures. We have to look at what in our society allowed corrupt elite to grow at the speed it did. Corruption did not start in 1994. The apartheid regime propped itself up through a network, including banks, until it became almost bankrupt. This provided a soft landing for the corruption network of today.”
South African journalist and political analyst Karema Brown warning that removal of President Jacob Zuma will not social inequalities that bedeviled the country.
“He did not only do it for South Africans. It’s on the record that he did it for the region. I mean all the leaders from countries around the region, at one stage or the other, they went through Botswana, whether it Sam Nojuma from Namibia, Robert Mugabe, Samora Machel in Mozambique, they all came here. And they were taken care of, and he was the person in the forefront, and he was seeing to it that people are safe.”
South Africa’s High Commission to Botswana, Mdu Lembede, commenting on the death oft the late Botswana President Sir Ketumile Masire saying he was instrumental in the fight against apartheid in South Africa.