Middle East on a roll to repeal ‘marry the rapist’ laws | Middle East

In recent weeks, the Tunisian, Jordanian, and Lebanese parliaments have repealed provisions in their penal codes that allowed rapists to escape punishment by marrying their victims. Provisions like these, largely colonial-era relics,... Read more »

Why do some peacekeepers rape? The full report | Africa

UN peacekeepers are sent to the most war-ravaged countries on Earth, ostensibly to help them transition to peace.  But some stand accused of committing crimes against the very people they are supposed... Read more »

Is the UN sending the wrong people to keep the peace? | UN

UN peacekeepers are sent to the most war-ravaged countries on Earth, ostensibly to help them transition to peace.  But some stand accused of committing crimes against the very people they are supposed... Read more »

Cursed no more – women in western Ethiopia reject childbirth alone in the bush | UNFPA

BENISHANGUL-GUMUZ, Ethiopia – Three times, Abebech Kabla has given birth alone in the woods. Each time, she thought she might die. The first time, she was only 13 years old, a year... Read more »

Ethiopia: Gold Medallist Eyes to Defend Her Ottawa Marathon Title

Koreni Jelela was the women’s winner at the Ottawa marathon in 2:27:06 in 2016 Last year’s Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon gold medallist Koreni Jelela is preparing well to defend her title in this... Read more »

Ethiopian athletes win Xiamen International Marathon

The Xiamen International Marathon starts off. The marathon is the first IAAF Gold Label Road Race of 2017 in Xiamen, southeast China’s Fujian Province. It is the 15th Xiamen Marathon and has... Read more »

Deba & Dibaba among the favorites to win Boston Marathon women’s race

Boston, USA – When the 2015 Boston Marathon women’s race kicks off here on Monday, all eyes will be on Buzunesh Deba and Mare Dibaba (no relation to the famous Dibaba sisters)of Ethiopia,... Read more »

Ethiopia’s Gebre-Egziabher ready for Boston Marathon

Addis Ababa  – Ethiopian athlete Gebre-Egziabher Gebremariam said he is ready for the Boston Marathon, world’s oldest annual and best-known road racing event. Boston Marathon is a means for Gebre-Egiziabher who won the... Read more »

Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba named Sportswoman of the Year at Laureus World Sports Awards

Shanghai, China – World indoor champion athlete Genzebe Dibaba was named sportswoman of the year at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Shanghai on Wednesday April 15. The middle-distance runner became the... Read more »

IAAF Diamond League: Barshim aiming higher in Eugene

Mutaz Essa Barshim will return to the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene on May 30, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, where he set the high jumping world on fire in 2013. The 41st... Read more »