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This year, women in South Africa and Nigeria have taken to the streets to challenge the continued state and socially sanctioned violence that is causing the alarming deaths of women and girls on the African continent. In the wake of the death of University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana in August, protests erupted in South Africa against the mortal violence perpetrated by men against women and girls.Protests have taken place under the rallying hashtags #metooNigeria in Nigeria and #IAmNext in South Africa. In July, Busola Dakolo accused Biodun Fatoyinbo of rape, a pastor of a popular church in Nigeria,...

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