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New Botswana law gives wives the ability to own land

first_imgBurkina Faso’s National Assembly passes law to repossess land Proposed law in Namibia bans foreigners from owning land Mokgweetsi Masisi, Botswana’s president. (Getty Images) Women’s rights activists in Botswana are applauding the government’s decision to allow wives to own land alongside her husband. Women’s groups say the action allows women to be independent in marriages and also have the same rights to land as any other person.Mokgweetsi Masisi, Botswana’s president. (Getty Images)On Thursday, President Mokgweetsi Masisi amended a 2015 Land Policy which stopped wives from owning land if their husbands already owned property.“The Botswana Land Policy 2015 was discriminatory against married women and did not give them equal treatment with men, and I am happy to report that this discriminatory sub-section has since been repealed,” the president said at a virtual briefing.Under the old policy, only unmarried women or the wives of men who did not already own land were eligible for land rights. The discrimination left millions of married women, widows and single mothers without access to the land where they live and work.Women face a host of barriers to owning land – be it through skewed inheritance rights or restricted authority over assets – in 40% of countries, World Bank research shows.Although most African and Asian farmers are women, only about 15% of global farmland is owned by women, according to Landesa, a global land rights organisation, with experts predicting increased inequality due to the coronavirus.Masisi said on Twitter that the new policy would also protect widows and orphans who may be the head of their households. Related SA opposition in court to block land law changelast_img read more

Vera’s Finally repeats as champion…..12th Guyana Cup

first_imgVera’s Finally captured an emphatic gate-to-pole victory at the Rising Sun Turf Club to repeat as champion of the feature event of the Guyana Cup yesterday, justifying the favourite tag given at the start of the race. On a breezy Sunday afternoon at the overflowing venue, the chestnut filly sent the turfites into a frenzy as she galloped across the finish line ahead of six other race horses in the C and Lower eight furlong event.The victory was worth a hefty and appetizing $2M and the large Banks DIH Limited trophy. Handlers of Vera’s Finally accepting the winner’s trophy for the feature C and Lower Event yesterday at the Rising Sun Turf Club. The duo of horse and jockey, Colin Ross flew down the well prepared track at a break-neck pace from start to finish, showing elite speed that bodes well for the upcoming horse race meets in the 592.  Note: Since being imported from the USA and making its debut at last year’s Guyana Cup, Vera’s Finally has won all three races started at Rising Sun. TNT ($1M), Isn’t She Charming ($500,000) and Goodwill Boy ($250,000) were the steeds that placed second, third and fourth respectively. Vera’s Finally and Just Call Me Boss set the pace from the break with Princess She is Not, Isn’t She Charming and the others lurking.  There she stayed until Paul Delph on Just Call Me Boss made a bold move on the third turn sweeping up TNT in the process.As TNT and Vera’s Finally entered the home stretch, to a loud roar of the thousands of turfites, it looked as though the race could have gone either way. But champion jockey Ross and the race horse from the Jumbo Jet Racing Stables produced a late powerful surge and never relented to repeat as champion by about 10 lengths.  In the co-feature, 1100m, Three year-old Guyana Bred event, Not This Time surged ahead on the homestretch and claimed the $1M first prize that was up for grabs.Perfect Return, The Final Line and Feona filled out the top four rewarding positions.Besides the feature and co-feature, there were eight other races. Here is a summary: Race 1 (1400m L Class)Miss Angeline ($200,000)Puppy TailAwesome Cash She is a PrincessRace 2 (1400m L Class colts and geldings)Red Region ($200,000) Plane LandCatch a GlimpseByron Race 3 (1400m G1 and Lower)Storm Bird ($800,000)Keep on Swinging Settling StarRed RocketRace 4 (1400m J3 and Lower) Miss Olympic ($250,000)Pick A ChuKing StanleyGuvna Ground GalRace 5 (1100m 2 Year old Guyana Bred)Is He Perfect ($350,000)Princess TashaEbony PrincePerfectionRace 6 (1100m H2 and Lower)Isn’t She Charming ($600,000)Gypsy PrincessReady to RomanceSeven DustRace 7 (1100m L and Lower)Gold Again ($150,000)Cash JetPrinceBlack TrackRace 8 ( 1400m I and Lower)Ms Olympic ($300,000)Not This TimeParty TimeThe ‘Sport of Kings’ continues on Sunday with a meet at the Budhan’s Turf Club at the No.66 Village. (Emmerson Campbell)last_img read more

Piers Morgan, J.K. Rowling in Twitter fight over politics

first_img In this Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 photo provided by HBO, guests on a panel, John Waters, from left, filmmaker and author, Karine Jean-Pierre, senior advisor and national spokesman for, and Piers Morgan, U.S. editor-at-large, speak with host Bill Maher on the show, ”Real Time with Bill Maher,” in Los Angeles. Morgan and British author J.K. Rowling are in a Twitter war over American politics. He called her work “drivel” and she called him “amoral” after Morgan defended the U.S. government’s travel ban during an appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday. (Janet Van Ham/HBO via AP) FILE – In this Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, J. K. Rowling attends the world premiere of “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” in New York. British TV personality Piers Morgan and Rowling are in a Twitter war over American politics. He called her work “drivel” and she called him “amoral” after Morgan defended the U.S. government’s travel ban during an appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) LOS ANGELES | British TV personality Piers Morgan and British author J.K. Rowling are in a Twitter war over American politics.center_img He called her work “drivel” and she called him “amoral” after Morgan defended the U.S. government’s travel ban during an appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday.Morgan faced off with Australian comic Jim Jefferies on the episode during a discussion of the executive order. Morgan said it was “not a Muslim ban,” and Jefferies directed an expletive at him. Rowling tweeted that it was “satisfying” to hear Jefferies say that.A flurry of tweets between Rowling and Morgan followed.last_img read more