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An international landmine watchdog says new uses of the weapon are “extremely rare” but that fighting in Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine and Yemen has led to a second consecutive year of high casualties. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines said in an annual report Thursday there were 8,605 casualties, including 2,089 deaths, [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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A minority rights group has released a new report on the world's minorities and indigenous peoples and says stronger rights protection, not walls and travel bans, are “the only effective and sustainable response” to the millions of people displaced around the world. London-based Minority Rights Group International says that as the [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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The BBC's Africa editor Fergal Keane travels to a land littered with tears and mass graves. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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Earlier
Campaigners say the life sentences are a sign that impunity for sexual violence is ending. [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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South Sudanese residents of Kapoeta state say they found a way to earn money to feed their families: selling gold. Gold mining is illegal in South Sudan, but locals say it is worth the risk of getting arrested, or buried. They say they might sell as much as 30 grams [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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Eleven Congolese militia fighters were jailed for life on Wednesday for raping dozens of girls as young as 18 months during ceremonies meant to give the men supernatural powers, rights groups observing the trial said. Human rights campaigners hailed the court's verdict as a landmark decision in a country where they [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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The International Commission of Jurists is calling for Zimbabwe's new government to ensure free and fair elections next year. It is not the only the rights group making that appeal. Following a weeklong visit to Zimbabwe, the International Commission of Jurists – led by its Secretary General Saman Zia-Zarifi - [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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Accounts of slavery, torture and killings emerge from Nigerian migrants flown back from Libya. [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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The strengths and weaknesses of the top two candidates battling to lead South Africa's ruling party. [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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The woman was arrested after allegedly attempting to sell her one-month old girls for $980; £730. [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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Cameroon has closed its border with Nigeria in the north, after a series of attacks by Boko Haram militants on Cameroonian ranchers. The closure is meant to protect the ranchers' cattle, but it is hurting the ranchers' business. Hundreds of ranchers have brought their cattle and livestock to the Bogo market [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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European Union leaders will grapple Thursday with one of the most divisive issues ever to face the 28-nation bloc; how to collectively share responsibility for the tens of thousands of people arriving on Europe's southern shores in search of a better life. Ahead of an EU summit in Brussels, fresh tensions [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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The president loses two cases, and is forced to set up a corruption inquiry and pay legal fees. [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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The draw for Africa's second tier club competition the Confederation Cup is held with 2017 runners-up SuperSport United given a bye. [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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Didier Drogba told Mohamed Salah he just needed time and confidence for the goals to come. [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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Zimbabwe's parks agency says it has seized 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of ivory destined for Malaysia. National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo on Wednesday said the ivory was worth over $500,000. Farawo says no one has been arrested yet and police questioned officials from a travel agency before releasing [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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Tanzanian president John Magufuli ordered the central bank on Wednesday to tighten controls on the movement of hard currency and take swift action against failing banks in a bid to tackle financial crimes and protect the local shilling currency. The move comes as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) called on Tanzania [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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Nigeria's court of appeal on Tuesday dismissed 15 charges against the Senate president related to an alleged false declaration of assets, but it upheld three other charges against him. Bukola Saraki's three-year tenure as president of the upper house has been marred by numerous accusations of misconduct and investigations, though none [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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