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In a country where abuse and sexual violence are rife, a local police chief is on a mission to safeguard children and women from harm When Honorine Munyole visits a group of local women in the city of Bukavu, the police officer gets a welcome fit for a hero. But the celebrations turn to cries […]

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Rocket and mortar fire on UN camp in north of country kills three Guinean peacekeepers and injures eight others Jihadists launched an attack on a United Nations camp in northern Mali, killing three peacekeepers from the west African nation of Guinea and wounding several others, officials said Friday. Al-Qaidas affiliate in Mali claimed responsibility for […]

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Military pledges zero tolerance after allegations of abuses by Human Rights Watch, but some fear court will not bring troops to justice The Ugandan military has launched investigations into allegations of rape and exploitation by soldiers who have been searching for notorious rebel group the Lords Resistance Army in Central African Republic. At least two […]

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Prices of raw ivory in Vietnam have fallen, which traders are linking to Chinas announcement of its domestic ivory ban, according to new research The price of raw ivory in Asia has fallen dramatically since the Chinese government announced plans to Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC) have been visiting traders in Hanoi over the last three […]

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In northern South Africa, former soldiers are fighting both the illegal wildlife trade and the twin scourges of unemployment and PTSD The sun has set over the scrubby savannah. The moon is full. It is time for Ryan Tate and his men to go to work. In camouflage fatigues, they check their weapons and head […]

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South Africas president faces growing criticism within African National Congress with key allies calling for him to step down The South African president, Jacob Zuma, has faced further opposition at a meeting of his partys top leadership but managed to sidestep a vote of no confidence after a turbulent three-day gathering. The meeting in Pretoria […]

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Economic and political chaos left in wake of Gaddafis fall provide ideal opportunity for militant groups to gain traction The visit of Peter Millett, the British ambassador to Tripoli, was eventful. From early Friday morning, parts of the capital had echoed to exchanges of gunfire between two of the armed factions fighting for control of […]

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Norwegian Refugee Council report reveals extent of the hidden crisis that forced 31 million people one every second to flee within their countries last year Conflict, violence and natural disasters forced more than 31 million people to leave home and settle elsewhere within their countries last year, the equivalent of one person every second. But […]

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Officials in London accused of being wilfully blind to massacre of thousands of dissidents by Robert Mugabe in 1980s British officials repeatedly downplayed the massacre of thousands of dissidents by Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe in the 1980s to protect the UKs interests in southern Africa and their relationship with the former colonys new ruler, new […]

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Yakubu Nkekis elation at meeting his niece tempered by concern over when families of other 81 girls freed by Boko Haram will see their daughters The uncle of one of the seized from their dormitories in April 2014, causing an international outcry, were released last Sunday in exchange for five militant leaders, following months of […]

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