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Tunisia bans forced anal exams for homosexuality

Tunisia, where sodomy is punishable by jail, has banned forced anal examinations to determine sexual orientation, the North African state’s minister for human rights said Friday. The authorities carry out the tests on suspected homosexuals but “these exams can no longer be imposed by force, physical or moral, or without …

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South Sudan youth and women stage peace concert

South Sudanese youth and women held a peace concert on Wednesday (September 04), an event aimed at highlighting positive activities and efforts to end the ongoing violence in South Sudan. The concert featured dances and songs, as well as plays that touched on some of the challenges that women and …

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Most African migrants in Libya prey to abuse, torture, rape – Oxfam

Most African migrants suffer abuse, torture and rape as they cross lawless Libya in pursuit of a new life in Europe, Oxfam said on Wednesday as it urged Europe to offer safer routes. The voyage from Libya across the Mediterranean Sea to Italy – often on flimsy boats run by …

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Dozens killed in ethnic violence in eastern Congo

More than 50 people have been killed in clashes between ethnic groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, three local aid workers said on Sunday, the largest death toll in fighting between the two groups for months. Violence has raged across much of Congo this year, killing hundreds and …

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Egypt: 50 policemen jailed for three years over strike action

An Egyptian court sentenced 50 policemen to three years in prison on Thursday for organizing a strike against their working conditions in January, Egypt’s official news agency MENA reported. The south Sinai court also terminated 40 of the defendants from their jobs and fined them 500 Egyptian pounds each in addition to …

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Tunisian lawmakers pass bill set to end all violence against women

Tunisia’s parliament on Wednesday passed a bill designed to “end all violence against women”, strengthening protection and help for victims in a move welcomed by rights groups. “It’s a very moving moment and we are proud in Tunisia to have been able to gather around a historical project,” said women’s …

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