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Photos: Woman kept as sex slave for six years in tiny room with four children

A woman has spoken out about being kept prisoner for six years by a man who repeatedly sexually assaulted her – getting her pregnant four times. The woman gave birth to four children while being kept in a tiny concrete flat with no windows or access to daylight. She only …

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Togolese ‘fleeing human rights abuses’ to Ghana – UN

More than 500 Togolese nationals have sought refuge in neighbouring Ghana because of a government crackdown on opposition protests, the UN refugee agency said on Friday. “So far, 513 asylum seekers have been registered by the Ghanaian authorities,” UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch said in a statement. They crossed the border …

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Uganda bans protests over presidential age limit bill

 Ugandan police on Wednesday banned what it termed illegal demonstrations over plans to remove presidential age limits, seen as paving the way for President Yoweri Museveni to serve a sixth term in office. A bill removing the age limit for the president was introduced in parliament last month, and MPs …

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Cairo most dangerous megacity for women – poll

Cairo was named on Monday as the most dangerous megacity for women by an international media poll. Women’s rights experts said that the treatment of women in the Egyptian capital has worsened since a 2011 uprising seeking social change. Cairo came out worst when the Media asked experts on women’s …

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Ethiopia says 669 killed in months of violent protests

Months of violence that sparked Ethiopia’s current state of emergency left at least 669 people dead, the government-affiliated Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said on Tuesday. The protests that began in November 2015 and spread throughout the country demanding wider political freedoms posed a challenge to one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies …

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Eight-year-old boy and family shot dead in Thailand

An eight-year-old boy and three relatives were shot dead on their way to school in Thailand’s insurgency-torn south on Thursday, authorities said, casting a pall over recent peace talk gains. Thailand’s southern tip has festered with violence for over a decade as Malay-Muslim rebels wage a rebellion against the Buddhist-majority …

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