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Kenya watchdog says 92 people killed in election violence

A human rights watchdog says 92 people were killed during Kenya’s months of election turmoil and dozens of others were sexually assaulted. The independent Kenya National Commission on Human Rights says in a new report Wednesday that most of the victims “were felled by the bullet.” The group reports 86 …

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At least 61 dead after days of violence in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region

At least 61 people have been killed in clashes between different ethnic groups in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region, officials said, the latest bout of violence to highlight increasing instability in a province racked by bloody protests in 2015 and 2016. From Thursday, 29 ethnic Oromos were killed by ethnic Somali attackers …

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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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