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    24-Oct-2014 to 18:35

    Sierra Leone: 2013 Human Rights report launched

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone`s Human Rights Commission has called for speedy trial to clear a backlog of cases at the country`s judiciary.

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    24-Oct-2014 to 12:14

    Kenya’s first lady receives UN award

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Kenya’s first lady Margaret Kenyatta was on Friday awarded the “UN in Kenya award" for her initiative and outstanding efforts in galvanizing the nation, through the Beyond Zero Campaign, to ensure that “No woman should die while giving life”.

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    24-Oct-2014 to 10:54

    CPJ condemns attack on Zimbabwean journalist for recording police

    APA- Cape Town, (South Africa) — -The police and politicians in Zimbabwe should respect the right of journalists to report the news without fear of intimidation or violence, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said here Thursday after police beat up a journalist in the capital, Harare.

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    23-Oct-2014 to 11:28

    Gambia’s ex-presidential affairs minister faces more criminal charges

    APA-Banjul (Gambia) — State prosecutors on Wednesday brought in more criminal charges against the former head of the Civil Service and Presidential Affairs minister, Momodou Sabally, at the High Court in Banjul.

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    23-Oct-2014 to 10:58

    Eight injured in grenade attack in north-eastern Kenya

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Eight people were Wednesday night injured in Bula Punda area of Garissa in north-eastern Kenya after assailants threw a hand grenade at them.

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    23-Oct-2014 to 10:36

    S/Africa: Minister slams arson attack on OR Tambo statue

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa on Thursday condemned the arson attack at the OR Tambo Garden of Remembrance in the Eastern Cape province that destroyed the late African National Congress president\'s statue, pictures and historic files of the ruling ANC.

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    21-Oct-2014 to 19:26

    S/Leoneans launch campaign against Ebola stigmatization

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — A campaign aimed at discouraging discrimination against victims of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been launched.

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