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UN Rights Agency Welcomes Landmark Rape Conviction in Mauritania

GENEVA - The U.N. office of the high commissioner for human rights welcomes the conviction and sentencing of a man for rape by a court in Mauritania. Mauritania does not have a law to prevent gender-based violence and rape. In the past, almost all cas...
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2019 Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens gets off to a fascinating start

The first day of Africa Men#39;s Sevens tournament which is sponsored by Socieacute;teacute; Geacute;neacute;ral has ...

Nigeria Rugby Sevens names squad, arrive South Africa for Olympic Qualifiers

Coach Bronson Weir today announced the Nigeria Rugby Men's Sevens squad that will be on ...

General News

Uganda Police Confirm Arrest of 120 LGBT People

KAMPALA - Ugandan police said Monday that in an operation around Kampala's city center, they ...

Cameroon set Feb 9, 2020 for legislative polls

YAOUNDE, Cameroon will hold its legislative and municipal elections on Feb 9, 2020, according to ...

Uganda and DRC to Improve Infrastructure to Ease Business

ENTEBBE, UGANDA - Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo sign agreements to work on ...

Rwanda Joins African Countries Signing Nuclear Deals with Russia

NAIROBI - Rwanda is the latest African country to sign a nuclear deal with Russian ...

African Slum Map Exposes True Scale of Urban Poverty

DAKAR, SENEGAL - Urban scientists on Wednesday launched the first digital map of Africa's sprawl ...

Zimbabwe Rolls Out Lower-Denomination Money to Ease Cash Shortage

HARARE - Zimbabwe's central bank says it has begun circulating lower-denomination bank notes and coins, ...

South Sudan Leaders Again Postpone Creation of Unity Government

KAMPALA, UGANDA - South Sudan's president and chief rebel leader met in Uganda Thursday and ...

Politics

UN, Tanzania in partnership to fight gender-based violence: official

DAR ES SALAAM, UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the ...

Tanzania drops plan to bar candidates in elections

DAR ES SALAAM, The Tanzanian authorities have reversed a decision to disqualify many opposition candidates ...

Third Committee Delegates Call for Solidarity in Helping Those Fleeing Violence, Urge Focus on Racism, Xenophobia, Stereotypes as Causes of Displacement

Several Representatives Point to Equitable Burden, Responsibility Sharing as Expression of CooperationOne year after the ...

UN Rights Agency Welcomes Landmark Rape Conviction in Mauritania

GENEVA - The U.N. office of the high commissioner for human rights welcomes the conviction ...

WFP: Hundreds of Thousands of Haitians on the Verge of Famine

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - The World Food Program warns Haiti is approaching famine like conditions, with ...