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Ugandan parliament passes tough anti-gay law

Ugandan parliament passes tough anti-gay law | Africa | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Uganda's parliament on Friday passed tough anti-gay legislation that will punish those found guilty of "aggravated homosexuality" with life in jail.
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How many films wll pass this new Swedish movie rating system?

How many films wll pass this new Swedish movie rating system? | Africa | Scoop.it
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How many films wll pass this new Swedish movie rating system? Not many, I'll warrant.

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Tuareg rebels 'humiliated' over journalist murders

Tuareg rebels 'humiliated' over journalist murders | Africa | Scoop.it
Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) (AFP) - The main Tuareg rebel group in Mali said on Monday it had been humiliated by the murder of two French journalists in its desert stronghold but had been denied the opportunity to help find the killers.
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Madagascar hopes election will end nearly five years of crisis

Madagascar hopes election will end nearly five years of crisis | Africa | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Madagascar is set to hold elections Friday, trying to shrug off the effects of a 2009 coup that plunged millions of people into poverty and hunger due to subsequent African and Western sanctions and withdrawal of...
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Political gridlock over U.S. debt not just America's problem

Political gridlock over U.S. debt not just America's problem | Africa | Scoop.it
World financial leaders have been warning for weeks that the U.S. congressional gridlock over funding the government and raising the debt ceiling are imperiling economies worldwide and undermining confidence in the U.S.
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Nigeria: Deaths of hundreds of Boko Haram suspects in custody requires investigation | Amnesty International

Nigeria: Deaths of hundreds of Boko Haram suspects in custody requires investigation | Amnesty International | Africa | Scoop.it
The deaths of hundreds of people in detention facilities run by Nigeria’s military Joint Task Force (JTF) must be investigated as a matter of urgency
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Inconvenient truths for Kenya after Westgate attack – By Jeremy Lind, African Arguments

Inconvenient truths for Kenya after Westgate attack – By Jeremy Lind, African Arguments | Africa | Scoop.it
a href=”http://africanarguments.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/kenyatta-new.jpg”>; President Kenyatta’s launch of a Commission of Inquiry into the Westgate…
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"The structures that permit ivory poaching, car hijacking, organised crime, tax evasion, and the siphoning of funds are the same ones the Westgate militants used to stash a weapons cache in a shop in the mall before the attack, to collude with a shop employee, and to otherwise form partnerships to carry out such a complex attack in the middle of Nairobi. Any meaningful plan to strengthen security needs to get to grips with Kenya’s culture of violence and impunity more widely."

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Annie Lennox weighs in on Miley Cyrus debate: 'Highly styled pornography'

Annie Lennox weighs in on Miley Cyrus debate: 'Highly styled pornography' | Africa | Scoop.it
Former Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox has spoken out about explicit music videos following the topic surfacing in the wake of the Sinead O'Connor and Miley Cyrus debate.
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Obama says U.S. to keep 'going after' al Qaeda-linked groups in Africa | Reuters

Obama says U.S. to keep 'going after' al Qaeda-linked groups in Africa | Reuters | Africa | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday staunchly defended his decision to order commando raids in Libya and Somalia last weekend, saying the United States would keep targeting al Qaeda-linked...
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British 'White Widow' terror suspect fooled Kenyan police in 2011

British 'White Widow' terror suspect fooled Kenyan police in 2011 | Africa | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Kenyan police investigating an alleged terror cell in the city of Mombasa in 2011 walked into a house associated with one of its suspects and confronted a British woman with small children.
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Kenyan deputy president excused from crimes-against-humanity trial

Kenyan deputy president excused from crimes-against-humanity trial | Africa | Scoop.it
LONDON -- In a highly unusual decision, the International Criminal Court allowed Kenya’s deputy president, who is accused of crimes against humanity, to leave his trial at The Hague on Monday to go home and help deal with the terror attack at a...
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It’s puzzling the way Parliament sought to give the ICC the boot

It’s puzzling the way Parliament sought to give the ICC the boot | Africa | Scoop.it
Wasn’t there the glaring risk of alienating the judges with this show of defiance?
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Civilians massacred amid sectarian chaos in Central African Republic

Civilians massacred amid sectarian chaos in Central African Republic | Africa | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The men came to the village in the Central African Republic at dawn, armed with Kalashnikovs, machetes and knives.
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Why the threat of genocide hangs over the Central African Republic

Why the threat of genocide hangs over the Central African Republic | Africa | Scoop.it
The Central African Republic (CAR) – a byword for human rights abuses for decades – is slipping towards a bloodbath.
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Two militants reported killed in U.S. drone attack in Somalia

Two militants reported killed in U.S. drone attack in Somalia | Africa | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Two leaders of the Al Qaeda -linked Somali militant group Shabab, including the coordinator of its suicide attacks, were killed Monday in a drone attack, according to witnesses and a spokesman for the fighters.
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'Airpocalypse': Severe pollution cripples northeastern China

'Airpocalypse': Severe pollution cripples northeastern China | Africa | Scoop.it
BEIJING -- A large swath of northeastern China has been virtually paralyzed for two days by severe air pollution that forced airports and schools to close and drivers to turn on their headlights in the middle of the day.
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Report: 950-plus rebel suspects in Nigeria died in custody this year

Report: 950-plus rebel suspects in Nigeria died in custody this year | Africa | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – More than 950 rebel suspects died or were killed in custody in the first half of the year in northern Nigeria, where security forces are confronting militant Islamists, according to Amnesty International .
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Lampedusa dead declared citizens, survivors to be fined and deported

Lampedusa dead declared citizens, survivors to be fined and deported | Africa | Scoop.it
Italians online question government's treatment of shipwreck survivors.
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Kenya's role in Somalia questioned in US Senate

Kenya's role in Somalia questioned in US Senate | Africa | Scoop.it
A US government official and two think-tank analysts raised questions on Tuesday about Kenya's role in Somalia in comments to the US Senate.
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Al Shabab "eviscerated". Really?

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Africa must help strengthen the ICC for its own sake

Africa must help strengthen the ICC for its own sake | Africa | Scoop.it
Undermining the International Criminal Court’s trials ensures a failure of accountability that Africa can not afford, write Sivu Maqungo and Max du Plessis
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After Kenya's chaotic response to mall attack, nation demands answers

After Kenya's chaotic response to mall attack, nation demands answers | Africa | Scoop.it
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Intelligence warnings of a terror attack on Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall went unheeded; a turf war between police and army units delayed the response to the deadly attack; friendly fire fatalities added to tensions between...
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First witness in Kenya leader's ICC trial recounts 2008 church attack

First witness in Kenya leader's ICC trial recounts 2008 church attack | Africa | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — It was an act of utter desperation. It was 2008 and the woman had just escaped from a western Kenyan church that had been torched by a mob, where children had been burned to death.
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