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2012-02-20 12:14:26 Opposition Call New Anti-Wade Protest After Dakar Death [RFI] Senegal's opposition has called for fresh protests on Monday after a week of clashes over President Abdoulaye Wade standing for reelection that has seen two deaths. A man was killed in the capital Dakar on Sunday as protesters clashed with police.

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Friday, 08-22-14, 13:56Amnesty Says Mali Continues to Jail Former Child Soldiers[VOA]Bamako -Human rights activists say Mali's government continues to jail children accused of having been members of the armed rebel and extremist groups, and that the government is committing human rights abuses in the north.
Friday, 08-22-14, 13:46Ethnic Militias and the Shrinking State[African Arguments]Until early August, Maban county was mostly famous for the misery of others. Nearly 130,000 Sudanese refugees live - and sometimes die - in desperately difficult conditions in several makeshift camps in Maban, having fled the fighting in Blue Nile, over the border in Sudan. Their suffering has been a recurring news story over the last few years: Sudan's troubles exported to South Sudan.
Friday, 08-22-14, 13:41UNHCR Seeks Repatriation of Somali Refugees[VOA]Nairobi -The U.N. refugee agency on Wednesday called for East African countries hosting Somali refugees to make voluntary repatriation possible and sustainable.
Friday, 08-22-14, 13:35Diplomat Hails Jammeh's 'Brave Stance' On Libya in 2011[Daily Observer]The charge d'affaires of the State of Libya Embassy in Banjul, Hon. Dr. Ibrahim A.A Abusheriah, has written to the president of the Republic, His Excellency Sheikh Prof. Alh. Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh Nasirul Deen Babili Mansa, praising among other things, his and his government's "sincere and brave stance" taken during the political problem against the former regime in February, 2011.
Friday, 08-22-14, 13:34UNFPA Supports Gamcotrap to Eliminate FGM[Daily Observer]The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in collaboration with The Gambia Government has provided funds for GAMCOTRAP to implement activities, geared towards awareness creation on harmful traditional practices, such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), forced and early marriages in various districts of the Gambia.

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