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2012-02-28 13:02:59 Secretary Clinton, Moroccan FM Al-Othmani After Their Meeting [State Department] U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

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Thursday, 03-05-15, 13:59Faith-Based Organisations Raise Concerns Over Age of Sexual Consent[Parliament of South Africa] Several faith-based organisations have expressed serious concerns and reservations regarding the decriminalisation of consensual sexual acts by children between 12 and 16 years old. These were raised during the second day of the public hearings held by the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services.
Thursday, 03-05-15, 13:50Last Patient - Liberia On Track to Being Ebola Free?[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia's battle with the deadly Ebola Virus seems to be coming to an end sooner rather than later as news from the government on the last known case spotlights how far the country has come in its combat with the deadly foe. After fighting the deadly disease for almost a year running, the Government announced Wednesday at a news briefing that it will on Thursday discharge the last known Ebola patient from a Chinese-run Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) located in Paynesville city, outside Monrovia.
Thursday, 03-05-15, 13:42Crisis 'Festering,' UN Envoy Warns, Urgeing Decisive Action to Build National Unity[UN News] The overall situation in Libya is "deteriorating rapidly" amid a growing terrorist threat and continuing violence, the United Nations envoy to the country warned the Security Council today, as he urged national stakeholders to move firmly in defining the country's future.
Thursday, 03-05-15, 13:40Xenophobia - Let's Not Forget That Many Foreign Nationals Are Refugees[The Daily Vox] We call the victims of xenophobic attacks foreign nationals, but I won't do that here. The term "foreign" nationals creates a bigoted binary of us and them, and I think we've had enough bigotry in this country. Instead, I ask, when was the last time we considered that these xenophobic attacks are worsening the lives of refugees? 
Thursday, 03-05-15, 13:31Boko Haram Violence Displaces 1.2 Million Nigerians[IRIN] Nairobi -More than 1.2 million people have been driven from their homes in northern Nigeria, the vast majority as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency, according to the latest figures from the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA).

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