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Congo bans film of surgeon who treated 40,000 raped women

A D R Congo ban on a film about a surgeon who treats victims of rape has prompted the film-makers to accuse government of trying to curb a debate on sexual violence.
from International Business Times on Sep 4, 2015.
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Banned cluster weapons used by five countries this year

Cluster munitions have been used this year in Libya, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen, says a new report.
from Human Rights Watch on Sep 4, 2015.

Local firms best for boosting African skills, says researcher

International businesses that set up shop in sub-Saharan Africa employ a lower share of local skilled workers than domestic companies do, a study has shown.
from SciDev.Net on Sep 4, 2015.

Zuma signs 16 bilateral agreements with al-Bashir

A day after a failed bid to impeach the South Africa president for his handling of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s visit, efforts to strengthen bilateral ties were announced.
from Mail&Guardian on Sep 4, 2015.

Exposed: Forced evictions in Ethiopia – what the UK government tried to cover up

The UK tried to suppress evidence of gross human rights abuses in Ethiopia to appease the government there, claims the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights.
from Survival on Sep 3, 2015.
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The refugee crisis that isn't

Before we get carried away by apocalyptic European rhetoric abiout migrants, we should recognise that if there's a crisis, it 's one of politics, not capacity.
from Human Rights Watch on Sep 4, 2015.

A blow to Cambodian democracy

A major blow was dealt to Cambodian democracy when a repressive law which threatens to silence all government critics was introduced.
from Global Witness on Sep 4, 2015.
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How many trees are there in the world?

The answer required 421,529 measurements from 50 countries on six continents: a visualisation of our planet as you’ve never seen it before.
from Nature on Sep 4, 2015.
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