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Periods are the next frontier of humanitarian response

Silence and stigma over a natural process, menstruation, carry serious repercussions, including harming girls’ education and endangering health and safety.
from Scidev.Net on May 30, 2016.
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UN rights chief welcomes conviction of ex-Chadian President Habré

The UN human rights chief has welcomed the guilty verdict against ex-Chadian President Hissène Habré on crimes against humanity, summary executions, torture and rape.
from UN on May 30, 2016.

We are negotiating release of Chibok girls, says Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is continuing negotiations for the release of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.
from allAfrica, Premium Times on May 30, 2016.

Five UN 'Blue Helmets' killed in Mali

Five UN peacekeepers have been killed in an ambush in central Mali and another seriously injured on the day set aside to honour the 'blue helmets'.
from UN on May 30, 2016.

Thousands march against Mugabe in Zimbabwe

Tens of thousands of opposition supporters demonstrated in Bulawayo yesterday against President Robert Mugabe's alleged misrule.
from allAfrica.com, The Standard on May 29, 2016.
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Female genital mutilation: hope blooms in Somaliland

Women in Somaliland are working together with an NGO to eliminate one of the most ancient and extreme practices of female genital mutilation.
from Bhekisisa on May 30, 2016.

Nigerian dislike of Jenner’s transgender show leads to Africa ban

African audiences will be seeing less of Caitlyn Jenner after complaints from Nigeria saw her reality show “I Am Cait” cancelled across the continent.
from Quartz Africa on May 29, 2016.
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Galapagos wind turbines replace millions of litres of diesel

A renewable energy project on the Galapagos Islands has cut diesel imports, greenhouse gas emissions and preserved endangered species.
from Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership on May 29, 2016.
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