Tunisia bans forced anal exams for homosexuality

Tunisia bans forced anal exams for homosexuality

Tunisia, where sodomy is punishable by jail, has banned forced anal examinations to determine sexual orientation, the North African state's minister for human rights said Friday. ...
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‘Enigmatic’ ex-wife of South Africa’s Zuma vies for power

‘Enigmatic’ ex-wife of South Africa’s Zuma vies for power

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, one of the runners in the race for South Africa's ruling party leadership and newly-appointed lawmaker, faces difficulty distancing herself from her tarnished ex-husband President Jacob Zuma. ...
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Mugabe at UN stands up to ‘Giant Gold Goliath’ Trump

Mugabe at UN stands up to ‘Giant Gold Goliath’ Trump

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe did not mince words at the United Nations Thursday about Donald Trump, mocking the US president as the "Giant Gold Goliath." ...
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Kenya pushes back new election to October 26

Kenya pushes back new election to October 26

Kenya's electoral commission on Thursday postponed a re-run of the presidential vote to October 26, giving itself nine extra days to fix problems that had caused the first poll to be annulled. ...
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Togo readies for fresh protests amid charges of repression

Togo readies for fresh protests amid charges of repression

Opposition parties in Togo readied for a second day of demonstrations on Thursday over the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa's oldest political dynasty, amid accusations of harsh repression by the security forces. ...
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Almost 90 missing, at least 8 dead in Libya migrant shipwreck

Almost 90 missing, at least 8 dead in Libya migrant shipwreck

At least eight migrants drowned and almost 90 others went missing after a shipwreck off Libya, a local official citing survivors who had clung onto the sinking vessel for days said Thursday. ...
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Kenya president slams annulled poll as judicial ‘coup’

Kenya president slams annulled poll as judicial ‘coup’

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Thursday that a Supreme Court ruling annulling his recent election victory was a "coup" that stole democracy from the people. ...
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HIV patients in Africa ‘to pay only $75 a year’ for new state-of-art drugs

HIV patients in Africa ‘to pay only $75 a year’ for new state-of-art drugs

India-based Mylan Laboratories and Aurobindo Pharma, makers of generic HIV drugs, are set to make millions of pills available to African countries. Reuters reports that the development is coming after The post HIV patients in Africa ‘to pay only $75 a ye...
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Rival protests in Togo as government blasts street ‘coup d’etat’

Rival protests in Togo as government blasts street ‘coup d’etat’

Thousands thronged the streets of Togo's seaside capital Wednesday after the ruling party asked supporters to march at the same time as planned opposition protests demanding the removal of President Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa's oldest political dyna...
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12 dead, 92 missing as floods hit eastern DR Congo

12 dead, 92 missing as floods hit eastern DR Congo

At least 12 people died and 92 were missing after heavy rains caused flooding in two villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an official said Wednesday. ...
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