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  • Nigeria: Man, 40, Rapes Four-Year-Old Girl to Death in Bayelsa
    [Vanguard] Yenagoa -Officials of United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, and other stakeholders in the protection of the rights of the child were shocked, yesterday, to hear of the case of a 40-year-old man that raped a four-year-old girl to death in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
  • Zimbabwe: Zimdancehall Movie Explores Tough Music Journey
    [The Herald] As if music is not enough dancehall chanters have decided to take their genre to another level by coming up with a film “Zimdancehall Stories”. The film was written by Onias Mawire and Fredrick Moyo of the Black Diamond studios, and is a season with 12 episodes that last an hour each. “Zimdancehall Stories” is a film that focuses on aspects that have to do with social issues.
  • Kenya: Focus Turns to Rio
    [The Star] After conquering the world at the 2015 IAAF World Championships, Kenya is now focusing on replicating their performance at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Jadeniro, Brazil.
  • South Africa: Zim Farm Workers Living Under Appalling Conditions – Report
    [News24Wire] Zimbabwean farm workers in the Masvingo province say they have been working and living under appalling conditions ever since government seized land from white farmers about 15 years ago, a report says.
  • Kenya: Ruto Abandoned, Say URP MPs
    [The Star] Deputy President William Ruto’s ICC case threatens to cause a major split in the ruling Jubilee Coalition, the Star has learnt.
  • Kenya: Why Burning Cars With Drugs is Absurd
    [The Star] Kajiado county commissioner Harsama Kello’s order yesterday that cars found transporting hard drugs into or outside the region be burned is pointless and illegal.
  • Gambia: Being a Journalist in Gambia
    [Al Jazeera] Unlike some of its West African neighbours, Gambia has enjoyed relative stability, portrayed in tourist brochures as an idyllic holiday destination.
  • Somalia: 'At No Point Did Al-Shabaab Control Amisom Base'
    [Deutsche Welle] Islamist militant group al- Shabab reportedly overran an African Union military base in southern Somalia early on Tuesday. AMISOM says it never lost control of the base and claims troop morale is high.
  • Congo-Kinshasa: Ntaganda Trial 'Sends Signal That Justice Will Catch Up'
    [Deutsche Welle] The trial of Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda starts on Wednesday at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He faces charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Former child soldiers will give evidence.

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