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Belarus: The three women who are attempting to bring down Europe’s last dictator

This is not the election that the long-time leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, had planned. The last five were not hard fought. No need when the entire apparatus of the state is busily engaged engineering a slam-dunk majority for the incumbent. This Sunday was set to be one more token polling day that would see […]

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Nigerians take to streets to protest against sexual violence

Demonstrators in Abuja demand ‘justice’ after a series of high-profile rape cases sparked outrage in the country. Human rights campaigners have rallied in Nigeria’s capital to raise awareness about violence against women after a series of high-profile rape cases sparked an outcry in the country. More than 200 protesters marched around police headquarters in Abuja, chanting slogans […]

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Nigerian women speak out after wave of sexual violence

There is widespread outrage in Nigeria following the murder of a 22-year-old university student in a church where she was studying in the southern city of Benin. The family of Uwavera Omozuwa, known as Uwa, say she was brutally raped and bludgeoned to death. It is one of several shocking cases in the past week […]

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Three women with unborn babies among 11 mothers killed in attack on Kabul maternity hospital

Three women in the delivery room with their unborn babies were among 11 mothers killed in an attack on a maternity hospital in Kabul last week, a charity has said. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has accused gunmen of intentionally targeting mothers in the assault on 12 May that also left two young boys and a […]