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Kidnappings soar in Niger amid Boko Haram insurgency

Niamey, Niger | AFP |  In the desert landscape of southeastern Niger, a radical Islamist insurgency has claimed hundreds of lives, fractured families and ravaged communities, fearful of the next Boko Haram attack. Strategically located in the Lake Chad basin in the middle of the Sahel, the Diffa region’s borders are …

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Parliament approves report recommending review of sexual violence laws

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved recommendations in select committee report following investigations into allegations of sexual violence in institutions of learning. The select committee Chairperson and Gomba West, Member of Parliament, Robina Rwakoojo presented the report to parliament early this month. The speaker of parliament, Rebecca …

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Sexual violence

By Gaaki Kigambo Regional leaders can serve more than lip service The UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Margot Wallström, had only slightly gone past the introductory remarks in her statement at the 4th Ordinary Summit of the International Conference on the Great Lakes …

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