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Secrete prisons and torture revealed in Tunisia

afrol News - The International Red Cross office in Tunis confirms the existence of several "non-notified" secret prisons in Tunisia. Diplomats say Tunisian assurances they do not practice torture are "crap" and "bullshit".
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Burundi heading towards dictatorship?

afrol News - With opposition parties partly banned, journalists imprisoned and reports of torture, President Pierre Nkurunziza is rooting out critical voices in Burundi. New reports indicate a dictatorship is being implemented.
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» "Massacre" and purges ongoing in Western Sahara
» UN report "revisionist" on Rwanda genocide
» 20,000 Western Sahara protesters "starving"
» Nigeria's oil capital "evicts 200,000"
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Abolishing fees boosts African schooling

Africa Renewal - When the Kenyan government announced it would stop charging fees for primary school education - just days before the beginning of the 2003 school year - the result was pandemonium. Teachers, headmasters and parents scrambled to find desks, pencils and books for over a million extra students. Many African countries have followed Kenya's example.
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Africa highlights 2004 by afrol News

afrol News - Negative news often dominate the international coverage of Africa. 2004 however has seen much more than the crises in Darfur and Côte d'Ivoire. Peace has returned to many more countries, democracy and human rights are strengthening in Africa and the economy is booming in many countries. The link between democracy and development has been demonstrated and the outlook for 2005 is mostly positive.
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The Cross and the Genocide

afrol News - The 1994 Rwandan genocide, killing an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus, is made even more incomprehensible by the documented participation of many representatives of Rwandan church societies. How could God fearing nuns, and even a bishop, take part in the most cruel crimes against humanity committed on African soil? Even worse, several church societies allegedly were co-responsible for the growing hatred that led to the genocide. It remains an enormous contradiction to the Christian Message of Love.
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Holy hatred: Homosexuality in Muslim countries

afrol News - Anissa Helie, with Algerian and French background, analyses the rights situation of gays and lesbians in the Muslim world in this article previously published in the New Internationalist.
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