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Robert Mugabe ‘donkey’ jibe – Solomon Madzore detained

Zimbabwe’s authorities have ignored a court ruling to free an activist accused of calling President Robert Mugabe a “limping donkey” at an election rally, his lawyer says. Charles Kwaramba said


Army: New Boko Haram Raid in Northern Nigeria Leaves 55 Dead

The Nigerian military says some 200 Islamist militants raided a remote northeastern town Tuesday, leaving 55 people dead, including police, prison officials and civilians. Army spokesman Sagir Musa blamed the

Health News

3 Million Newborns Die Within First Month

by Joe DeCapua The humanitarian organization Save the Children has released its annual State of the World’s Mothers report. It says despite much progress being made in reducing maternal and child


David Cameron and Mohamud hail ‘progress’ in Somalia

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says Somalia has made “huge progress” in efforts to end more than two decades of conflict. He is co-hosting a conference in London with Somalia’s


DR Congo toughest place for mothers – Save the Children

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the world’s toughest place to raise children, Save the Children reports. Finland was named the best place to be a mother, with Sweden and