South Africa to eradicate pit latrine toilets in schools

South Africa to eradicate pit latrine toilets in schools

South Africa is to get rid of all pit latrines in state schools within two years after a five-year-old pupil drowned in a toilet in March. “This is an initiative that will save lives and restore the dignity of tens

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The radio ‘saved my little girl’s life’

The radio ‘saved my little girl’s life’

Marieta was just one when she fell into a coma with severe malaria When Marieta was just a year old she developed a high fever and became really unwell. Her family thought she had fallen under a curse that in

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Cameroon admits soldiers were arrested over execution video

Cameroon admits soldiers were arrested over execution video

The viral clip shows two women and a girl being shot Cameroon’s government has announced the arrest of six soldiers following a probe into a video released a few weeks ago that documented the abuse of civilians, the privately-owned Cameroon

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BBC crew mistaken for ritual killers in Malawi

BBC crew mistaken for ritual killers in Malawi

BBC journalists investigating a series of mysterious murders in Malawi have narrowly escaped death. The team were working undercover to expose men who claim to suck the blood of children to make get-rich amulets when they were attacked by a

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Two top Kenyan officials arrested on corruption charges

Two top Kenyan officials arrested on corruption charges

The heads of the public land agency and the state railways ministry in Kenya have been arrested on corruption charges over land allocation, Reuters reported Saturday. Mohammed Abdalla Swazuri, the chairman of National Land Commission and Atanas Kariuki Maina, managing director

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Airplane employee steals and crashes plane

Airplane employee steals and crashes plane

An airline employee who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport has crashed on a nearby island. Authorities said the man had made “an unauthorised take-off” late on Friday local time, forcing Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to close. Two F15

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Head teacher in police grips for writing national exam for a soldier friend

Head teacher in police grips for writing national exam for a soldier friend

A head teacher in Burundi, Benjamin Manirambona has been arrested for trying to disguise himself as a student and sit a national exam on another person’s behalf. Police officers burst into the exam hall where he took the test after

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Student’s suicide after rape sparks outrage over sexual violence in South Africa

Student’s suicide after rape sparks outrage over sexual violence in South Africa

The death of a 23-year-old student, who killed herself two months after she alleged she was raped has renewed anger over sexual violence against women in South Africa. Khensani Maseko, a student at the Rhodes University in Grahamstown, said she

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Legal abortion bill rejected in Argentina

Legal abortion bill rejected in Argentina

Argentina’s senate has rejected a bill which would have legalised abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.After a marathon debate, 38 senators voted against it and 31 in favour. Its defeat means lawmakers must wait until next year to

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Dozens dead after school bus carrying children hit by airstrike

Dozens dead after school bus carrying children hit by airstrike

Dozens of children, most believed to be under the age of 10, have been killed after a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a school bus in northern Yemen Thursday. The bus was hit as it was driving through a market in

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