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African Youth Activist Win Amnesty Award

  World-famous Beninese musician Angelique Kidjo has won a human rights award, along with three African youth activist movements, for their work defending freedom of expression and peaceful protest. Rights group Amnesty International  announced...






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Burundi Talks Delayed As Violence Increases

  There was hope the appointment of a new regional mediator for Burundi, former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa, would jumpstart the peace process; but, talks that were scheduled to start Monday in Arusha have...