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Women, girls, and Afghanistan’s missing justice

There are calls for a UN-backed inquiry into mounting civilian casualties in Afghanistan after bomb blasts killed dozens of people – mostly children – outside a Kabul school.Rights groups say girls were the clear target of the 8 May violence, when a se…

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UN Condemns Ugandan Bill to Criminalize Same-Sex Relations

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is calling on Uganda to amend a bill to ban same-sex relations that it says would violate human rights standards and undermine public health.The bill passed by the Ugandan Parliament t…

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Chad Military Claims Victory Over Rebels in North

Chad’s military claimed victory on Sunday in its weeks-long battle with northern rebels that led to the death of President Idriss Deby on the battlefield. The rebel group Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT) did not respond to a request for com…