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Congolese doctor who helps rape victims wins top EU prize

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Doctor Denis Mukwege won the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on Tuesday for his work in helping thousands of gang rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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South Sudan at ‘crossroads’ as it seeks to combat sexual violence, says UN official

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Sexual violence has become a key feature of the continuing conflict in South Sudan, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, has declared, while affirming that the widespread use of rape could ultimately be stopped through greater political and legal efforts by the Government and civil society.

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Somalia: UN envoy condemns attack on African Union troops in Hiiraan region

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The UN envoy for Somalia condemned today an attack on African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces in Hiiraan region and called for calm as rival clans caused insecurity in the area, which is near the centre of the East African country.

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In Burundi, UN envoy lauds role of women, youths in bringing peace to Great Lakes

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Women and young people must play a central role in establishing a long-term peace for Africa’s Great Lakes Region amid the area’s renewed efforts to overcome a past scarred by conflict, a top UN official said today.

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International anti-Ebola response slowly gathering pace

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The World Health Organization is to hold an emergency meeting as the global community ratchets up its response to Ebola. Liberians have told DW the help was commendable, despite delays.

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Opinion: When in doubt favor the accused

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South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been sent to prison for five years for shooting Reeva Steenkamp. The sentence is just says DW's Daniel Pelz.

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Pistorius sentenced to five years over Steenkamp killing

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South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for fatally shooting his girlfriend on Valentine's Day of last year and to three years suspended for a firearms offence.

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Fate of Chibok girls still uncertain

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Fresh violence in northern Nigeria has dashed hopes of a ceasefire with the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram. Nigerians are doubtful whether the Chibok girls, kidnapped six months ago, will be released.

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