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Nobel peace prize goes to campaigners against sexual violence

Gynaecologist Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad are jointly awarded Two leaders of the struggle against sexual violence in war have won this years Nobel peace prize, a choice that will hearten campaigners fighting for greater recognition of a grave but long-neglected problem, and may also bring hope to victims worldwide that their suffering

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Sierra Leone cancels $300 million airport deal with China

Hong Kong (CNN)Sierra Leone has nixed plans to build a controversial, $318 million airport outside the capital of Freetown with a Chinese company and funded by Chinese loans. Speaking to the BBC on Wednesday, Sierra Leone’s Aviation Minister Kabineh Kallon said the current airport would be renovated instead. “I do have the right to take

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Winnie Mandela, South African anti-apartheid crusader, dies at 81

(CNN)Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid campaigner and former wife of the late President Nelson Mandela, has died at age 81. Madikizela-Mandela was known as the “Mother of the Nation” because of her struggle against white-minority rule in South Africa. She was married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years, including the 27 years he was