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Zambia: Criminals in Kitwe hack off the hand of 7 year-old girl with albinism
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Politics and Society Zambia: Criminals in Kitwe hack off the hand of 7 year-old girl with albinism

In a gruesome attack, criminals in Kitwe, Zambia hacked off and fled with the hand of a seven year-old girl with albinism. The crime, believed to be a ritual attack has caused an outrage in Zambia and on social media with prominent campaigners on albinism coming out to strongly condemn the senseless act.

Uganda adamant to pass death penalty bill for homosexuality
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Politics and Society Uganda adamant to pass death penalty bill for homosexuality

The Ugandan government is re-introducing the ‘Kill the Gays’ bill. The punitive bill that was nullified in 2014 by the country’s Constitutional Court imposes the death penalty for persons found in breach. A government official said the ‘current penal law is limited’ and ‘those that do grave acts’ should be ‘given the death sentence’.

Baby factories are a new avenue for illegal adoption and human trafficking
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Politics and Society Baby factories are a new avenue for illegal adoption and human trafficking

Infant commodification and human trafficking are on the rise in many African countries. One avenue for human trafficking of this kind are ‘baby factories’ where women of childbearing-age are forced into pregnancy for purposes of selling their children. This type of internment subjects the mother and the child to unspeakable trauma, violence and abuse.

Climate victims: Grand-Lahou, an Ivorian tourist destination is washing away
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Politics and Society Climate victims: Grand-Lahou, an Ivorian tourist destination is washing away

For the past decades rising sea levels and coastal erosion have threatened the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people across West Africa. The sea has swallowed the coastline of Grand-Lahou’s old town at a pace of 1-to-2 meters a year to the extent that only one habitable village remains partially intact.