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Over 58% of women have already undergone FGM in Liberia, where the powerful Sande secret society continues to carry it out on young girls

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The death of Meles Zenawi, the prime minister of Ethiopia, at the relatively young age of 57, is a grave blow not just to the country which he rescued from the brink of recurring famine. It is a blow to the whole African continent and to the wider international community.

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UN says 8 civilians killed in Ivory Coast attack

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Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor jailed for 50 years

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was jailed for 50 years today for helping rebels commit what a court in The Hague called some of the worst war crimes in history.

Liberian warlord 'would not be safe' in UK prison

Charles Taylor may have sanctioned mass murder and rape in exchange for blood diamonds in West Africa, but his lawyers fear he would be unsafe in a British prison, it was revealed yesterday.

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