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Fri,03Jul2015

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Understanding and preventing child marriages

File Photo©Akintunde Akinleye/ReutersTwenty-five years ago advocates successfully galvanised African leaders behind the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. The treaty was borne out of a need to promote a rights agenda that was relevant to Africa.

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Charlie: Of cultures and humour

The fact that Charlie Hebdo won't make cartoons about the Holocaust nor would an American director joke about the assassination of his President shows that as sacred as freedom of expression may be it still has its limits.

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I am Charlie #JeSuisCharlie

We, the staff of The Africa Report, stand with our fallen colleagues, their friends and families - all those affected by the attack in the offices of Charlie Hebdo: Ahmed, Elsa, Franck, Frédéric, Michel, Mustapha, Honoré, Tignous, Bernard, Charb, Wolinski, Cabu.

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Kwabena Buahin Mensah Obituary

Kwabena Buahin Mensah - 30 September 1958 - 31 December 2014. Photo©Mensah FamilyIt is with great sadness that we have heard that our long-standing correspondent in Ghana, Kwabena Mensah, passed away at the Nyaho Medical Centre on the morning of New Year's Eve. 

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Lest we forget #biringbackourgirls

Photo©ReutersWhen all the end of year parties are over, the prospect of a New Year in the hearts of many enlists a desire to hope and achieve.

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Terror amid Africa Rising

Photo©ReutersBoko Haram is as critical a threat to world peace as ISIL is, and by not treating it as such the world is doing itself a grievous disservice.

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