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Ghana: Amnesty International raises concern over gender based violence

File photo©ReutersThe perpetration of violence of against women and girls in Ghana remains widespread, a concern Amnesty International raised on Wednesday in its 2014/15 human rights report.

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Ghana: Freed witches relocate to neighbouring camps

Many of the so-called witches were released to reunite with their families in December 2014. Photo©Courtesy photoBarely two months after the Ghana closed down the Bonyasi witches' camp in the northern region some of the alleged witches are relocating to neighbouring camps for safety.

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Africa-China: Obstacles surmounted from generation to generation

Photo©Courtesy of Barry SultaneBarry Sultane, a 60-year-old Guinean, settled in China 12 years ago. He trades in machinery and chemicals, with customers in Africa and the US. He lives with his wife and three children in Guangzhou.

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Africa-Asia: Go East Young Man!

Chinese people are travelling in increasing numbers to Africa, and Africans are working and studying in China. Photo©STR/AFPAfricans in China are learning from its breakneck growth and profiting from its cheap manufacturing. But what is life really like for them? The Africa Report travelled to the 'Asian eldorado' to find out.

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Hollywood eyes African novels

Idris Elba©Participant MediaBeasts of No Nation, the highly anticipated film by US director Cary Fukunaga, is set to hit the silver screen in 2015.

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Literature: Artists of the floating world

Teju Cole pacing the streets of New York – but his mind could be anywhere on the planet. Photo©ERIC MARTIN/FIGAROPHOTO.COMA generation on from the first Caine Prize, African writers have brushed aside the expectations of the past and claimed the freedom of a global audience. Everyday acts and the feeling that what happens here can happen anywhere propel their storytelling. The Africa Report meets three writers on the move.

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A case for Maternal health

Trainee midwives demonstrating the childbirth process using a birth simulator in Kampala, Uganda. Photo©UNFPA/Evelyn Kiapi Many women and babies still die during childbirth across Africa despite progress in some countries.

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