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Majority oppose Female Genital Mutilation, yet girls still at risk - UNICEF

Majority of people in most countries where Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is concentrated oppose the harmful practice, a new UNICEF report has revealed.

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UK condemns murder of Cameroonian human rights defender

UK has condemned the killing of Eric Lembembe, a Cameroonian human rights defender.

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Mandela “embodies the highest values of humanity”, says Ban Ki-moon

This year’s commemoration of Nelson Mandela International Day comes at a moment of deep reflection on the life and work of Madiba, as the universally revered leader remains in the hospital.

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Zuma wishes “steadily improving” Mandela happy birthday

President of South Africa Jacob Zuma has wished Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the first President of a united democratic South Africa, a happy 95th birthday.

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Morgan Freeman: How you can honor life and legacy of Mandela - VIDEO

Actor Morgan Freeman has produced a video urging all to mark International Nelson Mandela Day by pledging 67 minutes of their day to service in their community.

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