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Bronze statue of Nelson Mandela to be unveiled in December

South Africa will unveil a new nine-metre bronze statue of Nelson Mandela on 16th December 2013 - South Africa’s Day of Reconciliation.

The statue will be unveiled at the Union Buildings in Pretoria as part of the Union Buildings’ centenary and the countdown to the country’s 20 years of freedom celebrations.

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Voting to pull Kenya out of ICC was voting for impunity, says Archbishop Okoth

Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), Justice and Peace commission has termed the recent motion passed by parliament seeking Kenya’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) as voting for impunity.
 
Chairman of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission, Archbishop Zacchaeus Okoth said that voting to withdraw Kenya from the Rome statute would hinder the court’s ability to investigate crime in Kenya now and in the future.

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Magazine launched to fight for human rights in Niger Delta

The fight for human rights in Nigeria’s Niger Delta Region has received a boost with the launch of a new publication.

Billed to hit the newsstand this week, the “Inside Niger Delta” is an international and exclusive magazine designed to intellectualize and revolutionize the next phase of Niger Delta struggle.

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People in north-east Nigeria suffer effects of violence

The displacement resulting from continuing violence in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, north-eastern Nigeria, is having a significant humanitarian impact in Nigeria and neighbouring countries, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said.  

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Respect for human rights key to stabilization succeeding in DRC

Fighting impunity and strengthening respect for human rights are essential for the stabilization of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Flavia Pansieri has said.

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