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Oct 09, 2007 Group Says Corruption Has Hijacked Nigeria's Democracy

QUOTE: Human Rights Watch warned on Tuesday that wealthy and violent political godfathers have hijacked Nigeria's eight-year-old democracy while enjoying almost total impunity for their misdeeds.

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Apr 20, 2007 As Vote for New President Nears, Democracy Disappoints Nigerians

QUOTE: Nigeria's corruption, rated by Transparency International as among the worst in the world, has undermined its young democracy by weakening public services and trust in elected leaders.

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Mar 14, 2007 Arrests Energize Zimbabwe Opposition: Leader of Fractured Movement Finds Stature Boosted Following Beating

QUOTE: At the gathering Sunday, police shot dead one anti-government activist, rounded up 50 others and beat many of them severely, opposition officials said. Those arrested appeared in court together Tuesday, wearing casts, bandages and bloodied, dirty clothing, and won both access to their attorneys and the right to medical care at a Harare clinic, news reports said.

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Jan 21, 2007 Expelled Bushmen Return Home: Botswana Opens Reserve After Losing Court Battle

QUOTE: Several dozen Bushmen who had been expelled from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve have returned there under a landmark court ruling giving the traditional hunter-gatherers rights to land they and their ancestors occupied for thousands of years.

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Oct 24, 2006 South African Broadcaster's Use of Blacklist Stirs Unease: Some Fear Public Agency Is Returning to Its Roots As Tool of the Government

QUOTE: the South African Broadcasting Corporation, a publicly funded behemoth that many here fear is reverting to its apartheid-era roots as a tool for government propaganda. And though spirited public debate remains common in post-apartheid South Africa, the existence of an SABC blacklist has stirred unease in a nation where the ruling African National Congress already controls the presidency, the parliament and all nine provincial governments.

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Oct 01, 2006 Not So Welcome in South Africa: Somali Shopkeepers' Lives Shattered by Violent Attacks

QUOTE: In the past three months, community leaders say, 32 Somalis have been killed in attacks in townships as South African businessmen have violently defended their turf against the newcomers.

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Jun 18, 2006 Gender-Based Violence Galvanized Warlords' Foes: Somali Women Gave Crucial Support for Islamic Militias

QUOTE: An epidemic of sexual violence during 15 years of lawlessness in Somalia was among the factors that strengthened opposition to this city's notorious warlords...

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Jun 13, 2006 In Africa, China Trade Brings Growth, Unease: Asian Giant's Appetite for Raw Materials, Markets Has Some Questioning Its Impact on Continent

QUOTE: African and Western activists say China's increasingly close ties to the troubled governments in Angola, Nigeria, Sudan and Zimbabwe are undermining efforts to nurture democracy and improve human rights.

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May 20, 2006 Opposition Leader Arrested On Eve of Vote in Zimbabwe

QUOTE: Police have increasingly used Zimbabwe's repressive laws to stifle dissent, shutting down independent newspapers, arresting protesters and, in 2002, charging another opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, with treason.

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May 15, 2006 Desperate Zimbabwe Moves to Lure Back White Ex-Farmers: Plan Would Let Some Evictees Lease Land

QUOTE: President Robert Mugabe encouraged landless black peasants to invade commercial farms beginning in February 2000. He portrayed the longtime white owners...as thieves who had deprived the 12 million black Zimbabweans of their birthrights.

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May 11, 2006 Zimbabweans Pay Dearly For Cost of Health Care: Hyperinflation Pushes Medical Treatment Beyond Means of Most

QUOTE: ...Zimbabwe's beleaguered, cash-starved health system refuses treatment to those who cannot pay skyrocketing medical bills up front.

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Feb 23, 2006 Christians Turn on Muslims In Nigeria; More Than 30 Die

QUOTE: Hordes of angry men marauded through Onitsha armed with machetes, guns and boards with nails pounded into their ends, witnesses said. The mobs burned two mosques and looted and destroyed Muslim-owned shops as they sought vengeance for similar attacks against Christians in two predominantly Muslim cities in northern part of the country.

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Feb 17, 2006 In Rwanda, Suicides Haunt Search for Justice and Closure

QUOTE: ...a rash of suicides and attempted suicides that Rwandan officials have recorded in the past year among genocide suspects as traditional courts have begun to hear cases....And though survivors express little sympathy for participants who killed themselves more than a decade later, some say their hopes for closure -- a full public accounting of crimes and accomplices, as well as details about the victims' final hours -- have been dashed by the suicides.

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Dec 02, 2005 Zimbabwe's Evicted Are Still Suffering

QUOTE: Human Rights Watch reported Thursday that thousands of victims of Zimbabwe's brutal demolition of homes and markets last summer are still sleeping in the open, amid rubble, with little access to food or medicine.

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Jul 28, 2005 Mugabe's Role in Raids Debated

QUOTE: A scathing U.N. report last week condemned the demolition of slums across Zimbabwe and called for criminal prosecutions of those responsible...As a result, debate has intensified in Zimbabwe over whether Mugabe, at 81, still wields total control over the national government...

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Jun 05, 2005 Zimbabwe Police Raze Poor Towns In Rampage: Government Says Homes Being Destroyed are Illegal

QUOTE: Thousands of police officers have spent the past two weeks on a rampage of destruction that officials call a campaign to clean up illegal housing and markets.

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Jun 03, 2005 A Culture Vanishes in Kalahari Dust: Bushmen Elders Resist Relocation in Botswana

QUOTE: The forced removal of the Bushmen was the culmination of what the Botswana government said was years of effort to bring development to southern Africa's most traditional people. The Bushmen have resisted at every turn, defying hunting restrictions, refusing to abandon their villages and battling the government in a court challenge...

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Apr 05, 2005 Glimmers of Defiance In a Wary Zimbabwe: Discontent Evident Even in Mugabe Strongholds

QUOTE: Though Mugabe's handpicked observers approved the conduct of the elections, results...have turned up puzzling inconsistencies...combined vote totals for individual candidates do not equal the supposed number of voters who cast ballots.

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Oct 04, 2004 A Brutal Sexual Assault Galvanizes Swazi Women: Activists Behind Rare Protest March in Kingdom Link Men's Attitudes, World's Highest HIV Rate

QUOTE: An 18-year-old woman had been sexually assaulted last month, brutally and repeatedly, by a gang of young men who worked at the chaotic, fume-choked taxi depot...The reason the men gave for the attack: The young woman was wearing a miniskirt.

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Feb 16, 2003 Workers Say Top D.C. Aide Urged Donations

QUOTE: Robinson, who was asked Friday about his comments at the August meeting, replied by e-mail last night, "If anyone thought that I was soliciting campaign donations at that meeting or any other meeting, they certainly misinterpreted what I said."

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