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Burundi Government Denies Using Constitutional Changes to Cling to Power

NAIROBI, KENYA —  The government of Burundi says a recently launched referendum campaign is aimed at strengthening and advancing the country’s laws after more than two years of political violence. But some experts say the government wants to use the referendum campaign to legitimize its rule. The Burundi government has …

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Reuters Demands Myanmar Release Arrested Journalists

Reuters news agency called on Myanmar to immediately release two of its journalists who were arrested for possessing “important secret papers” obtained from two policemen who had worked in Rakhine state, where violence widely blamed on security forces has forced more than 630,000 minority Rohingya Muslims to flee into neighboring …

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Congolese soldiers jailed for raping dozens of underage girls during ‘supernatural’ ceremonies

Eleven Congolese militia fighters were jailed for life on Wednesday for raping dozens of girls as young as 18 months during ceremonies meant to give the men supernatural powers, rights groups observing the trial said. Human rights campaigners hailed the court’s verdict as a landmark decision in a country where …

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Britain’s May Defeated in Parliament Over Brexit Blueprint

LONDON —  Prime Minister Theresa May’s government was defeated Wednesday, when lawmakers forced through changes to its Brexit blueprint that ministers said could endanger Britain’s departure from the European Union. In a blow to May, already weakened after losing her Conservative Party’s majority in a June election, the 650-seat parliament …

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Amnesty International Accuses EU of Being Complicit in Libya Migrant Abuse

Rights group Amnesty International says European nations are taking steps to prevent refugees and migrants from crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Libya, trapping them in a system that exposes them to torture and abuse. In a report issued Tuesday, Amnesty says European governments are “knowingly complicit” because they give technical …

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