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Drugs cocktail ‘cut HIV deaths by 27%’

Three lives were saved for every 100 treated, a trial using a mix of drugs found. BBC News – Africa

Photos of alleged strippers at South African prison prompt investigation

The head of South Africa’s corrections department promised an immediate investigation Monday after photos purportedly showing strippers dancing with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated online. – RSS Channel

This city is a tinderbox — and the US is building a drone base near it

For centuries, Agadez has profited from its role as a transit hub at the edge of the Sahara. Today its main cargo is human: Migrants, being smuggled to Libya.

Amnesty International Accuses Cameroon of Torturing Suspects

More than 100 people have been tortured by Cameroon’s security forces after being accused of having links to the extremist group Boko Haram, the human rights group reported. NYT >

In Somali drought, women fight sexual predators and hunger

With more than a third of Somalia’s population now facing starvation, new statistics show that in addition to hunger, many women in Somalia are at risk for being raped.

Lion parts ‘sold as fake tiger products’ in Asia

Trade in African lion bones faked as tiger products is thriving in Asia, a wildlife group says. BBC News – Africa

Cameroon elite army boat capsizes leaving many missing

More than 30 soldiers from the Rapid Intervention Brigade are still missing after Sunday’s accident. BBC News – Africa

Do Spy Agencies Hold Answer to Dag Hammarskjold’s Death? U.N. Wants to Know.

Fifty-six years after the U.N. secretary general’s plane crashed, there is new hope that secrets lurking in Western intelligence archives may reveal what happened. NYT > Africa

Egypt Hurghada stabbing: Two Germans killed at Red Sea resort

A man is arrested after two Germans are killed at the Egyptian resort of Hurghada, officials say. BBC News – Africa

Rwanda killed 37 petty criminals, Human Rights Watch says

Human Rights Watch accuses Rwandan authorities of summarily executing “at least 37″ people. BBC News – Africa

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