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Human Security

More Gambian political prisoners released

Political prisoners released in GambiaGambia's high court released a further 12 political prisoners on Tuesday, their lawyer said, adding to hopes of an end to years of repression after long-ruling President Yahya Jammeh lost elections last week.

Prisoners freed in Mali

Prisoners freed in MaliSuspected Islamist militants freed 93 prisoners during an attack on a jail in the central Mali town of Niono early on Tuesday, officials said.

Poverty, prejudice drive more women to join Boko Haram

Poverty, prejudice drive women to Boko HaramFailing to improve the lives of girls and women trapped in poverty and domestic drudgery in north-east Nigeria could drive them into the ranks of extremist groups, analysts said.

UN identifies 41 Burundi, Gabon troops accused of abuse in CAR

Burundi, Gabon soldiers identified in CAR abuseAn internal United Nations inquiry has identified 25 peacekeepers from Burundi and 16 from Gabon accused of sexual abuse and exploitation in the Central African Republic in 2014 and 2015, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

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