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Britain Apologizes For Colonial-Era Torture Of Kenyan Rebels

A 60-year-old wound in Kenya has finally found its recompense.<p>Last week, the British government finalized an out-of-court settlement with thousands of Kenyans who were tortured in detention camps during the end of the British colonial reign. The historic apology — and the unprecedented settlement — …

Nigeria's yan daudu face persecution in religious revival

On special days, after dawn prayers at the mosque, father of two Ameer returns home to put on makeup from the collection he shares with his …

Eritrean tells of Sinai torture for ransom

<b>After seven months of beatings, burns, electric shocks and constant threats to kill him, an Eritrean refugee has finally been freed by his kidnappers in Egypt's Sinai desert. Covered in deep scars and suffering from breathing problems and bone injuries, Philemon Semere, now in Cairo, told the BBC</b> …

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Seychelles cells: The Somali pirates 'jailed in paradise'

<b>There are more than 1,000 convicted Somali pirates in prisons around the world. Some of them end up in a UN-funded jail on the tiny island nation of Seychelles.</b><p>The Indian shopkeepers along the beach have never heard of the prison at Montagne Posee, but a villager tells me to drive above a deep …

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