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4,400-year-old tomb uncovered in Egypt

(CNN) — A more than 4,000-year-old private tomb containing "exceptionally well-preserved" drawings has been discovered south of Cairo, according to Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities. Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said the tomb had been discovered at the Saqqara archaeological site
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South African ‘cannibal case’ men get life sentences

That changed when Nino Mbatha, who was also carrying a bag containing a human leg and hand, took the officers to a house in the town of Estcourt, in KwaZulu-Natal province, where more body parts were found.The case, which has horrified South Africans and been dubbed locally the "cannibal case," came to a close on Wednesday when Mbatha, 33, and Lungisani Magubane, 32, were
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Tanzanian girls’ rights activist wins the UN Human Rights Prize

"I was pretty much shocked. So shocked and caught unaware that I was even considered for such a prestigious prize," she tells CNN.Gyumi was just a child herself when she started to see the injustice happening around her. She was 13 when some of her schoolmates were forced to drop out of school because of pregnancy and were married off. Volunteering at a youth initiative at
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Kenya promotes wildlife heritage on new currency coins

Kenya's new 1, 5, 10 and 20 shillings coins feature images of a giraffe, rhino, lion, and an elephant respectively on one side with the Kenyan coat of arms on the other.The old coins had portraits of the country's former presidents Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel arap Moi.The country's Apex bank in a statement said it sought the public's opinion before it
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Egypt investigating couple pictured nude on top of Khufu pyramid

The three-minute video recorded at night shows a man and a woman scaling what appears to be the Great Pyramid of Giza with the skyline of Cairo in the background. When they reach the top, the video shows the woman taking off her shirt and finishes with a still image of them in a naked embrace.Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anani called it a violation of public morality,
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Report: Child on death row in South Sudan as executions escalate

Based on information compiled from legal professionals and government officials, Amnesty says the country has executed seven people, including one who was a child at the time of their offense, in 2018. This represents the highest number of executions since South Sudan became the world's youngest nation following independence in 2011, according to Amnesty
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South Sudan: Scores of women and girls raped in 10-day period

South Sudan, the world's youngest country, has been embroiled in civil conflict since 2013, with its civilian population paying a heavy price. South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, signed a peace agreement with rebel leaders in September but it is not yet clear if the agreement will hold.The unrest has driven nearly 4 million people from their homes, according to