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South African court OKs private use of cannabis

In a unanimous ruling hailed by activists campaigning for the legalization of marijuana, judges declared unconstitutional three sections of the Constitution that prohibited cannabis consumption, possession and cultivation.The ruling says Parliament should change the law within 24 months.Selling
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MP Bobi Wine back in Uganda, brothers arrested

"Bobi Wine has arrived back. His brother Eddie has been detained," Kyagulanyi's lawyer, Nicolas Opiyo, confirmed to CNN on Thursday. Kampala police confirmed that two of his brothers were among more than a dozen people detained attempting to get to the airport to welcome Wine."The arrested include Eddie Yawe, one Bobi Wine's bigger brothers, the youngest
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Amnesty says 400 killed in ‘escalating violence’ in Cameroon

The human rights organization said it had recorded 260 security incidents, including cases of kidnapping of civilians and violence between Cameroon's soldiers and armed Anglophone separatists, since January.Amnesty International said it authenticated two videos it received last week showing graphic images of a beheaded Cameroonian security officer. The videos also
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Kidnapped schoolgirl begs for her freedom

Sharibu, 15, is being held by a faction of Boko Haram after she reportedly refused to renounce her Christian faith.Most of the students abducted from their boarding school in Dapchi village, Yobe State, February 19, were released after four weeks. "I am Leah Sharibu, the girl that was abducted from Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi. I am calling on
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Kidnapped schoolgirl begs for her freedom

Sharibu, 15, is being held by a faction of Boko Haram after she reportedly refused to renounce her Christian faith.Most of the students abducted from their boarding school in Dapchi village, Yobe State, February 19, were released after four weeks. "I am Leah Sharibu, the girl that was abducted from Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi. I am calling on
Africa

Kidnapped schoolgirl begs for her freedom

Sharibu, 15, is being held by a faction of Boko Haram after she reportedly refused to renounce her Christian faith.Most of the students abducted from their boarding school in Dapchi village, Yobe State, February 19, were released after four weeks. "I am Leah Sharibu, the girl that was abducted from Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi. I am calling on
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Uganda pop star MP ‘violently arrested’ after being freed on bail

"The Uganda Police have violently blocked Hon Bobi Wine from traveling outside of the country in spite of the court declining to do so when being released on bail earlier in the week. This is absurd to say the least," lawyer Nicholas Opiyo said on Twitter.Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, was first arrested by the military on August 15 after rioting broke out