The reported falls in the rates of FGM are far greater than previous studies have suggested.
The tension is fuelled by fears that popular ex-presidents Marc Ravalomanana and Andry Rajoelina could be barred from the race
Despite Yemen’s vicious war, a vigorous kidnapping and torture-for-ransom industry, and threats of deportation by Yemenis and Saudis, Ethiopians and Somalis continue to travel to Yemen hoping to reach the Gulf.
From June to November this year, at least 526 civilians were killed and 1,087 abducted or kidnapped for ransom in eastern DRC.
Rebels recruiting child soldiers as young as five. Some parents have sent their children into Angola to escape the forcible recruitment.
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