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Salama Ali's secret support group

Charlotte Attwood

BBC News, Mombasa

Last year Salama Ali uncovered a secret - that the al-Shabab militant group was seizing Kenyan woman and turning them into sex slaves.

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Sophie Howe suggests a range of measures may be needed

Call for a review of the role of councillors, after a "diversity crisis" local election warning.

Detained Ugandan activist remains 'in high spirits'

Stella Nyanzi is being held after calling the president a 'pair of buttocks'

A lawyer for Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi has told Newsday that she remains in high spirits despite concerns about her health, as she waits in prison for her trial. The university lecturer is accused of insulting the president in sexually explicit terms and criticising his wife. Ms Nyanzi's lawyer Nicholas Opiyo was speaking to Newsday's Alan Kasujja. (Picture: Stella Nyanzi in court. Credit: Getty Images)

Protest in Angola against abortion criminalisation law

A draft law criminalising all abortions will be voted on next week. Angola has one of the world's worst health care systems.