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Rwandan President Pardons Hundreds Convicted of Abortion | Time

President Paul Kagame pardoned 367 people The President of Rwanda pardoned hundreds of people convicted of having or assisting in an abortion this week. President Paul Kagame pardoned 367 people “convicted for the offenses of abortion, complicity in abortion and infanticide,” the Prime Minister’s cabinet announced on Thursday. Women’s access to abortion …

Africa not creating enough jobs for booming youth population

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new report says African nations are failing to create enough jobs for a booming young population even as some countries have seen strong economic growth. The latest Ibrahim Index of African Governance sounds a warning for a continent where the sub-Saharan population is projected to double …

Ethiopia Gets Its 1st Female President : NPR

Ethiopia’s parliament has made Sahle-Work Zewde the country’s first female president. And while the role is largely ceremonial, her appointment carries power in what it signifies. Sahle-Work, an experienced diplomat, is the first female head of state in Ethiopia’s modern history. In June, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Sahle-Work as special representative …