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Farmers, civil rights groups oppose Uganda’s oil project

Farmers and the rights groups have called for an in-depth evaluation of the effects on people’s lives and the environment

MPs lobby for castration

Two Kenyan parliamentarians are winning public support for their proposed legal amendment that repeat sexual offenders be chemically castrated. Adelenia Mwau and Njoki Ndung'u, supported by the other 20 female MPs, will table a Bill to this effect when Parliament reopens next month. Confronted with a marked increase in reported cases of child sexual abuse, there is a public clamour for tougher action against offenders.

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