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2017-09-19 08:20

Fear, confusion as Uganda 'serial killer' murders pile up

Entebbe - "We keep finding bodies. It was once a month then once every two or three weeks then every week," said Rose Nakasinge, a middle-aged farmer. "We had to do something."

In a gruesome spate of killings the bodies of at least 20 women have been found dumped in two areas of Uganda's Wakiso district since May. Many of the mostly young victims were raped and strangled, some had sticks shoved into their vaginas, others had body parts sawn off.

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Zim to recruit at least 102 Cuban doctors amid 'serious shortage' of specialists

Harare – Zimbabwe is reportedly set to recruit at least 102 specialist doctors from Cuba to be deployed to the country’s referral and provincial hospitals.

According to the state-owned Chronicle newspaper, the Minister of Health and Child Care David Parirenyatwa said the country had a serious shortage of specialist doctors.

"Finally we are hoping to recruit 102 specialists to go into mostly our provincial hospitals and of course some will come to central hospitals. What we are trying to do is to say every provincial hospital should have at least five specialist doctors. At the moment provincial hospitals have at least one or two specialists," Parirenyatwa was quoted as saying.

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I'm responding well to treatment - Tsvangirai

Port Elizabeth - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader and former prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, says he is responding well to what has been described as a routine medical procedure, after being airlifted to SA from Zimbabwe last week.

Reports last week indicated that the 65-year-old had fallen ill during an MDC Alliance strategic meeting in Kadoma on Thursday.

The report said he had returned to Harare, where his condition had worsened, leading to him being airlifted to SA in the early hours of Friday morning, September 15.

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Mugabe arrives in NY 'with bloated delegation of over 70' – report

Washington – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly arrived in New York for the United Nations General Assembly amid reports that he travelled with a bloated entourage of over 70 people, including his family.

Reports last week said that the United States had queried the inclusion of Mugabe's family on his entourage of more than 70 people to the United Nations summit scheduled for this week.

The general assembly was expected to run from September 19-23 and would be held under the theme: "Focusing on People Striving for Peace and Decent Life for All on Sustainable Planet."

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Libya, Italy net 5 000 migrants in a week

Tripoli - Libya's coastguard has rescued over 3 000 migrants aiming to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in the past week, while Italy picked up another 2 000 in recent days, officials and reports said on Sunday.

Though the numbers attempting the dangerous journey have dropped off significantly in recent months, these new rescues indicate the route is still very much open.

The tally was the highest reported out of Libya for a one-week period since mid-July saw a dramatic fall in the number of migrants trying to reach Europe.

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UN gives top prize to Chibok girls negotiator

Abuja - A Nigerian lawyer who helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram was on Monday awarded one of the United Nations' top prizes.

The UNHCR said Zannah Mustapha was given the annual Nansen award for his "crucial mediating" role as well as his work helping children affected by the long-running conflict.

Last year's recipients of the award were more than 2 000 volunteers who saved the lives of thousands of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.

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