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...and their test results are pending, he said. Authorities are trying to trace and quarantine others in Lagos, sub-Saharan Africa's largest city of 21 million people."This cluster of cases in Lagos, Nigeria is very concerning," said Dr...

...the plastic horn used by stadium fans during the World Cup soccer tournament in South Africa in 2010. Found in sub-Saharan Africa, the Hadeda ibis is a somewhat unruly cousin of the African Sacred Ibis, which was revered in ancient Egypt...
Arts & Entertainment neighboring Central African Republic combatants in Muslim-vs.-Christian battles have beheaded children.Sub-Saharan Africa has seen a very violent start to 2014, with raging conflicts in South Sudan and Central African Republic, as well...
Educating a nation lifted out of poverty, equal to a 12 percent drop in global poverty. The lives of 1.8 million children in sub-Saharan Africa could be saved this year alone if their mothers had a secondary education. Even when agriculture is the largest...
War Witch

Opens Friday, Mar 1, 2013 Synopsis: Writer/director Kim Nguyen highlights the tragic plight of child soldiers in sub-Saharan Africa with this tale of a pregnant 14-year-old girl who recalls being forced to kill her own parents and join the rebel army. Komona (Rachel Mwanza) is just 12 when the rebels ransack her village and order her to slay her parents. Subsequently taken to their camp and given an AK-47, Komona is beaten mercilessly by the rebel leader for showing weakness, but she later becomes the supreme leader's war witch after emerging as the sole survivor in a bloody battle against the government army. Amidst all of this darkness, the one light in Komona's life is Magician (Serge Kanyinda), a 15-year-old boy who shows her compassion in a world of cruelty. For a brief moment, it appears as if Komona and Magician have escaped the war, but their greatest battle has yet to be fought. Later, pregnant and haunted by the ghosts of her parents, Komona embarks on a trip back to her birthplace to make amends with her past and ensure that her unborn child has a chance to live a life free from the sins of the mother. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Rachel Mwanza, Alain Bastien, Serge Kanyinda, Ralph Prosper Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review



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