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Activists: Rape in Africa Driven by Inequality, Weak Prosecution

Rape is considered an epidemic in Africa - even in countries with advanced legal systems like South Africa. A look at the statistics, some of the cultural roots, and the legal and implementation challenges better bring into focus the challenges the continent faces in fighting rape.   South African police say 64,000 rapes were reported in the country last year, in a nation that is often called "the rape capital of the world."   Activists say the problem with this...

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