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HRW: 2014 'Turbulent' Year for Human Rights in Africa, Syria

2014 was a turbulent year for human rights in Africa, says Human Rights Watch in its annual report released Thursday. The international watchdog group says sectarian violence and “abusive responses of government forces” fueled many conflicts in the last year. Released on the eve of the African Union summit, the report also notes that African leaders have been too slow -- or too unwilling -- to react. The rights group report comes just as Africa’s heads of state began to converge on...

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