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Audio: Celebrate International Women's Day With 'Mama Creator'


How better to celebrate International Women's Day than with "Mama Creator" a new track from a collection of United Nations Population Fund and MDGFive artists including Emmy-winning filmmaker Lisa Russell, Grammy-winning singer (and OKA modelMaya Azucena, and a host of Tanzanian stars such as Lady Jay Dee, Mzungu Kichaa, Mrisho Mpoto, FidQ, Mama C, and others. "Mama Creator" was written and recorded in Dar es Salaam to raise awareness about the maternal health situation in Tanzania. Persistent high maternal deaths and disabilities are one of Tanzania’s greatest development challenges: Tanzania is one of 11 countries that comprise 65 per cent of all maternal deaths worldwide.

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Senegal Denies Release of Former Chadian President Hissène Habré

The Senegalese judicial government has refused to release Chad's imprisoned ex-president Hissène Habré on the alleged basis of his health concerns.

The Senegalese judiciary has refused former Chad president Hissène Habré's request to be released from prison. Habré faces life imprisonment for crimes against humanity including rape, kidnapping, slavery and executions. The decision by the Senegalese judiciary comes after the 79-year-old former statesman's lawyers reportedly filed for his release on the basis of health concerns.

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Wild Cape Town Fire Mostly Contained

A 35-year-old man has reportedly been arrested on charges of arson. This, after firefighters had been battling to put out the Cape Town fire that caused extensive damage.