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Kenya ordered to pay sex attack survivors after 2007 poll violence

By France24
13 December 2020   |   11:08 am
Morocco normalises relations with Israel as the US, in turn, pledges to recognise Rabat's sovereignty over the Western Sahara. We look at the history of that conflict. Also, there's a landmark victory for rape survivors in Kenya as the High Court awards compensation to four women who were assaulted after the 2007 election. It's the first time judges have officially recognised post-election sexual violence. And making clothes for those who fled with nothing: we meet a tailor who has set up shop on the Sudanese-Ethiopian border, helping those who recently fled the conflict in Tigray.

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