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Red Cross Attacked in Afghanistan  

Last week, the Taliban attack the International Organization for Migration. Now this. “Militants attacked a Red Cross office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad Wednesday, setting off a gun battle that left a security guard dead. An Interior Ministry spokesman says seven staff members working for the International Committee of the Red Cross were rescued during the attack.  The Red Cross says one staff member was wounded.” (Voice of America

Kenya: Young Girls Win Landmark Rape Case

Police demanded bribes and in general refused to investigate rapes. That may change. “A Kenyan High Court has ordered police to reinvestigate complaints of rape by 11 girls in a landmark case brought by a children’s charity on behalf of more than 240 victims of child rape, some of them as young as three years old. Mercy Chidi, who runs the Ripples International children’s charity in Meru, Kenya, filed a petition on behalf of the girls, who came to the charity for help after being raped by fathers, grandfathers, uncles,police officers and neighbors.” (Reuters