Global Week in Review: Cameroonian LGBT Activist Tortured to Death

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  • U.N. Women Appoints a New Head
  • Rights Group Denounces Sudanese President Trip to Nigeria
  • Did a Chinese Woman Die From an iPhone 5 Shock?
  • Sierra Leone Pursues Improvements in Maternal Health Services
  • U.S. Woman Gets 10 Years in Rwandan Fraud Case
  • LGBT Activist Tortured to Death in Cameroon
  • Contaminated School Meals Kill 22 Children in India
  • Syria Refugee Crisis Worst Since Rwandan Genocide, Says U.N.
  • Cuba Caught Sending Weapons to North Korean
  • Malaria and TB Run Rampant in Africa as HIV/AIDS Deaths Decline
  • Italian Politician Compares First Black Minister to Orangutan
  • Top Running Stars Fail Drug Tests
  • Top U.S. Official Meets with Egypt Caretaker Leaders
  • Kenya Dismisses U.N. Accusations
  • Kenyan Prisoners Learn the Law
  • Pakistani Teen Shot by Taliban Addresses U.N.
  • Spain's Prime Minister Under Pressure to Resign
  • Bangladesh Islamist Leader Found Guilty of War Crimes
  • The Edward Snowden Saga Continues
  • Rebel Violence in Congo Pushes 55,000 Refugees to Uganda
  • Brazil Will No Longer Seek Out Cuban Doctors

Sierra Leone Pursues Improvements in Maternal Health Services

An initiative to speed up improvements of maternity success rates in Sierra Leone has been launched with the backing of the U.K.'s Department for International Development. Local communities are encouraged to rate their clinics as part of the process. Currently, one in every 21 women in Sierra Leone is at risk of death during childbirth.

(Photo: REUTERS/Katrina Manson)

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