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South African court finds anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol was murdered

In this week's edition: a South African court finds that Ahmed Timol was murdered by police officers in 1971; in Cameroon, survivors and the families of victims of the Camrail crash are still waiting to be compensated; and female puppet-makers challenge traditional thinking in Mali.

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It's an historic ruling for campaigners as a South African court finds that Ahmed Timol, an anti-apartheid activist who died decades ago in police custody, didn't take his own life but was in fact murdered by police officers.

Also, in Cameroon, nearly a year after a deadly train accident killed 79 people and injured hundreds, survivors and the families of victims are still waiting to be compensated.

And women are pulling the strings, literally! Female puppet-makers in Mali challenge traditional thinking which suggests that only men can do the job.

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