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Rape victims 'denied justice' in Ghana by costly medical fees

ACCRA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reporting rape is traumatic for anyone, but having to pay two months' wages to complete the medical form prevents many in Ghana from seeking justice, said a leading actress whose campaign to waive fees has reached the presidential palace.

Central African states seek to make forests work for people and planet

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries home to the Congo Basin rainforest, including Gabon and the Republic of Congo, are working on ways to harness their majestic trees to benefit their people while maintaining climate protection and other natural services the forests provide.