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HAITI / CIGARS

A young entrepreneur in Haiti follows a family tradition making cigars individually rolled by hand, and hopes that they will become well known throughout the world. Yvan Milord and his team produce 4,000 cigars every three months in the three most common sizes – Churchill, Corona and Robusto. MINUSTAH

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DR CONGO / HEAL AFRICA

Lyn Lusi of the Heal Africa hospital for victims of rape in Goma says the problem of sexual violence against women, children, and even men in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is “growing more and more acute”. Lusi also says she is “terribly disappointed” with Hillary Clinton’s recent visit to her clinic. MONUC / FILE

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AFGHANISTAN / ELECTION WRAP

After yesterday’s presidential and provincial council elections in Afghanistan, the UN special envoy to the country Kai Eide tells reporters in Kabul that “overall, 20 August 2009 has been a good day for Afghanistan”. The Security Council has welcomed the “historic” elections, while condemning the actions of those who sought to disrupt the polls. UNAMA

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