The men were also convicted of murder, membership in a rebel movement and illegal weapons possession.
Activists have criticised Tanzania's leadership after President John Magufili pardoned two high-profiled child rapists amid calls to arrest pregnant schoolgirls.
A female rape gang drugged a male hitchhiker at gunpoint then assaulted him, according to police in South Africa.
The fiasco has weakened the country's president and engulfed major brands such as McKinsey and KPMG.
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Comic Relief video featuring Ed Sheeran was branded "poverty tourism" by the Norwegian NGO that runs the awards.
More than 400 Nigerians flown out of Libya to Lagos following outcry over migrant slave trade reports.
Thabo Mabogwane and Bongani Mohosana – aka Black Motion – bought business class tickets on a Comair flight – which flies under the British Airways brand in South Africa.
Rebecca Kariuki, the children's officer, said they suspect that the mother may be having some vital information that could reveal what happened with the baby.
The 28-year-old man, who cannot be named due to legal reasons, faces some 67 charges in total.
Lawyer Bobby Banson claims Libya's slave market is being used to harvest organs that are then sold to recipients in other countries.
The doctors have successfully removed 13 out of the 14 needles from the baby's body but the last one is still deep inside the child's buttocks.