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A foreign national walks with his children after clashes broke out between a group of locals and police on April 14  2015 in Durban. Hundreds of people have been displaced and forced to flee their homes this week. (Pic: AFP)
South Africans, explain your unforgivable actions
April 17, 2015
This week, media screens have flashed images of black South Africans executing violent acts on other blacks who are not South Africans. I have seen people petrol bombed in their shops. I have seen images of bloodied heads and faces. ... Continue Reading →
Foreign nationals gesture after clashes broke out between a group of locals and police in Durban on April 14  2015 in ongoing violence against foreign nationals in the city. (Pic: AFP)
Xenophobia in SA: Attacking each other won’t resolve our economic challenges   April 16, 2015

In 2008 in Gauteng, fellow brothers and sisters from the continent were injured and killed in violent xenophobic attacks. In January this year, violence broke out between foreign nationals and locals in Alexandra after a Somali shop owner shot and killed a 14-year-old who tried to rob his shop. Looting followed. It then spread to …

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'Mareitumetse Mokhoro addresses workers outside a textile factory in Maseru. (Pic: Meri Hyöky)
Lunch hour at a Lesotho textile factory: A snapshot April 15, 2015

I am standing outside the gates of a textile factory in the Industrial Area of Maseru West. The midday sun is blaring, and the air is heavy with waiting. In ten or so minutes, at precisely 11.45am, the factory workers inside the gates will get their one-hour lunch break. Outside the gates, preparations are underway. …

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A file screengrab taken on May 12 2014, from a video of Boko Haram obtained by AFP, shows girls wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. (Pic: AFP)
Nigeria marks first anniversary of Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnappings April 14, 2015

Nigeria on Tuesday marks the first anniversary of Boko Haram’s abduction of 219 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok, as part of a series of events planned around the world. The commemoration and renewed calls for their release came as Amnesty International said the Islamists had kidnapped at least 2 000 women and girls …

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‘Desperate Housewives Africa’ launches on April 30 April 13, 2015

Desperate Housewives Africa, the African version of the award-winning US television drama series, will launch on April 30 on EbonyLife TV (DStv 165). According to the Nigerian network, “viewers can look forward to an enthralling and spell-binding homegrown pilot that takes the Desperate Housewives format as you once knew it to scandalously new dimensions.” Filmed …

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M&G Multimedia

Running from Boko Haram
Running from Boko Haram
March 16, 2015
Thousands of refugees are fleeing to Chad after Boko Haram's attacks in northeast Nigeria. We visited a refugee camp and
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The challenges of reporting in Africa
The challenges of reporting in Africa
March 9, 2015
Journalist and blogger, Chika Oduah, talks about the risks of being a journalist in Africa today and the notion that jou
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Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty in Africa
Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty in Africa
March 2, 2015
Ory Okolloh, founder of software company Ushahidi, is one of eight black women named as The 100 Most Influential People
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Malawi floods leave learners displaced
Malawi floods leave learners displaced
February 9, 2015
Unicef follows Rita Nota, who is staying at Bangula Primary School since the floods left her family homeless, as she att
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Voices of Africa Multimedia

SABC’s Vuyo Mvoko and crew mugged on camera
SABC’s Vuyo Mvoko and crew mugged on camera March 11, 2015

The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s Vuyo Mvoko and his crew were robbed of their belongings seconds before they could cross live from Milpark in Johannesburg on Tuesday. He was reporting on Zambian President Edgar Lungu’s arrival to Milpark hospital. Mvoko and the SABC team were robbed of their cellphones and a laptop, but thankfully were not harmed. …

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A peek at Ethiopia’s first ever sci-fi feature film
A peek at Ethiopia’s first ever sci-fi feature film February 18, 2015

You either love sci-fi movies or you hate them – but a sci-fi love story based in Ethiopia? That’s sure to pique everyone’s curiosity. Directed by Miguel Llansó, Crumbs is a a Spanish-Ethiopian co-production that premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in January. From Indie Wire: “Crumbs tells the story of diminutive superhero Gagano (played by Daniel Tadesse), a junk collector, who …

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