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A Burundian soldier casts his ballot at a polling station in Bujumbura. (Pic: AFP)
Burundi: key facts about a troubled country
June 29, 2015 Posted by :
The small, landlocked African country of Burundi holds parliamentary and local elections on Monday after weeks of unrest, recalling its long history of conflict and ethnic massacres. ...
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Several hundred migrants, mostly Africans but also including many fleeing the civil war in Syria, leave Libya every day on rickety boats hoping to make it to Europe. (Pic: AFP)
If Africa is rising, why are so many running away?
June 24, 2015 Posted by :
World refugee day was on June 19, and former secretary-general of the United Nations Kofi Annan made a comment on his Twitter handle that was as profound as it ...
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(L to R) Burundi Foreign Minister Alain Aime Nyamitwe, South African President Jacob Zuma, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete attend the summit to discuss the crisis in Burundi. (Pic: Reuters)
Tanzania’s female politicians being trained to campaign in a male-dominated political world
June 18, 2015 Posted by :
Aspiring politician Asha Salum is busy trying to convince people in her area of Dar Es Salaam to support her candidacy for a council position at elections ...
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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrives in Khartoum from Johannesburg on June 15 2015. (Pic: AFP)
‘By letting Omar ​al-​Bashir escape, ​South Africa​ has sided with tyrants’
June 17, 2015 Posted by :
Something much greater than just South Africa’s reputation as a human rights leader on the African continent died on Monday. When Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir was allowed ...
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Miners work on the diamonds mine of Banengbele, 10km south of Boda. (Pic: AFP)
Central Africa’s diamonds come at high price in blood and sweat
June 8, 2015 Posted by :
Barefoot, with sweat pouring down their naked chests, 50 men slave in the depths of the Central African forest digging for diamonds in a sandy pit half ...
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