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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

Former Chadian dictator faces justice
Former Chadian dictator faces justice
July 9, 2015
Former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré, who is accused of tens of thousands of political killings and torture, will fin
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Does the Namib desert hold secrets to life on other planets?
Does the Namib desert hold secrets to life on other planets?
May 15, 2015
Researchers are looking at organisms thriving in the extreme environment of the Namib to predict what kind of life we co
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South Africans, foreign nationals call for end to xenophobia
South Africans, foreign nationals call for end to xenophobia
April 22, 2015
South Africans and foreign nationals share their thoughts about the on-going xenophobic attacks, while attending a vigil
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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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Voices of Africa Multimedia

Ebola: Getting to zero cases
Ebola: Getting to zero cases June 2, 2015

The Ebola outbreak has slowed across West Africa but every new infection continues to threaten millions of lives. This fatal disease claimed 7 000 lives by the end of 2014 in just Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Lione. Overcoming this complex emergency challenged governments and international aid organisations and brought fear to the rest of the …

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Vanessa Mdee, Victoria Kimani, Waje and Judith Sephuma sing their hearts out in a song that addresses gender inequality and poverty. (Pic: Supplied)
Poverty is sexist, sing seven African performers in protest May 19, 2015

Singers Victoria Kimani from Kenya, South African Judith Sephuma, Waje from Nigeria, Vanessa Mdee from Tanzania, Arielle T from Gabon, Gabriela from Mozambique and Selomor Mtukudzi from Zimbabwe have now recorded Strong Girl to address the gender inequality that they believe goes hand-in-hand with poverty. The song is inspired by a recently released report by …

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