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HRW: Foreigners ‘live in constant fear’ in South Africa

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Foreign nationals in South Africa suffer “routine” harassment, violence and discrimination by locals and government authorities, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday. The group...
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More than 50 prisoners starve to death in east Congo prison

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Fifty-two inmates at a prison in the northeastern Congo city of Bunia have starved to death this year because of insufficient government funding, the United...
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Congo gold miners scour rubble for bodies after cave-in

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Informal gold miners in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo scoured rubble on Saturday for more than 50 colleagues presumed dead after a mine collapsed under...
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Can a tooth settle the mystery over Congo’s independence hero?

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Belgium’s federal court said on Friday it would hand over a tooth, suspected to be the only remains of the murdered Congolese independence hero Patrice...
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Congo elephant poacher gets 30 years forced labour

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A poacher in Congo-Brazzaville has been sentenced to 30 years of forced labour for killing elephants, an NGO said Tuesday. Gerard Mombaza Mombembo, 35, from...
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Congo army says Islamist militia kills 20 in east

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Agence France-Presse Islamist militants killed at least 20 people during attacks on three villages in eastern Congo, the army and a local administrator said. The...
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Wild polio sufferers reflect as Africa set to be declared free of the disease

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Nigerian Gbemisola Ijigbamigbe’s right leg was virtually paralysed after she contracted wild polio aged 11 months. Now the 28-year-old leads an active life as a...
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Suspected Islamist militants kill 13 in eastern Congo villages

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Suspected Islamist militants killed 13 people during raids on two villages in eastern Congo, the army and a village chief said, the latest in a...
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WHO: Africa records over 25,000 coronavirus deaths

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are over 25,000 COVID-19 deaths on the African continent. The UN...