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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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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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Thousands rally to support Congo’s threatened Nobel Laureate

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A city in eastern Congo has rallied in support of Denis Mukwege, the Congolese Nobel Laureate who received death threats in recent weeks after he...
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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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DR Congo militia kills 12 in Beni region

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File Photo Twelve people have been killed over three days by a notorious militia in the troubled Beni region of eastern DR Congo, where the...
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Plane carrying four passengers crashes in DR Congo

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A plane carrying four passengers crashed late on Thursday in dense forest in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said. The plane, thought to be...
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Renowned Congolese scholar Wamba dia Wamba passes on

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Prominent Congolese scholar Ernest Wamba dia Wamba has passed on, bringing to an end the era of one of Africa’s foremost pro-democracy campaigners. Prof Wamba...
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DR Congo troops kill Angolan soldier in border incident

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An Angolan soldier was killed on Sunday by DR Congo troops after a tense incident and an exchange of gunfire along their border, according to...
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Belgian king expresses deep regret for colonial past in Congo

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Belgium’s King Philippe expressed deep regret on Tuesday for the “suffering and humiliation” inflicted on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) during its 75-year...