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Miners Shot Down: Blood on Whose Hands?
Two years after 34 miners were killed by police at Marikana, a new documentary suggests responsibility goes to very top of the ANC.
"We Have to Fight the Law": Uganda's LGBTI Activism After the Anti-Gay Bill
Despite legislative and societal hostility, Uganda's gay rights activists refuse to take a step back.
African Refugees: The Untouchables of Our Time
Europe may express sympathy with African asylum seekers in word, but this is often contradicted by their actions in deed.
Get Rich or Die Trying: The Chinese Herbal Medicine "Death Sentence" in Uganda
200,000 Ugandans have signed up to a company believing it will cure all their illnesses and help them make a fortune. But it is more likely to do the opposite.
In the Joint for a Joint: The Human Cost of Tunisia’s Repressive Drugs Law
Under Law 52, thousands of young Tunisians have been thrown into jail for minor drug use charges, jeopardising their lives and futures.
Life and Land: The Ogiek in Kenya Fight for their Rights
A Kenyan court has ruled that the Ogiek's 'access' to the Mau Forest must be protected. But claims over the group's 'rights' to the land fell on deaf ears.
On the Edge of Home: The Forcible Evictions of the Sengwer in Kenya
Allegedly in contravention of Kenyan law, thousands of Sengwer have been forcibly removed from their ancestral homeland in the Embobut forest.
"Let's Wait and See What Happens": Kagame Hints at 2017 Election Run
At a recent event, Rwanda's president Paul Kagame suggested he might change the constitution to allow him to run for a third term in 2017.
Mozambique: A New Hub in the Global Drugs Trade?
Not a lot is known about the drugs trade in Mozambique, but the evidence suggests it is becoming a popular transit point for traffickers.
Libya Goes Head to Head with SocGen in $1.5 Billion Lawsuit
Libya's sovereign wealth fund has filed a bribery case against French bank Société Générale, adding to its $1 billion lawsuit against Goldman Sachs.
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