Category Archives: Africa

‘Out of control’: Vigilante justice grips impoverished South African slum

DIEPSLOOT, South Africa – Ersido Ayele is still wearing the same pants, shirt and sweatshirt he had on when some 40 looters broke through the corrugated iron roof of his corner store almost three weeks ago. “They burned all my … Continue reading

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All-white town fights to preserve segregation in Mandela’s ‘Rainbow Nation’

KLEINFONTEIN, South Africa – An all-white enclave less than an hour from South Africa’s capital is fighting to hold on to a segregated life reminiscent of the country before Nelson Mandela toppled the apartheid regime. “We feel that our culture … Continue reading

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Mandela’s visible legacy: South Africa’s interracial couples no longer need to hide

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South African couple Thithi Nteta and Dylan Lloyd have different accounts of how they met and fell in love. “We were friends for about a year,” said Nteta, a 28-year-old stylist. “I like to say that … Continue reading

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EU forces attack Somali pirates on land for first time

Europe’s naval force patrolling off the coast East Africa said on Tuesday it had attacked Somali pirate installations on land, the first time it had conducted such an action since extending its remit from strictly to sea-based operations. Initial reports indicated … Continue reading

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Landmark case: Nigerian villagers sue Shell over oil spills

LONDON — Around 11,000 Nigerian villagers who say their livelihoods were ruined in oil spills launched a legal battle Friday to seek compensation from Shell. The case marks the first time any oil firm has faced claims in the U.K. from a … Continue reading

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