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12 Dec 2017 description
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The two camps in the west of the capital should have been closed down in mid-November. That was the government’s plan – to first provide temporary accommodation for the survivors and then more permanent housing solutions.

30 Nov 2017 description
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Ali Younes 29 Nov 2017 17:04

Hundreds of African refugees are being bought and sold in “slave markets” across Libya every week, a human trafficker has told Al Jazeera, with many of them held for ransom or forced into prostitution and sexual exploitation to pay their captors and smugglers.

Many of them ended up being murdered by their smugglers in the open desert or die from thirst or car accidents in the vast Libyan desert.

10 Nov 2017 description
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by Ra'eesa Pather

In the streets of Madagascar’s capital city, the plague is a ghost. Patients stay hidden away in hospitals or are at home, where some are keeping their illness a secret.

They fear death but, more than that, what happens after death — the anonymous mass grave that many patients believe is their inevitable fate.

09 Nov 2017 description
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On Monday, Paul Biya, the president of the Republic of Cameroon celebrated 35 years in power. But the people of the English-speaking regions of Cameroon, which they call Ambazonia, were fleeing the violent crackdowns by Biya’s regime.

Anglophone Cameroonians have been protesting the French government’s colonisation of the English-speaking region. In November last year, the fight between the English and French regions escalated when teachers and lawyers in the Anglophone regions embarked on a strike to protest the imposition of the French language and judicial system.

13 Oct 2017 description
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Simon Allison

As Liberians vote this week for their new president, the country must simultaneously deal with another seismic change to its political landscape: the complete withdrawal of the United Nations peacekeeping mission after more than 14 years on the ground.