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Honours paid to South African musician and activist Hugh Masekela

Father of South African jazz, who had job covering more than five decades, dies aged 78 Hugh Masekela Tributes paid to South African musician and activist Hugh Masekela ‘Father of South African jazz ‘, who had busines spanning more than five decades, dies aged 78 Masekela’s life and career- in visualizes Hugh Masekela obituary: jazz pioneer who fought the cruelty …

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Kidnapped, tortured and thrown in jail: my 70 days in Sudan

The long read: Twelve years after reporting on the conflict in Darfur, film-maker Phil Cox recalled. But this time, the Sudanese authority put a price on his head In the early morning of 24 December 2016, my friend Daoud and I lay side by side on a blanket, our legs chained at the ankles, assured with heavy fastenings. The sunshine …

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‘We’ve had enough’: Kinshasa props its breath amid talks to end violence

On the streets of the DRCs capital, beings are misplacing fortitude with both President Kabila and the resist, as poverty and decay provoke nostalgia for the authoritarian Mobutu era Dusk, and from the churchyard of Saint Alphonse came the plangent harmonies of one of best available known choral toils of the Catholic church. Under the lime trees, 30 men and …

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‘When corals die off, we die off’

( CNN) In 1998, the cruel heat of El Nino reached Seychelles hard-handed. Sea surface temperatures rose around the Indian Ocean, bleaching 90% of coral reefs in the archipelago. Widespread flooding made substantial economic losses — fishing and agriculture accounting for more than half of the total chassis in agreement with the International Monetary Fund( IMF ). The weather contest, …

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From crystal meth to Olympic glory: the recovery and rise of Luvo Manyonga

Three years ago Luvo Manyonga was a crystal meth addict. Now he is an Olympic silver medallist. This is his journey from the tik-addled townships to Rio glory, with the help of an Irish former street-sweeper turned strongman Luvo Manyonga has already created my favourite story of the year but, on a gentle summer afternoon in Pretoria, the South African …

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