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South Africa’s Jacob Zuma abandons rally after being booed


South Africa’s scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma has abandoned a May Day rally after he was booed by workers demanding his resignation.   Scuffles broke out between Mr Zuma’s supporters and opponents, resulting in all speeches being cancelled. The main labour federation, Cosatu, called on Mr Zuma to step down last …

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The drone video that sums up global inequality


Johnny Miller has caused quite a stir with his aerial images of South Africa’s divided communities. He explains the origins of the Unequal Scenes project   It’s surprising how looking at something from a new angle can change people’s perspectives. When I began the Unequal Scenes project a year ago, I had no idea …

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UN: 20 dead in Kasai amid Lulua-Luba, Chowe-Pende feud

The UN has almost 19,000 troops deployed in Congo

Latest violence between Lulua-Luba and Chow-Pende communities extends eight months of bloodshed.   At least 20 people were killed in ethnic clashes last week in Democratic Republic of Congo‘s troubled Kasai region, according to the United Nations. The UN’s DR Congo mission said in a statement on Wednesday that the clashes took …

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Zambia President refuses to intervene in Opposition leader’s treason case

United Party for National Development (UPND) Presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema

Zambian President Edgar Lungu will not intervene in the treason case against opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, he told a public rally late on Friday. Hichilema was taken into police custody this week for allegedly refusing to give way to Lungu’s motorcade as it passed through Mongo, 500 km (300 miles) …

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