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Alex Duval Smith

Alex Duval Smith

    Chad struggles to deal with influx of poorly refugees
    Chad struggles to deal with influx of poorly refugees
    The people at the World Health Organisation call it "routine childhood immunisation". But they have not witnessed the anything but...
    Cissé treads a new path in Mali
    Cissé treads a new path in Mali
    A black Mercedes pulls up in a grimy street in Bamako and the back door swings open. A satin-shoed foot emerges beneath a crisp brocade gown and...
    Mali lifts state of emergency ahead of election campaigning
    Mali lifts state of emergency ahead of election campaigning
    The state of emergency ended at midnight. It had been in place since January, when France launched a military intervention against...
    Lay workers on frontline in fight against child mortality in Malawi
    Lay workers on frontline in fight against child mortality in Malawi
    But that is not reckoning with the likes of Ruth Bwanakaya, a single mother who runs what can best be described as a health centre under a tree, with...
    Peter Roebuck was 'in a state of utter despair'
    Peter Roebuck was 'in a state of utter despair'
    Police were on the point of arresting the cricket commentator and journalist Peter Roebuck on a charge of sexual assault when he apparently jumped...
    Dewani case: How grieving husband became suspect
    Dewani case: How grieving husband became suspect
    The police moved swiftly. The murder of honeymooner Anni Dewani in a township on the outskirts of Cape Town had shocked the world and the country's...
    Sticking it to 'em
    Sticking it to 'em
    With nimble footwork and a rapid "swoosh-swoosh" of his attacking stick, Nkululu Nopivo scores six points.
    Mugabe being helped by diamond industry
    Mugabe being helped by diamond industry
    The global diamond industry has controversially cleared the way for President Robert Mugabe's regime to raise millions of dollars from exports,...
    The last best hope of Lesotho, a small country in big trouble
    The last best hope of Lesotho, a small country in big trouble
    "This is the last frontier of tourism in Southern Africa," said our guide as I gasped and wheezed my way up Thaba Bosiu, meaning "mountain of the...
    Wallace and Gromit give hope to Cape Town youths
    Wallace and Gromit give hope to Cape Town youths
    They have struggled into the wrong trousers, picnicked on the moon and foiled a rampaging were-rabbit. Now the cheese-loving inventor Wallace and...
    Zuma plea as protests sweep the townships
    Zuma plea as protests sweep the townships
    After two weeks of vandalism and running battles between township residents and police, President Jacob Zuma asked South Africans on Saturday to...
    'Trade is not aid'
    'Trade is not aid'
    After years when billions have been spent on aid in Africa, donors are now picking up on a new trend to put their money on the continent's...