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Azad Essa

Azad Essa

    ​Israel is making inroads into Africa and no one seems to mind its checkered methods
    ​Israel is making inroads into Africa and no one seems to mind its checkered methods
    At the end of July, Israel and the Republic of Guinea quietly announced they would be mending diplomatic relations after 49 years. Between the...
    Modi preaches peace in Durban while back home Indian troops open fire on mourners
    Modi preaches peace in Durban while back home Indian troops open fire on mourners
    It takes a special appreciation of irony to comprehend the events of the past weekend.
    South Africa in midst of 'epic drought'
    South Africa in midst of 'epic drought'
    Lennox Mabaso, spokesperson for the Department of local government in KwaZulu-Natal, told Al Jazeera that the drought, concentrated in provinces of...
    Thousands evacuated from rat-infested Pollsmoor prison
    Thousands evacuated from rat-infested Pollsmoor prison
    Manelisi Wolela, spokesperson for the department of correctional services, confirmed to Al Jazeera on Saturday that around 4 100 detainees...
    Malema case: Game changer in SA politics?
    Malema case: Game changer in SA politics?
    After three years of delays, the high-profile corruption case against Julius Malema has been thrown out of court. Judge Billy Mothle said the case...
    Facilities for Burundi refugees at breaking point: MSF
    Facilities for Burundi refugees at breaking point: MSF
    Doctors without Borders (MSF) told Al Jazeera on Wednesday that the Nyarugusu refugee camp near the Tanzanian town of Kasulu, close to the border...
    Displaced face uncertain future as SA camp closes
    Displaced face uncertain future as SA camp closes
    The last camp in South Africa hosting displaced foreigners following a series of xenophobic attacks across the country in April, is scheduled to...
    South Africa and Nigeria spar over xenophobic violence
    South Africa and Nigeria spar over xenophobic violence
    The recent xenophobic violence in South Africa against migrant workers has sparked a new diplomatic rift with Nigeria, with the South African...
    South Africa: Remembering the Sharpeville massacre
    South Africa: Remembering the Sharpeville massacre
    South Africans commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre on Saturday, when 69 people were killed and 180 others wounded for...
    Boko Haram hits new lows of depravity
    Boko Haram hits new lows of depravity
    Little is known about the girl, except that she was no more than 10 years old.
    Journalists who don't matter
    Journalists who don't matter
    It is 70 years since the Allied forces landed in Normandy on a mission to emancipate Europe from the Nazis. Today, in the nearby French town of...
    SA, India: Kindred spirits in celebration of inequality
    SA, India: Kindred spirits in celebration of inequality
    In the early hours of December 5 2013, I flipped through the television channels in my apartment in Doha. News had just broken of Nelson Mandela's...