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David Smith of the Guardian

David Smith of the Guardian

    Moz lifts gay laws but queer fight goes on
    Moz lifts gay laws but queer fight goes on
    Gay rights activists welcome the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Mozambique but said they still face a long struggle for full equality.
    South Africa sends lions to repopulate Rwanda reserves
    South Africa sends lions to repopulate Rwanda reserves
    Seven lions in South Africa are to be tranquillised, placed in steel crates and loaded on to a charter flight to Rwanda on Monday, restoring the...
    Bashir set to tighten grip on Sudan
    Bashir set to tighten grip on Sudan
    Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir was re-elected on Monday with 94.5% of a vote boycotted by major opposition parties and denounced by Western...
    SA mercenaries are 'giving Boko Haram a hiding'
    SA mercenaries are 'giving Boko Haram a hiding'
    Leon Lotz was once a member of Koevoet – "crowbar" in Afrikaans – a paramilitary police unit created by South Africa's apartheid regime to root...
    Chirpy Mugabe plays to the gallery and lays into Blair
    Chirpy Mugabe plays to the gallery and lays into Blair
    Robert Mugabe has launched a withering attack on Tony Blair over his handling of Zimbabwe's land reform programme, declaring: "Blair, Blair, who...
    Long Walk to Freedom sequel to hit bookshops next year
    Long Walk to Freedom sequel to hit bookshops next year
    “I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But...
    'Death was in front of us, we fled'
    'Death was in front of us, we fled'
    In a narrow canoe hollowed out of a tree trunk, a teenager, Valentine Pasi, her baby son and five young brothers-in-law ended their desperate race to...
    DRC protests brew anger and grief
    DRC protests brew anger and grief
    Arms crossed and hands on shoulders, Hortense Basila let out a moan that rose from deep inside and filled her eyes with tears. "My child!" she cried....
    Dubai royals hunt out Maasai land
    Dubai royals hunt out Maasai land
    Tanzania has been accused of reneging on its promise to 40?000 Maasai pastoralists by going ahead with plans to evict them and turn their ancestral...
    President Scott, but for only 90 days
    President Scott, but for only 90 days
    Zambia named Guy Scott as its interim president on Wednesday following the death of president Michael Sata at a hospital in the United Kingdom on...