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Nicole Johnston

Nicole Johnston

    Life on the edge: Stories from Zambia
    Life on the edge: Stories from Zambia
    The Zambia general elections are scheduled to be held on September 20 to elect a president and representatives to the National Assembly. Civil...
    Oxfam's cash trickle goes a long way in Malawi
    Oxfam's cash trickle goes a long way in Malawi
    Oxfam's money transfer scheme in Malawi gives vulnerable citizens -- who have first-hand experience of the effects of climate change -- access...
    Giving hope to children with disabilities
    Giving hope to children with disabilities
    In an almost forgotten corner of Zimbabwe, the BaTonga people try to scratch a living from the dessicated earth of the Binga district.
    No longer out of sight or out of mind
    No longer out of sight or out of mind
    In an almost forgotten corner of Zimbabwe the BaTonga people try to scratch a living from the dessicated earth of the Binga district. And they...
    Africa's brain gain
    Africa's brain gain
    For many migrants and refugees the old adage that "you can't go home again" is painfully true. Having left their roots to forge a new life they may...
    'You never forget the past'
    'You never forget the past'
    Anne Marie is not her real name. But after 16 years as a refugee and under renewed threat of xenophobic violence, she is still very afraid that...
    Finding family in a foreign land
    Finding family in a foreign land
    Dosso Ndessomin knows all about xenophobia -- but he also knows how many South Africans are welcoming to foreign nationals. This is in no small...
    'The end of this story may be very sad'
    'The end of this story may be very sad'
    Bundled up against the cold in layers of sweaters, a jacket and a woolly cap, Jacques Kikonga Kamanda greets us chuckling, "now I'm really dressed...
    'A jail you have to pay to stay in'
    'A jail you have to pay to stay in'
    Safia (17) has never been to Somalia. She has lived in South Africa all her life and says "I feel more South African than Somalian," in a broad...
    Somalia's loss, Johannesburg's gain
    Somalia's loss, Johannesburg's gain
    As part of a series on xenophobia, the M&G presents the Sowda Hussen Mohamud story...
    Xenophobia and the World Cup
    Xenophobia and the World Cup
    For many people in South Africa the end of the World Cup will mean more than packing away their makarapas and vuvuzelas, and returning to the old...
    Somalis seek safety in numbers
    Somalis seek safety in numbers
    Each evening in Mayfair's "Little Mogadishu" in Johannesburg, the call to prayer drifts above the streets. Men hurry to mosque and hijab-clad women...