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Vote counting begins after snap election in Lesotho

Elections in crisis-hit Lesotho proceeded largely without incident, according to the country's electoral commission, as counting commenced.

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Unemployed Zimbabweans turn to unusual money-making projects

Two unemployed Zimbabweans are earning a living by helping piggyback people cross the Mukuvisi River in the industrial area of Harare.

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Malawi floods leave learners displaced

Unicef follows Rita Nota, who is staying at Bangula Primary School since the floods left her family homeless, as she attempts to continue her studies.

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Clampdown on Ethiopia's independent media

The Ethiopian government’s systematic repression of independent media has created a bleak landscape for free expression ahead of their May elections.

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More forced evictions in Swaziland

Family homes are being destroyed under the orders of King Mswati III, to make land available for a Science, Innovation and Biotechnology Park.

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Child of war

In a compelling interview with the M&G, an ex-child soldier from the DRC shares his story of abduction, fighting in the war and his escape to SA.

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Swaziland royal family replace chief, torture opposition

Footage obtained alleges that the Swazi royal family have forcibly replaced a local chief with a family member, torturing any who oppose them.

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Child marriage and FGM in Tanzania

HRW calls on Tanzania to set the minimum age for marriage at 18, following an investigation into high levels of child marriage and FGM in the country.

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