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Alexandra Lesieur

Alexandra Lesieur

    Platinum boom brings riches to the Bafokeng
    Platinum boom brings riches to the Bafokeng
    South Africa's Bafokeng people live on the biggest platinum deposits in the world, a resource that has transformed the once-traditional tribe into...
    Namibia's Himba embrace tourism, with little profit
    Namibia's Himba embrace tourism, with little profit
    Their bare-chested bodies painted with rich ochre-red colours, Himba women sing and dance in villages untouched by modernity since their ancestors...
    Namibia's Himba fear dam will wash away traditions
    Namibia's Himba fear dam will wash away traditions
    Namibia's Himba, distinctive for smearing their bodies with red ochre, say a planned dam that will flood the valleys where they live and their...
    Summit ends with no decision on Zim land-reform case
    Summit ends with no decision on Zim land-reform case
    Southern African leaders on Tuesday gave themselves six months to review a stand-off between Zimbabwe and a regional court that ruled against...
    SADC summit mulls Zim land-reform case
    SADC summit mulls Zim land-reform case
    Zimbabwe's refusal to obey rulings by a regional court, which rejected President Robert Mugabe's land reforms in favour of a group of white...
    Drought scorches host city PE ahead of World Cup
    Drought scorches host city PE ahead of World Cup
    The green pitch at Port Elizabeth's World Cup stadium has become an island in a sea of brown, exempt from water limits imposed due to a drought...
    Togo attack wins notoriety for Angola's forgotten conflict
    Togo attack wins notoriety for Angola's forgotten conflict
    Cabinda's once-forgotten separatists won new notoriety with their deadly attack on Togo's football team, embarrassing Angola's government, which...
    Seeking Lotto riches, South Africans smoke vulture brains
    Seeking Lotto riches, South Africans smoke vulture brains
    Smoking dried vulture brains to have a vision of winning Lotto numbers -- that's why customers come to Scelo, a vendor of traditional medicines,...
    SA moves to create 'World Cup courts'
    SA moves to create 'World Cup courts'
    South Africa plans to create special courts dedicated to handling crimes committed during the Soccer World Cup, aiming to speed up the judicial...
    Football fever transforms classic opera Carmen in SA
    Football fever transforms classic opera Carmen in SA
    A red rose in her hair, the furious Carmen storms on to a sports pitch to interrupt her two paramours who erupt in bursts of pirouettes and...
    'Sandboarders' reclaim Johannesburg's mine dumps
    'Sandboarders' reclaim Johannesburg's mine dumps
    Cherie lands head-first at the base of a sand dune, her feet in the air but still strapped to the "sandboard" she is hoping to master to surf on...
    Madagascar political transition deal signed
    Madagascar political transition deal signed
    Leaders of Madagascar's main political movements signed on Sunday a transition blueprint, ending months of crisis on the island nation that had led...