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Beatrice Debut

Beatrice Debut

    Chinese fishing deal makes waves ahead of Madagascar polls
    Chinese fishing deal makes waves ahead of Madagascar polls
    The sun glistens on waves lapping against wooden fishing boats as their sails ripple in the breeze coming off the Indian Ocean.
    Ex-rulers favourites in Madagascar's high-stakes election
    Ex-rulers favourites in Madagascar's high-stakes election
    Madagascar votes on Wednesday in a high-stakes election with three ex-presidents the frontrunners to lead the large Indian Ocean island rocked by...
    Gang wars erupt over abandoned mines in SA
    Gang wars erupt over abandoned mines in SA
    With his armoured 4x4 parked at the entrance of an abandoned gold mine shaft in South Africa, the security guard armed with a gun and a bullet...
    Tension high as student protesters march in London
    Tension high as student protesters march in London
    Thousands of students marched through London on Wednesday against cuts to university funding, facing off against police armed with rubber bullets...
    Bill Gates, UK pledge billions to vaccinate 250-million children
    Bill Gates, UK pledge billions to vaccinate 250-million children
    Britain and Bill Gates joined forces on Monday to pledge more than half of the $3.7-billion sought to vaccinate nearly 250-million children against...
    Wikileaks chief Assange fears US charges
    Wikileaks chief Assange fears US charges
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Friday it was "increasingly likely" the US would try to extradite him on charges related to leaked cables...
    On Jo'burg minibuses, confusion reigns
    On Jo'burg minibuses, confusion reigns
    The minibus throws itself into reverse on a busy road in Pretoria, after 30 minutes of driving in circles around the city.
    Southern Africa gears up for 2010
    Southern Africa gears up for 2010
    Fancy world-class soccer in South Africa alongside a trip to the Victoria Falls or a Namib desert safari?
    Rotting corpses reveal ethnic massacre in Kenya
    Rotting corpses reveal ethnic massacre in Kenya
    In the remote west Kenyan village of Koiluget, a deadly attack by a rival ethnic group just over a week ago left behind more than just twisted...
    East Africa feels the butterfly effect
    East Africa feels the butterfly effect
    Beating the air with her homemade net, Aicha Ali chases a swirling black and turquoise butterfly. Far from indulging in a frivolous pastime, this...
    Kenyan Millennium Village tests poverty-reduction goals
    Kenyan Millennium Village tests poverty-reduction goals
    Gaudencia, a Kenyan woman in her fifties, works barefoot preparing her fallow field for sowing corn. Until two years ago, she had no idea leaving...
    Somalia: 'The situation will deteriorate further'
    Somalia: 'The situation will deteriorate further'
    A day after the United Nations endorsed an African Union peacekeeping force for Somalia, and almost two months after the ouster of the Islamists...