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Benita Van Eyssen

Benita Van Eyssen

    What's behind the Equatoguinean-Cameroonian border wall plan?
    What's behind the Equatoguinean-Cameroonian border wall plan?
    When word of the border wall reached the Cameroonian capital Yaounde at the end of July, army chief Rene Claude Meka promptly set out to tour the...
    Anger over dictatorship, not bread, fuelling Sudan uprising
    Anger over dictatorship, not bread, fuelling Sudan uprising
    The protest wave sweeping across Sudan was never about bread; it is a nation fed up with a decades-old military dictatorship, say human rights...
    SA arms deal back in the spotlight
    SA arms deal back in the spotlight
    The controversy surrounding South Africa's biggest arms-acquisition deal has resurfaced with allegations that a leading German company paid bribes...
    R900 a month, 12 hours a day
    R900 a month, 12 hours a day
    Phil Naledi has changed the lives of residents along a leafy street in the north-eastern Johannesburg suburb of Sydenham. At night, he paces up and...
    Amandla!: Tsotsi wins Oscar
    Amandla!: Tsotsi wins Oscar
    Hollywood seems to have embraced the South African reality of crime, grime and poverty after Tsotsi won the best foreign-language film Oscar...
    Durban gets ready for A1 grand prix
    Durban gets ready for A1 grand prix
    As the final preparations for the first of three A1 grand prix races were under way in South Africa on Tuesday, managers of host city Durban...
    Rains wreak havoc in Southern Africa
    Rains wreak havoc in Southern Africa
    Heavy rains in parts of Southern Africa have left more than 1 000 people homeless, caused structural damage, and played a part in spreading...
    Poor response to Malawi's growing hunger
    Poor response to Malawi's growing hunger
    The twin infants wrestle for their mother's breasts as the young woman stops to catch her breath. Weak and exhausted she is standing in the shade...
    Swazis irritated by foreign ridicule
    Swazis irritated by foreign ridicule
    Tens of thousands of unmarried Swazi girls performed a final dance on Monday culminating a week-long celebration of chastity as Swazi authorities...
    Swazi girls offer reeds to King Mswati
    Swazi girls offer reeds to King Mswati
    Tens of thousands of unmarried Swazi girls gathered at the royal residence on Sunday to lay down reeds as part of a week-long celebration of...
    Zambia works to shed corrupt image
    Zambia works to shed corrupt image
    Standing in the lobby of a Lusaka hotel, the engineering consultant warns of the pitfalls of doing business in Zambia.
    Zim torture victims pick up the pieces in SA
    Zim torture victims pick up the pieces in SA
    "For the first three days they cut your buttocks with a razor. You lie down and they slice you. They slice your buttocks and tell you to talk."