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Ugandans vote in charged election under internet blackout

The internet went down on the eve of the vote, with some parts of the country reporting complete disruptions or significant slowdowns, after one of the most violent campaigns in years

‘It is extreme’: Uganda tightens screws as vote looms

Tear gas, midnight arrests, threats and intimidation — the tactics employed every election cycle in Uganda are familiar to all who dare challenge President Yoweri Museveni's 35-year grip on power

‘There is blood in the tea’

Kenyans who were expelled from their land by British colonisers — to make way for tea plantations — are demanding justice

Reclaiming Nairobi’s forest

It took 10 years to rescue Karura from land-grabbers and criminals and turn it into an urban refuge

Catalogue of abuse: Seeking justice for the Rohingya

Different teams of investigators in the world's biggest refugee camp in Bangladesh have been quietly documenting the events of 2017

Smog in Delhi affects players in international cricket match

Play is routinely suspended due to poor weather, low visibility, lightning or rain, but a stoppage as a result of pollution is almost unheard of.

10,000 Rohingya poised to move to Bangladesh as exodus swells again

Over 500 000 Rohingya have streamed into Bangladesh in the past five weeks and numbers are expected to swell again with another 10 000 waiting to move

UN warns of ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Myanmar’s Muslims

The Rohingya, a stateless Muslim minority, have faced decades of persecution in Myanmar where they are regarded as illegal immigrants.

​Islands pay price for electronic gadgets rush

One-third of the world’s tin comes from the Indonesian islands of Bangka and Belitung, where thousands risk death in the mines.

Kiwis panic at the thought of ‘Marmageddon’

The company that makes New Zealand's favourite spread, Marmite, says it has run out of the product after being forced to close its factory months ago.

Sorrow binds world as September 11 remembered

Ten years on from the day the 9/11 attacks changed so much for so many people, the world's leaders and millions of citizens are pausing to reflect.

NZ zoo takes in penguin that mistook sand for snow

One homesick penguin, stranded on a New Zealand beach 3 218km from Antarctica and eating sand it mistook for snow, has been rescued by a zoo.

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