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Tracy McVeigh

Campaigners call Kimberley Process an ‘utter failure’

Conflict diamonds are to be used to fund a new campaign of violence by President Robert Mugabe's regime against his political opponents in Zimbabwe.

Soweto’s Lesego Malatsi aims to conquer the fashion world

Amid all the glamour and autumnal colours at London fashion week, a touch of Africa was electrifying the catwalk.

Africa shows signs of winning war against genital mutilation

The first report into a UN project has shown remarkable success rates with more than 6 000 villages abandoning female genital mutilation.

Ex-mercenary tells of his five years in a ‘living hell’

The jailed member of Simon Mann's bungled 2004 coup in Equatorial Guinea reveals his motives for joining the secret plot.

Crisis as East African states battle over control of Nile

East African states are struggling to contain an escalating crisis over control of the waters of the river Nile.

Mugabe aides hold secret talks to gain immunity

Some of President Robert Mugabe's senior aides have had secret negotiations with SA mediators in an effort to secure prosection amnesties.

Scramble to save deal on Mugabe sanctions

Gordon Brown will hold urgent talks with European leaders about Zimbabwe on Sunday after a UN sanctions plan collapsed in disarray.

Murdered for standing up to Mugabe

When Gibson Nyandoro raised his arm and slowly unclenched his fist to make the open-palmed salute of Zimbabwe's opposition at a rally eight weeks ago, it was a moment so loaded with symbolism that it stilled the crowd. This weekend, Nyandoro's body lies rotting near the army barracks where he was tortured to death.

Mad dogs, a R75 pint and Mugabe

A shift in the pattern of the world's wealth was illustrated last week as the ancient Viking hangout of Oslo gained the dubious title of being the world's most expensive city. Thanks to an offshore oil-fuelled boom, the Norwegian capital, where a pint of beer is R75 and a CD nearly R215, is now the costliest place on the planet.

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