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With school suspended, Kenya’s children become students of gang culture

Schools in Kenya will reopen only in 2021. Meanwhile, children are getting their education on the streets, through becoming involved in petty crime

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Staggie legacy remains a threat

The Cape’s notorious hoodlum was buried in reverence while an innocent child was shot during a gang chase

​Cape on tenterhooks after murder of gang boss Rashied Staggie

The Hard Livings leader was fatally shot in apparent ambush outside his family home

Cape Town’s bloody gang violence is inextricably bound up in its history

Given the framework within which removals under the Group Areas Act took place in Cape Town, a social disaster was inevitable

Ganglands heroes don’t wear capes

Ordinary people are doing what they can to help children surrounded by gunfire and drugs on the Cape Flats

‘We live in a shack – bullets pass through easily’

Journalism student Anathi Mlonyeni describes what it is like to live in the middle of violence

Boys join gangs to survive in toxic environment

Now those working on the ground to help children say many girls are also being drawn into gangs

Read a human for a life change

The Human Library lends people with titles like ‘Ex-Drug Addict’ and ‘Gay Christian’ to deal with your problems or challenge your prejudices

Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ convicted by New York jury

The 61-year-old former boss of the notorious Sinaloa cartel faces life in prison for smuggling tons of drugs into the United States

Cele tells Westbury to sleep easy

The Police Minister has called on Westbury to welcome and support the new police units, asking that residents not engage in clashes with authorities

Cele promises to rid Westbury of gangsters

The police minister has promised a patrolling unit would start their work on the streets of Westbury so the residents can 'sleep better at night'

“We’ll take it back to the streets” — Westbury residents

The community began protesting on Friday after a woman was fatally shot in the crossfire between alleged gang members on Thursday

Ruby rush brings ‘hell’, not riches, to Mozambique village

Traditional local ruler Cristina Joaquim says the discovery of rubies, which were first found in northern Mozambique, has brought nothing but violence

Shut down planned to protest gang violence in Cape Town

In the early hours of Wednesday morning the community of Bonteheuwel will shut down

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