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Life on the edge: Stories from Zambia

For Zambian subsistence farmers losing a crop means going hungry, leaving few resources to spare when the health system cannot help them.

Oxfam’s cash trickle goes a long way in Malawi

Oxfam's money transfer scheme in Malawi gives vulnerable citizens access to basic foodstuffs. The NGO's <b>Nicole Johnston</b> visits the country.

Giving hope to children with disabilities

In an almost forgotten corner of Zimbabwe, the BaTonga people try to scratch a living from the dessicated earth of the Binga district.

No longer out of sight or out of mind

In an almost forgotten corner of Zimbabwe the BaTonga people try to scratch a living from the dessicated earth of the Binga district.

Africa’s brain gain

"Migration has been happening since time immemorial. The United States was built as a nation of immigrants. Migration happens. Fact."

‘You never forget the past’

Anne Marie fled the Rwandan genocide in 1994. But her new life in South African was shattered in the 2008 xenophobia attacks.

Finding family in a foreign land

Dosso Ndessomin knows all about xenophobia -- but he also knows how many South Africans are welcoming to foreign nationals.

‘The end of this story may be very sad’

Jacques Kikonga Kamanda is a gentle leader of refugees. But he wants the South African government to do its job -- and avoid catastrophe.

‘A jail you have to pay to stay in’

Safia (17) has never been to Somalia and lived in South Africa all her life. But her "otherness" is often used to exclude her.

Somalia’s loss, Johannesburg’s gain

As part of a series on xenophobia, the <i>M&G</i> presents the Sowda Hussen Mohamud story...

Xenophobia and the World Cup

While the nation may have rallied behind Ghana as "Africa's hope", refugees and migrants fear that come July 12 the solidarity may have withered away.

Somalis seek safety in numbers

Threats of more attacks on foreigners after the World Cup are already becoming a reality and many Somalis are fleeing to “Little Mogadishu".

Ancient ways in deep water

Climate change is affecting the annual Kuomboka ceremony of the Lozi people of western Zambia --Ancient ways in deep water and their way of life.

Basic learning an uphill battle

The war in Mozambique may have ended 18 years ago, but its legacy lives on in the classrooms of rural schools in Zambezia province.

Earthquake ‘swarm’ shakes Malawi

A series of quakes has left people too frightened to sleep indoors until a geological survey is concluded.

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Judicial Conduct Committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for his remarks about SA Israel relations

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

Ithala fails to act against board chairperson over PPE scandal

Morar asked to settle with the state and pay back the profit he made on an irregular tender

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