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Fahmida Miller

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Harsher laws sought against illegal sand mining in Namibia

Illegal sand mining is threatening the environment and communities in Namibia. Residents say regulations against the practice are being ignored and are calling on the government to impose harsher laws.

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Lesotho: Opposition wins most Parliament seats in snap election

Lesotho's opposition party has won the most Parliamentary seats in the South African snap election over the weekend.

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Polls close in Lesotho snap elections

Polls have closed in Lesotho's snap elections, which were called after Parliament was dissolved in March. It is the third general election in five years in the southern African country.

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Zambia land grab: Chiefs' land sale sparks national outrage

The United Nations is warning that many Zambians are at risk of becoming squatters on their own land. As Zambia’s agricultural industry grows, land is being sold and people displaced.

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Zambia considers treason charge against opposition leader

A Zambian court will rule on whether it will proceed with a case of treason against the leader of the opposition.

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Kenya rolls out anti-retroviral drug to curb HIV infection

Doctors in Kenya have started prescribing a daily pill to reduce the number of people contracting HIV. The free anti-retroviral medication is being given to anyone with a high risk of exposure to the virus.

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South African schools bar undocumented migrant children

Schools close to South Africa's borders are refusing to admit hundreds of students because they do not have local documentation.

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Protests against President Zuma planned in South Africa

Opposition parties in South Africa have called for nationwide protests against President Jacob Zuma. They accuse the leader of being corrupt and want him to step down.

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Namibia under pressure to seize land for redistribution

Namibia's government is considering seizing land from foreign and white owners to speed up its redistribution programme.

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South Africans march against xenophobic attacks

Pressure is mounting on South Africa's government to do more to protect foreigners. Hundreds of people marched in Johannesburg in support of victims of recent xenophobic attacks.

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Cape Town looks to tap into waste water

The city of Cape Town in South Africa is facing its worst water shortage in years. Dam levels have dropped to below 30 percent after two years of the lowest rainfall on record.

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Famine stalks Somalia again

Government and aid agencies scramble to avert a full-scale famine as drought leaves 6.2 million people hungry.