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Azad Essa

Azad Essa

Azad Essa is an online news and features writer with Al Jazeera English. He covers politics and development in Sub Saharan Africa. He has reported from the DRC, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Senegal, amongst others.

Africa

Six years on, still no justice or closure for Marikana victims

As thousands of mining jobs are cut, families of striking workers slain in 2012 still await compensation and justice.

Six years on, still no justice or closure for Marikana victims

United States

Cornel West: 'Obama was never the revolutionary Mandela was'

Intellectual Cornel West discusses former US president Barack Obama's legacy and symbolism behind his rise to power.

Cornel West: 'Obama was never the revolutionary Mandela was'

South Africa

Activists urge Nelson Mandela Foundation to withdraw Obama invite

Critics say former US president does not represent Mandela's legacy and should not be a guest lecturer at annual event.

Activists urge Nelson Mandela Foundation to withdraw Obama invite

United States

Americans protest against 'inhumane' family separation policy

Demonstrators call on Trump administration to reverse policy of separating undocumented parents from their children.

Americans protest against 'inhumane' family separation policy

Immigration

Indigenous Guatemalan woman shot dead by US Border Patrol

Rights groups decry killing of Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzales, 20, who was killed by an agent near the Mexico border.

Indigenous Guatemalan woman shot dead by US Border Patrol

Health

Ebola in the DRC: Everything you need to know

Key questions answered as another Ebola outbreak raises concern in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola in the DRC: Everything you need to know

United States

Far away from Gaza, a showdown in NYC's Times Square

Hundreds protest in New York City in solidarity with Palestinians after another week of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip.

Far away from Gaza, a showdown in NYC's Times Square

United States

Gaza killings: New Yorkers call for justice in Nakba protest

About 300 activists demand Israel be brought to justice for rights violations after scores were killed in Gaza Strip.

Gaza killings: New Yorkers call for justice in Nakba protest

South Africa

South African group under fire for lobbying US for white rights

A group representing many white Afrikaners has gone to the US to lobby for the interests of white farmers.

South African group under fire for lobbying US for white rights

South Africa

Outrage after deadly South Africa mosque attack

Three assailants on the run after killing one worshipper during midday prayers and critically wounding two others.

Outrage after deadly South Africa mosque attack

Education

CAR: 'To live and study in Bangui is a type of torture'

Years of conflict have devastated CAR's educational facilities, severely impacting prospects for the country's youth.

CAR: 'To live and study in Bangui is a type of torture'

South Africa

How will South Africans remember Jacob Zuma?

Critics say Jacob Zuma will be remembered for lining his pockets at the expense of common South Africans.

How will South Africans remember Jacob Zuma?