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  • Weather tracker: South Africa floods kill at least 11 people
    Friday, 29. September 2023 09:39 o'clock

    Cape Town mayor declares major incident as roads closed and 80,000 people left without electricity

    Extreme rain and strong winds across South Africa’s Western Cape province have caused flooding, torn off roofs, destroyed crops and damaged roads this week. It is estimated that the 48-hour rainfall totals between Sunday and Monday were between 100mm to 200mm (4-8in) in this region.

    According to the Cape Town Disaster Risk Management Centre, 12,000 people were affected, but a further 80,000 people were left without electricity, according to the national power utility. The mayor of Cape Town signed a major incident declaration for additional resources and relief measures as 80 roads have been closed, 200 farm workers have been stranded and rail services have been suspended in the Western and Eastern Cape provinces.

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  • Investigation launched into killings and evictions on World Bank tourism project
    Thursday, 28. September 2023 18:58 o'clock

    Tanzania government blamed for violence against villagers in national park, while thousands more people face losing their homes

    The World Bank is investigating allegations of killings, rape and forced evictions made by villagers living near the site of a proposed tourism project it is funding in Tanzania.

    The bank has been accused of “enabling” alleged violence by the Tanzanian government to make way for a $150m (£123m) project ministers say will protect the environment and attract more tourists to Ruaha national park.

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  • ‘I had to drink my own urine to survive’: Africans tell of being forced into the desert at Tunisia border
    Thursday, 28. September 2023 06:00 o'clock

    As EU prepares to send money as part of €1bn deal, people trying to reach north African country detail border ‘pushbacks’

    Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa have spoken of their horror at being forcibly returned to remote desert regions where some have died of thirst as they attempt to cross the border into Tunisia.

    As the European Union prepares to send money to Tunisia under a €1bn (£870m) migration deal, human rights groups are urging Brussels to take a tougher line on allegations that Tunisian authorities have been pushing people back to deserted border areas, often with fatal results.

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  • ‘It’s a torment’: refugee tells how his family died in desert on quest for a future in Europe
    Thursday, 28. September 2023 06:00 o'clock

    Pato Crepin’s wife and six-year-old daughter were repeatedly pushed back by authorities in Tunisia, which has signed a €1bn deal with the EU

    Pato Crepin had walked for three days through the desert and could not take it any more. Twice, he and his family tried to cross the border from Libya into Tunisia; twice, they had been pushed back. Crepin, who was recovering from an infection and had not had a drink for 24 hours, found he could not get up. In the blistering heat of the mid-July desert, his legs had given up.

    His wife and six-year-old daughter, however, seemed stronger. Crepin, an asylum seeker from Cameroon, believed that if they left him behind they might yet make it to Tunisia and, from there, perhaps, on to Europe. He did not want to slow them down. “Go,” he told them. “I’ll catch up with you in Tunisia.”

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  • Zimbabwe opposition figures detained in crackdown after disputed election
    Tuesday, 26. September 2023 09:30 o'clock

    Opposition politicians and activists arrested since President Emmerson Mnangagwa won second term

    Barely a week after being sworn in as an opposition MP following elections in Zimbabwe last month, Gift Siziba found himself in police custody facing several charges, including inciting violence at a football match and defacing posters of an opponent in Bulawayo.

    While other legislators debate in parliament, Siziba, from the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), has been in and out of court defending his innocence.

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  • South African anti-migrant ‘vigilantes’ register as party for next year’s polls
    Tuesday, 26. September 2023 07:30 o'clock

    Operation Dudula changes tactics from evictions and violence, with plans to fight elections on platform of expelling foreigners

    An anti-migrant vigilante organisation in South Africa has registered as a political party and plans to contest seats in next year’s general elections.

    Operation Dudula, whose name means “to force out” in Zulu, wants all foreign nationals who are in the country unofficially to be deported.

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