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  • Mozambique confirms first wild poliovirus case in 30 years
    Thursday, 19. May 2022 15:54 o'clock

    Case in child in Tete province follows detection of similar strain in Malawi in February, officials say

    Mozambique has identified its first case of wild polio in three decades following the genetic sequencing of a similar strain of the childhood disease in Malawi earlier this year.

    Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organization’s regional director for Africa, said the detection of the new case was “greatly concerning” and that it demonstrated “how dangerous this virus is and how quickly it can spread”.

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  • Widow of man killed in Libya accuses South Africa of ‘silence’ in hunt for his body
    Thursday, 19. May 2022 14:11 o'clock

    The South African government sent Anton Hammerl’s passport to his widow in 2016 but has refused to say how it came to have it

    The widow of a British-based photographer who was murdered by Col Gaddafi’s forces in Libya in 2011 has accused South Africa of withholding crucial information about her husband’s death that could help in efforts to locate his body.

    Anton Hammerl was killed in an incident in May 2011 that saw other journalists, including James Foley – who was later kidnapped and beheaded by Islamic State in Syria – taken prisoner.

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  • ‘Huge spike’ in global conflict caused record number of displacements in 2021
    Thursday, 19. May 2022 08:00 o'clock

    Those fleeing combat were internally displaced 14.4m times, with biggest toll in sub-Saharan Africa, report reveals

    Conflict and violence forced people from their homes a record number of times last year, a report has found, with sub-Saharan Africa bearing the brunt of mass internal displacement caused by “huge spikes” in fighting.

    People fleeing violence were internally displaced 14.4m times in 2021, an increase of 4.6m on 2020, according to figures published by the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

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  • ‘History repeating’: Amazon base in Cape Town splits Indigenous groups
    Thursday, 19. May 2022 06:00 o'clock

    Building work is quiet, for now, on £200m project that pits different visions of South Africa’s future against one another

    Smoke curls into the air, a drum beats, the dance begins, a chant is raised. Ten metres away, cars howl past on a busy road, drivers unaware of the sacred ritual taking place in the centre of a bustling South African city.

    Francisco Mackenzie, a chief of the Cochoqua community of the Khoi people, talks of ancient beliefs and battles five centuries ago, against invaders from overseas. He points to the iconic skyline of Table Mountain, and then to a nearby building site.

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  • UN confirms death of one of last Rwandan genocide fugitives
    Wednesday, 18. May 2022 21:01 o'clock

    Phénéas Munyarugarama is second person wanted for their involvement in 1994 mass killings to die

    One of the last five fugitives wanted for his role in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Phénéas Munyarugarama, died in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002, UN prosecutors have announced.

    Munyarugarama, a local army commander, “died of natural causes” and was buried in Kankwala, in the eastern DRC, the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) announced in The Hague.

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  • ‘I thought the UK was a good country’: Sudan massacre refugee faces removal to Rwanda
    Wednesday, 18. May 2022 17:37 o'clock

    Mohammed is among first asylum seekers to face removal under Home Office’s controversial scheme

    It took Mohammed more than three years and a journey of more than 5,000 miles to reach the UK after fleeing a massacre in his village in Sudan.

    Now, just over a week after arriving by kayak across the Channel, he is among the first tranche of asylum seekers facing forced removal to Rwanda, on the continent where his journey began.

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