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Morocco police racist, xenophobic, say sub-Saharan Africa immigrants

Morocco police racist, xenophobic, say sub-Saharan Africa immigrants

African immigrants of black descent have accused Moroccan police of using excessive force, intimidation tactics and other brutal methods to force them out of the country. These allegations were made recently in Dakar, Senegal, by immigrants who were ejected from the North African kingdom for living in the country illegally. “Moroccans are racist and xenophobic, […]

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Senegal struggles to overcome illiteracy

Senegal struggles to overcome illiteracy

Senegal, like many countries in West Africa, has one of the highest illiteracy rates in the world. And the problem is exacerbated by the ‘ills’ that infect Senegal education – the ills which successive governments, from Senghor to Diouf, via Wade and now Sall, seem unable to cure  despite identifying them. Senegal’s education ‘ills’ include […]

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Special features for South Africa’s new trains

Special features for South Africa’s new trains

South African new trains, to be used from 2015 onwards, will have Wi-fi, air conditioning, CCTV, route map, advertisement screens and facilities of access for people with disabilities, among others, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) revealed recently, announcing that the new trains will be manufactured by Gibela Rail Transportation. Gibela Rail Transportation, […]

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Richissime Cyril Ramaphosa set to succeed ‘weak’ Jacob Zuma in 2019

Richissime Cyril Ramaphosa set to succeed ‘weak’ Jacob Zuma in 2019

ANALYSIS: South Africans and non-South Africans who are tired of President Jacob Zuma’s alleged ‘weak’ leadership are relieved that not another Zuma-like leader will take over after the polygamist president is gone. This, after one of the country’s richest men, Cyril Ramaphosa, was elected deputy-president of the divided African National Congress (ANC) at a tension-filled […]

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