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Unfinished business

(June 2nd, 2006)

A decade after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) started its work, many South African communities are still recovering from the brutal conflicts it tried to cauterise.

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South Africa: Held over in a hellhole

(November 22nd, 2004)

For three young men fleeing war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Africa was supposed to be a haven. Instead, it was a detention centre — a dirt-floored pen made of chain-link fencing and razor wire, with no roof, toilets or running water. Manga Mmbyula, Kiza Djuma, and Shebani Celeste are asylum-seekers from […]

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