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Zimbabwe’s Troubles Deepen

(June 29th, 2005)

As the nation’s president Robert Mugabe drives people from their homes, some are heading across the border to South Africa.

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Turmoil in Zimbabwe

(June 28th, 2005)

Listen to story Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe calls his destruction of thousands — perhaps hundreds of thousands — of homes “Operation Drive Out Trash.” But he won’t allow foreign reporters in to see for themselves. Some citizens are getting out.

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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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SOUTH AFRICA: Rough road home for illegal immigrants

(November 8th, 2004)

MUSINA, 8 November 2004 (IRIN) – In the South African border town of Musina, authorities regularly detain dozens of undocumented immigrants, sometimes for days on end, in an outdoor facility without toilets or running water. Men, women and children, including those seeking refugee status in South Africa, are held behind a chain-link fence and razor […]

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