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Rwanda
1994
25 years on

For Rwanda, 1994 was a year of genocide, destruction, Tutsis slaughtered by machete, Western indifference, refugees fleeing to the Congo, Uganda and Tanzania and thousands of orphans. It was Year Zero, a watershed between what was and what came after.

The aftermath is an economy to breat
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Rwanda
A new generation
Aftermath souls

In 1994 the genocide in Rwanda created 400,000 orphans, with many born in refugee camps. The loss of their parents deeply affected the lives of these children and the adults who survived.

How did the generation born in Rwanda between 1994 and 1999 grow up, as the country sought to forget
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South Africa
Water crisis in Cape Town
Climate change leads the entire area towards a dramatic drought

Over the last three years Cape Town, the third most populated city in South Africa, has experienced an extremely serious drought caused primarily by climate change, which, together with corruption, political instability and an increase in the population, has in turn caused a major water crisis: for
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South Africa
Rustenburg
Rape and violence in the Platinum Mining Belt

The collapse of the price of platinum is severely testing the economic and social equilibrium of Rustenburg, the region of South Africa better known as the Platinum Mining Belt, an area where, quantitatively, more of the precious metal is extracted than anywhere else in the world.

The imm
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Democratic Republic of Congo
No reprieve for Congo
Which future for the country?

On 19 December 2016 Joseph Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, finished his two presidential terms limited by the country's constitution, but refused to resign. He has not yet communicated the date of the elections to the nation. The population is fed up, and the country is in
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Senegal
C'est la vie
When a TV show helps fighting violence on women

"C'est la vie" is a Senegalese TV show about daily life in a medical centre in Ratanga, a fictitious neighbourhood in a West African city. The show combats violence against women (forced marriages, female circumcision, rape...) and deals with topics like education, trafficking in fake medicine, AIDS
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Democratic Republic of Congo
Fighting measles in the forest
Vaccination without borders

During March 2017 some central regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been hit by a measles outbreak, that added to the endemic situation of undernourishment and malaria to cause several deaths in a very short time.
Médecins sans Frontières (MsF, aka Doctors without Borders) is suppor
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Kenya
The hospital-farm
When care and faith are sustainable resources

In North Kinangop, 130 km North of Nairobi, Kenya, there is a hospital-farm. It's the North Kinangop Catholic Hospital, where African talent and Italian genius blended in to offer comfortable wood and mud stalls and state-of-the-art ECG machines and surgery facilities. Not to mention the fresh air o
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Tanzania
Troubled water
The invisible enemy of a Tanzanian paradise

At the mouth of the Pangani river, in Tanzania, global warming is something quite real: you can literally drink it.
The Indian Ocean is rising from decades, siphoning away fresh water and leaking salt water into aquifers and wells. Now this process is speeding up: a liter of water collected fr
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Uganda
From Wakaliwood, with love
The genesis of the latest African movie industry

The average budget for a film: US$ 200. The props: frying pans and pvc pipes forming rocket launchers, condoms filled with red dye for gunshot wounds. In short, shoestring. Welcome to Wakaliwood, home to Uganda's emerging cinema industry. In Wakaliga, the ramshackle Kampala neighborhood where most f
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Nigeria
Blessing Okoedion
The courage of freedom between Italy and Nigeria

At the end of June 2018, she has been awarded the prestigious "Hero of the Year" award by the US State Department for her commitment to the fight against human trafficking.

A former victim of human trafficking and forced to prostitution in Italy, Blessing is a young woman from Nigeria w
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Botswana
Metalheads of the Kalahari
Follow the metal to discover where wild things are

Botswana, the southern African country counting roughly two million people, also hosts hundreds of hard rock music fans who raised to great fame. They gathered for the first time seven years ago around Ghanzi, a village in Western Kalahari, an arid desert occupying nearly 70% of the national territo
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Nigeria
The Lagos shuffle
Total chaos in the centre of excellence

A city of 18 million, Africa's first and one of the largest on the planet. No longer Nigeria's capital since 1991, when Federal ministries were relocated in Abuja, yet the country's real financial core.

A cancer of concrete and steel where hopes and dreams and fortunes are made and shatter
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Benin
When family traditions go bad
'Vidomegon' girls and Salesian Sisters in one of the biggest market of Western Africa

The Dantokpa market, in Cotonou, is the pulsing heart of Benin's economical capital. It's the right place for commercial and cultural exchanges, often flagged by travel guides as must-see. This huge market is also a major centre of a tragic business: the trafficking of underage persons, especially g
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Zimbabwe
When artists meet Zimbabwe
Carrying performing arts, and a smile, in the heart of Africa

Eric Bouvron is a South African artist, but French of adoption. He had several theather experiences in Africa and in the rest of the world, and lived with many different populations. With his brother Marc, he gathered a small group of versatile artists, whose range goes from dancing to juggling to
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Africa
The glass beads game
The story of the Venetians glass beads and their trade to Africa

The 'glass beads game' tells the story of the Venetians glass beads and their trade to Africa, where they are still used by many tribes with different purposes.

In 1352 the Moroccan traveller Ibn Battuta, left his native Tangiers and set out to the Kingdom of Mali. In his descriptions of
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