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A crisis of faith in South Africa: ‘People have given up on the state’
Struggling even before Covid, communities are taking it upon themselves to try to fill the gaps left by the government

Jason Burke in Thembokwezi, Graaff-Reinet and Franschhoek

04, Jan, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Desmond Tutu laid to rest at state funeral in Cape Town
Ceremony takes place in cathedral the South African cleric and Nobel laureate turned into centre of struggle against racial injustice

Jason Burke in Cape Town

01, Jan, 2022 @1:29 PM

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Hundreds pay respects to Desmond Tutu ahead of low-key funeral
Mourners queue in Cape Town to see casket of former archbishop, who requested a funeral without lavish expense

Jason Burke Cape Town

31, Dec, 2021 @1:51 PM

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‘We looked up to him’: South Africa begins week of mourning for Desmond Tutu
The beloved anti-apartheid hero will lie in state for two days in Cape Town before a funeral on 1 January

Jason Burke in Cape Town

27, Dec, 2021 @4:48 PM

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Anti-apartheid hero Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies aged 90
The Nobel laureate, often described as South Africa’s moral conscience, died in Cape Town on Boxing Day

Jason Burke in Cape Town

26, Dec, 2021 @5:23 PM

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South Africa set for battle over legacy of ‘moral compass’ Desmond Tutu
Tutu did not spare those in power in the ‘rainbow nation’ – a phrase of his with unfulfilled aspirations

Jason Burke in Cape Town

26, Dec, 2021 @4:12 PM

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Moroccan opposition leader Mehdi ben Barka was a spy, cold war files suggest
The activist who was murdered in Paris in 1965 was a hero of the global struggle against imperialism, but files from the Czechoslovak secret service cast doubt on his independence

Jason Burke

26, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Ugandan children held in prison for months after crackdown on opposition
Victims describe systematic physical abuse, denial of basic legal rights and appalling conditions

Jason Burke and Samuel Okiror in Kampala

15, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Ethiopia-Tigray war: who is fighting and what has been the toll?
Reports have emerged of atrocities committed by all sides, and millions of people have been displaced

Jason Burke and Dan Sabbagh

05, Nov, 2021 @1:12 PM

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Louis Armstrong and the spy: how the CIA used him as a ‘trojan horse’ in Congo
Book reveals how the jazz musician unwittingly became party to secret cold war manoeuvres by the US in Africa

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

12, Sep, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Rebel forces accused of killing more than 100 civilians in north Ethiopia
Massacre was perpetrated by fighters loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, officials say

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

09, Sep, 2021 @5:57 PM

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Al-Qaida: the terror group that learned the secret of longevity
Twenty years after 9/11, 33 years after it was first conceived, and against all the odds, the terrorist group survives

Jason Burke

09, Sep, 2021 @4:00 AM

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