A lucrative black market exists for the body parts of albinos, who are believed by some to possess magical powers that can bring good luck. But as police in Tanzania crack down on the grisly trade, activists in neighbouring Malawi … Read the rest
A Pinelands resident who went missing while on a trip to Israel to do missionary work has apparently been found dead in a cemetery in Dar es Salaam.
Authorities in Tanzania are expected to carry out a post-mortem on his … Read the rest
In the rural areas of Tanzania, men, women, and children with albinism–a lack of pigment that makes them appear glaringly white–are waging an extensive human rights campaign against communities who routinely attack them for their hair or body parts, used … Read the rest
Six Tanzanian nationals, five men and one woman, will be appearing in the Randburg Magistrates’ Court on 26 September in connection with a 19kg-heroin bust made by the Hawks special investigation unit in June.
The heroin was estimated to be … Read the rest
Police in the Simiyu region said the 40-year-old victim was murdered overnight earlier this month and the attackers had hacked off her left … Read the rest
Hundreds of South African soldiers deployed to the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of Congo are likely to be involved in violent clashes with thousands of battle-hardened rebels.
The UN has given the M23 rebels 48 hours to demobilise … Read the rest
Mr. Bush, who made fighting AIDS in Africa a … Read the rest