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  • Horse racing becomes national sport in Lesotho

    The southern African country of Lesotho is turning its age-old pastime of horse riding into a national sport. The goal is to preserve the riding culture with national races, but money problems are standing in the way.

    Horse racing becomes national sport in Lesotho
    Horse racing becomes national sport in Lesotho

    The southern African country of Lesotho is turning its age-old pastime of horse riding into a national sport. The goal is to preserve the riding culture with national races, but money problems are standing in the way.

    02:40Jun 29, 2017

  • DRC rape victims come forward with help of rights groups

    Rape incidents in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo are widespread that the United Nations once described it as the "rape capital of the world".

    DRC rape victims come forward with help of rights groups
  • South Africa: Government enforces eviction of illegal settlements

    Long after the end of Apartheid in South Africa, people are still facing state-sponsored evictions. Across the country, authorities are destroying shacks that were built because of a lack of available housing.

    South Africa: Government enforces eviction of illegal settlements
  • Zimbabwe efforts to contain bird flu outbreak

    The government of Zimbabwe is trying to contain an outbreak of bird flu that has killed thousands of chickens. It is the latest threat to a poultry industry that was already under pressure.

    Zimbabwe efforts to contain bird flu outbreak
  • South Africa government blamed as millions live in shacks

    South Africa is one of the largest industrial economies in Africa, but up to 10 million people live in shacks in informal settlements.

    South Africa government blamed as millions live in shacks
  • South Africa trial due to start over alleged racist attack

    In South Africa, a trial is due to start for two white men who allegedly forced a black man into a coffin and threatened to pour petrol on him.

    South Africa trial due to start over alleged racist attack