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Hundreds feared dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes
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Tragedy

Hundreds feared dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes

Dozens of people have drowned after a ferry sank in Tanzania's Lake Victoria, while government officials fear the final death toll could be in the hundreds.

  • by Nuzulack Dausen

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Cannabis use given green light in South Africa
South Africa

Cannabis use given green light in South Africa

South Africa's highest court has allowed the private use of marijuana, upholding a lower court's ruling that found the criminalisation of cannabis was unconstitutional.

Extremists slaughter civilians in Burkina Faso
Extremism

Extremists slaughter civilians in Burkina Faso

Until now, extremists in the eastern part of the west African country have largely targeted security forces.