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2008: Protesters chant slogans during a wave of xenophobic violence that was the deadliest in South African history. There have been many more since then, most recently in February 2017. (Photo/ SA HistoryOnline/ REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko)

Xenophobia Rears Its Ugly Head In S. Africa Again: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment ‘Deep And Wide’, Studies Show

The country “exhibits levels of intolerance and hostility to outsiders unlike virtually anywhere else”; 3.8 million South Africans would be prepared to use violent means to rid their neighbourhoods of foreigners


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Constitutional court in South Africa, said 11 ways. The country's 11 official languages are Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. (Photo/ Flickr/ ign11)

Language Diversity In Africa: Where Hills And Forests Shaped Our Tongues

Seven of the world’s top 10 most linguistically diverse countries in the world are African; indeed, African countries take up 29 of the 50 most diverse countries on the Language Diversity Index.


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We Are Living In Unprecedented Times: Here Are The 10 Health Numbers You Need To Know Today

In the past quarter century, the number of childhood deaths globally have been cut by half, representing one of the most dramatic advances in human health in history.


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Materials from the last presidential election in 2011. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is not up for re-election. (Photo/ Brittany Danisch)

After Somalia’s Vote, Here Are Africa’s Other Elections In 2017: Some Are Going To Be Dicey

Angola, Liberia, DR Congo, Rwanda and Kenya will all have presidential elections this year, more than a dozen more countries will hold parliamentary, municipal or local polls