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Standing up to Golden Dawn in Greece

The economic crisis in Greece has led to a rise in support for the far-right Golden Dawn and an increase in racist attacks. I travelled to the country to talk to one man who is fighting back. Michael Chege and …

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Immigration Nation: I meet three families who made Britain their new home

Politicians often blame immigrants for not doing enough to integrate into society. But do they know what integration means? I share my experience of moving to London from Somalia and meet other immigrants in a similar situation. Is integration about …

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The ‘Somali pirates’ who are not what they seem

Somali pirates have kidnapped hundreds of people and cost millions in ransom payments. But I find journalists keen to interview them do not always get what they bargained for. The story begins in the slums of Eastleigh, a sprawling suburb …

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South African mining: the mountain feeding hundreds

Mines are closing across South Africa, forcing miners into illegal shafts, many of which face imminent collapse. Channel 4 News reports on miners risking their lives to feed their families. Behind the hidden entrance to the Indwe coal mine, in …

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Will violence return to haunt Kenya’s 2013 election?

Next week, Kenya will go to the polls to elect a new leader. It is one the most important elections in the country’s history. What happened in the last election, five years ago, makes everyone nervous. Allegations of corruption and …

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South African serial killer arrested – after five years

As the One Billion Rising campaign kicks off I visit a South African village of just 600 people where police took five years to arrest a man for raping and murdering 24 women and children. Noxolo was on her way …

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British Government to report on the effects of khat

Khat, a stimulant drug, is chewed by around 90,000 people in the east African and Yemeni communities in the UK. But now the Home Office is considering banning the substance. Jamal Osman finds out why. In an industrial estate in …

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Somali justice: forgiveness, money or execution

In Somalia, if someone is guilty of murder the victim’s family has three options: forgiveness, blood money or execution. Jamal Osman travels to Bossasso to find out what it means to be on death row. Bossasso is in the semi-autonomous …

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Somalia’s athletes brave war to train for the Olympics

Most athletes coming to the London Olympics are thinking of medals. But for Mohamed and Samsam, their greatest achievement was reaching here safely. Their journey to the Olympics has meant training in the world’s most difficult conditions, dodging bullets and …

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Al-Qaida fighting for hearts and minds in famine-hit Somalia

Men claiming to be al-Qaida operatives are moving into the humanitarian vacuum in Somalia, distributing aid and cash to drought victims in an attempt to win hearts and minds, a Guardian investigation can reveal. On a visit to the sprawling …

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