Ashley Abrahams, a 37-year-old homeless man, is one of over 100,000 regular heroin users in South Africa, according to a survey published in March by European project ENACT, which fights organised transnational crimes. Heroin has been wreaking havoc in South Africa’s cities and rural areas since the early 2000s, with a trafficking market generating about 3.6 billion rands ($260 million)...

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Harrowing heroin addiction grips South Africa

Ashley Abrahams, a 37-year-old homeless man, is one of over 100,000 regular heroin users in South Africa, according to a survey published in March...

Nigeria Facebook ‘wedding’ sparks death threats

Four men in Nigeria's northern city of Kano have received death threats for organising a mock wedding on Facebook that was deemed offensive to...

Violent clashes at Nigerian parliament protest

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Wealthy US financier charged with sex trafficking minors

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Over 50 Nigerians killed whiles siphoning fuel from crashed tanker

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Dubai ruler’s wife in UK ‘in fear of her life’

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North Korea media hail ‘amazing’ visit

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South Africa’s Ramaphosa meets Putin at G20

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