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Latest update : 2011-11-10

Fighting the land war

In South Africa, a local Zulu community has filed a claim for 91 properties, forests, sugar cane farms, mining land, and an entire coastal town. They argue that their descendants were thrown off the land by white settlers at the beginning of the 20th century. After 13 years they've now won their case, but the situation remains in limbo as the next step in the process is awaited.

By Caroline DUMAY

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2014-07-25 immigration

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Sluggish tourist season in Crimea

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2014-07-22 Angela Merkel

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2014-07-23 agriculture

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2014-07-21 environment

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For years environmentalists have been sounding the alarm: the global appetite for bluefin tuna is pushing the species to the brink of extinction. Japan, the world’s number one...

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