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Deadly hazing in Belgium: Was Sanda Dia singled out for being black?

By: Alix LE BOURDON | Dave KEATING
6 min

It has been two years since Sanda Dia was killed in a hazing in Belgium... an often humiliating or violent initiation into a group. At the time, the case was described as a tragic accident. But witnesses have since come forward, suggesting the 20-year-old student of Senegalese origin may have been singled out for being black. As Alix Le Bourdon and Dave Keating report, in Belgium, debates on racism often focus on the country's colonial past, while omitting the rise of the far-right in recent years. 

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Programme prepared by Alix Le Bourdon, Dave Keating, and Patrick Lovett.

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