International Reporting

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Asmara, Eritrea

Asmara, the capital of Art Deco.
After years of lobbying by the  Eritrean government, the United Nations Educational  Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) finally anointed Asmara as a World Heritage Site. 

Tel Aviv, Israel

Promised land not for Eritreans
Michael Teklit is an Eritrean asylum seeker. He has lived in Tel Aviv for eight years, since he was 20. Teklit is one of an estimated 30,000 Eritrean who have fled to Israel in search of a better life, according to recent reports published by the Israeli Immigration and Population Authority. 
Paperless tent dwellers live in fear
It has been a month since his (Abdullah Sulieman) apartment building, Cape York on Jeppe Street in Johannesburg's city centre, caught fire , claiming lives. After the fire, more than 200 residents were moved by the city to a temporary camp at a stadium on Jo'burg's southern outskirts. Now, they're down to 73. Many have left of their own accord and others have received help to move elsewhere. 

Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa

Secondhand clothes are going out of style
The United Nations estimates that 80% of Africans wear secondhand clothes. Oxfam says 70% of clothes donated globally end up in Africa. Clothing and textiles are collected from donors (firms and charities). They are then sorted and bundled and then shipped to African vendors for purchase.

Johannesburg, South Africa

 Mr Tap's vision to inspire others
He is the mastermind behind Prosperity  Entertainments and Projects, a group that consists of dancers, rappers and singers. The artist says he finds solace in his music because it gives others like himself something to do. It allows him to tell stories that encourage others that "if I can do it, they can do it too."