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Zohra Bensemra

Lives washed away: A mother's loss in Mozambique

Apr 10 2019

CHEIA, Mozambique Maria Jofresse cannot find her two young daughters' graves, though she helped dig them herself.  

CORRECTED-UPDATE 4-Tens of thousands of Algerians protest against Bouteflika

Mar 08 2019

ALGIERS, March 8 Tens of thousands of Algerians defied heavily deployed riot police on Friday and resumed mass protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika posing the biggest threat to his 20-year-old rule.

Forced to beg, Senegal's 'talibes' face exploitation and abuse

Feb 22 2019

SAINT-LOUIS, Senegal An eight-year-old boy fled his Koranic school in Saint-Louis, Senegal this month after he said a teacher threatened to beat him for not earning enough money begging on the street.

Attending my first haj

Aug 25 2018

MECCA, Saudi Arabia On the plain of Arafat, I stood among hundreds of thousands of people who were all trying to reach the top of Mount Mercy, whilst covering my first haj after 20 years as a photographer for Reuters.

Fish out of water: Algerian woman restaurateur makes living in a man's world

May 29 2018

BOUHAROUN, Algeria Haggling with the fishermen in the seaside village of Bouharoun for the produce she serves in her restaurant, Algerian Karima Daikhi is a woman determined to make her way in a man's world.

Last residents hold on in Tunisia's underground houses

Feb 23 2018

MATMATA, Tunisia In the arid valleys of southern Tunisia's Djebel Dahar region, people have lived for centuries in underground houses whose earthen casing provides protection against searing summer heat and winter winds.

In Greece, refugee women and children live in limbo

Jun 19 2017

CHIOS, Greece Thousands of refugee woman and children are living in limbo in Greece, waiting for the day they will be reunited with their families in other European countries.

'I've never seen such war' says 90-year-old rescued from Mosul

Mar 02 2017

MOSUL, Iraq Ninety-year-old Khatla Ali Abdallah has survived decades of turbulence in northern Iraq, but the frail grandmother who fled the battle for Mosul this week says the fighting there is the worst she has ever seen.

After Islamist attacks, Tunisia's tourism struggles

Jun 25 2016

SOUSSE, Tunisia A year after 39 mostly British holidaymakers were gunned down on a beach in Sousse, Tunisia's tourist industry is still struggling to recover from the attack and an earlier Islamic State raid on a museum in Tunis.

Sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria's arid south

Mar 04 2016

TINDOUF, Algeria In refugee camps near the town of Tindouf in the arid south-west Algeria conditions are hard for indigenous Sahrawi residents.

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