Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features | AFP

This week on Africa Weekly, we head to South Africa, where around 1,000 people each year end up in the morgues of Johannesburg, without anyone claiming them. With no identity documents, so it is up to medical examiners to find out who they are and to try and find their families. Then we head to the Democratic Republic of Congo where Lake Kivu is playing a key role in the country’s battle against Ebola. FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

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South African protesters demand crackdown on femicide | AFP

With placards stating “Enough is enough”, hundreds of protesters marched in Johannesburg on Friday to protest at gender-based violence in one of the world’s most crime-ridden countries.

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Shopkeepers lose everything to looting in Johannesburg | AFP

Certain foreign and South African nationals in Johannesburg are left with nothing after falling victim to looting. South Africa has recently seen outbreaks of violence against foreign businesses, sparked by the perception that jobs are being taken away from South Africans.

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S. Africa xenophobic attacks: police disperse protests in Johannesburg | AFP

South African police disperse protesters holding bottles, machetes and axes in Johannesburg’s central business district. This is the third day in a row that South Africa has succumb to xenophobic attacks, with sporadic violence targeting foreign-owned stores and enterprises. IMAGES

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Shopkeepers clean up after xenophobic attacks in South Africa | AFP

Rocks, bricks and rubber bullets are stewn across the empty streets of Alexandra, in Johannesburg, after mobs plundered the township, burning and looting the shops, as South Africa’s financial capital is hit by a new wave of anti-foreigner violence.

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This week on Africa Weekly we head to Johannesburg where orphanages are overwhelmed by the number of babies abandoned each year. Many are simply left in the streets, but a few arrive on the doorstep of the Door of Hope. Then we meet Joy – one of over 14,000 Nigerians who fled for a life in Europe but has since returned to her home country…this time with a baby – the result of being raped during her time away.

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South African musicians gather to pay tribute to Johnny Clegg | AFP

Over a thousand people attend a Johnny Clegg memorial event in Johannesburg, where artists and dignitaries sang and praised Clegg’s pivotal role not only in Africa, but the world. Johnny Clegg was described as a national treasure who crossed cultural and racial lines, and unified all people with his blend of Zulu rhythms and Western music. IMAGES of the event AND SOUNDBITES of Clegg’s son Jesse, the South African Arts and Culture Minister and a South African Journalist

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