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“A Matter of Survival”: South African Farmers Consider Moving to Russia (PHOTOS)


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Several members of South Africa’s white Boer and Afrikaner minorities are entertaining the possibility of moving to southern Russia. But it’s not only the local fertile land, which they say was “created by God for farming,” that attracts them – they are certain that it may be a matter of survival.

It was a long trip for the Schlebusch family. They’ve been preparing for this journey for over a year – making presentations, writing emails and a memorandum to their friends in Russia – a distant country on another continent, where they’ve never been before, but which they like for its traditions and support of traditional Christian values.

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Russia welcomes Afrikaners: 15,000 Boers plan move to Russia from South Africa


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As the death toll rises monthly among South Africa’s Afrikaners – often horribly slaughtered and mutilated in hate-crimes – 15,000 of them are considering mass migration to Russia.

Russia’s humanitarian absorption of migrant refugees is being weighed after a series of murders the South African government has been accused of encouraging, and that have made farming in South Africa the most deadly occupation in the world.

South African farm killings, where victims are typically members of the country’s white, Afrikaans-speaking minority, are often extremely brutal in nature, involving prolonged periods of torture.

The murders are little-reported even within South Africa itself — the government…

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Asian, African migrants living in Russia play soccer on Red Square


MOSCOW (Reuters) – Migrants from Africa and Asia staged their own version of the World Cup in Moscow on Tuesday, playing soccer matches in Red Square in an event held to highlight challenges faced by refugees in Russia.

The games were organised by anti-discrimination network FARE and the Civic Assistance Committee, which helps migrants and refugees.

Players from Syria, Afghanistan and African countries including Ivory Coast, Congo and Nigeria took part in a series of matches in a FIFA-designated Football Park by the Kremlin walls.

Russia has made efforts during the World Cup to show it is open and does not tolerate discrimination or xenophobia. Despite fears the tournament could be tarnished by racism, no major incident has been reported.

Alexei Smertin, the Russian…

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World Cup 2018: What went wrong for African teams in Russia?


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Fans in Nigeria, Morocco and Senegal express their sorrow after their teams were knocked out the tournament

Senegal’s World Cup exit on Thursday means Africa has suffered its worst World Cup display for 36 years, with no side from the continent in the knockout stage for the first time since 1982.

Going into the tournament, there were high hopes Africa could build on its display in Brazil in 2014 when two teams – Nigeria and Algeria – reached the second round for the first time.

Instead, a continent will be wondering where it went wrong as its 15 games resulted in 10…

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Senegal is Africa’s favorite in Russia — Quartz


As the World Cup moves into its final group stage matches, one of the teams that has quickly become one of the neutrals’ favorites is Senegal.

Prior to the tournament, the team received very little by way of attention. For teams from Africa, Nigeria stole the headlines with their popular jersey and Iceland with its tiny population and its unlikely story and its fans’ ‘thunderclap’ chant had won the underdog plaudits.

But Senegal’s relatively low profile has proved a bit of a competitive advantage as they became the first African side to win a group match after Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco flopped. While Nigeria initially underperformed and made a comeback. Senegal’s Teranga Lions seem to have the better chance of going further in the tournament.

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African Team, African Coach: Senegal Is Making a Strong Statement in Russia


YEKATERINBURG, Russia — It is disappointing that in a sport full of African players at the highest level, there are just two African coaches at the World Cup: Aliou Cissé of Senegal and Nabil Maaloul of Tunisia.

Only Cissé’s team has won a game, with Senegal defeating Poland, 2-1, on Tuesday with a performance full of robust defense and contagious enthusiasm.

Senegal’s president, Macky Sall, who attended the match in Moscow, has since returned home. But bigger opportunities await for Senegal, beginning with Sunday’s top-of-the-group showdown in Yekaterinburg Arena with Japan, whose coach, Akira Nishino, is well aware of the threat and the stakes: The winner of this match will be in an excellent position to qualify for the round of 16.

“The image we have of African teams is that they…

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