Asylum, Afrobasket and opportunity: South Su…

Credit: Manyang Berberi Emmanuel Malou remembers that part of his life vividly, as if it was yesterday. "The country was on fire. We were fleeing civil war." In 1996, the Sudanese-Australian forward --who was two years old back then-- and his family left his birthplace of Kenya in search of a better life, after they were displaced from their homeland of Sudan. Both countries, like many throughout Africa, are still recovering from a history embroiled with colonialist influence. As a result of the early stages of democracy, political corruption and inter-communal violence have been significant issues in the continent.

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