Prince Harry to meet Angola's President Joao Lourenco

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The royals are celebrating southern Africa's people and culture during their 10-day visit.

The reception highlighted the common links between the United Kingdom and Malawi and strengthened their meaningful and modern partnership.

The household drew crowds of well-wishers in Cape City, the place Meghan visited a publish workplace the place a feminine scholar was murdered final month in certainly one of a spate of killings and rapes which have sparked outrage over excessive ranges of gender-based violence within the nation.

Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance via Skype during Prince Harry's visit to Malawi earlier today.

He helped to anesthetize the elephants, fix radio collars and monitor their breathing to ensure each one was safely relocated in a role that Peter Fearnhead, CEO of African Parks, described as "vital".

According to PA, Angola's first lady Ana Dias Lourenco briefed Harry on the initiative, which she is spearheading.

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Britain's Prince Harry began his first official visit to Malawi on Sunday, with wife Meghan joining him on a college visit via video call after she had met a group of female activists in Cape Town the previous day.

His time in Angola has been an opportunity for the prince to take up the cause of his late mother Princess Diana, who 22 years ago visited the country to highlight the dangers of landmines - a remnant of the 25 years of civil strife there.

The duke added: "Twenty-two years after my mother visited Angola, there are still more than one thousand minefields in this attractive country that remain to be cleared".

The family are more than half-way through their first royal tour in Africa.

He later visited Huambo, to "see the place where my mother walked through a minefield in 1997", he said, and retrace her steps through the same stretch of risky terrain.

Meghan paid tribute as a "personal gesture" at the post office where the 19-year-old University of Cape Town student was attacked, CNN reports.

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Crime statistics released earlier this month revealed that murders have increased by more than 3% and sexual offenses rose by almost 5% in the country at the tip of Africa.

That poignant moment in 1997 was noted on the official Instagram account of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

About 3,000 women in South Africa were murdered in 2018 - or one every three hours - which is more than five times higher than the global average, the World Health Organization says.

"Visiting the site of this tragic death and being able to recognize Uyinene and all women and girls affected by GBV (gender-based violence)...was personally important to the Duchess", said the Instagram post.

Further, Markle "has taken private visits and meetings over the last two days to deepen her understanding of the current situation and continue to advocate for the rights of women and girls".

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