Cape Town can learn about surviving drought from Windhoek

Dian Spear, University of Cape Town Human population growth, urbanisation, and climate change are all changing the world. To adapt, attitudes and behaviour must change and unsustainable attitudes and behaviours must shift. In addition, the social and political will to implement technological solutions must increase. Without these changes the world will continue to be vulnerable …

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Africa News Headlines – Democratic Transition in the Gambia

This is a compilation of recent news headlines about the democratic transition in the Republic of the Gambia and the arrival of President Adama Barrow in Banjul. Why tiny Gambia’s political transition holds outsized meaning for many Africans Source: Christian Science Monitor Gambia finally welcomes its first new president in two decades Source: Quartz ‘New’ …

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Africa News Headlines – Crisis in the Gambia – 19 January 2017

This is a compilation of recent news headlines about the electoral and political crisis in the Gambia, where President Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down despite having been defeated at the polls on December 1 by challenger Adama Barrow, who was sworn in today as the Gambia’s legitimate head of state at the Gambian Embassy …

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Rhodes: closet gay man who hatched a secret society to promote empire?

Paul Maylam, Rhodes University Almost 114 years after the death of Cecil Rhodes his memory lives on, with the Rhodes Must Fall campaign spreading from Cape Town to Oxford. Once glorified by white colonialists, Rhodes is now more widely viewed as a prime villain in southern African history. Since his death he has been the …

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South Sudan News Headlines for January 19-26, 2016

A selection of news headlines about South Sudan published during the week of January 19 to January 26, 2016. South Sudan conflict: Riek Machar says he is fully committed to peace Source: NTV South Sudan: Riek Machar wants Uganda’s Museveni to play bigger role Source: The Africa Report S. Sudanese community accuses Kiir of “failing” …

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