German and African researchers join forces for health

By Kaz Janowski If you are unable to listen to this audio, please update your browser or go here to download.   DFG, the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), funds collaborative research projects between scientists in Germany and their counterparts across Africa, working on neglected infectious diseases and their social impact. The initiative was launched …

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Telemedicine saves lives in disaster zones

By Imogen Mathers Another year, another record smashed for the number of people forced by war and disaster to flee their homes. On World Refugee Day (20 June), a report by UNHCR (the UN refugee agency) revealed that 65.3 million people were living displaced from their homes in 2015, more than 21 million of them …

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New partnerships bring hope to South African schools

By Imogen Mathers If you are unable to listen to this audio, please update your browser or go here to download.   The state of education in South Africa has been the focus of sustained protest and political debate over the past 18 months. With the rise of the student-led Rhodes Must Fall and Fees …

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Technology for peace: Facts and figures

By Giorgia Scaturro Giorgia Scaturro examines how phones, drones, satellites and computer games help spot and prevent conflict. Technology has shaped modern warfare for decades. But it can be used to counteract conflicts as much as to ignite them. And this is reflected in recent trends in conflict and peace. According to the Global peace …

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Teacher refugees target brain drain

By Emanuela Barbiroglio If you are unable to listen to this audio, please update your browser or go here to download.   Even if refugees are granted permission to settle in their host country, they must adapt to a different culture and can struggle to get a job. The charity Reconnect aims to help teachers …

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