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Inflation in Nigeria is still climbing while it has slowed globally: here’s why

15th March 2024 Just as Nigerians were gradually digging out from the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, they were hit by high inflation. The Nigerian... 

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Sewage leaks put South Africa’s freshwater at risk: how citizen scientists are helping clean up

15th March 2024 Across South Africa, sewage systems are leaking and contaminating the country’s freshwater. Involving the affected communities can help prevent... 

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Colonial statues in Africa have been removed, returned and torn down again – why it’s such a complex history

14th March 2024 In 2020, the murder of George Floyd in the US served as a catalyst for the global Black Lives Matter movement. It sparked widespread protests... 

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Corrupt, brutal and unprofessional? Africa-wide survey of police finds diverging patterns

13th March 2024 Africans generally have a low regard for the quality of policing on the continent. Perceptions of police misconduct, corruption and brutality are... 

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What’s behind the worldwide shortage of cholera vaccines? For starters, they’re only made by one company

12th March 2024 In February 2024 the World Health Organization announced southern Africa was suffering the deadliest regional outbreak of cholera in at least a... 

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Technology to protect South Africa’s oceans: experts find that a data-driven monitoring system is paying off

11th March 2024 Nine years ago South Africa put in place an innovative information management system designed to monitor and protect its seas. The country is... 

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East Africa must prepare for more extreme rainfall during the short rainy season – new study

11th March 2024 East Africa has recently had an unprecedented series of failed rains. But some rainy seasons are bringing the opposite: huge amounts of rainfall.... 

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Happy smiling African children: why school tourism in Zimbabwe shouldn’t be encouraged

11th March 2024 A large, air-conditioned bus draws up outside a school. Tourists, most from Europe and the US, disembark, cameras at the ready. Some have brought... 

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Women battle when trying to take climate change cases to court – South Africa and Nigeria study shows why

8th March 2024 Across domestic courts in Africa, climate cases have been decided in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, with some cases pending in Uganda. However,... 

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South Africa: women play a key role in early childhood learning and care – but they need help accessing university

7th March 2024 In South Africa, the early childhood development sector is dominated by women who build creches from the ground up. These women offer services to... 

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