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How understanding microbes can help farmers manage Africa's soil crisis

How understanding microbes can help farmers manage Africa's soil crisis

16th November 2015 To harness the potential of soil microbes Africa must move quickly. As soil degrades, so too does microbial life. Understanding the microbial... 

Africa has a long way to go to close the gap on antibiotic resistance

Africa has a long way to go to close the gap on antibiotic resistance

16th November 2015 Antibiotic resistance occupies centre stage on the global public health agenda as a “tragedy of the commons”. It affects developed and developing... 

Jacob Zuma likes to be cast as a man of the people – but is he?

Jacob Zuma likes to be cast as a man of the people – but is he?

16th November 2015 The twilight of Jacob Zuma’s controversial leadership of the governing African National Congress (ANC) and the country finds both in a parlous... 

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Paris terror attacks – France now faces fight against fear and exclusion

Paris terror attacks – France now faces fight against fear and exclusion

16th November 2015 The attacks that took place at a series of venues in Paris on November 13 were the deadliest on French soil since 1945. At least 129 people have... 

Paris attacks – closing migration routes into France won't stop terrorism – resisting xenophobia might

Paris attacks – closing migration routes into France won't stop terrorism – resisting xenophobia might

16th November 2015 When Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks in Paris that have killed at least 129 people, it warned that more would follow. French... 

Disproportionate coverage of Paris attacks is not just the media's fault

Disproportionate coverage of Paris attacks is not just the media's fault

16th November 2015 The horrendous terrorist attacks in Paris and the resulting blanket media coverage have once again raised questions about the proportionality of... 

Leaving the ICC won't absolve South Africa of its legal obligations

Leaving the ICC won't absolve South Africa of its legal obligations

13th November 2015 South Africa appears almost destined to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) if the governing African National Congress has its... 

University autonomy – insights from Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria

University autonomy – insights from Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria

13th November 2015 A new piece of draft legislation could give South Africa’s higher education minister increased power over the country’s universities. The minister... 

Africans need to make their mark in the pharmaceutical industry boom

Africans need to make their mark in the pharmaceutical industry boom

13th November 2015 Africa’s pharmaceutical industry is one of the world’s fastest growing. In just ten years it has exploded – growing from US$4.7 billion in 2003 to... 

Teaching Mandarin in schools is another slap in the face for African languages

Teaching Mandarin in schools is another slap in the face for African languages 

12th November 2015 It’s said that behind every powerful language is an army and money. Consider the case of English. In South Africa, as in its other colonies, the... 

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