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Africa now emits as much carbon as it stores: landmark new study

4th April 2024 A landmark new study has found that, in the last decade, the African continent has started emitting more carbon than it stores. When the total... 

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Global south: moving off the menu and to the table?

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      4th April 2024 The global south is a term that elicits much debate and discussion. Is it appropriate? Is it relevant? Is it offensive? These were questions a... 

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El Niño disasters: governments know what’s coming, but are unprepared – what must change

3rd April 2024 Drought disasters in southern Africa are mainly attributed to a lack of preparedness, inadequate response and mitigation and poor risk reduction... 

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South Africa’s laws aren’t geared to protecting against climate change: judges are trying to fill the gap

3rd April 2024 South Africa has plenty of environmental laws but none that specifically oblige government officials to consider the risks and impacts of climate... 

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Fair, victim-centred trials are key to transitional justice in Ethiopia

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      3rd April 2024 The draft criminal procedure and evidence code must be approved to ensure the legitimacy of trials in the transitional justice process. Criminal... 

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Attempts to bring Israel within the norms of legality (Part 3)

By: Raymond Suttner     3rd April 2024 Some of the states engaged with the Palestinian question have joined South Africa at the ICJ (like Brazil) or brought their own litigation against... 

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Israel’s lawless attacks cannot continue if we want international peace (Part 2 of series on Israel’s war against the Palestinians)

By: Raymond Suttner     2nd April 2024 I appeal once again that access to humanitarian aid be ensured to Gaza, and call once more for the prompt release of the hostages seized on 7... 

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Important milestone

By: Terence Creamer     29th March 2024 The passing of the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) by the National Assembly earlier this month represents a significant milestone in the ongoing... 

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South Africa’s electricity crisis: what political parties say in their election manifestos about solving it

28th March 2024 South Africa is in the middle of a deep electricity crisis. In 2023 the public, many of whom are voters, experienced the worst loadshedding to... 

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Pretoria walks a tightrope on US relations

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      28th March 2024 Biden’s administration is resisting hostility towards SA from Congress – but if Trump wins in November, all bets are off. South Africa has been... 

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