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Elephants in the room
Elephants in the room
World Elephant Day was held on August 12 to bring attention to the plight of the Asian and African pachyderm.
Decriminalising same-sex sex is good for all of us
Decriminalising same-sex sex is good for all of us
I have, on at least two occasions, broken the law while having sex. No, not by engaging in non-consensual behaviour but by engaging in consensual...
Trawling the streets of Asia for food
Trawling the streets of Asia for food
In a time when class lines are widening and people exist in smartphone silos, “street food is one of the few things left that glues people...
Asian markets plunge as Trump threatens to hike China tariffs
Asian markets plunge as Trump threatens to hike China tariffs
President Donald Trump sent Asian markets plunging on Monday after threatening to hike tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods at the end of the...
Get up, stand up: Jamaica rises
Get up, stand up: Jamaica rises
Desiree Ellis has a simple objective this week: get Banyana Banyana back on track. The time for experimenting and glorified trials is over.
Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka
Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka
Glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto's weedkiller Roundup, is the subject of fierce controversy...
Bigger farms needed to feed nine billion
Bigger farms needed to feed nine billion
Scientists have a solution to how nine billion people, the world population by 2030, will be fed. That’s good news. But not everyone will like...
Facebook to build $1bn Singapore data centre, first in Asia
Facebook to build $1bn Singapore data centre, first in Asia
Facebook said on Thursday that it will invest over $1-billion to build a data centre in Singapore, its first in Asia, powered by renewable energy...
Zambia's crackdown on sex dolls provokes fierce rights debate
Zambia's crackdown on sex dolls provokes fierce rights debate
No one sells them openly, no one admits to owning one, and no one has been arrested— but Zambia is waging a fierce campaign against sex...
Myanmar's Rohingya: Cornered by poverty, stalked by violence
Myanmar's Rohingya: Cornered by poverty, stalked by violence
Hemmed in by Myanmar security forces and menaced by abductions and killings, Rohingya Muslims in a conflict-scarred corner of Rakhine State say...
Economic week ahead: The end of an era
Economic week ahead: The end of an era
Officials could announce the end of the bold initiative on Wednesday.
Economic week ahead: Looking for growth
Economic week ahead: Looking for growth
AfricaSouth Africa’s data calendar is comparatively light this week. Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will report last...

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