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Rush for Africa’s marine species to feed demand in Asia

The booming, lucrative and often illicit trade in sea cucumbers, seahorses and fish maws threatens species and coastal communities

Where do Africans study abroad?

China is becoming the preferred destination for countries such as Ghana and Nigeria

Elephants in the room

Science should lead the way in society’s efforts to protect habitats, wildlife and people’s livelihoods

Decriminalising same-sex sex is good for all of us

The entire history of penal codes that outlaw same-sex desire and sex is a history of oppression that can never be justified

Trawling the streets of Asia for food

A docu-series highlights the importance of nutritious and delicious meals provided by pavement vendors

Asian markets plunge as Trump threatens to hike China tariffs

The warning will throw a shadow over the next round of talks, with a delegation from Beijing due in Washington this week

Bigger farms needed to feed nine billion

That’s not the research findings the proponents of small-scale, organic agriculture want to hear

Facebook to build $1bn Singapore data centre, first in Asia

The centre is expected to be operational around 2022, and will host Facebook servers and centralise its IT operations

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 dolls

Myanmar’s Rohingya: Cornered by poverty, stalked by violence

Rohingya Muslims in a conflict-scarred corner of Rakhine State say fear is one of the few constants in their lives

Economic week ahead: The end of an era

This week is expected to see the end of the Federal Reserve’s daring asset purchase programme.

Economic week ahead: Looking for growth

Investor interest is likely to centre on PMI reports in China and Europe. Both sets of reports may be disappointing. Here is your guide.

Gold swings near three-week high as Asian demand seen increasing

The gold price hovered near a three-week high as investors weighed up Asian demand against overall slowing investment.

Gandhi’s lessons for al-Qaeda

Historian Faisal Devji unearths some unusual and unlikely links in South Asia’s fraught history.

The super-rich swell their ranks and keep getting richer

A million more people joined the ranks of the global super-rich last year, almost a third of them in Asia.

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Judicial Conduct Committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for his remarks about SA Israel relations

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

Ithala fails to act against board chairperson over PPE scandal

Morar asked to settle with the state and pay back the profit he made on an irregular tender

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