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Putin’s foes have an uncanny habit of ending up dead

In the absence of dispassionate investigation, proper legal process or even official regret, the suspicion of state complicity remains.

Mysterious phantom island disappears without a trace

For more than a decade it has featured on the world's maps.

Russian oil’s high roller keeps low profile

The man behind the $28-billion TNK-BP deal is one of the most powerful figures of the Putin era

Georgian tycoon top of the trough

Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili has conceded that his party had lost an election to a coalition led by billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili.

Syria’s war is forging a skilled rebel army

Former civilians have been quickly picking up the tactics that will make them a formidable military force. Luke Harding reports.

Outgunned rebels struggle on in Syria’s Aleppo

Outnumbered and outgunned, anti-regime guerrillas are fighting to stave off an onslaught by Bashar al-Assad's forces in Aleppo, Syria.

Libyan minority want new deal

The Amazigh were oppressed by Gaddafi and now face another battle for their language and culture, writes Luke Harding.

Racism could turn Ukraine Euro 2012 into PR disaster

On the eve of the Euro 2012 football championships Ukraine is staring at nothing less than a full-blown PR disaster, writes Luke Harding.

Art takes the cake

An African rights body has called on a Swedish minister to resign over her role in an art event that highlighted female genital mutilation and racism.

Puzzle of Putin’s tears

Was it fear, was it rage ­-- or was the ex-KGB tough guy exploring his feminine side when he wept during during his victory speech?

Speak to my lawyer — in English

Russian oligarchs favour British courts to sue each other over their ill-gotten gains.

Return of the Tsar III, IV –

The year is 2024. The world's economic prospects have perked up a bit since the collapse of the euro.

Russia will revel in the World Cup

Nowhere can math the historic sweep of this post-Soviet World Cup -- and the trains are great.

Power to Chávez

Russia has agreed to help Venezuela build its first nuclear power station in a move likely to raise concerns.

Kremlin attacks ‘cold war’ tactics

Spy affair a deliberate attempt to undermine improved US-Russia relations, says Moscow.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention


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