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Why Ethiopians are losing faith in Abiy’s promises for peace

The prime minister may have won the Nobel Peace Prize but he has failed to quell the violence in his own backyard

The poverty of poor economics

The winners of the Nobel prize in economics experiment on poor people, but their research doesn’t solve poverty

US-UK-Japan trio win chemistry Nobel for lithium-ion battery

The trio will receive the prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf at a formal ceremony in Stockholm on December 10

Nobel award recognises how economic forces can fight climate change

Yale economist William Nordhaus has devoted his life’s work to understanding the costs of climate change

Women scientists still ‘undervalued’ despite twin Nobel wins

Canadian scientist Donna Strickland became just the third woman in history to win the Nobel Physics Prize

Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies

Annan was a career diplomat who is widely credited for raising the world body's profile in global politics during his two terms as UN chief

Innovative pioneers of early learning

The Early Learning Resource Unit looks back on 40 years of successful development

We need our own Nobel and an academy

We are content when our leading brains give intellectual aid to our former colonisers while our countries could do with their knowledge.

Blowin’ in the wind: How Nobel winner Bob Dylan rewrote history without a pen

The singer-songwriter has always stood for a craftsmanship and artistry that make his Nobel deserved and unsurprising.

The fount of honour in South Africa, he who decides on such prizes, is … whaa! No 1

And the Companions of  OR Tambo award for friendly foreigners goes to ... the Guptas, of course.

Historian of emotions wins the Nobel

Belarussian Svetlana Alexievich has won the Nobel prize for literature for her thousands of oral histories that map the implosion of the Soviet Union.

Günter Grass: The man who dared to damn

Not an easy man to have on your side, Günter Grass was a writer who had the gall to spit into the soup of the high and mighty.

Work on ‘taming’ monopolies wins economics Nobel

Frenchman Jean Tirole has won the economics Nobel for his work on how governments can rein in big businesses, in a field once dominated by the US.

Low-energy LED wins Nobel prize for physics

The arrival of such lamps changes the way places are lit, offering longer-lasting and more efficient alternatives to 19th-century incandescent bulbs.

Tutu lambasts ‘lickspittle’ government over Dalai Lama visa

Archbishop Desmond Tutu said Madiba's comrades had "spat in his face" with denying the Dalai Lama a visa for the summit that was to honour Mandela.

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