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Take women’s rights into cities’ streets
Take women’s rights into cities’ streets
One of the priorities for the United Nations sustainable development agenda is to make cities “inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”....
Fin whale, mountain gorilla populations rise amid conservation action
Fin whale, mountain gorilla populations rise amid conservation action
The fin whale and mountain gorilla populations grew significantly due to efforts by conservationists to halt their descent towards extinction, the...
Accountability dies when journalists are killed
Accountability dies when journalists are killed
What does it cost to silence a muckraking reporter? In the Philippines in 2011, officials paid just $250 to hire a journalist-slaying gunman. In...
Iran urges UN to hold US to account over sanctions
Iran urges UN to hold US to account over sanctions
Iran on Monday urged the United Nations to hold the United States accountable for re-imposing sanctions on Tehran, branding the measures illegal...
World’s children bear the brunt of toxic air
World’s children bear the brunt of toxic air
The World Health Organisation (WHO) lists air pollution as one of the biggest burden on health.
Yemen government ready to re-start talks with rebels
Yemen government ready to re-start talks with rebels
Yemen's government said on Thursday that it was ready to re-start peace talks with Huthi rebels, as international pressure to end the years-long...
DRC opposition Kinshasa rally authorised for Friday — candidate
DRC opposition Kinshasa rally authorised for Friday — candidate
The Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) opposition will be allowed to hold a Kinshasa rally on Friday to protest against voting machines they fear...
Reading should be a delight, not a duty
Reading should be a delight, not a duty
Literacy Month ended in September and it is vital that our literacy woes do not fall by the wayside until September rolls round again.
TVET gets a much-needed boost
TVET gets a much-needed boost
The Nelson Mandela University’s advanced diploma in technical and vocational teaching is a direct response to and addresses the vision expressed...
CAR’s brand of state failure is unique
CAR’s brand of state failure is unique
One-size-fits-all solutions cannot fix the myriad problems facing the Central African Republic
Don’t cut our civil servants. Train them
Don’t cut our civil servants. Train them
Government has never been more difficult. The demands have never been greater. Huge skill and great leadership are required against a backdrop of...

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