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Zambian mine threatens world heritage site
Zambian mine threatens world heritage site
The high court in Zambia is hearing an application from civil society organisations that are trying to stop the granting of a licence for a...
Activists rally against Africa dictator's UN prize
Activists rally against Africa dictator's UN prize
Human rights groups are urging Unesco to abandon a prize named after Africa's longest-ruling dictator, one they say could be tainted by some of the...
University of Pretoria awarded Unesco chair
University of Pretoria awarded Unesco chair
The United Nations education arm, Unesco, has awarded the Chair in Education Law to the University of Pretoria, the tertiary institution said on...
Ray of hope for Algeria's crumbling Casbah?
Ray of hope for Algeria's crumbling Casbah?
From cutlass and canon to earthquake and flood, powerful forces have long done damage to the Algiers Casbah, fabled bastion of Barbary pirates who...
Getting more out of Africa's media education
Getting more out of Africa's media education
At Ibadan Polytechnic in Nigeria, Jonathan Adejunmobi has a hard job teaching journalism. For a start, there's not even water to flush the toilets....
Jordan: A world in one
Jordan: A world in one
The sun sets over the Dead Sea, casting a salty glow on the distant hills of Israel that loom over the expanse of water that's heavy on sodium but...
Cuba libre
Cuba libre
"At last, we are now on the freeway!" said my driver, exhaling proudly, adjusting his sunglasses and revving our white Hyundai hatchback to a...
Global population: From explosion to implosion?
Global population: From explosion to implosion?
Three unprecedented shifts are taking place in world population. Before 2000, the young always outnumbered their elders: for some years now it has...
Cricket makes return to tsunami-hit stadium
Cricket makes return to tsunami-hit stadium
England and Sri Lanka will mark one of cricket's most poignant moments when they contest the third Test at the previously tsunami-ravaged Galle...
St Petersburg may lose world heritage status
St Petersburg may lose world heritage status
It is, quite simply, Russia's most breathtakingly beautiful city.
Park manager arrested over gorilla deaths
Park manager arrested over gorilla deaths
A senior manager at a world heritage African wildlife park was arrested on Tuesday as an investigation into the killing of 10 rare mountain...
DA got it wrong on Skweyiya, says govt
DA got it wrong on Skweyiya, says govt
The Democratic Alliance (DA) got it wrong when criticising Minister of Social Development Zola Skweyiya for travelling abroad, his department said...

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