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‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Laura makes landfall in US

The Atlantic storm season, which runs through November, could be one of the busiest ever this year, with the NHC predicting as many as 25 named storms. Laura is the 12th so far.

Two huge Beirut explosions kill 78, injure thousands

The second blast sent an enormous orange fireball into the sky, immediately followed by a tornado-like shockwave that flattened the port and shattered windows across the city

Trump gives TikTok 6 weeks to sell itself to US company

China's foreign ministry pushed back, calling Washington hypocritical for demanding TikTok be sold

Time is not on our side in Libya

Simmering tensions could see the country partitioned between east and west

How McKinsey is making $100m and counting) advising the US government’s coronavirus response

For the world’s best-known corporate-management consultants, helping tackle the pandemic has been a bonanza. It’s not clear what the US government has gotten in return

How racism is an essential capitalist tool

In the United States, the African American minority is capitalism’s ‘business cycle shock-absorber’

Hashtag lessons from the US and South Africa about racism and antiblackness

The #Black Lives Matter, #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall movements show that democracy cannot happen without decolonisation

Militarisation, repression and capitalism in the US

A global police state – the military arm for capital interests – marginalises, controls and subjugates millions of people considered surplus humanity

Thank our lucky stars and stripes Trump did not take the lead in the pandemic

Imagine the chaos that would have ensued had the rest of the world relied on the United States for leadership as it usually does?

Images of black death satisfy disturbing desires and purposes

The protests sweeping the United States after the latest police killing of a black man again speak to the ability of images to evoke powerful emotional responses

The class character of police violence

Police violence and the murder of black people in the United States have provoked outrage and protest around the world, including on the continent. But, why is there so little outrage over police violence in African countries?

Sancho nets hat-trick, joins US killing protest as Dortmund cruise

The English winger, who now has 17 goals and 17 assists in the Bundesliga this season, joined a host of protests in the German top-flight over the weekend at the death of an unarmed black man in the United States

‘Soon he’ll be seen as threatening, not cute’: What it’s like to raise my black son in America

There is no separating George Floyd’s killing from the struggles black people have faced ever since the first slave ships landed on these shores

The tobacco sales ban is a giant stimulus package for organised crime

We should learn from history that prohibitions tend not to work, even if the intention is good

A caress rather than a beating: The science behind Tony Allen’s style

By retracing funk's steps and picking from jazz, Tony Allen rewired highlife into Afrobeat

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Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

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