Tiny Brains of Extinct Human Relative Had Complex Features

Tiny Brains of Extinct Human Relative Had Complex Features

Advertisement May 14, 2018 ImageResearchers say that the skull of Homo naledi, a hominin that lived 236,000 to 335,000 years ago, contained a brain the size of an orange that had a similar shape and structure with that of modern...
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Africa:Countries Must Compete for Migrant Workers to Boost Their Economies

Africa:Countries Must Compete for Migrant Workers to Boost Their Economies

analysisBy Melissa Tandiwe Myambo, University of the Witwatersrand Politicians and the media expend inordinate amounts of energy debating migration, often using nativist, populist and xenophobic rhetoric. This is despite the fact that, as of 2017, only three o...
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Africa:Nations in New Push to Boost Intra-Africa Trade

Africa:Nations in New Push to Boost Intra-Africa Trade

Photo: Daily News Residents and traders conducting businesses across the Tanzanian-Kenyan border of Sirari are crossing over to the neighbouring state without necessarily carrying any travel document. By Benjamin Ouma The African Continental Free Trade Area&#8...
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Africa:SADC Must Keep Its Eye On the Ball in Madagascar

Africa:SADC Must Keep Its Eye On the Ball in Madagascar

analysisBy Liesl Louw-Vaudran The chances of compromise and dialogue among Madagascar’s political actors are getting slimmer by the day. Violent confrontation between supporters of two former presidents and the government of President Hery Rajaonarimampi...
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Africa:Ebola Outbreak in DRC – Are We Better Prepared This Time?

Africa:Ebola Outbreak in DRC – Are We Better Prepared This Time?

Photo: WHO Responding to the DR Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak. analysis By Connor Bamford, University of Glasgow Two cases of Ebola virus disease have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), just one year after the country...
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Black Rhinos Roam Chad for the First Time in 46 Years

Black Rhinos Roam Chad for the First Time in 46 Years

The population of black rhinos is down 97.6 percent since 1960. Some estimate that as few as 5,500 are left on the continent, according to the African Wildlife Foundation. Cathy Dean, chief executive officer of Save the Rhino, a nonprofit...
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‘I Can Finally Dream’: Tunisia Expands Protection for Battered Women

‘I Can Finally Dream’: Tunisia Expands Protection for Battered Women

From outside, the new shelter in Gafsa looks like an ordinary house. The inside is homey except for the schedule on the kitchen door, which sets out the hours to eat and clean. The storage closet is stocked with sanitary...
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Global Health: Ebola Erupts Again in Africa, Only Now There’s a Vaccine

Global Health: Ebola Erupts Again in Africa, Only Now There’s a Vaccine

“We know from previous outbreaks that the D.R.C. is ready to act, but they need global support to ensure this outbreak is contained effectively,” said Dr. Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust. This outbreak will be the first time...
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26 Killed in Burundi Attack, Minister Says, Blaming Terrorists

26 Killed in Burundi Attack, Minister Says, Blaming Terrorists

BUJUMBURA, Burundi — At least 26 people were killed and seven others wounded in an attack in a rural area of Burundi, the country’s security minister said on Saturday, calling it the work of a “terrorist group” that he did...
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Africa:Data-Bait – Using Tech to Hook Globe’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Fishing Cheats

Africa:Data-Bait – Using Tech to Hook Globe’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Fishing Cheats

Photo: FAO (File photo). By Thin Lei Win Rome — In 2016, a Thai-flagged fishing vessel was detained in Seychelles on suspicion that it had been fishing illegally in the Indian Ocean, one of the world’s richest fishing grounds. The...
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