Africa: Will Kagame’s Last Push On AU Reform Bear Fruit?

Africa: Will Kagame’s Last Push On AU Reform Bear Fruit?

analysis By Mohamed M Diatta This weekend, African leaders will be making important decisions on the future of the African Union (AU), its relationship with regional and international bodies, and how to strengthen peace and security responses on the continent....
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Africa: Fast-Growing African Cities At ‘Extreme Risk’ From Climate Change – Analysts

Africa: Fast-Growing African Cities At ‘Extreme Risk’ From Climate Change – Analysts

Photo: IRIN Kinshasa is a booming city. By Megan Rowling Barcelona — Africa’s rapidly expanding cities face huge threats from climate change over the next 30 years, which could bring knock-on effects such as higher crime rates and civil unrest,...
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In Bosnia, Entrenched Ethnic Divisions Are a Warning to the World

In Bosnia, Entrenched Ethnic Divisions Are a Warning to the World

MOSTAR, Bosnia and Herzegovina — When a fire breaks out in the Bosnian city of Mostar, Sabit Golos, a veteran firefighter, knows that he does not have to worry unless the flames take hold on the Muslim side of what,...
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11 Things We’d Really Like to Know: How Did We Get to Be Human?

11 Things We’d Really Like to Know: How Did We Get to Be Human?

I spoke recently to a scientist who was writing up a summary of what we know about human evolution. He should have had a head start, having written a similar article five years ago. But when he looked at what...
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Hong Kong’s Umbrella protest organizers on trial for public nuisance

Hong Kong’s Umbrella protest organizers on trial for public nuisance

Hong Kong protest leaders who went on trial Monday for spearheading pro-democracy demonstrations in 2014 said their prosecution threatens the future of civil rights in the territory, where fears have grown of Beijing’s growing influence.Story continues below...
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UK PM to continue battle for Brexit deal

UK PM to continue battle for Brexit deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May tells Laura Kuenssberg: “Don’t just listen to the politicians.” Theresa May is renewing her efforts to sell her draft Brexit withdrawal agreement – saying it will sto...
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Africa: ‘If Climate Change Goes On As Is, People Will Need to Be Relocated – We Need a Plan.’

Africa: ‘If Climate Change Goes On As Is, People Will Need to Be Relocated – We Need a Plan.’

By Joan Van Dyk Few governments are ready for what could be the world’s biggest move, driven by climate change and conflict. Here’s why. Governments around the globe could fail to care for the increasing number of people forced from...
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Saudi King Salman silent on Khashoggi in annual Shura address

Saudi King Salman silent on Khashoggi in annual Shura address

Saudi Arabia‘s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has addressed the kingdom’s Shura Council but refrained from mentioning the case of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a televised address to the council on Monday, the king lauded his country&#8...
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Israel’s education minister backs Netanyahu – preventing government collapse over Gaza conflict

Israel’s education minister backs Netanyahu – preventing government collapse over Gaza conflict

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition crisis eased on Monday when a coalition partner backed off a demand to be given the defense ministry, making an early election less likely.Education Minister Naftali Bennett’s U-turn surprised many pund...
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World Toilet Day 2018

World Toilet Day 2018

A UN-recognised event, World Toilet Day on November 19,  aims to raise awareness about poor sanitation and defecation in the open. An estimated 2.3 billion people worldwide are without toilets to safely dispose of their waste. Al Jazeera looks at the...
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