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When the military intervened against Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe in 2017, it wasn't widely called a military coup. New res...
11/22/2019
From Zimbabwe to Bolivia: what makes a military coup?

When the military intervened against Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe in 2017, it wasn't widely called a military coup. New research shows what exactly it was.

When the military intervened against Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe in 2017, it wasn't widely called a military coup. New research shows that's exactly what it was.

The Sidama people of Ethiopia have, for the first time ever, been given the opportunity to vote for their autonomy. They...
11/22/2019
Sidama vote first step in long process of change in Ethiopia

The Sidama people of Ethiopia have, for the first time ever, been given the opportunity to vote for their autonomy. They comprise 4% of Ethiopia's population.

In practical terms. Sidama's successful push has created more groups that aspire to homogenise the demography of their regions.

India's Supreme Court has allowed a Hindu temple to be built on the disputed site of a 16th-century mosque. The verdict ...
11/21/2019
Why Hindu nationalists are cheering moves to build a temple, challenging a secular tradition

India's Supreme Court has allowed a Hindu temple to be built on the disputed site of a 16th-century mosque. The verdict could have long-term ramifications for India's tradition of religious diversity.

India's Supreme Court has allowed a Hindu temple to be built on the disputed site of a 16th-century mosque. The verdict could have long-term ramifications for India's ...

Homosexuality in Uganda has become an increasingly volatile political and social issue. Last month an LGBTQI activist wa...
11/21/2019
What's driving homophobia in Uganda

Homosexuality in Uganda has become an increasingly volatile political and social issue. Last month an LGBTQI activist was murdered in his home and Ugandan police detained 16 men on suspicion of homosexuality.

To address homophobia in Uganda, sexual rights must draw on the need for justice and social obligation.

There are three classes of parasites that can cause disease in humans. Here's what you need to know.
11/21/2019
What are parasites and how do they make us sick?

There are three classes of parasites that can cause disease in humans. Here's what you need to know.

There are three classes of parasites that can cause disease in humans. Here's what you need to know.

Day after day, demonstrators in Hong Kong risk injury and death confronting security forces backed by the massive power ...
11/21/2019
Is there hope for a Hong Kong revolution?

Day after day, demonstrators in Hong Kong risk injury and death confronting security forces backed by the massive power of the Chinese government. Among their demands are democratic elections for the city’s Legislative Council and chief executive.

Revolutions are built not on deep misery but on rising expectations. History may not provide much hope of immediate change in Hong Kong – but protesters may have a lon...

Smuggled, trafficked or neither? Despite the torture and extortion that transit migrants may face, they cannot benefit f...
11/20/2019
Eritrean migrants face torture in Libya: What the international community can do

Smuggled, trafficked or neither? Despite the torture and extortion that transit migrants may face, they cannot benefit from some form of protection, upon arrival in Europe.

In Libya, a lack of authority has allowed the ongoing kidnapping and extortion of migrants. What can European countries do to prevent the murder and torture of migrants?

Existing toilets aren’t a good fit for parts of sub-Saharan Africa. But now there are some innovative designs to overcom...
11/20/2019
Some smart ideas to make toilets fit for purpose in Africa's cities

Existing toilets aren’t a good fit for parts of sub-Saharan Africa. But now there are some innovative designs to overcome the challenges
#WorldToiletDay
#Sanitation
#WASH

Existing toilets aren't a good fit for parts of sub-Saharan Africa because many areas lack water and there's often no proper plumbing.

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The only way to overcome drug resistance to current first-line treatment is to discover new agents against malaria that ...
11/20/2019
Collaboration pushes frontiers of anti-malaria drug regimes

The only way to overcome drug resistance to current first-line treatment is to discover new agents against malaria that are safe, effective and affordable.

The aim is to discover, develop and facilitate delivery of anti-malarial medicines to help tackle the burden of malaria in endemic countries and support malaria eradic...

Open defecation comes with many risks. Research shows that targeting poor communities will go a long way in solving the ...
11/19/2019
Nigeria needs a more effective sanitation strategy. Here are some ideas

Open defecation comes with many risks. Research shows that targeting poor communities will go a long way in solving the Nigeria's open defecation issues. #WorldToiletDay

Research shows that targeting poor communities will go a long way in solving the country's open defecation issues.

Hardly any research has been done on the impact of multinational companies that are born and bred on African soil. A rec...
11/18/2019
African multinationals bring home much more than profits

Hardly any research has been done on the impact of multinational companies that are born and bred on African soil. A recent study provides some insights

Little research has been done on the impact of multinational companies that are born and bred on African soil.

The name of Mikhail Kalashnikov’s greatest invention stands for Automat Kalashnikova 1947, the year it was first produce...
11/18/2019
World's deadliest inventor: Mikhail Kalashnikov and his AK-47

The name of Mikhail Kalashnikov’s greatest invention stands for Automat Kalashnikova 1947, the year it was first produced.

One hundred years ago, the inventor of the most deadly weapon of the 20th century was born in Russia. Now more than 100 million of his namesake guns have been manufact...

Africa’s population growth will be the centre of attention this week in Entebbe, Uganda as leaders from across a range o...
11/18/2019
What's driving Africa's population growth. And what can change it

Africa’s population growth will be the centre of attention this week in Entebbe, Uganda as leaders from across a range of disciplines apply their minds to how it can be slowed down

High fertility is driven by a number of factors including desired family size, low levels of use of modern contraceptives, and high levels of adolescent childbearing.

A Canadian politician raised a controversy for wearing a hoodie to a legislative assembly session.
11/15/2019
It's 2019: What's the proper way for politicians to dress?

A Canadian politician raised a controversy for wearing a hoodie to a legislative assembly session.

Québec Solidaire politician Catherine Dorion sparked controversy with her garb in the provincial legislature but this issue has caused uproars in parliaments around th...

Popular culture, largely in the form of Zulu radio drama, was one of the hidden weapons of anti-apartheid activism in 19...
11/15/2019
How Zulu radio dramas subverted apartheid's grand design

Popular culture, largely in the form of Zulu radio drama, was one of the hidden weapons of anti-apartheid activism in 1950s South Africa.

Even though they were a product of apartheid's propaganda broadcasting machine, Zulu language radio dramas proved subversively powerful by reflecting communal black li...

In Bolivia, in Lebanon, in Chile and elsewhere, the urban masses are starting to fight back.
11/15/2019
Urban unrest propels global wave of protests

In Bolivia, in Lebanon, in Chile and elsewhere, the urban masses are starting to fight back.

From Santiago and La Paz to Beirut and Jakarta, many of the cities now gripped by protest share a common problem: They've grown too much, too fast.

“Socrates – before being sentenced to death by democratic vote – chastised the Athenian democracy for its elevation of p...
11/11/2019
Why tyranny could be the inevitable outcome of democracy

“Socrates – before being sentenced to death by democratic vote – chastised the Athenian democracy for its elevation of popular opinion at the expense of truth”

From the earliest days of democracy, thinkers have warned that letting the people rule could work out badly.

“Every November, communities around the world hold remembrances on the anniversary of the Nazis’ brutal assault on the J...
11/09/2019
The forgotten mass destruction of Jewish homes during 'Kristallnacht'

“Every November, communities around the world hold remembrances on the anniversary of the Nazis’ brutal assault on the Jews during Kristallnacht....

Most accounts tend to emphasize the attacks on synagogues and shops, along with the mass arrests of 30,000 men. A few note the destruction of Jewish schools and cemeteries.

Attacks on Jewish homes, however, are barely mentioned.

It’s an aspect of the story that has rarely been researched and written about – until now.”

Most histories highlight the shattered storefronts and synagogues set aflame. But it was the systematic ransacking of Jewish homes that extracted the greatest toll.

For over a century, larger nations have blocked Kurds' hopes for a state of their own.
11/06/2019
Why there is no Kurdish nation

For over a century, larger nations have blocked Kurds' hopes for a state of their own.

Despite many attempts, the Kurds have never won and kept their own nation -- though, after World War I, they came close.

The impeachment case in the US Congress against Donald Trump began with a "whistleblower".  Here's the history and meani...
11/06/2019
Curious Kids: What is a whistleblower?

The impeachment case in the US Congress against Donald Trump began with a "whistleblower". Here's the history and meaning of that term.

Whistleblowers may stop bad behavior and protect others from harm.

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