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The Open Government Partnership can play an important part by increasing trust among citizens and public accountability in Africa. shutterstock

What the global open government partnership can do for Africa

The Open Government Partnership promotes transparency, public accountability and civic participation in government to combat corruption. It is hoped South Africa will help it grow in Africa.
Some slices are bigger than others. jzawdubya

Geotagging reveals Wikipedia is not quite so equal after all

Wikipedia is often seen as a great equaliser. Every day, hundreds of thousands of people collaborate on a seemingly endless range of topics by writing, editing and discussing articles, and uploading images…
If only people had heeded his words then. Niels Bohr Archive

Open science to fight big threats like the nuclear bomb

In 1943, when Niels Bohr, one of 20th century’s greatest scientists, was briefed on the Anglo-American nuclear weapons project, he was worried about the political consequences more than the scientific…

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