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Australia’s dingo fences, built to protect livestock from wild dogs, stretch for thousands of kilometers. Marian Deschain/Wikimedia

Fences have big effects on land and wildlife around the world that are rarely measured

Millions of miles of fences crisscross the Earth's surface. They divide ecosystems and affect wild species in ways that often are harmful, but are virtually unstudied.
A Chinese engineer (centre) and Kenyan construction workers building a road in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Daniel Irungu/EPA

How popular is China in Africa? New survey sheds light on what ordinary people think

Twenty years after the first China-Africa forum, the perceptions of ordinary African citizens still need to be better considered in government-to-government interactions.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Enoch Adeboye, holding a placard, leading a protest in Lagos. Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto/Getty

How religion inspires the Nigerian diaspora to develop Africa

Religion has often been a key motivation for philanthropy and economic fairness. Africans in the diaspora champion this.
High school students wear face masks as they wash their hands on August 3, the first day of partial resumption of classes in Lagos, Nigeria, since the COVID-19 lockdown. Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Getting to grips with the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria

Nigeria's management of the COVID-19 outbreak, and other future outbreaks, will require improved diagnostic capacity, effective testing and tracing, and massive investment in health infrastructure.

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