Processing facilities in Tenke Fungurume Mine, one of the largest copper and cobalt mines in the world, in south-eastern DRC.
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Since the 1990s, transnational corporations have once again become the dominant force as owners and managers of major mining projects.
Different African countries have distinct surveillance profiles.
At a time of increasing unease about the checks and balances for the use of AI, some African countries are spending more on harmful surveillance of their citizens.
Straw-coloured fruit bats at Kasanka National Park, Zambia.
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Monitoring and protecting the Kasanka bat colony helps protect bats from the entire sub-continent, and thus supports ecosystem services in a wide area.
A transgender woman at a safe house supporting LGBTQ residents in Kampala, Uganda. Anti-gay laws make certain homosexual relationships punishable by death.
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Stigmatised people living with HIV often suffer from fear, depression and abuse. It’s sometimes easier to stop a treatment regime than risk being ostracised or assaulted by the community.
President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington on Dec. 15, 2022.
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As the United States government builds economic and security ties with African countries, some of those countries are encouraging African Americans to establish social and economic ties in Africa.
Debt forgiveness isn’t the answer. History is replete with examples of countries that are serial defaulters.
Zambia president Hakainde Hichilema and US vice-president Kamala Harris in Lusaka.
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President Hichilema’s self-styled ‘chief marketing officer’ approach has unlocked new investments from a diverse mix of partners.
In many developing countries TB vaccination for children after birth is mandatory.
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Progress in many areas of TB control stalled or reversed mainly because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent geo-political situations.
The Barotse Sub-Basin in Zambia is part of the country’s climate resilience plan.
Zambia has progressively incorporated green-based policy interventions since the 1960s.
Members of a European Union election observation team speak to voters in Zimbabwe.
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Voters speak favourably about the potential of observation to improve overall electoral quality and transparency.
Coffee harvest at a farm in Zambia.
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The findings show that Zambian agricultural policies do reduce headcount poverty and inequality.
Kenya last executed a prisoner in 1987 but continues to hand down the death sentence.
Research finds that the threat of being sentenced to death has no bearing on how people contemplate violent crime.
Batches of copper sheets stored in a warehouse at Mopani mines, Mufilira, Zambia.
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The coming copper boom presents Zambia with an extraordinary opportunity – not only to enable mining profits, but to power inclusive growth.
The Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Baluarte is just one of the attractions on Mozambique Island.
The Covid-19 pandemic has the potential to make tourism more sustainable in Africa, improving the lives of local communities rather than just catering to international visitors.
July 1976: President Nyerere (right) watches as President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia greets Chinese Vice-Premier Sun Chien at the handing over ceremony of the Tanzania-Zambia railway.
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Tazara upgrade requires huge capital but new tracks could be incompatible with the existing Southern Africa rails.
Expatriates and locals faced similar risks and hazards but for different pay.
In the Copperbelt the category of ‘expatriate’ recreated a dual wage structure that still persists.
Second-hand clothes, locally known as mitumba, on display in a shop in Nakuru, Kenya.
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Used clothes are being repurposed but with fresh fashionable spins.
Lorries blocked at the border between DRC and Zambia. Poor roads are a major stumbling block to trade.
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Producers in Zambia should be getting more for their crops, and buyers in East Africa should be paying less, alleviating food price spikes.
Multiple champions Nigeria, in black, were beaten by Morocco in the Wafcon semi-final.
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The Wafcon final on Saturday is proof of the development of the women’s game on the continent - and of mining star players abroad.
Queen Elizabeth II waves from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.
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The decolonisation process was to take place rapidly during the reign of Elizabeth II.