China provides billions of dollars in loans and direct investments to African nations each year.
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Politicians and scholars debate whether China’s economic investments in Africa benefit or exploit local populations. But what does the public think?
A digital composite of a meteor shower speeding towards Earth.
Meteorites are usually discovered by someone who notices an unusual rock while out walking.
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.
Zimbabwean author of We Need New Names, Noviolet Bulawayo.
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Variations of English names reveal the enduring effects of British rule - but there’s also a return to tradition.
Fishermen turning a boat on Lake Victoria in Kenya. The lake is covered by the aquatic plant water hyacinth.
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The new report on alien invasive species doesn’t just concentrate on problems. It also offers solutions.
Reducing carbon emissions will promote health and development in Zimbabwe. Zinyange Auntony/ AFP/
Zimbabwe’s climate action plan is on track to check emissions and promote development. Other countries can learn from it.
Joanah Mamombe, MP Elect for Harare West constituency, addresses media at a polling station.
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Women’s representation in Zimbabwe’s parliament has declined in spite of a quota imposed in 2013.
Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
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President Emmerson Mnangagwa has not faced official investigation or prosecution over his role in Operation Gukurahundi – 40 years on.
Inflation continues to defy Zimbabwe central bank efforts
Without governance reforms, Zimbabwe will continue to face an economic crisis.
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From the moment a male lion is born it faces a gauntlet of challenges, ranging from snakebite to infanticide.
Zimbabwe’s repressive new law will further erode civilian rights.
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Opposition activists have previously been accused of treason and unpatriotic behaviour for expressing concerns about human rights abuses.
Thandi Galleta of Malawi (right) and Karin Burger of New Zealand in a 2023 World Cup warm up match in Cape Town.
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The world’s largest women’s sporting event is being hosted in Africa for the first time.
Guti touring the Middle East in 2022 at the age of 99.
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He helped found a church with three million followers in 168 countries, a hospital, a university and several schools.
Lilian Ngoyi, one of the leaders of the 1956 women’s march against apartheid, is immortalised on an abandoned building.
The sites provide a rare tangible record of the international solidarity that existed during the Cold War.
European Union election observers in Zimbabwe during the 2018 general elections.
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Observers regularly face dangers owing to political instability, insecurity, violence and other crises in some countries.
Africa contributes less than 1% of research worldwide on movement behaviours in children. This means that research on movement behaviours has largely excluded over 16% of the world’s population.
In a world where economic sanctions make trade in US dollars almost impossible, gold has offered a way to evade these restrictions.
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Novelist Petina Gappah’s call for translators on Facebook has resulted in the publication of Chimurenga Chemhuka.
A white rhino in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
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To what extent should the costs of protecting globally valued rhinos be carried by their local custodians?
Inclusive education is about far more than accommodating learners with disabilities, but teachers don’t seem to know this.
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Ubuntu is a concept that emphasises the importance of including everyone and building a strong community.