Henry Bredekamp in 2010.
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The father of Khoisan revivalism became a public historian as his academic work met activism.
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Digital platforms have birthed a new school of writers and activists in Nigeria and Kenya.
Dabba Selama and its surroundings.
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Even though the Tigray war front moved past Dabba Selama several times, the community suffered less than other nearby villages.
The current energy transition could herald a new copper world. But will it be a long-anticipated resource blessing or yet another global scramble for the precious metal?
Belarusian volunteers receive military training at the Belarusian Company base in Kyiv, Ukraine, in March 2022.
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Belarusians make up one of the most prominent contingents of foreign fighters in Ukraine. Here’s why they’re fighting and what they hope to achieve for Belarus as well as Ukraine.
Troops drive through Goma in eastern DRC in November 2022.
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Consolidating peace efforts across the vast territory has proved difficult for close to three decades. Scholars explain why.
Un membre du projet de reforestation de Pesalat, sur l’île de Bornéo, replante des arbres dans une zone de marécage tourbeux défrichée par les incendies et l’exploitation forestière.
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La restauration des forêts constitue un élément clé de la lutte contre les perturbations climatiques. Le réseau de recherche mondial, le Tree Diversity Network, tente d’y contribuer efficacement.
People with old Belarusian national flags march during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, in October 2020. Tens of thousands rallied to demand the resignation of the country’s authoritarian leader.
The benevolence shown to Belarusian exiles in 2020 has turned into hostility because of Russia’s attack on Ukraine. How is it fair to blame citizens for the actions of a regime they despise?
A staff member from the Pesalat Reforestation Project on the island of Borneo replants trees in a peat-swamp forest area that was cleared by fires and logging. The areas are habitat for the orangutan, which is highly endangered.
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As climate change worsens, it’s essential to restore our forests and ensure that the ones we plant are resilient. A global research network, the Tree Diversity Network, is working to make it happen.
Un soldat de la paix protège les civils dans l'est de la RDC.
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Les récents affrontements ont remis le M23 de l'est du Congo à la une des journaux, mais de nombreux autres problèmes de sécurité persistent dans la région.
A peacekeeper protects civilians who fled violent clashes between the army and the ex-rebels of the “M23” in eastern DRC in January 2022.
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Recent clashes put eastern Congo’s M23 into the headlines again, but many other security problems persist in the area as diplomats struggle to tackle the underlying causes.
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We used satellite imagery to track the decline of vegetation since the civil war began.
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La gestion internationale des épidémies, consiste parfois à céder leur contrôle à un groupe d'experts étrangers qui possèdent une compréhension superficielle d’une région très complexe.
The large public health apparatus assembled to fight Ebola created more problems.
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International epidemic management involves ceding to foreign experts who possess, at best, a surface-level understanding of a very complex region.
Unless the blockade by Ethiopia is lifted, Tigray will be in a very bad famine situation.
Internally displaced people in Tigray in April 2021.
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Huge amounts of revealing data can be collected from sensors attached to trees.
Hooking trees up to internet-connected sensors provides a new way to study how they interact with the environment - and how the public interacts with their tweets.
Chameleons’ tails are tremendously useful as they navigate along and across branches.
While we know that most chameleons have such a prehensile tail, it’s not yet clear how it works and what makes it simultaneously so flexible and strong.
In north Ethiopia, farmers commonly use an ox-drawn single-tined plough called mahrasha.
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Due to warfare, ploughing and planting was not timely in Tigray. This may lead to a second year with failed crops.
Un soldat en faction dans un Centre de Traitement d’Ebola (CTE) à Butembo (est de la RDC) le 9 mars 2019. Au premier plan, un impact de balle : la veille, le CTE a été la cible d’une violente attaque.
Si les populations du Nord-Kivu ont résisté aux mesures prises pour contrer l’épidémie d’Ebola, c’est parce que, à leurs yeux, les autres fléaux auxquels elles sont confrontées ne sont guère traités.