Universities should be in the business of fostering understanding.
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Why is there such a great discrepancy between what scholars of education have been telling us and what happens in the classroom?
China’s President Xi Jinping, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin cement bonds at the Kremlin in March.
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The US’s negative attitude towards BRICS reflects its own weakening global power, especially its inability to isolate Russia in Europe and to contain China’s growing influence.
A caracal monitored by the Urban Caracal Project, TMC33 Hermes, walks across a pipeline in Cape Town.
Caracals are most likely being exposed to metals like arsenic, lead and mercury through their diet.
Fetching water is a chore, but some women also said it was a welcome opportunity to be in nature.
Experiencing nature helps people in times of joy and pain. However, inequity of access to green spaces means that South Africans cannot enjoy nature when they need to.
Most farmworkers were not even aware that the farm they worked on was Fairtrade certified.
Moffat Takadiwa, left, and curator Fadzai Muchemwa in front of the work Bhiro ne Bepa on his solo show Vestiges of Colonialism.
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Using found materials from dump sites, the large scale works examine the residues of colonialism.
Davido has gone back to work after the death of his young son.
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The album doesn’t live up to the hype - but features some decent collaborations.
Ghana’s e-levy has hit traders in the country’s informal sector the hardest.
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Domestic resource mobilisation cannot be achieved by over-taxing the livelihoods of the most vulnerable workers in the informal sector.
Avec un enseignement approprié, les élèves peuvent utiliser ChatGPT pour développer leurs arguments et rédiger leurs devoirs.
Les élèves ont pu se familiariser avec la pensée critique, l'écriture et le rôle plus large des outils d'intelligence artificielle tels que les chatbots.
With proper teaching, students can use ChatGPT to develop their arguments and build their essays.
Students could learn about critical thinking, writing and the broader role of artificial intelligence tools like chatbots.
La estrella nigeriana Tems actúa en el Festival de Glastonbury (Reino Unido) en 2022.
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El afrobeat conquistó el mundo, influyendo en estilos musicales, llenando estadios y cosechando premios.
Madosini performing in Johannesburg in 2021.
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The queen of Xhosa music has passed away. She reinvigorated ancient Xhosa cultural traditions through performance and teaching.
The estuarine pipefish is not easy to find - it camouflages itself amid seagrass.
Environmental DNA like skin cells, blood and faeces can be extracted from water, soil, ice or air to provide a good snapshot of an ecosystem.
Nigerian star Tems performs at the Glastonbury Festival in the UK in 2022.
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Afrobeats truly conquered the globe, influencing music styles, packing out stadiums and lifting awards.
President Cyril Ramaphosa.
It has become increasingly clear that the country needs to start thinking of life without Ramaphosa - and the ANC - in charge.
All of Ghana’s main sources of drinking water have been contaminated by illegal mining activities.
Through articles written by academic experts in the course of the year, The Conversation Africa takes a look back at Ghana in 2022.
Digital storytelling offers a way for water researchers to capture the nuance and emotion of people’s experiences.
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Traditional research outputs like journal articles don’t often give voice to communities’ stories.
A fossilised insect wing with some of its colouration preserved is just one tiny treasure emerging from the site.
Tiny plant and insect fossils provide unique insight into an ancient ecosystem that would, later, be altered by climatic shifts.
Investment in public parks can help reduce crime.
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People may think that green spaces often hide criminals. On the contrary, there is evidence they contribute to reducing crime.
Zebras stand in a ranch in South Africa.
Africa’s designated protected areas don’t handle shocks well - South Africa’s wildlife ranches offer lessons in resilience.