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As the conflict deepens, the chances of Russia’s ally being pressured into entering the conflict seem to be growing.
The Monastery of Abunä Abraham in Ger'alta, eastern Tigray, Ethiopia.
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Heritage sites are sources of historical pride, indigenous knowledge and cultural identity.
Chadian soldiers benefited from foreign aids and training.
International support for Déby and the dependence on Chad’s peacekeeping troops had a downside: it came at the expense of democracy and respect for human rights.
A G5 Sahel meeting on Burkina Faso and Mali.
The creation of the G5 Sahel added to the traffic of security groupings in the region
Tigray’s al-Nejashi Mosque, one of Africa’s oldest Islamic sites, was damaged in December 2020.
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Many of the artefacts Ethiopia is famous for are found in Tigray. Their continued destruction could lead to irreversible culture shock and social collapse.
Allies? Or client and patron: Belarus president, Alexandr Lukashenko, and Russian president, Vladimir Putin, after Kremlin talks in February 2022.
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Belarus president Alexandr Lukashenko has a difficult decision to make if he wants to help his ally Vladimir Putin in Ukraine.
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Details of the US$8.5billion funding South Africa is set to receive to support the move to a just transition and a climate resilient economy haven’t been made public yet. Here’s what’s clear so far.
Acquis dans des conditions pour le moins discutables, les bronzes du Bénin sont dispersés dans de nombreux musées européens.
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Alors que certains musées allemands restituent une partie des bronzes du Bénin, la majorité se trouve toujours dans des musées occidentaux, malgré des demandes de rendu de plus en plus insistantes.
Looted Benin Bronzes on display at the Linden Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
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While some German museums are returning some of the famous Benin Bronzes, most remain in museums in the UK and the US even as calls for restitution grow.
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Our team of 40 researchers combined natural and social sciences to assess the plausible limits of future climate change.
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Sistem presidensial di Indonesia menciptakan dinamika politik yang sangat khas.
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Presidentialism in Indonesia creates very specific political dynamics.
The principles that drive financial markets emphasize short-term profits at the cost of long-term benefits.
Investors are increasingly concerned about climate change, but for the markets to deploy their full capacities, the dominant principles that guide them need to be revised.
Marine parks are good for fish - especially if they’re in the right areas.
With strategic planning, the marine protected area network could be a third smaller, cost half as much, and still meet the international target of protecting 10% of every ecosystem.
The climax of popular simianisation was the hugely successful classic of Hollywood’s horror factory, King Kong.
Animalisation remains a malicious and effective form of dehumanisation. Simianisation is a version of this strategy, which historically manifested a lethal combination of sexism and racism.