The Maguga Dam in Swaziland. Many development challenges of dams are not as clear as critics suggest.
Dams are once again being recognised as important key contributors to a prosperous and sustainable future.
Education and awareness about gender identity and sexual orientation are crucial.
Many people use religion and culture as explanations for their homophobic attitudes.
Local people at Tendaguru (Tanzania) excavation site in 1909 with Giraffatitan fossils.
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Africa has one of the world's richest fossil records, and evidence suggests that amateurs collected really important fossils long before professionals arrived on the scene.
South Africa’s Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.
The South African Reserve Bank has come under spotlight due to the critical role it must play in enabling the country to navigate rough waters. Governor Lesetja Kganyago shares his views.
White South Africans own most companies and shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
The debate about white monopoly capital in post-apartheid South Africa is good for the country's politics but it tends to come with bad sociology.
Children at a camp for people displaced by Boko Haram insurgents in North-East Nigeria.
More than 788 health facilities have been destroyed in parts of North-Eastern Nigeria captured by Boko Haram insurgents, crippling health services in the area.
Delegates at the launch of the South African Federation of Trade Unions.
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South Africa's newest trade union federation, Saftu, comes at a time of declining political influence by unions, compared to during the struggle against apartheid. They are also seen as elitist.
A second Malaria causing mosquito has been discovered in South Africa .
Malaria in South Africa is close to being eliminated but to complicate matters scientists have identified a second mosquito transmitting the disease.
Many women in African countries who are medically required to have caesarean sections aren't able to access them due to weak health systems and a lack of resources.
South Africa’s media landscape has changed fundamentally.
The growth of new, vibrant, independent media sites and projects in South Africa have challenged conceptions of what a newsroom is. On limited budgets, some even fare better than mainstream media.
People are leading more sedentary lifestyles and eating calorie dense foods fuelling obesity.
South Africa has the highest obesity levels in Africa but blaming sugar neglects the many factors at play in this complex health issue.
An artist’s impression of an ancient, 100% African sea cow.
Sea cows (Sirenia) descended from four legged mammals that roamed Africa when this continent was isolated. They belong to the Afrotheria, the 'African beasts'.
ANC military veterans guard the party’s headquarters.
The militant talk and antics by the ANC's ex-soldiers may seem like theatrics, but they are a chilling reminder of how Zimbabwe used armed militia to crash opponents and democracy.
A largely unused cycle lane between Sandton and Alexandra in Johannesburg.
Bike lanes in South Africa were meant to encourage commuter cycling and ease congestion but in Johannesburg the initiative garnered more outrage than support.
Members of the South African Communist Party (SACP) sing and dance with a poster of Chris Hani.
The name of ANC struggle hero Chris Hani, who was assassinated in 1993, is regularly invoked to win political arguments in South Africa.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma in Parliament.
South African President Jacob Zuma's follies cost the ANC dearly during last year’s election. Is it too late for the party to save itself come 2019?
South Africa’s new Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.
An ideological debate is desperately needed to sort out options South Africa could pursue to find a way out of its economic morass.
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En étudiant le sommeil des animaux, nous pouvons comprendre comment améliorer le sommeil chez l’homme, mais aussi ajuster nos stratégies de protection des espèces menacées.
Student protests in South Africa have centred around free tertiary education.
Generational rebellion is an enduring feature of all societies. Indeed, it is the dynamic through which societies renew themselves and move forward.
The San’s arrows may look dainty, but when tipped with poison they are lethal for hunting.
The early use of poison is one more indicator of an advanced repertoire of behavioural and technological traits that have characterised our species from the earliest times.