Many African researchers feel they should do research that would be acceptable for publication in Western outlets.
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The desire of scholars and universities in Africa to fit into a model imposed from elsewhere may hinder development in Africa.
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg attends a climate strike outside the Swedish parliament, December 20 2019.
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Instead of Tudors and Churchill, history students need to learn how civilisation has arrived at the point of no return.
Snowboarders and skiers enjoy the grand opening of Big Snow.
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Skiing in a mall is bizarre enough. But a mall dubbed the 'American Dream' – when malls are vanishing, along with the postwar vision of the American Dream – is its own brand of eerie dissonance.
Orphan Swazi schoolboys playing soccer in a local school in Mbabane, Swaziland, in 2006.
Whether it's global conflicts or communities in trouble, the solutions to peace and prosperity aren't only found by government. Sports, too, can bring about much-needed change.
More workers are demanding the flexibility to work out of the office.
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More workplaces are allowing employees to telecommute, but there are still barriers to more flexible arrangements.
Obuasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana has a long history with mining companies.
The law missed the opportunity to address misuse of mineral royalties and increase transparency as well as accountability in mineral royalty management.
Nobel Prize Laureates in Economic Sciences Michael Kremer, Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee.
Randomised trials in development have attracted criticiism over ethical issues and questions about being effective for policy.
Women have a crucial role to play in development initiatives.
Venezuela: so much potential… so little gain.
Economic growth is a red herring if economies can't stop themselves shrinking more and more.
Announcement of the Nobel Prize in Economics to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer (from left to right on the screen) during a press conference held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on 14 October 2019.
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics pays tribute to randomized control trials, but can they really help us fight poverty?
Construction underway of a new port at Lamu, Kenya.
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A new push to focus development efforts on big infrastructure projects could have unitended consequences.
When people weren’t asked about a proposed development in their area, they voiced their opposition.
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We need to change council planning rules that prevent community members from having a say on proposed development in their local area.
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer win the Nobel Prize for Economics 'for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty'.
A UN Security Council session in New York. Kenya wants a seat at the table.
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The country has not had a seat at the Security Council table for 24 years.
In Mexico, more than half of workers in the industrial and non-agricultural services sectors do not have access to social security.
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Multinational corporations are increasingly vigilant about respecting human rights, but the case of Mexico tells us that they can indirectly encourage violations by local businesses.
Men have nipples because of a quirk in how embryos develop. But that’s only part of the story of this seemingly redundant body part.
How embryos develop, evolution and sexual pleasure all help explain why men have nipples. But ‘man boobs’ are a different story.
Author and physician Dr. Benjamin Spock in NYC in 1974.
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The man whose book outsold all others, except the Bible.
The hope is that building ‘a smart city in the forest’ in North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kartanegara regencies will ease Jakarta’s myriad problems. But it’s not that simple.
The government has reportedly set aside 180,000 hectares of land for construction of a new capital in East Kalimantan.
Freight micro-entrepreneur in Lagos, Nigeria.
Countries in Africa have some of the highest rates of entrepreneurship in the world, yet their contribution to the economy is limited. Technology such as the blockchain, drones and AI could provide a way forward.
A woman stands near her burnt stall at Thumburuni market in Fakfak, West Papua, Indonesia, on 22 August after protesters torched the market during a violent rally.
Adopting an inclusive development approach to the well-being of Papuans is the best solution to solve Papuan problems.