South African Defence Force troops on patrol in Alexandra, Johannesburg, following recent violence and looting.
The army may help create a more stable and secure environment in the short term, but this is unlikely to result in sustainable and lasting peace.
The method, using satellite data and other information, could reduce the work of fire forensics teams after bushfires.
Exposing people to likely disinformation campaigns about bushfire causes will help inoculate them.
The best way to inoculate the public against climate disinformation campaigns is to tell them what’s coming.
A targeted, coordinated online campaign has tried to mislead the public. While the myths have been debunked, the culpable parties remain unknown.
We found about 300 suspicious Twitter accounts, which we suspect included a high proportion of bots and trolls pushing the #ArsonEmergency narrative.
An estimated 85% of bushfires are lit by humans.
Australia devotes countless resources to fighting bushfires, but precious little to examining the main cause - humans.
The fires tore through Mati, effectively sweeping it from the map.
The fires tearing through the Athens region are not an act of God, but a direct result of corruption and systematic disregard for the law.
Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu is tightening his grip on power even further.
Zambia’s president is securing powers to consolidate his political control while generating ‘plausible deniability’ to whether or not he has fatally undermined democracy.
Dormitories are commonly targeted in school burnings.
Acts of arson by Kenyan high school students have been characterised as ‘mindless hooliganism’. But research shows that students are actually engaging in purposeful, reasoned political action.
Arson has evolved from a wrongful individual act into an effective means of collective violence.
Murtada al Mousawy
We’ve been burning things for hundreds of thousands of years. Australian Aboriginals practised fire-stick farming to regenerate the soil and drive out animals for hunting. Yet manmade fires not only enable…
We could prevent scenes like this.
AAP Image/Dean Lewins
Yet again we are seeing tragedy unfold in NSW, where more than 90 fires are currently burning. Yet, as with many issues of profound importance, as a society we seem unable to make the links between conditions…