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Farmer-herder conflicts in some parts of the continent are in part driven by environmental degradation. Luis Tato via Getty Images

Climate may not directly drive conflict but it’s critical for building peace

Under certain conditions, climate can amplify security risks, with implications for lasting peace.
The road leading to the Etosha National Park East Gate at Fort Namutoni, Etosha National Park, Namibia. Getty Images/ Alexander Hafemann

Africa’s growing road network may affect ecosystems: we reviewed the evidence

The presence of roads, even inside protected areas, may pose a significant threat to species.
A visualization of daily life around Angkor Wat in the late 12th century. Tom Chandler, Mike Yeates, Chandara Ung and Brent McKee, Monash University, 2021

A metropolis arose in medieval Cambodia – new research shows how many people lived in the Angkor Empire over time

Combining archaeological evidence, aerial scans and machine learning algorithms, researchers modeled how this medieval city grew over time.

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