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Regular physical activity helps to prevent and manage many chronic diseases. Amorn Suriyan/Shutterstock

Children and teens aren’t doing enough physical activity - new study sounds a health warning

Factors such as having supportive family and friends, safer communities, positive school environments and adequate resources, are often associated with more physical activity.
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov meets with his South African counterpart Naledi Pandor, in Pretoria. Russia provided valuable support for the ANC during its struggle against apartheid. EPA-EFE/Kim Ludbrook

Russia rekindles old friendship with South Africa, its ally against apartheid

The relationship between Pretoria and Moscow was forged in the apartheid era with the then Soviet Union giving support to banned ANC fighters.
A family cooking with firewood in Qunu, the rural village where former South African President Nelson Mandela grew up. Carl De Souza/AFP via Getty Images

Technology and sustainable development: a hamlet in rural South Africa shows how one can power the other

The essential ingredients in achieving the development goals are partnerships combined with smart thinking about how to deploy 21st century technologies.

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