Africa

The future of Durban: is this South Africa’s most inclusive public space?

The Indian Ocean beachfront, the restaurant strip of Florida Road and the market at Warwick offer three very different models for the future of South Africas third largest city It’s an early start on Durban’s beachfront Golden Mile. By 6am the surfers have arrived, followed by the athletes and their puppies, then executives-cum-cyclists, speed walkers …

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British student dies in Madagascar after falling from airplane

Family pays tribute to bright, independent Alana Cutland, 19, who was on an internship A Cambridge University student has died in Madagascar after falling from a plane. Alana Cutland’s family said they had been left “heartbroken” and paid tribute to the” bright, independent female “. The 19 -year-old from Milton Keynes died while on an …

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The vanish: Ghana’s defenders face new perils in fight against overfishing

Illegal fishing by Chinese-owned trawlers is expensing the country millions and one of the officials trying to stop it has now been missing for months In his cramped living room in an Accra backstreet, Bernard Essien pullings out a sheet of paper- a statement signed by his elder brother Emmanuel and addressed to the Ghanaian …

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The vanishing: Ghana’s defenders face new perils in fight against overfishing

Illegal fishing by Chinese-owned trawlers is costing the country millions and one of the officials trying to stop it has now been missing for months In his cramped living room in an Accra backstreet, Bernard Essien pulls out a sheet of paper- a statement signed by his elder brother Emmanuel and addressed to the Ghanaian …

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Egypt hotel deaths: UK couple’s room had unusual stench – official

Red Sea governor says air conditioning and ventilation systems being investigated The governor in charge of the Egyptian resort town where two British holidaymakers died abruptly last week has confirmed there was an unusual smelling in their hotel room, adding to fears there may have been something in the ventilation system that contributed to their …

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18 elephants to be flown to US zoos as drought puts pressure on Swaziland wildlife

Conservation groups hope rehoming the elephants will leave more food and water for endangered rhinos as the country suffers worst drought in its history Eighteen elephants, due to be culled because the intense drought in southern Africa has left a national park in Swaziland without food, could be flown to zoos in the US. It …

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Orange cave crocodiles may be mutating into new species

In 2008 an archaeologist detected crocodiles living in remote caves in Gabon. Now, genetics hint that these weirds cave crocodilians may be in the process of evolving into a new species. Environment Radical Conservation Orange cave crocodiles may be mutating into new species In 2008 an archaeologist discovered crocodiles living in remote caves in Gabon. …

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These Rescued Lions Are On Their Way To Africa For The First Day

The narratives of animals kept in captivity in the circus are numerous and horrifying. Trainers often use lashes, muzzles, and bullhooks to coax them into the right pose, and when they’re not performing, they’re kept in cramped cages without access to the outdoors. It is insanely inhumane. That’s why organisations like Animal Defender International( ADI …

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African Avengers: the comic book creators shaking up superhero genre

With the honest exception of Black Panther, for years comic book superheroes have mainly been white but new artists aims to change all that Comic volumes might be good at imagining alien worlds and gritty fictional cityscapes, but when it comes to depictions of real-life other countries, perhaps sometimes not so much. DCs Superman/ Wonder …

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