South Africa is turning into a dump – MyBroadband

South Africa is turning into a dump – MyBroadband

South Africa is a place many people do not want to be in right now. This is easy to see when you look at what extent people are going to to leave the country. From a personal account, many friends – who are young and educated – have moved to the UK, Canada, and the […]

Findings on old stone tools in North Africa suggest new possibilities for the story of human origin – Scroll.in

Findings on old stone tools in North Africa suggest new possibilities for the story of human origin – Scroll.in

When did early humans first arrive in the Mediterranean area? New archaeological evidence published on Thursday by the journal Science (as a First Release) indicates their presence in North Africa at least 2.4 million years ago. This is about 600,000 years earlier than previously thought. The results, from the Ain Boucherit site in north eastern […]

Tame geopolitics to secure Africa’s ‘ecological civilisation’ – Daily Nation

Tame geopolitics to secure Africa’s ‘ecological civilisation’ – Daily Nation

By PETER KAGWANJAMore by this Author Ecological civilisation is the goal of all social and environmental reforms. It is Pope Francis who wrote: “We are faced not with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather with one complex crisis which is both social and environmental. Strategies for a solution demand an […]

U.S. Military Says It Has a “Light Footprint” in Africa. These Documents Show a Vast Network of Bases. – The Intercept

U.S. Military Says It Has a “Light Footprint” in Africa. These Documents Show a Vast Network of Bases. – The Intercept

The U.S. military has long insisted that it maintains a “light footprint” in Africa, and there have been reports of proposed drawdowns in special operations forces and closures of outposts on the continent, due to a 2017 ambush in Niger and an increasing focus on rivals like China and Russia. But through it all, U.S. Africa Command has fallen short […]

Early warning system to prevent crops failure in Africa – ZNBC

Early warning system to prevent crops failure in Africa – ZNBC

The Pest Risk Information Service (Prise) combines temperature data and weather forecasts with computer models, reports the BBC. It then sends farmers a mobile phone alert so that they can take precautions. It is hoped that the system will boost yields and increase farm incomes by up to 20%. Prise is being used in Kenya, […]

Britain's CDC to invest up to $4.5bn in Africa over next four years – IOL

Britain's CDC to invest up to $4.5bn in Africa over next four years – IOL

INTERNATIONAL – British development finance agency CDC Group plans to invest up to $4.5 billion across Africa over the next four years to boost ties with the continent, its chief executive told Reuters on Wednesday, as the country prepares to leave the European Union. With Britain set to leave the world’s biggest trading bloc in March, […]

Southern Africa must brace itself for more tropical cyclones in future – News24

Southern Africa must brace itself for more tropical cyclones in future – News24

Jennifer Fitchett, University of the Witwatersrand As 2018 draws to a close, powerful tropical cyclones continue to make headlines. In August, tropical cyclone Lane wrought huge damage in the US; it was quickly followed by Hurricane Florence. Most tropical cyclones – the word is used interchangeably with “hurricanes” – of this kind originate in the […]

VISA employees from South Africa learn farming skills in Tri-States – WGEM

VISA employees from South Africa learn farming skills in Tri-States – WGEM

13 Visa employees from South Africa are in Carthage, Illinois, to learn skills needed to work on a farm. The training program is through the Professional Swine Management– and aims to teach people the skills and information they need, so they can get a job when they return to South Africa. They spend one year […]