Africa

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's land reform policy remains highly contested. But, in our view, a number of persistent myths about farmland statistics and the structure of commercial agriculture skew debates. This makes it difficult to reach some common understanding about the realities of land and agriculture in the country.
Posted: November 26, 2022, 4:26 pm
[DW] German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has praised the work of virologist Sikhulile Moyo and bioinformatics scientist Tulio de Oliveira. The COVID-19 researchers are the 2022 recipients of the German Africa Prize.
Posted: November 26, 2022, 4:26 pm
[The Conversation Africa] A new exhibition in Johannesburg titled !ke e: xarra ke - People who are Different: Come Together celebrates the rock art of the San people, the first inhabitants of southern Africa. Presented by the University of the Witwatersrand's Rock Art Research Institute and the Origins Centre, the exhibition includes an ultra-high-resolution facsimile of a San rock art panel called the Linton Panel. The panel contains the image chosen for South Africa's national coat of arms. The exhibition also features a new artw
Posted: November 26, 2022, 4:26 pm
[The Conversation Africa] Black Panther is set in the fictional country of Wakanda. The creation of the Wakandan African identity has been a contentious issue. Borrowing aspects of cultures from around Africa, it presents the world with a confusing sense of "Africaness".
Posted: November 26, 2022, 6:24 am
[African Arguments] More than 1,800 people have died of poisoning here since 2009. Now, school principals and MPs fear accepting food or drinks as threats rise.
Posted: November 26, 2022, 6:24 am
[The Conversation Africa] As part of an international team of scientists we have confirmed a new species of owl after decades of speculation that it exists on Príncipe Island, part of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe in central Africa.
Posted: November 26, 2022, 6:23 am
[RFI] European interior ministers have held emergency talks on migration in the wake of a dispute between Paris and Rome over how to handle the thousands who continue to attempt to cross the Mediterranean.
Posted: November 25, 2022, 2:51 pm
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- French energy giant TotalEnergies is preparing to submit its final application for approval to drill up to five wells for oil or gas between Cape Town and Cape Agulhas, writes Liezl Human for GroundUp.
Posted: November 25, 2022, 12:14 pm
[The Conversation Africa] A story on gender inequity in scientific research industries. A deep dive into the daily rhythms of the immune system. A look at vaccine effectiveness for COVID-19 variants. These are a few examples of news stories based on preprints -- research studies that haven't been formally vetted by the scientific community.
Posted: November 25, 2022, 7:54 am
[The Conversation Africa] Titanium is a strong, resilient and relatively light metal. Its properties have also been well studied; scientists know a great deal about it. All of this makes it the ideal base for fashioning artificial limbs - particularly knees and hips - and teeth. It is less likely than other metals to rust and, as research has shown, it is more compatible with the human body than, for instance, stainless steels and cobalt based materials.
Posted: November 25, 2022, 7:52 am

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