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Africa is not a country

| January 24, 2014

There are 54 states on the continent, yet the media insists on referring to it as one place. A new app identifies the culprits

Many public figures and journalists have no problem describing someone from Botswana and a person from …

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Solar and wind power battle with coal in South Africa

| January 9, 2014

Entrenched political interests are fighting to expand coal’s role in the national economy despite the promise of renewable energy, reports Yale Environment 360

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The high cost to Africa of America’s cheap gas – video

| November 18, 2013

Watch a clip from a new documentary looking at the effects of fracking in Africa

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Southern African countries collaborate on plans for climate research centre

| June 30, 2013

Windhoek-based facility to open in August after South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia commit to project

Five countries in southern Africa have joined forces to launch a research centre that will work on combating climate change in the region

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Spain’s King Juan Carlos under fire over elephant hunting trip

| June 30, 2013

Juan Carlos’s expensive trip to Botswana – from which he was flown home injured – arouses anger in recession-hit country

While ordinary Spaniards cope with harsh austerity, recession and soaring unemployment, the country’s royal family has been enjoying expensive hunting …

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