Tag: World news

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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Botswana faces questions over licences for fracking companies in Kalahari

| January 9, 2014

Botswana government accused of ignoring pollution risks to scarce water supplies in Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Botswana has been accused of sacrificing the Kalahari, one of the world’s most precious wildlife reserves, to commercial fracking while ignoring the concerns of …

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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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The great escape: European migrants fleeing the recession

| July 3, 2013

As the European economic crisis deepens, more and more people are leaving to seek a better life in emerging economies around the world. We speak to four who have moved abroad

For years Europeans have wrestled with the issue of …

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