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What’s driving Africa’s population growth. And what can change it

Population growth rates continue to pose lingering challenges to development efforts on the continent. The population of Africa is expected to roughly...

Video game violence is not the problem – the real world that inspires it is

Do violent video games create violent gamers? It’s a topic of discussion that continues to rear its head despite there being no...

Dialogue does not mean defeat: rethinking Africa’s stance on counter-terrorism

When neither opponent can achieve the upper hand in a game of chess, it’s only a matter of time before a stalemate...

Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa

One of the least enviable tasks of journalists in the US must be reporting on how the public trusts their work less...

Pseudoscience is taking over social media – and putting us all at risk

Search for “climate change” on YouTube and before long you’ll likely find a video that denies it exists. In fact, when it...

ARV breakthrough: trial in South Africa confirms effectiveness of new drug

A new antiretroviral drug regimen has been given the go-ahead by the World Health Organisation. This follows the preliminary results from studies...

Understanding the human side of climate change relocation

Climate change is expected to have a striking impact on vulnerable communities, especially in coastal regions where sea-level rise and increased climatic...

Curious Kids: The Milky Way is huge. But just how huge?

Curious Kids is a series for children in which we ask experts to answer questions from kids. How big is the Milky Way?...

How we solved the mystery of the human sperm tail – and what it could mean for the future of IVF

Hermes Gadelha, University of York Every time a man ejaculates about 55m sperm are released. This is equivalent to more than six times...

Why ending HIV still rests on a working cure — as well as prevention

New HIV infections continue to drive the epidemic. ...
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