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18Jan 2018
The Guardian

Beijing’s agenda is clear and the message from the centre is tightly controlled. Photo/AAP

In 2017, we saw the consolidation of China’s power and influence globally, and of Communist...

18Jan 2018
The Guardian

E-learning is important for Africa, but critics have their doubts. Photo/Shutterstock

When people discuss the challenges related to e-learning (the use of electronic technology to...

17Jan 2018
The Guardian

Women, children and donkeys on the arid plains at the feet of the Mogila. Photo/IRIN

Two consecutive years of failed rains have left 3.4 million Kenyans in need of food aid and 480,...

17Jan 2018
The Guardian

Part of the Kilombero Valley Flood Plains in Morogoro region. Photo/FILE

One of the local English dailies (not the Guardian), on Wednesday, December 10th 2018, carried a...

17Jan 2018
The Guardian

Give a man the means to borrow, so the argument goes, and he can work himself out of poverty. But do microfinances’ claims stand up? Photo/wk1003mike/Shutterstock

Despite around US$34 billion in funding and numerous microfinance initiatives to help...

17Jan 2018
The Guardian

Eastleigh, Nairobi. Home to Nairobi’s refugees. Photo/IRIN

Ethiopian Oromo refugees fleeing to Kenya to escape persecution say they are finding life on the...

16Jan 2018
The Guardian

Adelphine Ingabire, a refugee girl learning tailoring skills at Kyangwali refugee settlement, repairs a sewing machine outside the workshop, on Nov. 29, 2017. Photo/Thomson Reuters Foundation

In western Uganda's Kyangwali refugee settlement, Tamari Mutesi teaches tailoring to young women...

16Jan 2018
The Guardian

A view of a mirror cleaning truck at the KaXu Solar One power plant in Pofadder, in South Africa's Northern Cape province. The plant uses parabolic mirrors to concentrate the sun's heat to create steam and drive power turbines. Photo/International Finance Corporation

South Africa may still get most of its energy from coal, but in the country's sunny Northern...

16Jan 2018
The Guardian

MONUSCO special forces training in the eastern province of North Kivu. Photo/MONUSCO

Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo took a turn for the worse in 2017 and the New Year...

16Jan 2018
The Guardian

The wheelchair basketball games are both competitive and fun for the players who have found a great support network in Juba, South Sudan on 21 September 2017. Photo/Thomson Reuters Foundation

The two teams whizzing across the stadium are almost too fast to catch with the naked eye.

15Jan 2018
The Guardian

Youth are the key element for political stability. Photo/FILE

In Malaysia’s case one does not refer to having a peaceful or warring environment. Instead, it...

15Jan 2018
The Guardian

Most African farmers are women. Photo/IPS

If there is one political principle that has been constant throughout the history of human...

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