Tagged as: AFRICA

Why do giraffes have long necks?

Giraffes are one of Africa’s most well known animals. They are the tallest living land animal and can be up to 5 meters tall – the same height as a two storey building. This unique height is mostly due to giraffes’ long necks, which can make up half of their

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Ethiopia’s Garment Factory Workers: the Worst Paid in the World 

Workers in Ethiopia’s clothes factories earn $26 a month, the worst paid in the world. That is according to a recent report by New York University Stern Centre for Business and Human Rights. The report is based on the Hawassa Industrial Park, Ethiopia’s flagship industrial park supported by the government.

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Fusing Science and Art Through Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is one of the most prevalent topics in this decade. Scientists are using AI to understand our environment, to diagnose diseases and to explore space. Social media remembers our online history to suggest what we want to read. The application of A.I. is widespread across many industries.

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Living Voices: Saving Africa’s endangered languages

A language is endangered when there is a risk of it falling out of use. This happens when speakers die or lose fluency in favour of speaking another language. Endangered languages can become ‘dead’ when there are no more native speakers, or ‘extinct’ when nobody can speak the language at

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The African Union Passport

WHAT IS THE AFRICAN UNION PASSPORT? The African Union declared the intention of releasing a passport that would be available to all African citizens at its 27th summit in 2016. This passport would allow free movement of people throughout Africa, meaning that there would be no need to apply for

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The History of the African Union

THE CONCEPT OF AFRICAN UNITY The idea of African Unity, and of an African Union (AU), has a long history – originating perhaps in the pan-Africa movement, which emerged amongst intellectuals and leaders both in Africa and around the world. ‘Pan Africanism’ calls for solidarity between all peoples of African

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Why is Africa’s population increasing?

The world’s population is increasing dramatically each year. With 1.2 billion inhabitants, Africa contributes massively to this population increase. The reason for this increasing population lies in two factors: birth rate and death rate. Due to improvements in medicine, Africa’s death rate is decreasing and people are living longer! However,

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Accountability: the far-reaching impact of corruption

One in five people in Africa have paid bribes to access medical services or to obtain documentation. Widespread corruption creates a culture of impunity, meaning that officials consider themselves above the law. Without a culture of accountability, there can be no progress in human rights. AS ABOVE, SO BELOW A

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