Madagascar:  Farms threatened by locusts

Madagascar: Farms threatened by locusts

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), warns that the country is facing a potentially devastating locust plague, which could endanger the crops and livelihoods of some 460,000 rural families. The Malagasy Migratory Locusts that are usually contained in the…

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What a fantastic World Cup! The tournament was one of highs and lows and many unexpected results. Spain were crowned the new World Champions at the final on July 11th but the real winners were undoubtedly South Africans themselves. In…

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A Glimpse Inside NAA Magazine

A Glimpse Inside NAA Magazine

Colonel Gaddafi’s regime in Libya increasingly looks like the third in North Africa to fall through the peoples revolution that is sweeping through the region. The despot has been using foreign mercenaries in a horrific and unprecedented attack on his…

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ANC Mayor in underhand fundraising

ANC Mayor in underhand fundraising

Christopher Taute, the Mayor of the municipality of Hassequa in the south of the country admitted on Tuesday 1st February of using his title of Mayor in order to raise funds for the ANC party, to which he belongs. The…

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Professor Cheryl de la Rey interview

Professor Cheryl de la Rey interview

The diminutive academic is the first black and woman (she is of coloured descent) in 100 years to occupy the vice-chancellor‘s seat at one of South Africa’s top former Afrikaans universities. The University of Pretoria was once the bastion of…

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Ivory Coast: Remove Gbagbo by all necessary means – ICG

Ivory Coast: Remove Gbagbo by all necessary means – ICG

The International Crisis Group (ICG) has expressed concern over the ever deteriorating situation in Ivory Coast. They have called on ECOWAS to ensure Gbagbo’s removal from power by all necessary means before it is too late and the situation descends…

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In this issue we call again for the use of smart intervention from the international community to prevent further bloodshed in Libya. There is a chance that the west, along with the rest of the international community, can play a…

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What Africa needs from its leaders

What Africa needs from its leaders

Given the failure of the African Union to act robustly in Cote d’Ivoire and Libya, can ordinary Africans put their hopes in the pan-African body, wonders Phidelia Amey Recent decisions and postures by the African Union have started to make…

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Cyber-activists lend savvy to North African revolutions

Cyber-activists lend savvy to North African revolutions

As hundreds of thousands of Egyptians in Cairo’s Tahrir Square celebrated the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak on 11 February, some held up mobile phones to snap photos of the crowd, others sent Twitter messages to their friends and a…

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Climate talks: storm clouds ahead

Climate talks: storm clouds ahead

When thousands of ministers, scientists and activists descended on the Mexican resort town of Cancún for another gruelling round of talks on climate change last December, there was little of the debate about the science of global warming that marked…

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