Training for Peace

Training for Peace

Reading Time: 7 minutes Institutions Look for New Methods to Produce Better Peacekeepers Peacekeeping is sometimes called a paradox because it requires the ability to use force and the…

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A Tale of Two Missions

A Tale of Two Missions

Reading Time: 6 minutes U.N. Peacekeeping Operations in Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia Offer Lessons From Challenges Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia share more than a border. The two West African…

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A Dangerous Environment

A Dangerous Environment

Reading Time: 5 minutes Recurring Weather Events Can Intensify Security Issues On a continent prone to a wide range of environmental disasters, tropical Cyclone Idai stood out. The exceptionally…

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Soldiers Take Charge in Civic Actions

Soldiers Take Charge in Civic Actions

Reading Time: 6 minutes From plowing fields to repairing sewage plants, Soldiers are redefining their roles The Vaal River in central South Africa is an environmental disaster, threatening the…

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Cameroonian Football Star Opens Academy for Girls

Cameroonian Football Star Opens Academy for Girls

Reading Time: < 1 minute Cameroon’s top female football star has opened an academy to teach the sport to girls. The academy is the first of its kind in the…

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Comic Books Showcase African Narratives

Comic Books Showcase African Narratives

Reading Time: < 1 minute To “showcase the best African narratives,” some artists and writers have teamed up to publish comic books in print and online. They also are experimenting…

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Senegal Unveils Museum of Black Civilizations

Senegal Unveils Museum of Black Civilizations

Reading Time: < 1 minute Senegal has opened its new $34 million Museum of Black Civilizations in the capital, Dakar. It follows calls from Senegal and other African nations for…

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Netflix Reveals First African Original Series

Netflix Reveals First African Original Series

Reading Time: < 1 minute BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Netflix is to launch its first African original series in 2020. Queen Sono is “a drama about a secret agent who…

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Can Drought-Proof Maize Save Zimbabwe’s Farmers?

Can Drought-Proof Maize Save Zimbabwe’s Farmers?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers are betting that a new variety of maize can help farmers in Zimbabwe withstand increasing instances of drought. The International Maize and Wheat Improvement…

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Hong Kong Authorities Stop  Rhino Horn Smugglers

Hong Kong Authorities Stop Rhino Horn Smugglers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airport authorities in Hong Kong arrested two men accused of smuggling a record number of rhino horns worth $1 million. The accused smugglers were headed…

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