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  By Alan Baldwin SILVERSTONE, England, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Police said they arrested four people on Sunday after protesters displayed a banner for climate action group Extinction Rebellion during the British Formula One Grand Prix. Northamptonshire Police and Silverstone circuit said the four were detained by security inside the venue perimeter. “Officers are working […]

  By Catarina Demony and Miguel Pereira LISBON, August 3 (Reuters) – Hundreds of anti-racism protesters took over one of Lisbon’s main squares on Friday to demand justice for Bruno Cande, a Black actor shot dead in a busy street last weekend. Cande, 39 and of Guinean origin, was shot several times by a white […]

By Emma Batha LONDON, Aug 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than 700 figures from Britain’s music world, including popstar Rita Ora, One Direction singer Niall Horan and producer Nile Rodgers, united to “wipe out racism” declaring “silence is not an option” in response to discrimination and abuse. The pledge made in a letter published […]

For more than 50 years, Loiman Letolo, 70, has peddled her colourful beaded necklaces and bracelets to safari-goers at the entrance gates to Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve. As the annual “Great Migration” of millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles into the Mara’s vast savannah gets underway, Letolo would normally be earning $50 a day […]

  Most economists see structural transformation as one of the main routes to Africa’s sustainable development. What it means is changing the share of agriculture, manufacturing and services in an economy. It is a central aim of the African Union’s Agenda 2063. With this aim in mind, economists and policymakers need to know what determines […]

  Race-thinking has been discredited for decades. But it is still with us. Yet race is a historical contingency, not a state of nature. One of the most sinister things about race is that its sibling, racism, not only lasts, but continues to grow. Race has so co-opted our consciousness and language that any attempt to […]

In Africa, radio still has wider geographical reach and higher audiences than any other information and communication technology, including television and newspapers. Like the rest of the world, African radio is breaking away from being an analogue communication tool that relies on top down information flows to one that relies on multiple feedback loops. The main driver […]

By Ahmed Kathrada Foundation We, the undersigned organisations, express our disappointment and anger over reports of widespread corruption involving funds meant to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.It is troubling that in Gauteng alone, some 91 companies who received purchase orders from the Department of Health, are under investigation. We commend the Gauteng provincial government’s decision […]

Analysis indicates that increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding could save the lives of 820,000 children every year he theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”. In line with this theme, WHO and UNICEF are calling on governments to protect and promote women’s access to skilled breastfeeding counselling, a critical […]

In an interesting ‘pivot’, the South African automotive sector has found a way to respond to the country’s high demand for PPE.  With international head offices having set their domestic subsidiaries very stringent back-to-work health and safety protocols, the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) identified an area of opportunity for a […]

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