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October 29, 2017
Africa: Meet the Giant Dinosaur that Roamed Southern Africa 200 Million Years Ago
Globally at around 200 million years ago, in what's known as the Early Jurassic, small and agile two-legged carnivorous dinosaurs called theropods roamed the ancient landscapes. In… Read more »
June 19, 2017
Lesotho: Why The Country's in Such a Mess and What To Do About It
In an interview following his recent return as Prime Minister of Lesotho, Tom Thabane has blamed the army for the country's chronic political instability. Stating that his previous… Read more »
January 23, 2017
Southern Africa: Has Ecowas Taught Southern Africa a Lesson?
Has the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) just taught the Southern African Development Community (SADC) a lesson? The West African states effectively took a… Read more »
March 14, 2016
Africa: New Practices Reinvent Traditions in Bow Music
It is largely a story of cultural demise and death. Yet the current tale of musical bow instruments is only partly a sad one thanks to a faraway martial art form, and the musical… Read more »
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