Africa

Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both cases. At about 30.3 million km2 (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.3 billion people as of 2018, it accounts for about 16% of the world's human population. Africa's population is the youngest amongst all the continents; the median age in 2012 was 19.7, when the worldwide median age was 30.4. Despite a wide range of natural resources, Africa is the least wealthy continent per capita, in part due to geographic …

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Did Lavrov’s India trip reset India-Russia ties?

ORF · 9 April 2021 English

Earlier this week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov took a two-day trip to India, where he met his Indian counterpart, S. Jaishankar. Lavrov then traveled to Pakistan from New Delhi. …

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A metric for spatially explicit contributions to science-based species targets

SEI · 9 April 2021 English

Doi Phu Langka, Pha Chang Noi, Pong, Phayao, Thailand. Photo credit: boudewijn_huysmans / Unsplash This article describes how a new metric for species threat abatement and restoration (STAR) can be …

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India’s Maoist strategy needs a reset. But will Modi govt change its …

ORF · 9 April 2021 English

The deaths of 22 jawans in an encounter with the Maoists in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh came as a huge shock for India and its security forces. The usual questions of intelligence …

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The Problem of Humanitarian Intervention: A Tough Challenge with No Good Answer

Cato Institute · 8 April 2021 English

Today, April 7, is the official anniversary of the start of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Probably a half million or so people — estimates range wildly — were murdered …

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Trade policy and medical supplies during COVID-19

Chatham House · 8 April 2021 English

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore concerns about shortages of medical goods, including vaccines, and about the risks associated with competition for supplies. Policymakers to date have often …

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Waste Shipment Regulation

EPRS · 8 April 2021 English

The New Circular Economy Action Plan is one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal. It sets initiatives along the entire lifecycle of products with the aim …

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Power by All: Alternatives to a privately owned future for renewable energy …

IISD · 8 April 2021 English

consider the implications these business models have for increasing renewable energy deployment in South Africa.

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Weekly Bulletin on Outbreak and other Emergencies: Week 14: 29 March - …

WHO · 8 April 2021 English

Mali Chad Niger Angola EthiopiaNigeria South Africa Namibia Mauritania Zambia Kenya Democratic Seychelles 0 820410 Kilometers ¤ REGIONAL OFFICE FOR Africa WHO Health Emergencies Programme Health Emergency Ethiopia (14 626; 30.7%), Kenya (8 774; 18.4%), South Africa (6 533; 13.7%), Madagascar (1 603; 3.4%) and Côte Ethiopia (14 626; 30.7%), Kenya (8 774; 18.4%), South Africa (6 533; 13.7%), Madagascar (1 603; 3.4%) and Côte deaths per day; including 324 (34.7%) in South Africa, 162 (17.3%) in Ethiopia, and 107 (11.4%) in Kenya


Russia’s Niche Soft Power: Sources, Targets and Channels of Influence

IFRI · 8 April 2021 English

This paper argues that Russia’s soft power should be understood as a niche soft power , microtargeting some specific audiences based on four particularisms: Russia’s Niche Soft Power: Sources, Targets …

Western countries as well as in the Middle East or Africa, who hope to hamper the promotion of women’s rights West’s imperialism are produced for sub-Saharan Africa and the Muslim world.44 One of the crucial questions compares discourses for Europe and discourses for Africa and Middle East.46 Outside of official public broad range of countries in the Middle East and Africa. Nonetheless, it remains by definition limited “Russian Private Military Contractors in Sub- Saharan Africa: Strengths, Limitations and Implications”, Russie


The feasibility of heavy battery electric trucks

SEI · 8 April 2021 English

It is generally assumed that heavy battery electric freight trucks are unlikely to play a significant role in decarbonization strategies, due to a number of limitations. However, this article argues …

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