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Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

Justice

The Rough Guide to 2018

From new trekking routes and historical trails to underrated cities and conservation success stories, our team of experts and roving authors reveal …

Travel

Exclusive: Tracing ISIS’ Weapons Supply Chain—Back to the US

“Habibi! Aluminium!”<p>The call echoes through the courtyard of a trash-strewn home in Tal Afar, a remote outpost in northern Iraq. It is late September …

War

How Email Open Tracking Quietly Took Over the Web

"I just came across this email," began the message, a long overdue reply. But I knew the sender was lying. He’d opened my email nearly six months …

Privacy

Inside Dubai’s Bid To Become The Middle East’s Tech Hub

The city-state’s rulers see a startup economy as one of the keys to ensuring it will be a global player long after the region’s oil runs out. But can absolute monarchs really build a 21st-century tech ecosystem?<p>The sloping rooftops of the 1,000-foot-tall Emirates Towers float above the rest of the …

LA Auto Show Report: 9 Futuristic Features Hitting the Road

• Author: Jack Stewart. Jack Stewart Transportation<br>• Date of Publication: 12.05.17. 12.05.17<br>• Time of Publication: 8:30 am. 8:30 am<p>Each car show has its …

Transportation

5 Amazing Eco-lodges in Africa

33<p>Its great that more travelers are becoming green travelers preferring to stay in Eco friendly lodges around Africa.We have put together some of the …

South Africa

What World Bank Growth Report Says About African Enterprise

This month the World Bank announced that Nigeria was among the fastest-improving countries to undertake business globally. After years in the …

Indigenous Peoples

#Malawi to Focus on Wildlife to Attract Tourists from Key Markets

Malawi will from next year turn attention on wildlife in order to attract tourists from key source markets.<p>That is according to the country’s …

Wildlife

The Strange and Gruesome Story of the Greenland Shark, the Longest-Living Vertebrate on Earth

Greenland sharks are among nature’s least elegant inventions. Lumpish, with stunted pectoral fins that they use for ponderously slow swimming in cold and dark Arctic waters, they have blunt snouts and gaping mouths that give them an unfortunate, dull-witted appearance. Many live with worm-like …

Biology

To Master Change, First Dread It

One of my favorite truisms is that change is always a threat when done to me, but it is an opportunity when done by me. Many people hate change because it is inflicted on them; someone else is making them do it. Or because circumstances are totally out of their control. (As a bumper sticker says, …

Thomson Reuters

Seamless travel a key road to better EA integration

Why regional bloc should go back to the drawing board to encourage free movement of people, goods.

Africa

Don’t just think outside the box. Throw the box away and start again.

By: Michelle Whelan, CEO, Geometry UK<p>This is what happens when you bring 350 people together in Marathon Bay, Greece with no rules, no pre-prepared …

Entrepreneurship

The Life Cycle of Planes, as Told in Stunning Aerial Photos

An airplane's lifespan isn't something most passengers think about until something annoying or unnerving happens—maybe an air vent starts dripping, …

Photography

Brand Storytelling That Stands Out in the Crowded Food and Beverage Market

Brand storytelling is great when you’ve got a multimillion-dollar budget and endless possibilities for creativity. But not every brand is that lucky; …

Marketing

Here’s the $30 Billion Startup You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

China’s Meituan Dianping just became the world’s fourth-most valuable startup, reaching a $30 billion valuation that puts it ahead of high-fliers …

Startups

A look inside Joburg’s new R4,900 a month container homes

A new urban development using upcycled ISO shipping containers has launched in Johannesburg's Maboneng precinct, bringing trendy affordable housing …

South Africa

“Modern agriculture to blame for plagues”

<b>Modern day farmers must abandon monoculture cultivation in livestock and crop farming if they are to win the war against weeds and plagues</b>.<p>This is …

Sundar Pichai says the future of Google is AI

‘We feel huge responsibility’ to get information right<p>Unbeknownst to me, at the very moment on Monday morning when I was asking Google CEO Sundar Pichai about the biggest ethical concern for AI today, Google's algorithms were promoting misinformation about the Las Vegas shooting.<p>I was asking in the …

Google

How Seth Godin Would Launch a New Business With $1,000 And 90 Days to Spare

Most of the so-called marketing “influencers” out there are celebrities.<p>They’ve made it.<p>They’re not in the trenches anymore.<p>They forgot how to “do” …

Seth Godin

Lift off for Africa’s first airport brewery

The brewery owners decided to make all the beer at the airport so customers could see the process firsthand.

South Africa

Seth's Blog

A $30,000 software package is actually $3,000 worth of software plus $27,000 worth of meetings.<p>And most clients are bad at meetings. As a result, so …

Africa’s city farmers can feed millions as they earn an income

Agriculture education organisations and e-learning platforms will play a pivotal role in bringing the required knowledge to these urban communities, …

We joined the food revolution—and you can, too

Africa’s urban areas are booming, experiencing a high urban growth rate over the last two decades at 3.5% per year. This growth rate is expected to …

Emotions

How China is battling ever more intensely in world markets

IF DONALD TRUMP had slapped punitive tariffs on all Chinese exports to America, as he promised, he would have started a trade war. Fortunately, the …

Africa’s Richest Man Dangote Has a Plan: Cement, Then Oil—Then Arsenal FCC

Africa’s Richest Man Has a Plan: Cement, Then Oil—Then Arsenal FC<p>By Francine Lacqua| August 17, 2017<p>Photographs by Benedicte Kurzen<p>From<p><b>“Nothing is</b> …

Aliko Dangote

Tsikwe Molobye: SA's prince of craft beer

Tsikwe Molobye is the founder and head brewer for one of South Africa's popular premium craft beer breweries Stimela Brewing Co - he shares his …

How the Netherlands Feeds the World

<b>In a potato field</b> near the Netherlands’ border with Belgium, Dutch farmer Jacob van den Borne is seated in the cabin of an immense harvester before an instrument panel worthy of the starship <i>Enterprise.</i><p>From his perch 10 feet above the ground, he’s monitoring two drones—a driverless tractor roaming …

Agriculture