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Will the African Union achieve better efficiency?

African heads of state will be gathering at an African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 22, 2018. Two difficult issues on the agenda: Reform and finance. Analysts are expecting contentious discussions. If words...

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No, we won’t run out of chocolate by 2050

News of a global chocolate doomsday has gone viral, with chocoholics fearing an end to their fix. But don’t panic: Chocolate is not on the brink of extinction — yet. The new year has just...

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Charcoal: exported by Africa, bought by Europe

Charcoal from tropical forests has a terrible effect on the environment, but it also puts food on peoples’ tables. Nigeria is one of the world’s largest exporters — and some of it even ends up...

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US Senate approves Donald Trump’s tax overhaul

The US has approved the largest rewrite of the US tax code in more than 30 years. The House of Representatives, which had already passed an earlier draft, is expected to give its final approval...

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Climate change is happening — but it’s not game-over yet

Global warming isn’t just an environmental problem — it will affect every aspect of human life. Our response has to be just a wide-reaching — and experts say people power can still save the planet....

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Smart tech propels Germany’s switch to renewables

Digitalization is spurring on Germany’s switch to renewables and away from nuclear. Power-generating homes, smart grids and new forms of clean energy storage are enabling Germans to go even greener. At first glance, it looks...

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Greek gold mine controversy: Investment in the future, or environmental disaster?

Opinions have long been divided over a gold mine in Greece. For years, advocates have talked about jobs and investments, while opponents worry about irreparable environmental damage. The government has said nothing. “Louder!” someone shouts...

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Africa is rich in diamonds but still poor

For months now, Africa’s rough diamonds have been increasing in value but the sale proceeds do not reach the people. Instead, they benefit metropolitan elites and the mine companies, which are usually foreign-owned. Last week Tanzanian...

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Solar power helps transform LA gang members

A former prison inmate and gang member is among hundreds in Los Angeles to find a place in the sun – and a second chance – via a solar industry re-entry program. During his stretch...

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Is child labor the price for e-cars?

Whether in cars, laptops or smartphones, cobalt is in nearly all batteries. The biggest supplier is the Democratic Republic of Congo, where human rights are often violated in the mines. Young men, armed with only...

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From brain drain to brain regain. Road blocks for two African scientists

Facts on brain drain are either hard to find or old. But one thing remains clear: those who can travel will do so to expand their professional horizons. The question is whether they return and...

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Germany tightens takeover rules to shield ‘critical’ businesses

Foreign investors, especially from China, are keen on German know-how – even in sensitive areas. The German government is now seeking powers stop such takeovers to protect strategic industries. The cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel...