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How the Bui Dam set up China’s future engagement strategy with Ghana

The Bui Dam is a tangible reminder of China’s influence in Ghana. Wikimedia Commons Kwame Adovor Tsikudo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Aid, trade and foreign direct investments typify China’s global rise and its African activities. Central to China’s expanding relationship with African countries is infrastructure, including fibre optics, transport networks and energy-generating projects. In addition, China supports African projects …

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Russia and Syria: bound together in a mission that is far from accomplished

Scott Lucas, University of Birmingham All the standard public relations ploys were in evidence for the recent meeting between Syria’s leader Bashar al-Assad and Russian envoy Alexander Lavrentiev in Damascus. More than 230 officials from 30 federal executive bodies, five Russian regions, and the Russian defence ministry had trekked to the Syrian capital. There were 15 agreements and memorandums on …

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Taliban ‘has not changed,’ say women facing subjugation in areas of Afghanistan under its extremist rule

Afghan citizens at a March 2021 rally in Kabul to support peace talks between the Taliban and the government. Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Homa Hoodfar, Concordia University and Mona Tajali, Agnes Scott College The Taliban insurgents continue their deadly war to seize control of Afghanistan after the departure of United States and NATO forces. As they close in …

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Violence against children carries a huge cost for Africa: governments need to act urgently

Getty Images Rongedzayi Fambasayi, North-West University Every day, millions of children experience violence in one form or another. It is a global problem that cuts across colour, class, educational status, income, ethnicity and origin. It has immediate, long term and irreparable impacts on the life, survival, physical and psychosocial development and well-being of children. Violence against children also has financial …

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Long COVID: symptoms experienced during infection may predict lasting illness

Prostock-studio/Shutterstock Olalekan Lee Aiyegbusi, University of Birmingham and Shamil Haroon, University of Birmingham Earlier in the pandemic, it appeared that the majority of people infected with the coronavirus experienced mild-to-moderate symptoms and generally recovered within two to three weeks, depending on the severity of their illness. However, as time has passed, it’s become clear that some people, regardless of the …

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Factories of the future: we’re spending heavily to give workers skills they won’t need by 2030

‘The only living worker left’. metamorworks John Preston, University of Essex “This government is obsessed with skilling up our population,” said Boris Johnson in his recent speech on “levelling up”. There is still a fair amount of uncertainty about exactly what the UK prime minister’s plan to level up the regions will involve, but manufacturing and skills seem close to …

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The Taliban: what could its return to power mean for Afghanistan?

Kaweh Kerami, SOAS, University of London The Taliban is typically portrayed as a group of men with beards and turbans, driven by Islamic fundamentalist ideology and responsible for widespread violence. But to understand the group that is poised to return to power in Afghanistan, and what we might expect from its rule, we need a much more nuanced picture. To …

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Covid-19 : que sait-on du variant Lambda, désormais présent dans 29 pays ?

Tara Hurst, Birmingham City University Le Pérou est de loin le pays qui compte le plus grand nombre de décès dus au Covid-19 par habitant. 596 décès sur 100 000 habitants sont dus à la maladie. Ce bilan est presque deux fois plus élevé que celui du second pays le plus touché par la pandémie, la Hongrie, où sont dénombrés 307 décès pour 100 000 habitants. Plusieurs …

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