South Africa: ‘Every Attack On a Farm Is an Attack On Our Country’ – ANC Western Cape Condemns Farm Attacks

[News24Wire] The ANC in the Western Cape has spoken out against the spate of farm attacks in the province, and called on police to intensify their intelligence operations against those who carry out such attacks.

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Nigeria: How Poor Management of Nigerian Forests Led to Exploitation By Criminals

[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria’s forests cover about 96,043 square km- that’s about 10% of the country’s landmass. But the presence of authorities in these sanctuaries is either non-existent or, at best, sporadic. This has led to forest areas being poorly managed, which in turn has led to them being exploited by criminals and posing a security threat.

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South Africa: Why the ANC Itself Is the Chief Impediment to Ramaphosa’s Agenda

[The Conversation Africa] Even his detractors would concede that Cyril Ramaphosa has greatly improved the political atmosphere in South Africa since assuming the presidency in February 2018. True, the scope for any further deterioration was minimal

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Africa: Church of England Paves Way for Ceremonies to Welcome Trans People

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -”This new guidance provides an opportunity, rooted in scripture, to enable trans people … to mark their transition in the presence of their church family,” said Julian Henderson, who worked on the guidelines

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