Namibia: Tourism Ministry Commits to the Protection of Feral Horses

[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has released their Wild Horse Management Plan, which provides objectives and guidelines for the management of the wild horses living in the Namib Naukluft Park and the Tsau //Khaeb (Sperrgebiet) National Park.

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South Africa: We Did the Sums On Country’s Mental Health Spend. They’re Not Pretty

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa has taken steps towards strengthening mental health care in the last 20 years. These include reforming the Mental Health Care Act 2002 and developing a National Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Plan 2013-2020.

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Even in death, Robert Mugabe worries his successor

ROBERT MUGABE had been out of power for nearly two years when he died on September 6th (see Obituary). He had been far away and sick since April, so you might think his death would not rattle his successor as president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa. But bones have a way of making themselves felt.

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Backed into a corner, Iran is lashing out

Editor’s note (0900 June 21st 2019): After The Economist went to press, President Donald Trump said Iran had made a “big mistake” in shooting down an American drone. He was reported to have approved military strikes on targets in Iran on June 20th, but then countermanded his order. The reason for his change of mind was unclear.

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