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How Might The Pandemic Increase Trade Between Africa And China?

We are aware that the recent COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on the global economy. In fact, some research suggests that the world could lose up to $8.5 trillion dollars in revenue during the next two years. Still, we need to remember that every cloud has a silver lining. Some regions of the world may benefit from the current crisis. This is primarily the result of changing patterns of trade. Experts believe that the African continent should begin trading with Asia more and less with regions such as the European Union and the United States. Why might this

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Optimizing Sustainable Groundwater Management Calls For A System Thinking Approach

“The Systems thinking approach could innovatively contribute to a water-secure Southern African Development Community (SADC) region to mitigate the acerbating impacts of climate change”. This view is shared by Engineer James Sauramba, SADC-GMI Executive Director. Diplomacy & Science News 2019 also indicates that if sustainable water resources management is the ultimate, a transdisciplinary approach which advocates for the conjunctive use of both groundwater and surface water is required. It is a well-known fact that water is a finite resource. To meet water demands of the ever-growing SADC population, the water community needs to constantly look for innovative approaches to ensure that

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When Going Green Means Going Purple

Unilever SA becomes the first manufacturer in the world to introduce purple carbon into its homecare products  October was a remarkable month in South Africa. Unilever SA became the first manufacturer in the world to

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Ethiopia: Humanitarian aid needed as situation deteriorates in Tigray 

With the dire humanitarian situation in Tigray, Ethiopia, continuing to deteriorate, it is critical to establish a regular flow of humanitarian aid into the region, the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday.  Yesterday, almost 40 trucks with humanitarian supplies, including food, left the Afar capital of Semera for Tigray – the

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