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Hong Kong: violence at universities tests moderate support for more radical protesters

Hundreds of protesters at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) remained barricaded in the university campus on November 19 after days of running battles...

Zambia: The plan to remove President Lungu, from within his own party

On 8 November, President Edgar Lungu, speaking in his first press conference for four years, brought up Zambia’s elections scheduled for 2021 before declaring: “I...

Why Tanzania’s local elections are more important than they might seem

Last week, Tanzania’s leading opposition parties announced that they would be boycotting the local elections scheduled for 24 November. This came after the main opposition Chadema...

Origins of life: new evidence first cells could have formed at the bottom of...

Where did life come from? In recent years, many scientists have shifted from favouring a “primordial soup” in pools of water to hydrothermal vents...

Video game violence is not the problem – the real world that inspires it...

Do violent video games create violent gamers? It’s a topic of discussion that continues to rear its head despite there being no solid evidence linking...