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Latest update : 2012-04-25

Positive discrimination in South African universities

The issue of positive discrimination in South Africa's universities is a complex one. The University of Cape Town is at the centre of the debate, with some arguing that there aren't enough black students and others saying the measures are unfair. The general consensus seems to be that improvements have been made since independence 18 years ago, but the topic of giving a helping hand to disadvantaged South Africans is far from black and white.

By Nick Kotch , Caroline DUMAY

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2016-08-23 Niger

In Niger the maluntrition of children is worsening

In Niger the combination of food insecurity, scarce water resources and lack of infrastructure are affecting children’s lives. The country holds the highest infant mortality in...

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2016-08-22 Burma

Video: Can Burma overcome decades of bitter ethnic conflicts?

Today's Focus takes an in-depth look at one of Burma's many ethnic guerillas. The Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) is one of the armed groups invited to the 21st Century...

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2016-07-29 nuclear power

Taiwan's nuclear dumping ground

Taiwan is on an earthquake faultline and exposed to typhoons. These environmental factors have parallels with Japan, so people are nervous of a repeat of the Fukushima nuclear...

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2016-07-28 India

Indian women on frontline of battle against alcohol

Alcohol consumption in India claims a life every 96 minutes. As alcohol-related violence also continues to rise, women are at the forefront of a war against alcohol in the...

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2016-07-27 guns

Europe struggles to crack down on weapons trafficking

After a series of terrorist attacks in Europe, people are urging their governments to find ways to protect them. One of the major concerns is the number of illegal weapons...

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