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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In a world still ruled by geography, Asians must learn to think strategically

    Posted May 09th 2014, 05:58pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says avoiding conflict is vital with globe getting crowded and tensions running high In a world still ruled by geography, Asians must learn to think strategically ... of global adjustment. At least three Asian economies are counted among the "fragile five" (India, Indonesia, Turkey, Brazil and South Africa), and there is considerable worry that China ...

  2. News - World - PREHISTORY

    Stone Age tools not just from Africa, archaeologists in Armenia find

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 11:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Stone Age tools not just from Africa Innovative Stone Age tools may have been developed by people in Eurasia and- contrary to widely held views- not just invented in Africa, a new study has found. Research published in the journal Science shows evidence that refined stone weapons were developed in Armenia about 325,000 years ago. This challenges ...

  3. The World of Gerard Mercator: The Mapmaker who Revolutionised Geography

    Posted Jan 08th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb The World of Gerard Mercator: The Mapmaker who Revolutionised Geography by Andrew Taylor Harper Perennial, $144 Fans of The West Wing may recall the Cartographers for Social Equality suggesting the Mercator projection of the world be replaced with the Gall-Peters projection, which corrects cylindrical distortion and makes Africa 13 times bigger than generally ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Failing to grasp dire consequences of Africa's wildlife trade

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:26am by LETTERS

    ... Failing to grasp dire consequences of Africa's wildlife trade As a conservation biologist from Hong Kong doing research in Central Africa, I am often asked a question some find ... people on the mainland and in Hong Kong truly understood and deeply felt the consequences of the wildlife trade, the crisis might not be nearly so dire. But often we fail at simple geography (I ...

  5. News - World - DISEASE

    African immigrants in US fear a backlash from the Dallas Ebola case

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:34am by Reuters

    ... of the sick man, said: "Some people around here see us as bringing the disease and that's not right." Because many Americans have little knowledge of Africa's geography ... spread from West Africa where it began in March. Dr Tom Frieden, director of the Centres for Disease Control in Atlanta, said: "The man in Dallas, who is fighting for his life, is the only ...

  6. News - World - Ebola virus

    MSF doctor tests positive for Ebola after returning to New York from West Africa

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 09:23am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Medecins Sans Frontieres physician who worked with Ebola victims in Guinea, West Africa tests positive for the deadly virus in New York A physician with Medecins Sans Frontieres who returned to the United States from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola, the New York Times said on Thursday. The doctor was identified in New York as Craig Spencer, who ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Judge does South Africa proud in Pistorius trial

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Justice served in South Africa The sentence handed down to fallen South African athlete Oscar Pistorius for the shooting death of his girlfriend was always going ... not enough. For the victims' family, the five-year prison term was justice done. But the case involved more than crime, a famous man, suspense and emotion: it was also about the new South Africa ...

  8. Continental shift

    Posted Jul 02nd 2006, 12:00am by David McNeill

    ... self-portrait, The Chief Who Sold Africa to the Colonists, the Cameroon-born photographer gazes imperiously from a leopard-skin chair, drenched in gold and flanked at his feet by baubles of western ... not hard to understand why it was chosen as one of the signature pieces of the Africa Remix exhibition at the Mori Art Museum: defiant, sardonic and not in the least bit grateful for the attentions ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    South Africa enlists Bank of China to help pull in Chinese investment

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 05:08am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com State visit by South African president will see signing of agreement to boost Chinese spending in infrastructure, minerals and green energy S Africa enlists BOC to help draw investment South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry will sign a memorandum of understanding with the Bank of China during the state visit of South African ...

  10. News - China - Ebola virus

    China pharmaceutical firm sends Ebola drug to Africa, eyes clinical trials

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 02:17pm by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Possible Ebola treatment sent to Africa for clinical trials and for use by Chinese aid workers should they contract the disease but may also be used on African victims A Chinese pharmaceutical firm with military ties has sent an experimental Ebola drug to Africa for use by Chinese aid workers and is planning clinical trials there to combat the disease, executives ...




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