November 02, 2016
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It is estimated that 11 million Syrians have fled their country since the beginning of the civil war in March 2011. Amongst those escaping their homes, the vast majority have sought refuge in neighbouring countries –4.9 million according to UNHCR[i]– while 1 million have requested asylum to Europe, creating a humanitarian crisis that has sown of refugee camps many countries. <...

October 18, 2016
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Protests in South Africa have turned violent after the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) allowed universities to increase fees up to 8%. Activists since been demanding free education through their social media campaign #FeesMustFall. As part of their riot control measures, the police have resorted to rubber bullets and stun grenades, which has resulted in injured students and several arrests. To date, there has been one fatal incident , albeit of a bystander. A janitorial employee at the University of the Witwatersrand, als...

October 17, 2016
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Alberto Cendoya receives his price in the presence of South African Minister Jeff Radebe

 

His poster and paper argued that digital technologies need to be contextualized in African cities in order to promote the socioeconomic inclusion of slum dwellers

Alberto Cendoya, Reseach Assistant at Navarra Center for International Development, Institute for Culture and Society, won the Routledge Prize during the 52...

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