News: Australia Aboriginals win right to sue for colonial land loss

Australia

The High Court of Australia has handed down the biggest “native title” ruling affecting Aboriginal ownership of the land in decades, amid claims that billions of dollars in compensation will need to be paid by governments to indigenous groups. “Native title” refers to the rights of Australia’s indigenous people to their traditional land and water recognised by Australian common law. […]

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Run a zoo well, make big money, says Morenikeji

By Sola Adeyemo Zoological gardens and theme parks as well as wildlife sanctuaries are part of ecotourism offering with rich attractions and activities ranging from variety of flora, birdlife, safari to different species of fauna. Though the fauna are in captive but yet they offer rich insight and excitement to the visitors who enjoy the liberty of viewing them or […]

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Namibia to benefit from increased German travels to Africa

At the start of March 2016, Forwardkeys released their data on the trends in the German outbound travel market and the bookings that have been made for the year ahead. The data shows a number of interesting trends throughout the four key regions – Europe, the Americas, Africa & Middle East and Asia Pacific. While some of the regions continue […]

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Beijing overtakes New York as new ‘billionaire capital’

Beijing has overtaken New York as the city with the highest number of billionaires for the first time, a new report by China-based firm Hurun says. A total of 100 billionaires are now living in the Chinese capital, compared with 95 in New York, the report says. Shanghai, China’s centre of commerce, comes in fifth place. Hurun, which tracks wealth […]

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Massive rail and road projects threaten the environment in Africa

Africa’s natural environments and spectacular wildlife are about to face their biggest challenge ever. In a paper published today in Current Biology, my colleagues and I assess the dramatic environmental changes that will be driven by an infrastructure-expansion scheme so sweeping in scope, it is dwarfing anything the Earth’s biggest continent has ever been forced to endure. People, food and […]

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