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Ian Scoones

Ian Scoones

Ian Scoones is a Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, and the Director of the ESRC STEPS Centre at Sussex. He is an agricultural ecologist by original training, and works on the interface between science and environmental, health and agricultural policy, mostly in Africa. Much of his work has focused on land, livelihoods and agrarian change in Zimbabwe (www.zimbabweland.wordpress.com). His recent books include: Sustainable Livelihoods and Rural Development, Carbon Conflicts and Forest Landscapes in Africa and The Politics of Green Transformations. More details at www.ianscoones.net

Briferendum Series

Why Britain's decision to leave the EU is bad news for Africa

Jun 28, 2016 20:11 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The fallout from the UK referendum that ended in victory for those wanting the country to exit from the European Union (EU) is still reverberating around the world. But what does it mean for Africa? The decision will...

Chinese engagement in African agriculture is not what it seems

Mar 29, 2016 05:06 am UTC| Insights & Views

In December 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping flew into South Africa for the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation with great fanfare. There were lots of announcements about prospective investments across Africa. Agriculture...

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Economy

USD/CNY seen to decline towards 7.0 as US-China Washington talks likely to achieve a breakthrough, says Scotiabank

The USD/CNY currency pair is expected to decline towards 7.0 as the US-China Washington talks are likely to achieve a breakthrough, particularly if considering USD/CNH trading at a discount to USD/CNY recently, according...

USD/INR likely to showcase supportive tone in near-term given prospects of further RBI cuts this year, says Commerzbank

The USD/INR currency pair is expected to showcase a supportive tone in the near-term given prospects of further interest rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) this year, according to the latest research report from...

Risk-on sentiment likely to continue during rest of September on hopes of US-China talks achieving a breakthrough, says Scotiabank

Risk-on sentiment is likely to continue during the rest of September on hopes for the US-China Washington talks achieving a breakthrough, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. It was widely reported...

Australian ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence falls 1 pct last week, inflation expectations remain stable

Australias ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence fell 1.0% last week. The fall was accentuated by a sharp decline of 7.1 percent seen in the Time to buy a major household item sub-index. Current finances fell by...

Australia’s demand for mortgages picks up sharply in response to rate cuts in June and July, RBA unlikely to be impressed

Australias demand for mortgages picked up sharply in response to rate cuts in June and July, with 5.1 percent m/m growth in July. The strength was reflected across both owner-occupiers and investors. The Reserve Bank of...

Politics

John Legend tweets Melania Trump should praise Donald Trump more

The United States President Donald Trump has once again had a tweetstorm directed, this time, at John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. The All of Me singer responded by suggesting that POTUS might have calmed down if only the...

Donald Trump insists she loves Tiffany Trump

Over the past week, another member of Donald Trumps family made headlines following alleged explosive revelations from a fired White House staff. The United States Presidents daughter with Marla Maples, Tiffany Trump, is...

Netizens accuse Donald Trump of calling Melania Trump like a pet

A video that recently went viral online is not helping eliminate speculations on the marriage of United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. The gesture Mr. Trump made seemingly to call the attention...

New research shows vast majority of Hong Kong protesters support more radical tactics

Three months on, theres still no end in sight for the Hong Kong protest movement. What started as a demonstration against a bill to amend the citys extradition laws has now morphed into a broader movement challenging the...

In the Democrats' bitter race to find a candidate to beat Trump, might Elizabeth Warren hold the key?

Conservative former congressman Joe Walsh recently announced he would challenge Donald Trump for the Republican Partys 2020 Presidential nomination. Challenging an incumbent president is not new: both Gerald Ford and...

Science

Cancer cells naturally die in microgravity, scientist finds

The possibilities are endless when it comes to studying potential factors that could stop the growth of cancer cells. For one, a scientist based in Australia discovered that cancer cells naturally die when exposed to...

HIV cure study finds good results from a rare muscle illness

One of the greatest tasks of medical science experts today is finding a cure for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). While that has not been achieved yet, many studies have resulted in further understanding the...

Indonesian students treat cancer tumors on a mouse with a local plant

A couple of Indonesian high school students are catching worldwide attention after winning an international invention contest. They were awarded the gold medal for reportedly showing proof they were able to treat cancer on...

HIV suppression can be prolonged even without ART, study shows

There is not a complete cure found yet to eradicate HIV from a patient. But medical science has come a long way in developing other treatment strategies to suppress the virus. So even if it stays dormant in a patients...

An exoplanet within arm’s reach: the Earth

Exobiology is an exciting discipline. It is based simultaneously on the latest data from astrophysics, planetary geology and the origins of life on Earth, all of which are evolving as we continue to study them. It could be...

Technology

HIV cure: Scientists see minor success in CRISPR-based study

Major strides in the field of HIV cure study have been reported this year alone by various groups of scientists from different parts of the world. The complete cure may not be available yet, but these promising results...

PlayStation 5’s another important component is the SSD

PlayStation 5 is billed as a next-generation console, and that means its specs and features are not mere upgrades from what is available now in the PS4 platform. The anticipated hardware components on PlayStation 5 make it...

'Clash Royale' League opens in the West this weekend

This weekend is another important time for the Clash Royale community as the fall season for the West division of the league officially opens. Luckily, fans around the world will be able to watch the first match...

‘Borderlands 3’ beginners’ guide to level up fast

Borderlands 3 is one major video game title that fans can start playing this weekend. With the popularity of the franchise, a large number of gamers may be new to the series. Luckily, gameplay tips are now widely available...

‘Rainbow Six Siege: Ember Rise’ adds Unranked mode, removes several maps

Most players might be looking forward to the release of Rainbow Six Siege: Ember Rise primarily because of the new Operators and the new gears introduced with them. However, this particular seasonal update comes with a...
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