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'We've lost a year': political turmoil delays UK-Sahara energy link
Exclusive: Dave Lewis, chair of the startup hoping to provide 8% of Britain's energy, talks about net zero frustrationsAn £18bn project to connect Britain with a huge wind and solar farm in the Sahara through an undersea cable has been delayed by at least a year because of political ructions in Westminster.The energy startup Xlinks hopes to provide 8% of Britain's energy supplies through a 3,800km (2,360-mile) cable linking Morocco with the UK, powering 7m homes by 2030. Continue reading...
South Africa president to mount legal action in face of impeachment threat
Cyril Ramaphosa rejects call to stand down after accusation of 'serious misconduct'Cyril Ramaphosa, the embattled president of South Africa, has rejected calls to step down and said he will seek a judicial review of a report handed over last week by an independent panel appointed by parliament that accused him of "serious misconduct", aides said.The move may forestall looming impeachment but could plunge South Africa into a prolonged bout of political instability. Continue reading...
Campaigners celebrate changing of colonial street names in Berlin
Street and square in north-east of city renamed in tribute to figureheads who resisted forced rule in AfricaCampaigners who have fought for decades for Germany to confront its colonial past celebrated the renaming of a square and a street in the north-east of Berlin on Friday in tribute to figureheads who resisted forced rule in Africa.Manga Bell Platz in the so-called African Quarter of Berlin's Wedding district was renamed in memory of Rudolf and Emily Duala Manga Bell, a king and queen of Duala in Cameroon who fought against German colonialism. Rudolf Duala Manga Bell, who had been educated in Germany, was executed along with about 100 other people by German authorities in August 1914 after a sham trial. Continue reading...
|Analysis: How Donald Trump is helping Raphael Warnock
Donald Trump's continued presence on the American political scene is one of the reasons Republicans underperformed in this year's midterm elections. The former president's debilitating effect on his party was perhaps no more evident than in Georgia, where Trump's Republican nemesis Gov. Brian Kemp cruised to reelection, while his preferred Senate candidate, Herschel Walker, was forced into a runoff with Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock.
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