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Cyberattacked: Who do you call?

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Who do you call when you are cyberattacked? Almost noone. You can read bout existing cybersecurity solutions and new developments by governments and businesses.
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Can blockchain go green?

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On 15 September, all eyes of the cryptocurrency industry were pointed at the block count of the Ethereum blockchain. It was a countdown to the block height 15537394, set as the target which, upon hitting, will activate the Proof of Stake…
Opening of Annual Meeting of South African ambassadors

10th anniversary of the Humanitarian Diplomacy course

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This year, Diplo is marking the 10th anniversary year of its Humanitarian Diplomacy online course, delivered in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). This is a great achievement and the…
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The collapse of crypto market rings the bell for regulators

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How fast do we need regulation for bridging crypto and traditional finance? Hint: Right now. Celsius Network: A case study Crypto markets are again being shaken by the recent news (or lack of it) from the cryptocurrency project Celsius…
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AfCFTA - Whole Africa 5G networks - Africa   Internet Freedom status - Africa African Alumni 2022 GAC membership SSA HRC membership SSA Budapest/Malabo Conventions ASoS Budapest/Malabo Conventions - Whole Africa Gender…
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50 years of UN environmental diplomacy

In 1972, acid rain was destroying forests. Birds were dying from DDT poisoning, and countries were contending with oil spills, contamination from nuclear weapons testing and the environmental harm of the Vietnam War. Air pollution was crossing…
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Are we close to mine the Moon?

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One of the elements needed to fuel the future nuclear fusion reactors is Helium-3 (He-3). One of the ideas for its production is to mine the Moon for the estimated 1.1 million metric tons of He-3 that are on the far side of the Moon. The…
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Increasing innovative diplomacy in South Africa

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Photo by Yandisa Monakali Diplomats need to be more innovative and find new ways of practicing their craft. This was the underlying message of South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa during the 2022 Heads of Missions conference…
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The end of the “naïve” era of science diplomacy?

European universities have signalled a move towards a “post-naïve” era of international collaboration in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, stressing the risks as well as benefits of research across borders. Although the…
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Swiss President stresses role of science in diplomacy

“The international community must be able to harness potential developments in scientific research and take the best possible decisions on behalf of all human beings around the world” - Swiss President in the speech at Kyoto University about…
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National champions do not help to win the race for digital industrialisation

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From a governmental perspective, national champions are usually private-led companies seen as vital to promoting the interests of the nation. Often, this recognition translates into governmental policies that support or favour these enterprises…
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NASA plays down Russia’s threat to halt ISS cooperation

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After provocative comments from the head of the Russian space agency, no steps have been taken and NASA says cooperation continues as normal. Head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos says that he will pull his country out of the International…