THE WEEKEND WRAP: Where are all the good leaders? 70+ nations brace for elections in 2024

THE WEEKEND WRAP: Where are all the good leaders? 70+ nations brace for elections in 2024

70+ nations brace for 2024 elections with good leadership in short supply. We examine Border Management Authority’s recent ‘trafficking success’ and a Golden mole that swims through sand is rediscovered after 86 years.

More than 70 nations will hold elections in 2024 with good leadership in short supply. We examine Border Management Authority’s recent ‘trafficking success’, and a Golden mole that swims through sand is rediscovered after 86 years.

The world hopes for a better quality of leadership as more than 70 nations go to the polls next year. But will the world actually gain real leadership in troubled times?

The world hopes for a better quality of leadership as more than 70 nations go to the polls next year. But will the world actually gain real leadership in troubled times?

We propose an alternative to the authority’s narrative on the allegedly trafficked Zimbabwean children — one that may not be as startling as current popular explanations in the scramble for headlines and clicks.

By Marlise Richter, Becky Walker and Sharon Ekambaram

The Hamas leader, according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is ‘a dead man walking’.  Sinwar was little known beyond the Middle East before the 7 October 2023 terror attack that he reputedly planned and directed, surprising Israeli intelligence and breaching presumably impregnable defences. 

Following the failed campaign to ban trophy hunting imports into the UK, the hunting industry seems to have renewed confidence in its messaging. This is partly because the anti-hunting movement has butchered terms such as ‘conservation’ and ‘extinction’.

It might be ironic, but it was none other than Jan Smuts we largely have to thank for the UN Charter of Human Rights.

Scientists found De Winton’s golden mole by tracking its environmental DNA through the sand.

After running a day behind schedule, COP28 has finally concluded. On Wednesday, delegates adopted a final text that — for the first time — mentioned a transition away from fossil fuel.

With 2023 coming to a close, we look back at some of the year’s best films and series you might have missed, and a few of the big titles to look forward to next year.

With 2023 coming to a close, we look back at some of the year’s best films and series you might have missed, and a few of the big titles to look forward to next year.

South Africa has an abundance of natural beauty, scenic drives and quaint spaces, many of which go unexplored because they’re off the beaten track. In an effort to gauge the interests of our readers, we asked you to weigh in on some of the country’s best small towns to visit. 

By Ed Stoddard, Talia Kincaid and Hannah Theron

South Africa has an abundance of natural beauty, scenic drives and quaint spaces, many of which go unexplored because they’re off the beaten track. In an effort to gauge the interests of our readers, we asked you to weigh in on some of the country’s best small towns to visit. 

By Ed Stoddard, Talia Kincaid and Hannah Theron

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