South Africa: Trade Ties Dominate Between Germany and Pretoria

[Deutsche Welle] There is potential for friction in relations between South Africa and Germany, but it was glossed over at a bilateral foreign ministers’ meeting. Trade ties seemed higher up the agenda than international justice.

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Mauritania: Depleted Seas Highlight Need for Fishing Transparency

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Mauritania has some of West Africa’s richest fishing waters yet overfishing by foreign trawlers means that hundreds of pirogues, or wooden canoes used by small-scale fishermen, must go further out to sea to net ever smaller catches.

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Nigeria: How I Started the Halliburton Investigation – Ribadu

[Premium Times] A former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, has given insights into the intractable investigation of the infamous Halliburton bribery scandal in which Nigerian government officials were bribed with over $184 million over a period of ten years.

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