Djibouti:From Djibouti to Jeddah, the Western Indian Ocean Needs Security

[ISS] Crimes like piracy, illegal fishing and the smuggling and trafficking of firearms, narcotics and people continue to threaten security in the Western Indian Ocean. If left unopposed, they severely hamper shipping and the growth of blue or ocean economies.

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South Africa:South Africa’s Strike Rate Isn’t as Bad as It’s Made Out to Be

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s parliament is currently debating amendments to the Labour Relations Act that will change how workers can go on strike. For example, the amendments would require trade unions to hold secret ballots to decide on strike action and introduce a mechanism where strikes could be resolved through an advisory arbitration panel.

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Africa:Ancient DNA Changes Everything We Know About Evolution of Elephants

[The Conversation Africa] For a long time, zoologists assumed that there were only two species of elephant: one Asian and one African. Then genetic analyses suggested that the African Elephant could be divided into two distinct species, the African Forest and African Savannah elephants.

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Nigeria:Europe ‘Alarmed’ Over Persistent Farmer-Herder Conflict

[Daily Trust] The Heads of Mission of the European Union Members States in Abuja have expressed alarm over the persistent violent clashes between farmers and herdsmen, which have resulted in scores of death and destruction of properties.

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