East Africa: How Teamwork and Technology Can Thwart Illegal Fishing

[Ensia] Early in December 2012, a South Korean vessel called the Premier entered the Indian Ocean to fish. In West Africa, authorities knew that the boat had been fishing illegally in Liberian waters before it made its way to Africa’s other coast. That raised the ire of East African countries, which weren’t keen to welcome a lawbreaker into their seas.

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South Africa: Teenage Mutant Azanians to Break Out

[Digital Content Africa] Africa’s film-makers need to use all the new media tricks in the tool box to attract both funding and attention. Nick Wilson’s adult animation series My Child: Teenage Mutant Azanians has been several years in the works but looks set to break through

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Africa: Green Water Solutions a Boon to Sustainable Development

[SAIIA] The 22nd of March every year marks international Water Day. As the world celebrates its most important life-giving natural resource, it is important to take stock of Africa’s water challenges and opportunities. Water is the pre-condition for life and the sustainable management of water is fundamental to achieving Africa’s development goals.

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Zimbabwe: Consolidate Gains in Gold Sector

[The Herald] While statistics show fairly fast growth in deliveries, to over one tonne a month worth around $38 million at yesterday’s price, with a third from panners and small-scale miners, some of this growth is because most producers are now delivering their gold rather than selling it to smugglers and others trying to avoid official channels.

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