East Africa: Abraaj Demise Shakes East Africa’s Private Equity

[East African] East Africa’s booming private equity industry is in dire need of rejuvenation after the collapse of deep-pocketed Dubai-based private equity fund Abraaj Group, formerly Aureos Capital, which has stunned investors and analysts in the region.

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Somalia: Fresh Piracy Fears As Two Boats Attacked Off Somalia’s Coast

[Dalsan Radio] On Sunday, two fishing vessels were attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia. The attempted boardings were both thwarted, but security officials said that they represent a reminder that antipiracy measures are still required when transiting the high-risk area off Somalia.

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Africa: Africa Must Act Against the Ballooning Indian Ocean Plastic Patch

[ISS] The Western Indian Ocean, comprising nine African countries and RĂ©union (an island under France), has a 10 000 km stretch of coastline with crystal clear waters and rich coral reefs. But these marine and wildlife ecosystems, which are interdependent with the health, food security and national economies of over 200 million people, are polluted with tons of plastic litter.

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