Africa: Piracy and Countering Other Organised Crimes At Sea

[The Conversation Africa] The world’s oceans are at the centre of transnational organised crimes committed by profit-driven networks operating across borders. The United Nations Security Council recently convened to discuss the threat this poses to international peace and security.

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Zimbabwe: Standard Bank Group to Increase Executive Positions for Women

[263Chat] South Africa’s Standard Bank Group (SBG) a parent to the local the Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe , targets at least 40 percent of women taking up executive positions by 2021 in a bid to attain gender equality a goal that goes arm in arm with the United Nations’ Women HeForShe brand.

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Congo-Kinshasa: Terror Attacks on Ebola Centers Raise Fears of Contagion

[VOA] The charity Doctors Without Borders has suspended its Ebola virus-fighting operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo after attacks on two of its treatment centers this week, raising the risk that Ebola infections in the area will increase.

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South Africa: Wits University Accuses Protesters of Political Agenda

[GroundUp] Activities at Wits University were brought to a halt as student protests entered a fourth day on Thursday. About 200 students, led by the Wits Student Representative Council (SRC), went door-to-door across campuses, stopping lectures along the way.

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