Russia: How Kremlin is building its presence in Africa – NEWS.com.au

Russia: How Kremlin is building its presence in Africa – NEWS.com.au

Russia is stepping up its political and military presence in Africa. Already the European giant has upped its military ties to the majority of Africa’s nations, including Ethiopia, Libya, Niger and Chad. It’s upped its political influence in Zimbabwe, Madagascar and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and is working on oil and gas projects from […]

The perplexities of human trafficking in South Africa – Daily Maverick

The perplexities of human trafficking in South Africa – Daily Maverick

A South African girl holds a poster during an anti Human Trafficking protest outside Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa 21 September 2011. EPA/NIC BOTHMA Trafficking in persons doesn’t lend itself to a simplistic counting of cases – the country needs better data. By Marcel van der Watt and Johan Burger for ISS TODAY. First published by ISS […]

Early warning system to prevent crops failure in Africa – ZNBC

Early warning system to prevent crops failure in Africa – ZNBC

The Pest Risk Information Service (Prise) combines temperature data and weather forecasts with computer models, reports the BBC. It then sends farmers a mobile phone alert so that they can take precautions. It is hoped that the system will boost yields and increase farm incomes by up to 20%. Prise is being used in Kenya, […]

Satellites warn African farmers of pest infestations – BBC News

Satellites warn African farmers of pest infestations – BBC News

Image copyright Sven Torfinn / Panos Pictures Image caption “Plant doctors” can now give local farmers that pest infestations are on their way so they can take precautions UK researchers have developed an early warning system to prevent the crops of African farmers from being devastated. The Pest Risk Information Service (Prise) combines temperature data […]

5 important things happening in South Africa today – BusinessTech

5 important things happening in South Africa today – BusinessTech

Here’s what is happening in and affecting South Africa today: President Cyril Ramaphosa has responded to disgraced SARS commissioner Tom Moyane’s case against his firing – saying that Moyane is not fit or entitled to lead SARS. The president said Moyane is chasing only his own personal interests and not thinking about the needs of […]

Benin, Seychelles ranked most visa-open African nations – africanews

Benin, Seychelles ranked most visa-open African nations – africanews

Benin has ended the year in the top spot of the Africa Visa Openness Index Report 2018, after it opened up its border to all African travellers. The West African country introduced a visa free policy for all nationals of African countries, joining Seychelles in the category of most visa open nations on the continent. […]

Case Watch: South Africa’s Constitutional Court Strikes Down Restrictive Protest Law – Open Society Foundations

Case Watch: South Africa’s Constitutional Court Strikes Down Restrictive Protest Law – Open Society Foundations

Do you need permission to protest? International law says no, but most democracies around the world have laws on their books that require protest organizers to notify the proper authorities of planned protests. Many of those laws allow the authorities to impose criminal penalties—fines and imprisonment—for failure to notify even when the protest is peaceful […]

Anglo CEO says investor confidence returns to South Africa – Fin24

Anglo CEO says investor confidence returns to South Africa – Fin24

Anglo American [JSE:AGL] the company that grew to be South Africa’s biggest during apartheid, says it’s ready to invest in the country again. After years of legislative uncertainty, relations had soured to the point where Anglo’s chief executive officer wasn’t on speaking terms with the former mining minister after he made a critical speech. Things […]

Latest Ebola outbreak is now the worst, after West African epidemic – NBCNews.com

Latest Ebola outbreak is now the worst, after West African epidemic – NBCNews.com

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 29, 2018 / 10:29 PM GMT / Source: Associated Press JOHANNESBURG — The World Health Organization says Congo’s deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak […]

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