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    How South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe measure up on child offenders

    Around the world, hundreds of thousands of children are not free. They are deprived of their liberty in settings such as migration holding camps and criminal justice processes.

    By Rongedzayi Fambasayi & Admark Moyo 13 Aug 2020

    Flirting with fire: African leaders and international law

    African leaders often behave in a contradictory way towards international laws, and courts. While speaking out against them, they also voluntarily submit to their scrutiny...

    By Marco Bocchese 16 Jul 2019

    #BizTrends2019: Digital, data-driven biometrics

    The global biometrics market is growing rapidly. In fact, research indicates that the global market is growing a compounded growth rate of 22.9%...

    By Pine Pienaar 15 Jan 2019

    Transitional justice: lessons from Kenya on what works, and what doesn't

    In today's world it's almost expected that transitional justice mechanisms will be introduced to help consolidate a country's transition from authoritarianism and conflict to democracy and peace...

    By Gabrielle Lynch 27 Aug 2018

    Kenya acquits Chinese, Taiwanese cybercrime suspects

    NAIROBI, KENYA: Forty Chinese and Taiwanese nationals held in custody since December 2014 were acquitted of running a cybercrime cell from an upmarket Nairobi suburb on Friday and will be deported...

    8 Aug 2016

    Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

    LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

    5 Nov 2014

    Social media is a key for terror groups

    WASHINGTON, USA: Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks, said a study released Wednesday, 14 May.

    15 May 2014

    Tanzania fires ministers over anti-poaching abuses

    ARUSHA, TANZANIA: Tanzania has fired four key ministers for abuses committed by the security forces during a controversial anti-poaching drive, the Prime Minister said.

    24 Dec 2013

    Kenya seizes four tons of ivory as elephant slaughter surges

    NAIROBI, KENYA: Kenyan customs officers have seized almost four tons of elephant ivory in two separate shipments, officials said as Africa sees a surge in poaching of the threatened animals.

    11 Oct 2013

    Counterfeit medicine trade targets Africa's poor

    YAOUNDE, CAMEROON: From Cameroon to Ivory Coast, Kenya to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), traders in counterfeit drugs do a thriving business with the utmost cynicism and sometimes at the cost of human lives.

    24 Aug 2013

    Hackers pose threat to Africa's governments

    Hackers have claimed the scalp of the South African Ministry of State Security's Twitter account, underlining concerns that Africa may be the soft underbelly of global cyber security.

    6 Mar 2013

    Terrorism charges: Okah guilty

    Nigerian Henry Okah was convicted on 13 charges of terrorist activities by the High Court in Johannesburg on Monday (21 January).

    22 Jan 2013

    Kenya uses drones to catch poachers

    NAIROBI, KENYA: One of Kenya's best known private game reserves announced on Friday (7 December) a plan to fly unmanned surveillance drones to monitor and protect critically endangered rhinos from rampant poaching.

    10 Dec 2012

    Australia to host global piracy talks

    PERTH, AUSTRALIA: Australia is to host international talks next year to tackle piracy, hoping to stop a crime that has seen hundreds of people taken hostage in this year, Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said on Friday, 4 November 2011.

    1 Nov 2011

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