Op-Ed – Beware of Suspicious Crime Statistics Methods to Come

[Daily Maverick] Rumour has it that SAPS crime statistics will be released next week. For the first time in 15 years this is later than the usual September release. However, when it is released the reader and user of the crime statistics should beware …

[Daily Maverick] Rumour has it that SAPS crime statistics will be released next week. For the first time in 15 years this is later than the usual September release. However, when it is released the reader and user of the crime statistics should beware of the following suspicious methods that are used, especially since the 2011/2012 crime statistics releases. In March 2017 the last quarterly crime statistics in the form of a Trimester Presentation were released on the SAPS website. This will be used to illustrate the method

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ellen Condemns Hate Speeches

[New Dawn] Barely a week after the end of first round of elections, President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf says government’s attention has been drawn to displays on social media that are extremely inimical to the survival of Liberia’s peace and democracy.

[New Dawn] Barely a week after the end of first round of elections, President Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf says government's attention has been drawn to displays on social media that are extremely inimical to the survival of Liberia's peace and democracy.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Divers Arrested After Huge Abalone Haul Found in Simon’s Town

[News24Wire] City of Cape Town law enforcement officials confiscated abalone worth more than R700 000 and arrested 11 suspected poachers in Simon’s Town on Friday morning.

[News24Wire] City of Cape Town law enforcement officials confiscated abalone worth more than R700 000 and arrested 11 suspected poachers in Simon's Town on Friday morning.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

CDC Narrowly Leads Lower House

[New Dawn] The competition between the Coalition of Democratic Change or CDC and the ruling Unity Party or UP for control of the House of Representatives is as competitive as ever with the former narrowly winning 21 of the 73 seats in that august body …

[New Dawn] The competition between the Coalition of Democratic Change or CDC and the ruling Unity Party or UP for control of the House of Representatives is as competitive as ever with the former narrowly winning 21 of the 73 seats in that august body followed by the latter with 18, the People Unification Party (PUP) five seats followed by the rest among them Independent Candidates, according to final poll results released here by the National Elections Commission on Thursday, 19 October.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Patel Votes Out National Chairman

[New Dawn] The Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia (PATEL) says it has voted out its acting national chairman for gross violation, and failure to avail himself for conference.

[New Dawn] The Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia (PATEL) says it has voted out its acting national chairman for gross violation, and failure to avail himself for conference.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

How African Governments Manage Extractive Resources

[New Dawn] A new study jointly released by the African Development Band and OpenOil, a Berlin-based financial analysis firm has revealed how African Governments use financial models to manage the oil and gas sectors and mining projects.

[New Dawn] A new study jointly released by the African Development Band and OpenOil, a Berlin-based financial analysis firm has revealed how African Governments use financial models to manage the oil and gas sectors and mining projects.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Opposition Youth Wants Speedy Probe Into Election Complaints

[New Dawn] The Association of Opposition Political Party Youth League has called on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to expeditiously probe electoral complaints raised by some political parties in the October 10 presidential and representatives’…

[New Dawn] The Association of Opposition Political Party Youth League has called on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to expeditiously probe electoral complaints raised by some political parties in the October 10 presidential and representatives' elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

#CapeWaterGate – Demand for Boreholes Rises As Dam Levels Sink to 35 Percent

[Daily Maverick] Cape Town is well into Phase One of its Water Resilience Plan with dam levels at 35% and usable, safe drinking dam water sitting at around 25%. By comparison, dam levels were 62% this time in 2016. Despite critical dam levels, collecti…

[Daily Maverick] Cape Town is well into Phase One of its Water Resilience Plan with dam levels at 35% and usable, safe drinking dam water sitting at around 25%. By comparison, dam levels were 62% this time in 2016. Despite critical dam levels, collective consumption is still over 600-million litres of water per day. Water-wise domestic users are turning their attention to groundwater to reduce some of the pressure on municipal water sources - but what are the options and how deep into their pockets do consumers have to dig

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‘Opposition Victory Best for Liberia’

[New Dawn] The Association of Opposition Political Parties Youth Wings says it strongly believes that it is about time that a member of the opposition takes stake power rather than the ruling Unity Party (UP).

[New Dawn] The Association of Opposition Political Parties Youth Wings says it strongly believes that it is about time that a member of the opposition takes stake power rather than the ruling Unity Party (UP).

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Op-Ed – Intellectual Property for the 21st Century Economy

[Daily Maverick] Developing countries are increasingly pushing back against the intellectual property regime foisted on them by advanced economies over the last 30 years. They are right to do so, because what matters is not only the production of knowl…

[Daily Maverick] Developing countries are increasingly pushing back against the intellectual property regime foisted on them by advanced economies over the last 30 years. They are right to do so, because what matters is not only the production of knowledge, but also that it is used in ways that put the health and well-being of people ahead of corporate profits. By JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ, DEAN BAKER and ARJUN JAYADEV.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa