Why Are South Africans Underreporting On Crime?

[ISS] As South Africa’s political environment deteriorates, so too does public safety. For the sixth consecutive year, the country is seeing increases in robbery and a continuation in the high numbers of murders: the two most reliable indicators of pub…

[ISS] As South Africa's political environment deteriorates, so too does public safety. For the sixth consecutive year, the country is seeing increases in robbery and a continuation in the high numbers of murders: the two most reliable indicators of public safety. These categories represent the types of crime that cause the most public fear. The rising rates show that the government's goal of ensuring that all South Africans should be and feel safe is a long way from being achieved.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Men and Women Farmers Respond Differently to Climate Change

[The Conversation Africa] As climate change brings with it increased extreme weather events, one of the pressing issues for Africa’s farmers will be how to address these challenges. One dimension to be factored in is that men and women farmers are resp…

[The Conversation Africa] As climate change brings with it increased extreme weather events, one of the pressing issues for Africa's farmers will be how to address these challenges. One dimension to be factored in is that men and women farmers are responding to the pressures differently. The Conversation Africa's Samantha Spooner asked Grace Villamor about her research on gender-specific responses by farmers in Benin.

source: AllAfrica News: Benin

Officials – Somali Pirates Hijack Oil Tanker in Indian Ocean

[VOA] Somali officials say pirates have hijacked an oil tanker in the Indian Ocean and guided it to the coast of Puntland region. Sources tell VOA’s Somali service that the ship is believed to be a merchant tanker flying the flag of the United Arab Emi…

[VOA] Somali officials say pirates have hijacked an oil tanker in the Indian Ocean and guided it to the coast of Puntland region. Sources tell VOA's Somali service that the ship is believed to be a merchant tanker flying the flag of the United Arab Emirates.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

‘Train of Salt and Sugar’ to Open Oshana Film Festival

[Namibian] THE much anticipated opening of the Oshana Film Festival kicks off this Friday with the Mozambican war drama ‘Train of Salt and Sugar’ at the Epic Cinema at Ongwediva at 18h00. Governor Clemens Kashuupulwa will open the festival and tickets …

[Namibian] THE much anticipated opening of the Oshana Film Festival kicks off this Friday with the Mozambican war drama 'Train of Salt and Sugar' at the Epic Cinema at Ongwediva at 18h00. Governor Clemens Kashuupulwa will open the festival and tickets will be available at the venue.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Rockers Gear Up for Namrock Festival

[Namibian] NAMROCK is up, at it and coming at you fast as the nation’s rockers flex their fingers and tune their guitars for Namibia’s biggest rock music festival.

[Namibian] NAMROCK is up, at it and coming at you fast as the nation's rockers flex their fingers and tune their guitars for Namibia's biggest rock music festival.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Opening of One-Day Workshop On Ocean Economy

[Government of Mauritius] A one-day workshop on Ocean Economy aimed at exploring the marine policy and research landscape, identifying research opportunities and technology needs, as well as fostering partnerships opened this morning at the Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa Hotel in Pointe aux Piments. The Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, Mr Premdut Koonjoo, was present.

[Government of Mauritius] A one-day workshop on Ocean Economy aimed at exploring the marine policy and research landscape, identifying research opportunities and technology needs, as well as fostering partnerships opened this morning at the Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa Hotel in Pointe aux Piments. The Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, Mr Premdut Koonjoo, was present.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius