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New Interpol project adds “H” for harassment to SEA

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Sexual abuse and exploitation (SEA) is a reality in the peacekeeping and humanitarian aid sectors worldwide with Interpol now stepping in to prevent it...

Guarded reception for Taliban’s new Afghan government in Asia, Europe

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Germany, China and Japan offered a lukewarm reception on Wednesday to the Taliban's provisional government in Afghanistan, following the Islamist militants' lightning seizure of...

Denel Asia fingered as joint Gupta/Denel venture

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The Denel Asia saga, currently awaiting a North Gauteng High Court decision on its legality or not, has again been put into...

Denel Asia joint venture stopped by Finance Minister – report

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Indications are the Denel Asia joint venture between VR Laser Asia and Denel has been halted by recently appointed Finance Minister Malusi...

Interpol targeting African/Asian wildlife crime links

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A project to identify and dismantle organised crime networks making billions in illicit profits from wildlife trafficking between Africa and Asia has...

Asia maritime piracy attacks rise to 75 percent of global total

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Asia accounted for three-quarters of global maritime piracy last year after a surge in tanker hijackings helped to fuel a 22 percent...

Elbit Systems wins $15 mln Asian intelligence deal

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Israeli defence electronics firm Elbit Systems said it won a US$15 million contract to supply an Asian government agency with an intelligence...

AfDB sets out bullish vision for Africa

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By 2060 three quarters of Africa's 2 billion-plus people will be cities and most countries will be "upper middle income", but economic...

Boeing cautious on new 737 output rise

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Boeing has warned about the risk of flooding the market with too many passenger jets as planemakers rush to meet demand in...

Airbus wary of global recession risk, Asia seen as buffer

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Airbus, a unit of aerospace group EADS, eyes challenges stemming from a possible global recession brought on by the eurozone debt crisis...

Asia buys record volume of W African oil

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Asian buyers are taking record volumes of West African crude oil this year as fuel consumption rises in India, China and other...

Somali pirates set to gain from Asia coal boom

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Booming Asian demand for South African coal will put more ships at risk from Somali pirates operating in the Indian Ocean and...

Death penalty opponents see African countries abolish trend

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An increasing number of countries are abolishing the death penalty and even the most active users of capital punishment are taking steps...

Sudan eyes $6 bln-$7 bln investment in 2010

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Sudan's minister of state for investment said yesterday he expects investments of $6-7 billion in the country in 2010, adding that Africa's...