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Hakai Magazine

The African Coastline Is a Battleground for Foreign Fleets and Artisanal Fishers

For local communities already struggling with pollution and climate change, illegal industrial fishing “is an additional stressor that depletes fisheries resources,” says Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood, a research consultant for Colorado-based One Earth Future who was not involved in the study. This has far-reaching implications for social development and the attainment of multiple sustainable development goals.

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Ethiopia to launch artificial intelligence development center

In their co-produced piece, ‘Artificial Intelligence in Africa is a Double-edged Sword’ Clayton Besaw and John Filitz suggested that intergovernmental organizations should seek to partner with AI entrepreneurs and corporate actors in Africa while simultaneously providing training to government officials in AI and digital forensics.

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Profitable Fish Company Creates Jobs In Somaliland

Shuraako, a program of One Earth Future Foundation (OEF) is the Fund Manager of this new Fund.  Shuraako, which means “partnership” in Somali, works in conflict-affected areas and underserved small and medium enterprise markets to develop a more resilient and responsible private sector.

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The Future Of The Iran Nuclear Deal

Other nonproliferation experts are taking a slightly more optimistic view. Laura Rockwood, longtime nuclear safeguards official with the IAEA, the International Atomic Energy Agency, now directs the group Open Nuclear Network in Vienna. She says, rhetoric aside, what Iran has actually done to date doesn't add up to a sprint to acquire nuclear weapons.

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All Africa

Somalia: Small and Medium Companies to Benefit From U.S.$10 Million Fund

Kjell Roland, Norfund CEO, said: "This is an important investment and proofs the entrepreneural spirit of Norfund. With Shuraako as a partner, we have a local team on the ground that works already. I believe that fund will have significant development impact in Somalia and also receive as small, yet positive financial return."

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Kim Jong Un’s Big Bang Theory: Weapons Tests Will Get Trump Talking

Achieving such hyperprecision with nuclear technology is only a secondary pursuit for Mr. Kim, who more covets advances that would bring the U.S. back to the negotiating table, said Melissa Hanham, deputy director of Open Nuclear Network, a think tank.

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Why Pirates Are Giving Up On Oil

The East Africa area includes the Bab-el-Mandeb between Yemen and Djibouti, as well as the Gulf of Aden. Piracy incidents here hit a high of 54 in 2017, before falling back to just 9 in 2018, according to One Earth Future’s annual report The State of Maritime Piracy 2018.

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Men as Partners for Women, Peace and Security: Vital Lessons

The special role of partners and allies in such campaigns came to the fore for me in late 2017, when I joined with women and men from diplomatic, defense, academic, and civil society arenas worldwide to form the initiative, “Mobilizing Men as Partners for Women, Peace and Security” (MAWPS), supported by the Denver-based non-profit, Our Secure Future.

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North Korea's Improved Missile Systems Spark 'Deadline' Concerns

If there is no clear progress on talks, “it seems very much like North Korea will not hold to the nuclear and missile testing moratoriums”, said Melissa Hanham, deputy director of Open Nuclear Network, a think-tank.

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Maritime Piracy Increases Business Costs In The Gulf Of Guinea

All of it adds up. The economic cost of piracy in West Africa through 2017 was $818.1m - up from $793.7m the year before. Nearly a quarter of that $818.1m was spent contracting maritime security, according to the nonprofit Oceans Beyond Piracy's 2017 State of Maritime Piracy report.

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