Latest News August 19, 2015

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  • Africa: How Quantum Physics Is Opening New Frontiers for Data Safety
    [The Conversation Africa] Data security, which is aimed at ensuring secure internet communications, must keep pace with the hacking capability of eavesdroppers. Data and communications will become more vulnerable to attacks as decryption technologies strengthen with faster and more powerful computers.
  • South Africa: The Lion Kings – the Iddylic and the Wretched..
    [The Journalist] The world that the now famous Cecil inhabited
  • Ethiopia: Emergency Assistance Demand Rises to 4.5m People
    [Addis Fortune] A new report released by United Nation Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) shows that the number of relief food beneficiaries in Ethiopia has increased to 4.5 million in August 2015.
  • Congo-Kinshasa: Fighting in the East Shuts Down Clinics
    [IRIN] Beni -Célestin Kasereka had just hobbled 15 kilometres on crutches to reach Oicha Hospital to get his injured leg treated. “This painful journey took all day,” said Kasereka, a teacher at a school in the remote village of Mayi-Moya in the eastern Beni region of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province.
  • Nigeria: Sex Workers Protest Over Demolition of Anambra Brothels
    [Vanguard] Awka -No fewer than 200 commercial sex workers residing at the cattle market near the border community of Amansea in Anambra State have gone on rampage, destroying shanties in their vicinity after they were rendered homeless and flushed out by officials of the Anambra State Urban Development Board (ASUDEB).
  • South Africa: Masutha to Make Decision On Oscar Petition Before Friday
    [News24Wire] Justice Minister Michael Masutha will consider a petition by an NGO opposing Oscar Pistorius’s release together with a legal opinion, and make a decision before Friday, his spokesperson said on Tuesday.
  • Somalia: Wife of Somali PM arrested At JKIA Carrying Bullets in Bag
    [Dalsan Radio] The wife of the Somali Prime Minister has been arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi after she was found with ammunition. Ms Asha Yassim Hassa, the wife of Mr Orma Sharmake, was found with 16 rounds of ammunition in her bag at the screening area as she was leaving for the US on Saturday morning.
  • Somalia: Clash with Al-Shabaab Leaves 30 Dead
    [Shabelle] At least 30 people have been killed and scores of others wounded in the latest clashes between government troops and Al Shabaab militants in central Somalia.
  • South Sudan: Kiir Govt Calls Peace Deal a 'Sellout'
    [Deutsche Welle] Not even a day after South Sudan President Salva Kiir attended a signing ceremony in Addis Ababa for a new peace accord with rebels, his government stated that they will not accept the deal.

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