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BWise, a NASDAQ OMX Company, and IQ Business Agree to Partnership

Partnership to Offer Best-of-Industry Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) Software and Services to South Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa and DEN BOSCH, Netherlands, Aug. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE / Asianet-Pakistan) — BWise, a NASDAQ OMX company and the leading provider of enterprise Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (eGRC) software, today announced it has entered into […]

North Kivu braces for potential UN-armed group clashes

GENEVA 02 August 2013 (IRIN) - A UN ultimatum for armed groups around Goma, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) North Kivu Province, to disarm, expired on 1 August and a security zone has been set up around the city. Goma is calm, but civilians, aid agencies and NGOs wait nervously as the UN's first ever "offensive" peacekeeping force prepares to fully deploy.

African governments still underfunding health

NAIROBI 23 July 2013 (IRIN) - Twelve years after African governments pledged in the Abuja Declaration to allocate at least 15 percent of their annual budgets to healthcare by 2015, just six countries have met this goal.

Political cost of defending gay rights in Africa

DAKAR 18 July 2013 (IRIN) - US President Barack Obama’s recent call for equality for gays during his Africa tour drew assurances by his Senegalese counterpart that the country was not homophobic. Yet dismantling anti-gay laws and attitudes carries huge political and religious risks few leaders in the continent are willing to take, rights groups say.

A South African town comes to terms with sexual violence

BREDASDORP 15 July 2013 (IRIN) - Seventeen-year-old Anene Booysen was gang raped and brutalized on a patch of scrubby grass between two newly built RDP [government subsidized] houses, in a bleak, low-income suburb about 3km from central Bredasdorp, a small town in South Africa’s Western Cape Province.

Countering Africa’s green revolution

NAIROBI 08 July 2013 (IRIN) - Civil society groups are taking on the policies of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), which promotes the use of genetically modified (GM) crops and Green Revolution technologies.

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