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Media coverage of African offenders ‘skewed’, warns Melbourne chief judge


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November 05, 2018 06:03:38

One of the most senior judges in Victoria has labelled the reporting and political rhetoric on African crime in Melbourne as “dangerous” and “skewed”.

The County Court Chief Judge, Peter Kidd, says current media reporting gives an inaccurate portrayal of how much crime before the courts is actually being committed by people from the African community and the public needs to be “properly informed”.

“If you are an African offender, and certainly…

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VIC chief judge warns media coverage of African offenders 'skewed'



One of the most senior judges in Victoria has labelled the reporting and political rhetoric around African crime in Melbourne as "dangerous" and …
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France warns on Russian arms and advisers in Central African Republic


France has warned that the growing presence of Russian military advisors and weapons in the Central African Republic could exacerbate tensions in the war-torn nation.

The statement comes after a rebel leader demanded Russia explain the presence of its “mercenaries” in the country.

A French colony until 1960 and one of the poorest countries in the world, the CAR has suffered from fighting since 2013, when mostly Muslim rebels overthrew the government but were pushed back by Christian militias. 

The United Nations Security Council allowed Russia in 2017 to begin delivering arms to the country’s new Christian president, and Moscow sent 175 instructors to train CAR troops earlier this year. The president’s personal guard is now reportedly made up largely of Russians. 

Last week Moscow said…

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Zambia warns against cryptocurrency, bitcoin use — Quartz Africa


Cryptocurrencies might be enduring tech rave of the moment—but not for Zambia’s apex bank.

The central bank has warned against using cryptocurrencies like bitcoin as they are not recognized by the country’s financial system. As such, trading in or using cryptocurrencies, it says, will be at users’ risk as there is no legal recourse with all cryptocurrencies still unregulated in Zambia.

As far continent-wide trends on stances on cryptocurrency regulation goes, Zambia could still soften its outlook as other countries have despite initial tough stances. Nigeria and Kenya, two of the continent’s largest economies, have gone from warning banks against trading or doing business in cryptocurrencies and comparing them to pyramid schemes to reportedly researching policy proposals and studying…

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Gates warns of rising African poverty



Gates warns of rising African poverty … co-founder and billionaire philanthropist warns that extreme poverty is set to rise in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Caribbean News – As Haiti Grapples With Earthquake Recovery, Canada Warns About Travel There


A child plays next to his house damaged by an earthquake that hit the North of Haiti on October 6, in Gros Morne on October 8, 2018. (Photo credit: HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Oct. 16, 2018: Canada’s government on Monday updated its warning on Haiti, urging its nationals to exercise a high degree of caution if travelling there.

As the country struggles to cope with the 5.9 magnitude Oct. 6th earthquake that struck in Port-de-Paix and Gros-Morne killing 18 and leaving over 333 injured, the Canadian government on Monday updated its advisory amid reports of a planned demonstration tomorrow, October 17, 2018.

The planned protests are set to be part of the Dessalines Day and are being planned in Port-au-Prince and…

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