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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Look at The Political Environment







Should Companies Take Responsibility for Repression?
The Arab uprisings have been a poignant reminder of how the Internet can promote free expression and assembly, but also how governments can try abuse it. The medium used by demonstrators to organize protests and bring medical supplies to Tahrir Square, for example, was also used by the government to pinpoint human rights defenders for arrest, harassment, and even torture...http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/02/13/should-companies-take-responsibility-repression





Unemployment remains rife on the African continent. With almost 200 million people aged between 15 and 24 in Africa today, the youth community represents more than 60% of the continent's total population and accounts for 45% of its growing labour force. However, the imbalance between the demands of the labour market and the supply of appropriately skilled workers in Africa is reaching its breaking point. In light of this, Microsoft Corp have announced its ongoing commitment to driving opportunities for African youth through its YouthSpark initiative... http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/410/422/89343.html

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Denis Mukwege: The rape surgeon of DR Congo Denis Mukwege is a gynaecologist working in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He and his colleagues have treated about 30,000 rape victims, developing great expertise in the treatment of serious sexual injuries. His story includes disturbing accounts of rape as a weapon of war. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21499068 

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