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Africa: New Initiative to Boost Women Entrepreneurs

Connecting sustainable development to investments in women is critical. By Ivan R. Mugisha The International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched a new initiative expected to push for increased participation of women entrepreneurs in public procurement. The initiative is hoped will cut down on the dominance of men, who, participants at the Roundtable of the Global …

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Ethiopia: First Ethiopian Science Museum Opens in Addis

Great development here, hopefully this museum will also focus on the amazing history of science and technology in East Africa. The first Science Museum of Ethiopia, which is said to help promoting science and research in the country, has been opened Monday at the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University.

Health Law Falls Flat With Kentucky Voters, Even Those It Helps

Robin Evans said that while she does not support the senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes or President Obama she has taken advantage of the Affordable Health Care act.  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Affordable Care Act allowed Robin Evans, an eBay warehouse packer earning $9 an hour, to sign up for Medicaid this year. She is being …

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Politics: Building Legacy, Obama Reshapes Appellate Bench

WASHINGTON — Democrats have reversed the partisan imbalance on the federal appeals courts that long favored conservatives, a little-noticed shift with far-reaching consequences for the law and President Obama’s legacy. For the first time in more than a decade, judges appointed by Democratic presidents considerably outnumber judges appointed by Republican presidents. The Democrats’ advantage has only …

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New York Police Officers to Begin Wearing Body Cameras in Pilot Program

The New York City Police Department will begin equipping a small number of its officers with wearable video cameras, a pilot program geared toward eventually outfitting the nation’s largest police force with technology that promises greater accountability over police actions. An announcement on the program, as well as details of the initial implementation of the cameras, is expected from Commissioner …

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A Shared Challenge Requires Collective Action

“A collective effort is required to address a challenge that is collectively shared”. We await the outcome(s) of the AU’s Summit on Terrorism. See article below: Africa: Kenya to Host AU Summit On Terrorism By Joseph Muraya Nairobi — Kenya will host the Africa Union Peace and Security Council Summit on Terrorism, to be attended …

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Police Cameras Can Shed Light, but Raise Privacy Concerns

Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was shot during an encounter with police in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, was recorded by a convenience store surveillance camera a few minutes before he was killed, according to police. Then, just after he died, a picture of his body was snapped by a Twitter user who claims to have seen …

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