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IN its engagement with Africa to date, China has been notable for accepting risks that Western countries generally do not.  The willingness of Chinese people, especially small-time traders, to put up with a range of personal safety risks—from petty theft to risk of kidnappings to health & sanitation limitations—has been a key factor as to why China has so rapidly become Africa’s largest trade partner.  Source

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Barely two weeks after Ghana Vice-President  Kwesi Amissah-Arthur called on young people not to get involved in illegal internet activities, police arrested a twenty six years old undergraduate student for allegedly defrauding many people through a bogus online organisation that ‘provided’ foreign scholarships to Ghanaian students. Source

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Australian government will look to a new think-tank on cyber security established in partnership with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to stave off cyber attacks. According to a survey this week by BT Security, an arm of British Telecom, more than six in ten Australian companies are vulnerable to cyber attacks. Source

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