Global Newsbeat by Kyle G. Brown

Africa’s Fight Against Illegal Fishing

Sunday, September 10, 2017

In a series of reports for radio, print and television, we track illegal industrial fishing in East and West Africa, and its disastrous consequences for the environment and food security. The scramble for fish is making the Atlantic Ocean more dangerous:  Senegalese finding fewer fish at home are forced to venture further out – but are shot by the Mauritanian Coast Guard for trespassing. A father of seven loses his eldest son, and his arm, in a deadly collision with an industrial vessel.  Read More

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Kenya Takes on the Pirates

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Coastal states in East and West Africa are host to rich fisheries, and to the hundreds of foreign fishing vessels they attract. But environmental groups and local fishermen say they are finding habitats damaged, dead fish washed up on the shore and netshotstar app download and equipment destroyed.  But African coastal states are beginning to fight back. Local fishers off Kizingitini, near Kenya’s northern coast     Having long lacked the means to monitor their waters, Kenyan authorities have launched a series of new measures they hope will stop environmental vandalism and the theft... 

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First Steps to Brussels Crackdown on Illegal Fishing

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The European parliament has voted overwhelmingly to bring in new rules cracking down on illegal fishing, which could help coastal states confront criminal activity in heavily fished African waters. Thursday’s vote to overhaul Europe’s external fleet legislation could deter commercial operators from encroaching on waters relied upon by local fishing communities.  (This article appeared in the Guardian 2 Feb.)  Read More

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Friday night far from Home

My phone blinks repeatedly with news alerts of an unfolding plague. I read them two, three times and still struggle to believe what I’m reading.  Gunmen and suicide bombers are on a killing spree across my adopted city. It’s a city I have not only come to love like no other; I’ve persuaded the woman of my dreams to start a new life there.  Now she’s somewhere in Paris and I’m unable to reach her.  Read More  Read More

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CHILD MORTALITY: A strategy that could help arrest its rise

Not far from the beaches and cafés of seaside Cape Town, is the township of Du Noon, where children play in rubbish-strewn streets near pools of stagnant water and lop-sided rows of outdoor toilets. “They play and eat without washing their hands, so it’s not healthy,” says local health care worker, Nontuthuzelo Debesse, who is […]

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Africa’s Fight Against Illegal Fishing

In a series of reports for radio, print and television, we track illegal industrial fishing in East and West Africa, and its disastrous consequences for the environment and food security. The scramble for fish is making the Atlantic Ocean more dangerous:  Senegalese finding fewer fish at home are forced to venture further out – but […]