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|As migration to South Africa swells, one man helps bridge cultural divides|
|Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:00:01 -0400|
Marc Gbaffou is the go-to guy for migrants in South Africa when they’re dealing with problems, especially threats of violence. As chairman of the African Diaspora Forum (ADF), a nonprofit organization he founded a decade ago to safeguard the rights of migrants and asylum-seekers, he’s keenly interested in the welfare of the millions of such individuals living and working in South Africa. “Everyone wants a piece of him, and he cannot say no to anyone,” says Martha Bikuelo, a refugee from Congo (former Zaire) who is an ADF official.
|From Kenya’s postelection violence, an online community forms to give aid|
|Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:53:10 -0400|
When Sallinder Nyawira received panicked messages from a colleague last August amid Kenya’s postelection violence, she knew she had to help. After both Kenya’s August election and a second election in October, violence broke out in hot spots, namely in the port city of Kisumu and in Nairobi slums such as Kibera.
|Facebook’s lapse in privacy protection|
|Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:38:23 -0400|
Facebook, the social media giant that collects data on about a quarter of humanity, is in the hot seat over the disclosure of personal information about 50 million of its users to a voter-profiling company. Every country, not just the United States, is trying to find a nuanced balance between secrecy and the transparency of personal data, such as facial recognition of shoppers. Facebook is not alone.
|Here comes the esports revolution – are video gamers the Tom Bradys of tomorrow?|
|Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:15:52 -0400|
Brady Girardi smiles as the next fan in line hands him a poster to sign. “You were so good tonight!” the woman gushes as Mr. Girardi scrawls his name across the page. The fan, whose shock of yellow-green hair matches Girardi’s jersey, walks away with a wide grin.