As a result of Governance and legal framework, gender equality has been illustrated by the development of national frameworks and mechanisms including, the constitution, the Vision 2020, Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS), the National Gender Policy and Decentralisation Policy.

EGYPT – According to Leila Farah El-Mokaddem, the African Development Bank’s new Resident Representative in Egypt, “the economic empowerment of women is a hidden opportunity for our continent. Women constitute what we call ‘smart economics.’ By expanding income generation to both women and men, families are collectively better off, while the economy is more productive resulting in an overall win-win situation.”

SOUTH-AFRICA – After lurking in the shadows for the first ten months of 2013, cybercriminals unleashed the most damaging series of cyber-attacks in history. Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) Volume 19, shows a significant shift in cybercriminal behavior, revealing the bad guys are plotting for months before pulling off huge heists – instead of executing quick hits with smaller rewards.

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