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GI-TOC Reports on South Africa’s Emerging ‘Construction Mafia’

For almost a decade now, South Africa’s construction sector has had to contend with organized crime groups that extort construction sites for money or a stake in development projects, and are not adverse to threatening those who oppose them with violence or death, the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) reported Tuesday.

Extent of Global Dark Fleets Mapped for the First Time

An international nonprofit organization has released the first ever global map of so-called ‘dark fleets,’ or fishing vessels that do not broadcast their location or appear in public monitoring systems. The map is exposing the extent of illegal fishing worldwide.