Capital Connection: Is it time to establish state funded civilian disaster response units

PUBLISHED: Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:55:32 GMT
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Is it time to establish state funded civilian disaster response units and use some of the military’s overblown budgets to pay for it? The consequences of man-made climate change means that weather events such as Cyclone Idai are becoming a more common occurrence. Governments often lean on the military for search and rescue operations in the aftermath of natural disasters. On this week’s episode of Capital Connection we investigate the relative investment of African governments into its military joined Robert Besseling, Executive Director of Ex Africa. We then turn our gaze to impacts of Cyclone Idai on Zimbabwe. On a lighter note we look at a new system created which can compute your credit rating using social media and other digital tools, joined by CEO and founder of the tech Courtney Bentley.

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