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Abu Dhabi SWF fund manager Sheikh missing 27, March 2010

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The brother of the President of the UAE who is also ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed al Nayhan is reportedly missing in a glider accident in Morocco. Ahmed Al Nayhan is the managing director of one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, Aida. He also sits on the Supreme Petroleum Council, Abu Dhabi’s primary oil regulatory body.

Estimates vary as to Aida’s net worth from a paltry $4oobn to nearly $650bn. Established in 1976 Aida recently invested in Gatwick Airport in London, Citigroup and Hyatt Hotels. It scores a lowly 3 out of 10 in the SWF Linaburg-Maduell transparency index.

1 in 4 South African men admit to rape 22, June 2009

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It is just one of those statistics that takes your breath away. The Guardian reveals the results of a new survey in South Africa where fully 1 in 4 men admit to having committed rape in their life. 1 in 20 admit to raping someone in the last year alone. A woman being raped by a man over 25 had a 1 in 4 chance of contacting AIDS.