Saudi Arabia Launches New Anti-Human-Trafficking Measures

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCHT), in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Organization of Migration (IOM), has launched a “National Referral Mechanism,” which outlines best practices for handling cases of trafficking in persons, specifying […]

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From Dhaka to Gaza: How Do You Socially Distance in a Crowd?

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Josna Begum lives with her son in a house with four other families in a slum in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, the world’s most densely populated city. “Distancing is impossible for us,” she said. The 35-year-old, who occupies a single room with her 12-year-old son and earns $100 a month as a domestic worker, shares the single kitchen in the house with 22 other residents.   The Bangladeshi government this week ordered a nationwide shutdown to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus in a country considered…

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UN Creates COVID Trust Fund to Assist Poorer Countries   

NEW YORK – The United Nations is establishing a trust fund to support low- and middle-income countries in responding to the coronavirus pandemic and recovering from its socio-economic shock.  “It is a call to action,” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told journalists Tuesday during the virtual launch of the plan and his “Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity” report.    The secretary-general said the pandemic is the greatest test the world has faced since the formation of the United Nations 75 years ago. He is calling for a large-scale, coordinated, multilateral response amounting to at least 10% of…

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Former Ghana forward Kwasi Owusu passes away

One of the most lethal forwards in the history of Ghana football, Kwasi Owusu, passed away on Monday (30 March 2020) in Sunyani, the Ghana Football Association has confirmed. He was 72. Nicknamed ‘Powerhouse’, he captained the Black Stars at the 1970 Africa Cup of Nations, as Ghana lost 1-0 to host Sudan in the final, scoring three goals during the tournament. He is fondly remembered for scoring nine goals in the 15-1 aggregate win over Niger in the qualifiers.  He also featured at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.…

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Four “Black Stars” in the sky

For over two decades, Ghana was the most decorated team in the history of Africa Cup of Nations with four titles, a record the Black Stars held before being overtaken by Egypt (7 titles) and Cameroon (5 titles). Ghana first won the continental showpiece football event on their maiden attempt, at home in 1963. They added three more titles in 1965, 1978 and 1982, and have reached the final three times after, losing on all occasions. Ghana 1963 In their maiden appearance, Ghana hosted the fourth edition of the Africa Cup…

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VUMI® poursuit sa croissance exponentielle à travers le monde en ouvrant un nouveau bureau à Dubaï et en créant une gamme de produits spécialisés pour cette nouvelle région

DALLAS, 31 mars 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Le nouveau bureau de VUMI® à Dubaï est la prochaine étape de la croissance mondiale exponentielle de la société. Une nouvelle gamme de produits a été créée spécialement pour la région. VIP Universal Medical Insurance Group (VUMI®), un chef de file des produits d’assurance maladie internationale et des services médicaux […]

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VUMI® continues its exponential growth globally by opening a new office in Dubai and creating a specialized product line for the new region

DALLAS, March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — VUMI®’s new Dubai office is the next step in the company’s exponential global growth. A new product line has been specially created for the region. VIP Universal Medical Insurance Group (VUMI®), a leader in international health insurance products and VIP medical services, is pleased to announce the opening of a […]

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