New AACSB CEO is Academic Leader and Industry Advisor

TAMPA, Florida, April 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — AACSB International (AACSB) announces Caryn L. Beck-Dudley as its new president and CEO, effective June 2020. AACSB is the world’s largest business education association and celebrates more than 100 years of excellence in higher education. The organization provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and learning and development services to business schools […]

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Data has gravity

Africa is facing new conversations around whether to remain on-premise or move to the cloud South Africa, April 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Security, risk, data loss, and legislation. These are the primary concerns listed by organisations and government institutions when asked why they are reluctant to move to the cloud. It is the perennial […]

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19 Uganda LGBT Members Denied Bail After Public Gathering Arrest

KAMPALA – A court in Uganda this week rejected bail for 19 members of the LGBT community who were arrested for gathering in public in violation of the coronavirus lockdown. Police arrested the men last month at a shelter for sexual minorities. Their lawyer argues the men, who range in age from 19 to 32, were targeted because of their sexual orientation.    Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists in Uganda have expressed concern over what they say is a deliberate violation of their community members’ rights.   On March…

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As Africa’s COVID-19 Lockdowns Ease, Officials Urged to Balance Health Policy

JOHANNESBURG – Top African health officials say the continent has taken what appear to be effective measures in curbing the spread of coronavirus. While they note that lockdowns in some countries have had positive effects in slowing transmission, scientists say that the enduring economic and social harm of lockdowns could soon trump scientific considerations. Experts spoke to journalists a day before the continent’s hot spot, South Africa, prepared to ease its restrictions.  Health officials across the continent have mostly succeeded in urging leaders to implement strict measures to combat the…

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UK Pledges 330 Mn Pounds Annually to Vaccine Alliance GAVI over Next 5 Yrs

Addis Ababa,  The United Kingdom has reportedly confirmed today that it will be the largest supporter of the international alliance to vaccinate children against deadly diseases, saving millions of lives. According to a press release issued by the Embassy of UK in Ethiopia International Development Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan announced a funding pledge equivalent of £330 million a year over the next five years to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which will help fund immunization of 75 million children in the world’s poorest countries. Preventable diseases, like measles, polio and typhoid still kill…

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Ethiopia, Netherlands Stress Need for Joint Approach in Fight against COVID-19

Addis ababa,  Ethiopia and Netherlands have emphasized the need for a joint approach in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.  Foreign Affairs Minister Gedu Andargachew and his Dutch counterpart Sigrid Kaag held telephone conversation today. Minister Gedu briefed Kaag about Ethiopia’s measures taken so far to mitigate the effects of the pandemic and curb its spread. Furthermore he underscored that international coordination and partnership is crucial in fighting the border-less disease. According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kaag agreed with Gedu’s belief for international cooperation and expressed her country’s commitment…

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House of People’s Representatives Approves Loan Agreements

Addis ababa, The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) has approved today loan agreements, including a 90-million-USD loan for Lowlands Livelihood Resilience Project. The Lowlands Livelihood Resilience Project concluded with the International Agricultural Development Fund will be allocated for 100 Woredas in four regional states. It will benefit 2.5 million people, it was learned.   The House also approved the loan agreement signed to realize the Second phase National Water Supply Sanitation and Hygiene Program and Debremarkos-Mota road expansion project with Saudi Fund for Development.   The other draft loan agreement signed…

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As Africa’s COVID-19 Lockdowns Ease, Officials Urged to Balance Health Policy

JOHANNESBURG – Top African health officials say the continent has taken what appear to be effective measures in curbing the spread of coronavirus. While they note that lockdowns in some countries have had positive effects in slowing transmission, scientists say that the enduring economic and social harm of lockdowns could soon trump scientific considerations. Experts spoke to journalists a day before the continent’s hot spot, South Africa, prepared to ease its restrictions. Health officials across the continent have mostly succeeded in urging leaders to implement strict measures to combat the…

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