Nokia fails to secure 5G contracts in China due to technical issues

BEIJING, May 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A news report by China.org.cn on Nokia fails to secure 5G contracts in China due to technical issues. Finland-based telecommunications equipment company Nokia has come away almost empty-handed in terms of huge 5G contracts awarded by China’s big three telecom carriers. Deals reportedly worth nearly $10 billion have been awarded […]

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‘Coronavirus Hairstyle’ Spikes in Popularity in East Africa

NAIROBI, KENYA – The coronavirus has revived a hairstyle in East Africa, one with braided spikes that echo the virus’ distinctive shape. The style’s growing popularity is in part due to economic hardships linked to virus restrictions — it’s cheap, mothers say — and to the goal of spreading awareness that the coronavirus is real. The hairstyle had gone out of fashion in recent years as imported real and synthetic hair from India, China and Brazil began to flood the market and demand by local women increased. Pictures of the…

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South Africans Tire of Lengthy Viral Restrictions

JOHANNESBURG – To say South Africa is tired of the lockdown would be a gross understatement. Officials acknowledge the effect that a curfew and limitations on movement are having on the population’s financial and mental health, but say they are holding firm against a bigger health threat: that of a virus that has killed 3.2% of those known to be infected in the World Health Organization’s African region. The global death rate is about 7%, according to WHO statistics. The head of the opposition Democratic Alliance, John Steenhuisen, told the…

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Millions Depend on Swift, Decisive COVID-19 Response, Deputy Secretary-General Says, Outlining Collective Plan to Overcome Historic Global Crisis

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Economic and Social Council informal briefing “Joining Forces: Effective Policy Solutions for COVID-19 Response”, in New York today: Thank you for organizing this important briefing. More than ever, people and countries everywhere rely on the United Nations to rise to the challenges of this global pandemic — a human crisis. Facing a crisis of such historic magnitude, our collective response must be equally historic, quick and decisive. Lives and livelihoods everywhere depend on our ability to…

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Brother’s support fuelling Diarra’s drive

Mali forward Agueissa Diarra is blessed with qualities of a striker – dribbling skills, great conversion rate and dead-ball specialist. The 21-year old looks up to Argentina and Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi, also her favourite player. However she counts the support of her elder brother as the biggest inspiration towards her ambition to reach the top. In a society where women receive little or no backing to participate in sports, Diarra is very grateful for her brother’s push since the beginning of her career. “My passion has grown because my…

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Nokia fails to secure 5G contracts in China due to technical issues

BEIJING, May 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A news report by China.org.cn on Nokia fails to secure 5G contracts in China due to technical issues. Finland-based telecommunications equipment company Nokia has come away almost empty-handed in terms of huge 5G contracts awarded by China’s big three telecom carriers. Deals reportedly worth nearly $10 billion have been awarded […]

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