Le réseau de grappes d’IA Atlas 900 de Huawei seul lauréat du « Grand Prix » pour l’IA à l’Interop Tokyo 2020

TOKYO, 4 juin 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Le jury de l’Interop Tokyo 2020 a décerné le « Grand Prix » au réseau de grappes d’IA Atlas 900 de Huawei pour récompenser sa puissance de calcul d’IA et sa dissipation de chaleur supérieure. Atlas 900 de Huawei est le seul produit d’IA de 2020 à recevoir ce prix. Les […]

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Joint letter to the UN Secretary-General from civil society organisations welcoming the Secretary General’s brief on older persons and COVID-19 and requesting a plan of action

Dear Mr. Secretary-General, We are writing as 103 civil society organisations from around the world to congratulate you for the UN Policy Brief on ‘The impact of COVID-19 on older persons’. This is an important and welcome intervention from the highest level of the UN at a time when the lives of older persons are at risk and their human rights are under attack. We welcome recognition of the multiple and significant risks older persons are facing at this time and the pandemic’s amplifying effects on pre-existing inequalities, ageism and…

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WFP Chad Country Brief, April 2020

In Numbers 6,256 mt of food assistance distributed USD 1.5 m cash-based transfers made USD 67 m six months (May – October 2020) net funding requirements 633,455 people assisted in April 2020 Operational Updates • WFP continues to deliver life-saving food and nutritional assistance in a secure environment, to protect beneficiaries from COVID-19. In April, WFP adapted the school feeding programme to provide take-away rations to 120,195 primary school students and 5,568 adolescents, across six provinces in the Sahelian belt. • Some 1,000 migrants deported from Libya, currently confined in…

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Statement on Increased Targeting of Humanitarians in North-West and South-West Regions

I am deeply concerned by the increased harassment, attacks, abductions and extortion humanitarian workers are facing in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon. The situation has reached a point where aid delivery has had to be scaled back, putting many lives at unnecessary risk. I am particularly troubled by the increasingly widespread practice by non-state armed groups of setting up illegal checkpoints along main supply routes and abducting aid workers. Over the past two months, we have seen a significant increase in attacks with six aid agencies…

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Protests Over George Floyd’s Death Expose Raw Race Relations Worldwide

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – Images of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of African-American George Floyd, who then died, have sparked protests from Amsterdam to Nairobi, but they also expose deeper grievances among demonstrators over strained race relations in their own countries. With violent clashes between protesters and authorities raging in the United States, anti-police-brutality activists gathered by the thousands in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in various European and African cities. Peaceful protesters highlighted allegations of abuse of black prisoners by their jailers, social and economic…

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US-Africa Coronavirus Fight Is Multi-Front Battle

JOHANNESBURG – The challenges faced by African nations during the coronavirus pandemic are about much more than a rapidly spreading virus, American aid officials say. They’re concerned about the threats it poses to proper nutrition, the economy, liberties and freedoms, and the ongoing war against a deadly parasite that has plagued this continent for centuries: malaria. The U.S. has put in more than $1 billion toward helping other countries fight the coronavirus pandemic. By State Department estimates, more than a quarter of that money has gone to the African continent.…

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Cameroon Journalists Blast Government Silence on Case of Missing Colleague

YAOUNDE – Journalists in Cameroon have marched to government offices to demand an account of their missing colleague, Samuel Wazizi, after local media this week reported he was died in military custody. Isidore Abah of the Cameroon Association of English-Speaking Journalists’ (CAMASEJ) says he led scores of reporters Thursday in a march to government offices in the southwestern town of Buea. Abah, who spoke from Buea via a messaging app, said journalists are demanding authorities tell them what happened to their colleague. “We are disenchanted because we got news that…

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