Huawei facilite la transformation numérique des clients du secteur financier du monde entier grâce à une stratégie centrée sur le mobile et des capacités de cloud, d’intelligence artificielle et de 5G

– Huawei organise en ligne le Sommet mondial FSI 2020 SHENZHEN, Chine, 11 juin 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Aujourd’hui, Huawei a organisé son Sommet mondial FSI 2020 (partie étrangère en ligne) avec pour thème « Prospérer numériquement dans un avenir mobile ». Les institutions financières et les entreprises ont été invitées à partager leur expérience et leurs points de vue sur la […]

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Global Peace Index 2020

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This is the 14th edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness. Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the GPI is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness. This report presents the most comprehensive datadriven analysis to-date on trends in peace, its economic value, and how to develop peaceful societies. The GPI covers 99.7 per cent of the world’s population, using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources, and measures the…

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Press Release: African Union calls for redoubling of efforts to silence the guns in Africa

Addis Ababa, 8 June 2020: The Series of a Virtual Conference, which commenced on 25 May 2020 in commemoration of Africa Day and ended on 8 June 2020, were convened by the Peace and Security Department in collaboration with the Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission, to give impetus to the efforts towards campaign on silencing the guns in Africa. The Conference was also aimed at highlighting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related challenges in the implementation of the AU theme of the year: “Silencing…

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Health and Socio-Economic Impacts of Physical Distancing for Covid-19 in Africa (May 2020)

This review makes recommendations on adapting classic physical distancing measures to the contextual realities in Africa and on mitigating potential negative impacts Abstract This briefing paper was commissioned by the East Africa Research Hub in collaboration with DFID’s Research and Evidence Department’s Science Cell, in partnership with the African Academy of Sciences. This is a follow up to their briefing paper on the risks of physical distancing measures in LMICs. Physical distancing measures are important to reduce COVID-19 transmission. However, when stringently applied, they can result in negative health and…

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Time running out for civilians in Africa’s Sahel region as attacks multiply

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is alarmed over escalating violence in the Sahel region which has seen hundreds of innocent civilians targeted in recent weeks, triggered more displacement and is seriously hindering humanitarian activities. Attacks by armed groups and ensuing counter-security operations have led to more people fleeing their homes for security and put even more pressure on stretched host communities, already facing immense hardship from dealing with those displaced, often relatives from previous violence. The latest attack on the Binedama village in central Mali’s volatile Mopti region, on June…

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Coronavirus Poses Leadership Test for Africa’s Heads of State

WASHINGTON – As Burundi enters a period of mourning for President Pierre Nkurunziza, who died Monday, his leadership during the coronavirus pandemic is being scrutinized. Nkurunziza’s official cause of death was listed as “cardiac arrest.” However, many have speculated that he contracted COVID-19 following reports that his wife was flown to Kenya to be treated for the disease. As the virus spread across Africa, Nkurunziza resisted calls for a lockdown. He kept businesses open, allowed mass gatherings, such as sporting events, and held an election on May 20. He expelled…

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WHO Says COVID-19 Pandemic is Accelerating in Africa

GENEVA – The World Health Organization reports the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating in Africa and moving from the continent’s large capital cities into the remote rural areas where it will be more difficult to contain the spread of the disease. Globally, there were more than seven million coronavirus infections Wednesday, including more than 400,000 deaths. Latest reports Wednesday put the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Africa at more than 200,000, including 5,000 deaths. World Health Organization Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, notes it took 98 days to…

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COVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 15 (10 June 2020)

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues in the WHO African Region (with Algeria confirming the first case on 25 February 2020), with rising incidence cases and associated deaths. Since our last situation report on 3 June 2020 (External Situation Report 14), an additional 33 555 new confirmed COVID-19 cases (a 31% increase) were reported from 44 countries. During this period, six countries in the WHO African region observed the highest percentage increase in cases: Mauritania 98% (from 588 to 1 162 cases), Ethiopia 74% (from 1 344 to 2…

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