Huawei Launches FusionServer Pro V6 Intelligent Server Based on the 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processor

SHENZHEN, China, June 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Huawei Computing Product Line officially released the latest member to their family – the next-generation FusionServer Pro V6 intelligent server. This product is a state-of-the-art technology running on the 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor and designed to unlock powerful computing for any system. The 3rd […]

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Egypt: Health care workers forced to make impossible choice between ‘death or jail’

The Egyptian authorities must immediately stop their campaign of harassment and intimidation against frontline health care workers who express safety concerns or criticize the government’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis, Amnesty International said today. The organization documented how Egyptian authorities have used vague and overly broad charges of “spreading false news” and “terrorism” to arbitrarily arrest and detain health care workers who speak out and have subjected them to threats, harassment and punitive administrative measures. Those targeted by the authorities have denounced unsafe working conditions, personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages,…

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State department: Update: The United States continues to lead the global response to COVID-19

The United States continues to lead the global effort to respond to and end the COVID-19 pandemic. Building upon decades of investment in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance, the American people should be proud of the real results we are achieving through our help to nations around the world, which also helps protect the homeland. The U.S. government has so far allocated more than $12 billion that will benefit the global COVID-19 response, and we continue to ensure that the substantial U.S. funding and scientific efforts on this front remain…

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IOM West and Central Africa Regional Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan COVID-19

SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS Progression of The Pandemic in West and Central Africa The novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic, which was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province in China in December 2019, spread over the following weeks to all regions of the world, leading the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a pandemic on 11 March 2020. While the virus was slow to reach the African continent compared to other parts of the world, the illness has grown exponentially since the first known cases and continues to spread. The WHO has warned…

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IOM launches USD 54 million appeal to help vulnerable migrants, mobile populations in West and Central Africa

Dakar – This week (17 June), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in West and Central Africa called on its partners and the donor community to support its USD 54,158,500 Regional Preparedness and Response Plan to strengthen resilience among nearly ten million migrants and other mobile populations significantly affected by COVID-19. With the severe mobility, health and socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis reverberating across West and Central Africa, rapid, targeted action is needed to prevent further spread of the pandemic. Given the region’s fragile health systems, such action is…

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COVID-19 Africa Emergency Response Situation Report #7

COVID-19 Cases: 117,840 COVID-19 Deaths: 2,766 The virus continues to spread with a linear daily increment as most of the countries in East, Southern and West Africa relax their confinement measures (schools and markets are reopening, public gatherings are resuming). World Vision is concerned by the increasing risk of a wider transmission and appeals for the intensification of prevention measures and support to health systems for mass testing and surveillance. World Vision is also concerned by the reported increase in gender-based violence as the economic challenges set in and appeals…

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Africa’s wild polio-free status to be determined in August

Brazzaville, 19 June 2020 – The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC), responsible for certifying the eradication of wild poliovirus in the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region, is set to make its final decision about the region’s wild poliovirus status in August 2020. Following field verification visits over the past year and thorough critical analysis of the documentation of the polio surveillance, immunization and laboratory capacity presented by the governments of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Nigeria and South Sudan, the Commission has validated that the countries’ documentation grants them…

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7 Plead Not Guilty to Looting More than $132 Million from South African Bank

Seven suspects accused of taking just over $132 million from VBS Mutual bank in South Africa have pleaded not guilty to dozens of fraud and theft charges. On Thursday, the court set their individual bail at $5,733. The suspects, including a former VBS executive, where arrested Wednesday during raids in Gauteng and Limpopo provinces. An eighth suspect did not appear because he was under COVID-19 quarantine. The suspects are charged with stealing funds in 2018 belonging to dozens of individuals and municipalities. The National Prosecuting Authority described the looting of…

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