Les gouvernements devraient mettre en place un système d’incitations pour le développement des TIC, (selon la directrice stratégique de la GSMA)

PÉKIN, 17 juillet 2020 /PRNewswire/ — China.org.cn publie un article intitulé « Les gouvernements devraient mettre en place un système d’incitations pour le développement des TIC (directrice stratégique de la GSMA) ». Selon Laxmi Akkaraju, directrice stratégique de la GSMA (GSM Association, une association qui représente près de 800 opérateurs et constructeurs de téléphonie mobile à travers 220 pays du monde), […]

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World Bank Group Provides $15.2 Million in Support of Coronavirus Response in Uganda

KAMPALA The World Bank today approved $15.2 million to support Uganda’s efforts to prevent, detect and respond to COVID-19 and strengthen national systems for public health emergency preparedness under a new operation – the Uganda COVID19 Response and Emergency Preparedness Project. The project is financed by an IDA credit of $12.5 million and a grant of $2.7 million from the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility. It aims to reduce the financing gap under the National COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan by boosting COVID prevention, detection, case management and the overall health…

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Communique of the 933rd meeting of the PSC held on 23 June 2020, on Youth, Peace and Security in Africa

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 933rd meeting held on 23 June 2020, on Youth, Peace and Security in Africa, The Peace and Security Council, Taking note of the opening remarks made by the Permanent Representative of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria to the AU and PSC Chairperson for the month of June 2020, Ambassador Salah Francis Elhamdi; the statement of the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, read on his behalf by the AU Director for…

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FAO-WFP early warning analysis of acute food insecurity hotspots – July 2020

New report shows hunger is due to soar as coronavirus obliterates lives and livelihoods ROME – A new report published today shows that people in some 25 countries are set to face devasting levels of hunger in coming months due to the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. While the greatest concentration of need is in Africa, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and in the Middle East and Asia – including middle-income countries – are also being ravaged by crippling levels of food insecurity, according to the Early Warning…

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WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 17 July 2020

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening. Yesterday, I had the honour of being in Madrid to join King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, for Spain’s memorial for those who have lost their lives to COVID-19, and for the health workers fighting the pandemic. Earlier in the week I was also honoured to be with President Macron in Paris for the Bastille Day celebrations, which were also a celebration of France’s heroic health workers. Both countries are good examples of the four essential pillars of the response: strong…

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West and Central Africa: More than 15 million expected cases of acute malnutrition in 2020

United Nations Agencies alert on unprecedented impact of food insecurity and COVID-19 on child malnutrition DAKAR, 17 July 2020 – 15.4 million cases[1] of acute malnutrition in children under five years old are expected in 2020 in West and Central Africa – one third of them from its most severe form – if adequate measures are not put in place now, warned the United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). This represents a 20 per cent increase from earlier estimates, in January 2020, according…

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Africa’s ‘Shadow Pandemic’ Hits Women Hard: Activists

JOHANNESBURG – Women in Africa have been disproportionately affected by government measures meant to stop the spread of coronavirus, according to women’s advocates. Graca Machel and Melinda Gates say they are urging African governments to take action to reverse what they worry is a harmful trend. Massive lockdowns and government-imposed restrictions have helped stanch the spread of coronavirus in African nations, health officials say. But, women’s rights advocates say, these lockdowns have hit women disproportionately hard. Women’s rights activist Graca Machel said she learned this by making a concerted effort…

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