Inventus Power fait part d’une nouvelle plateforme standard d’accumulateur lithium-ion destiné à des applications mobiles et stationnaires

WOODRIDGE, Illinois, 1er septembre 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Inventus Power, un des leaders mondiaux dans le domaine des systèmes perfectionnés d’accumulateurs, a fait part d’un élargissement de son offre où viennent s’ajouter des batteries de hautes performances pour applications émergentes mobiles et stationnaires. La série PROformance comprend deux nouvelles familles de produits : U1LiFePRO™ (modulable de 12 V […]

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WHO continues its essential work impartially during times of conflict

The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging enough. But fighting the disease in a country in conflict is even more challenging. That doesn’t stop the many dedicated women and men who work on the front lines for WHO from continuing their essential work. Staff at the WHO Country Office in Ukraine are no exception. The office’s Health Cluster Coordinator is a seasoned humanitarian who has worked in numerous emergency settings in Africa and is now witnessing different trends in his current post. Elderly people with disabilities are being hit hard by the…

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EU and Germany join efforts to support the African Union’s response to coronavirus

The EU continues to work with Member States to tackle the coronavirus pandemic on all fronts. Today, 500,000 additional coronavirus testing kits have been provided to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The test kits were delivered by an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight and are part of a €10 million immediate support package to the African Union (AU) by the German Government in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In total, African Union countries will receive almost 1.4 million tests for the extraction…

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Oil Companies Want Kenya to Loosen Strict Stance on Plastics

NAIROBI – The oil industry has asked the United States to pressure Kenya to change its world-leading stance against the plastic waste that litters Africa, according to environmentalists who fear the continent will be used as a dumping ground. The request from the American Chemistry Council, whose members include major oil companies, to the Office of the United States Trade Representative came as the U.S and Kenya negotiate what would be the first U.S. bilateral trade deal with a country in sub-Saharan Africa. That deal is expected to be a…

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Family of Rwandan Hotelier Arrested for Terrorism Accuse Rwandan Government of Kidnapping Him

The family of a Rwandan man who has been internationally celebrated for his efforts to save ethnic Tutsis from the 1994 genocide in the country accused authorities Tuesday of kidnapping him, one day after he was arrested on terrorism charges. The daughter of Paul Rusesabagina, who was arrested in Dubai, wrote on Facebook that her father “was kidnapped and taken by extraordinary rendition to Rwanda.” Rusesabagina, who was depicted in the film “Hotel Rwanda,” is accused of terrorism, arson, kidnapping and murder, perpetrated against unarmed, innocent Rwandan civilians on Rwandan…

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Police Detain South Sudan Man Accused of Trying to Sell His Children

JUBA – South Sudan’s National Police Service detained a man this week for allegedly trying to sell two of his children at Juba’s Konyo Konyo market. The man denies the charges, saying he was trying to find someone to adopt his children because he cannot afford to feed them. The area is home to members of South Sudan’s Murle community.   Area leaders identified the man as Jackson Maker at a Tuesday news conference in Juba. They say Maker walked to the market and asked if anyone was willing to buy two boys, about four and eight years…

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Watchdog Warns of ‘Limited Progress’ in Africa Counterterror Fight

WASHINGTON – Terrorist organizations appear to be tightening their grip on multiple regions of Africa, despite ongoing efforts by the United States and its allies to degrade their capabilities and limit their reach. The findings, part of a new report released Tuesday from the Defense Department inspector general, come as U.S.-led efforts have been forced to adjust, and in some cases, scale back activities because of the coronavirus making its way across the continent. “The United States and its international partners made limited progress,” Acting Inspector General Sean O’Donnell wrote…

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Cameroon Warns Against COVID Quacks

YAOUNDE – Cameroon marked African Traditional Medicine Day Monday, cautioning its population against quacks trying to make money, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.  Authorities say while some traditional medicines have a proven medical use, many fake healers are looking to scam those who cannot afford modern medicine. A so-called African traditional healer uses a loudspeaker to entice passersby. He said people who have not found solutions to their health problems in hospitals should come to him. Cameroonian authorities say there are more than 800 traditional healers in the capital, Yaoundé. The Cameroon…

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