Hennessy’s “A World Odyssey” Presents A Daytime Explosion Event by Artist Cai Guo-Qiang

Livestreamed from Cognac to audiences worldwide, the artist’s The Birth of Tragedy honors the universal values of resilience, courage and hope PARIS, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cai Guo-Qiang is one of the most admired artists on the contemporary art scene. In addition to his largescale, site-specific installations, Cai is particularly renowned for his unique use of […]

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Cameroon Deploys Military to Thwart Opposition Protesters

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Cameroon has deployed military troops to stop opposition supporters from protesting against long-serving President Paul Biya. Political opposition and rights groups blame Biya, who has been in power for 38 years, for rights violations and a four-year separatist conflict. Cameroon authorities have vowed to arrest anyone who tries to demonstrate against the government. Opposition supporters say at least 12 of their members have been detained since Friday by what appear to be Cameroonian military troops. 27-year-old Christophe Nkemche says eight motorcycle taxi drivers in the city of…

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Invasive Asian mosquito species threatens African cities: study

WASHINGTON, A species of mosquito originally from Asia threatens to put tens of millions of city-dwellers in Africa at higher risk of catching malaria as the invading insect spreads throughout the continent, a study said. Malaria — which killed 400,000 people in 2018, mainly children in Africa — is caused by parasites that roughly 40 mosquito species spread among humans when they feed. The Anopheles gambiae group of mosquito species are the main drivers of malaria’s spread in Africa, but these insects dislike the polluted puddles seen in cities and…

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Regular resources rise to the immense challenges of COVID-19

Regular resources allow the flexibility to allocate funds when and where they are most needed. As the COVID-19 crisis emerged and grew in magnitude, these unrestricted resources have enabled a faster and more comprehensive response. UN Women continues to draw global attention to the many gender dimensions of COVID-19, including women’s crucial roles in tackling the pandemic. The multifaceted aspects of this crisis have shed a light on the importance of regular resources to protect gains and prevent backsliding. In recovering from the pandemic and moving beyond it, regular resources…

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African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) Initiative – Embedding Nutrition within the Covid-19 Response and Recovery: COVID-19 Position Paper [EN/AR/PT]

The African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) have unveiled a position paper calling upon African Heads of State and Governments to ensure that financing for nutrition is included in their country’s COVID-19 response and recovery plans. The position paper, titled “Embedding Nutrition within the COVID-19 Response and Recovery”, was sent to African member states by His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho, an ALN “Nutrition Champion”. Embedding Nutrition within the COVID-19 Response and Recovery recommends that countries maintain and increase the level of funding allocated to nutrition to…

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Nutrition experts discuss ways to advance nutrition and gender at the African Green Revolution Forum

A panel of gender, nutrition and food specialists explored food access challenges that vulnerable groups such as women and children face in Africa’s urban areas, at the African Green Revolution Forum held last week. The online discussion had an added urgency in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to organizers of Africa’s largest agriculture conference. African Development Bank Director for Agriculture and Agro-Industry Dr. Martin Fregene, Bank Coordinator of the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) initiative Esther Dassanou joined representatives from the United States Agency for…

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Global and African Leaders Welcome Launch of GCA Africa as “Historic Moment to Accelerate Adaptation” on the Continent

The Global Center on Adaptation today announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire. Hosted by the African Development Bank at its headquarters in the Ivorian capital Abidjan, GCA Africa will work with partners across the continent to scale and accelerate adaptation action that protects African communities from the impacts of climate change. GCA Africa will focus on programs and action, knowledge acceleration and capacity building and agenda-setting that respond to the acute challenges from the changing climate facing African countries. The GCA Africa programs include improving the…

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Africa Must Be Prepared to Address Impact of Changing Climate, Related Food, Water Scarcities, Deputy Secretary-General Says at Launch of Regional Adaptation Office

Deputy Secretary-General Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the high-level launch of the Global Centre for Adaptation Africa, in New York today: I am pleased to join this impressive gathering of visionary leadership for the launch of the Global Centre for Adaptation’s African office hosted by the African Development Bank. I join all in congratulating my brother President Akin Adesina on his deserved unanimous re-election as President [of the African Development Bank] for a second term. The Secretary-General and I welcome this important step, which will help…

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