GWM Announces Global Rollout Plan of P Series Pickup Trucks

This new product lineup represents a key breakthrough for the automotive brand in international markets BAODING, China, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — GWM (601633.SS/02333.HK), a world-renowned SUV and pickup manufacturer, has announced the global rollout plan of its P Series Pickup. This series, developed on the carmaker’s new P71 platform, a production system fully compliant with a series […]

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FINCA International Announces Laurynas Vaičiulis as BrightLife Uganda Chief Executive Officer

New CEO to Lead BrightLife’s Growth as a Sustainable PAYGo Solar Business in Africa KAMPALA, Uganda, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BrightLife, a social enterprise by FINCA International, announced the appointment of Laurynas Vaičiulis as Chief Executive Officer. Vaičiulis will lead BrightLife’s operations in Uganda, striving to deliver the most affordable and reliable clean energy products […]

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Ghanaian SAT Top Scorer Received Full Scholarship to Pursue Dream at The University of Hong Kong

ACCRA, Ghana, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The University of Hong Kong (HKU) established the HKU Scholarship for Future Leaders in the 2019/20 academic year to support talented students from developing countries to pursue their dreams at HKU. Applications were received from students in Ghana, Madagascar, Nepal, Nigeria and Turkey. Although face-to-face classes have been […]

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Covid-19: All African nations seeks Fifa’s Coronavirus Relief fund help

ZURICH (Switzerland), Every single country in Africa has applied to Fifa to access a grant through the world governing body’s COVID-19 Relief Plan. Formally approved in June, the Fifa fund is making US$1.5 billion available to its 211 member associations and six confederations. On Wednesday, Fifa announced that it believes the coronavirus pandemic has cost the global football economy an estimated 14 billion US dollars. “54 African member associations have applied for grants,” a Fifa spokesperson said. Fifa has revealed that over 150 countries have already applied for the scheme,…

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Africa’s climate change fight gets a boost as Global Center on Adaptation sets up regional home at the African Development Bank

African leaders welcomed the opening of a regional office of the Global Center on Adaptation on Wednesday, voicing hopes it will spur the continent’s efforts to combat climate change. In speeches marking the virtual launch of GCA Africa, the leaders said the Center could also provide an impetus for a more resilient recovery after COVID-19, which they said had compounded climate-induced vulnerabilities. “In the post-COVID period, our objective should not only be to recover and build better but to do so in a climate-conscious way,” said Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde.…

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Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on water and sanitation

Concludes Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Development The Human Rights Council this afternoon held an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation and concluded its interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to development. Speaking on the right to water and sanitation were the European Union, Denmark, Burkina Faso, State of Palestine, Fiji, Ecuador, Pakistan, France, Germany, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Armenia, India, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Libya, Senegal, Iraq, Togo, Morocco, Mexico, South…

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Crop Prospects and Food Situation, No. 3, September 2020

FAO assesses that globally 45 countries, including 34 in Africa, are in need of external assistance for food. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly through the loss of income and jobs related to containment measures, have severely aggravated global food security conditions, as well as increasing the number of people in need of assistance. Conflicts and weather shocks remained critical factors affecting the current high levels of severe food insecurity. REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS AFRICA Larger harvests are estimated in Southern Africa and East Africa, despite floods and outbreaks of desert…

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Impact of COVID-19 in the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe Update #5 September 2020

Key Messages • An additional 14.3 million people are expected to fall below the poverty line in the Arab Middle-Income Countries (MICs) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), and an additional 1.9 million people will become undernourished. • Projections for economic growth in MENA indicate a contraction of 5.7 percent by end of fiscal year 2020, with some countries shrinking up to 13 percent. • Unemployment is also forecasted to rise sharply in 2021 in the region, especially in Jordan (20.5 percent), and Iran (14.4 percent). • Currency devaluation in Lebanon…

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