TCM Lianhua Qingwen Capsule approved for registration in Mauritius

SHIJIAZHUANG, China, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Yiling Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (SHE: 002603) announced on Tuesday that it has received a registration approval issued by the Ministry of Health and Wellness of Mauritius, indicating Lianhua Qingwen Capsule has been registered in accordance with the standards for Chinese Traditional Medicine. As a leading product of Yiling […]

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PhytoSciences Consultants GmbH Announced West African Expansion with Launch of PhytoSciences Ghana Consultants Limited in an Ongoing Effort to Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis

ACCRA, Ghana, Sept. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PhytoSciences Consultants GmbH, an international consulting firm, announced the expansion of its services to West Africa, providing regulatory, cannabis scientific guidance to government and private sectors, with the establishment of PG Solutions Limited, DBA PhytoSciences Ghana. “It is an honor to finally be expanding our services to […]

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Cameroon Security Surround Opposition Leader’s House, Teargas Protesters

YAOUNDE – Cameroon police have surrounded the home of opposition leader Maurice Kamto and detained an unknown number of his supporters. Kamto, who accuses President Paul Biya of stealing the 2018 presidential election from him, called for protests Tuesday against regional elections and Biya’s leadership of the country.  Authorities deployed riot police and troops, some of whom used tear gas on the protesters. The opposition Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM) says riot police and military troops on Monday night forced themselves into the home of party leader Maurice Kamto. The secretary-general of the…

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Cameroon Army on Alert Ahead of Tuesday’s Protests

Military units are on alert in Cameroon ahead of the expected nationwide protests on Tuesday. Opposition leader Maurice Kamto’s Cameroon Renaissance Movement is calling for peaceful protests, with demands that include the resignation of President Paul Biya, election reform and better representation for undeserved groups, especially in the Anglophone regions. In an apparent attempt to discourage participation in the protests, the government is reportedly threatening participants with jail time. Violent clashes between security forces and those demanding rights for the Anglophone regions has prompted thousands of people to flee their…

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Time to re-open schools in Eastern & Southern Africa

Nairobi/Johannesburg – UNICEF has called on governments, parents and teachers across Eastern and Southern Africa to urgently and safely re-open schools, as the costs of continued school closures escalate across Eastern and Southern Africa. While there are encouraging reports that 13 out of 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa have returned children to classrooms, with an additional four having set return dates, countries such as Kenya – with a huge student population – are still to decide on whether they will reopen schools this year, compounding the threats which…

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Africa innovates: 50 homegrown African innovations tackling COVID-19

Message from UNDP Africa Director, Ahunna Eziakonwa, Regional Director and Assistant Secretary General for UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa AFRICA’S YOUNG INNOVATORS BLAZE THE TRAIL IN FIGHTING COVID-19 Build forward better. This is the mantra for global recovery from COVID-19 and Africa is no exception. The world continues to falter under the weight of an unprecedented pandemic. Nothing is spared – not economies, not politics – and most unfortunately, not lives. But we also observe something different as prescriptive orthodox models fracture – paving way for the previously hidden talent…

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United Nations, African Union, issue joint call to silence guns amid Small Arms Amnesty Month

NEW YORK, 22 September (Office for Disarmament Affairs) — In a joint statement, the senior United Nations disarmament official and a top African Union official have declared small arms enablers of armed violence, as well as a serious threat to peace, security, and stability. The statement issued by Izumi Nakamitsu, United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, and African Union High Representative for Silencing the Guns Ramtane Lamamra also urges people across the African continent to come together during September’s Africa Amnesty Month to reduce illicit flows of small arms…

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Displacement Tracking Matrix – East and Horn of Africa Monthly Regional Snapshot – July 2020

The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in the East and Horn of Africa (EHoA) region is currently active in six countries (Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, and Uganda), and its methodology includes four main components (mobility tracking, flow monitoring, registrations, and surveys). As of July 2020, DTM in the region tracked 6.3M Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and 2.9M Returnees, as reported during the latest round of DTM assessments for each country, or through secondary data sources. The figures of IDPs and returnees for Ethiopia are as of Round 21 (Feb…

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