Covid-19: Health chief hails Africa’s fight against pandemic

BRAZZAVILLE, Sept 25 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC) has praised African states for managing to curb the spread of coronavirus. Africa has seen about 1.4 million cases and 34,000 deaths since February. These figures are far lower than those in Europe, Asia or the Americas, with reported cases continuing to decline. Early interventions played a crucial role in curbing the virus’ spread, Africa CDC head John Nkengasong said. Africa CDC is the health agency of the 55-member African Union (AU). The continent of…

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IOM Welcomes Proposals for a New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum

Geneva, Brussels – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) welcomes the arrival of the much-anticipated proposals comprising a future European Union (EU) Pact on Migration and Asylum presented on Wednesday (23-09) by the European Commission. IOM is pleased to see affirmation in the package that migration and mobility can be manageable under a comprehensive, rights-based, whole-of-route approach grounded in partnerships and cooperation. “While we have yet to assess it in detail, the proposal is a notable starting point that covers many dimensions of a complex, broad and often divisive issue,”…

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Whatever Future Holds for Peace Operations, Peacebuilding Must Be More Local and Plural

Any assessment of unfolding global realities and those that lie ahead can give little hope to those yearning for a more just, peaceful, and prosperous world. The claim that war is in decline could become a self-defeating prophecy. Conflict and confrontation, rather than diplomacy, seem to be the new norm. Global military expenditure in the last decade is at an all-time high, and climate change is already shaping the future of conflict. So is the proliferation of terrorist groups and other entrepreneurs of violence, some of whom like the Islamic…

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World leaders adopt declaration promising safer, more resilient world for future generations, as General Assembly marks United Nations seventy-fifth anniversary

Networked Multilateralism Crucial for Tackling Climate Change, Growing Poverty, COVID-19 Outbreak, Speakers Stress in Day-Long Debate In a high-level meeting to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations, world leaders in the General Assembly gathered in a virtual format today to adopt a declaration honouring the multilateral framework put in place by its founders in 1945 and pledging to better live out the promise to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. Titled “Declaration on the commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations,” the text lays…

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Africa under water: heightened ‘mega’ crises

Africa contributes the least to global emissions, yet it is being affected by climate change in disproportionate, alarming and life-threatening ways, according to scientists. From Eastern Africa to the Sahel, climate change has made weather patterns more erratic, with prolonged droughts and more severe flooding. About a dozen African countries are under water, with flooding from this year’s rainy season destroying the homes and harvests of millions of vulnerable people. We are seeing the deadly results of the intersection of climate change, chronic vulnerabilities, conflict and now the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Migration on routes within and from West and Central Africa, DTM FMS Data 2019

Introduction A region of historically well-established trade and migratory routes linking Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa dating back centuries, West Africa experiences high levels of regional migration, notably intraregional, facilitated by the free movement area of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Migration is fueled by a range of factors including urbanization, burgeoning youth population, high levels of unemployment, environmental and food crisis, political instability, cross-border communities, terrorism, the search for better life opportunities. The migration routes in the region are relatively dynamic, with people making journeys for…

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Des pick-up GWM de série P camouflés ont été aperçus au sein de certains marchés internationaux

Les modèles de cette série seront équipés des systèmes CarPlay d’Apple et Android Auto BAODING, Chine, 24 septembre 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Récemment, quelques pick-up GWM de série P camouflés ont été aperçus au sein de certains marchés internationaux où les gens conduisent à droite. GWM confirme que les essais routiers et les réglages en cours depuis des mois au sein […]

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Smartfren annonce un partenariat avec Whale Cloud pour mettre en œuvre l’intelligence artificielle afin d’améliorer l’engagement multicanal des clients

JAKARTA, Indonésie, le 24 septembre, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Whale Cloud Technology CO., LTD., une société de premier plan fournissant des solutions logicielles et des services pour les télécommunications et de multiples secteurs d’activités, a annoncé que Smartfren, l’un des principaux fournisseurs de services de télécommunications en Indonésie, s’est associé à Whale Cloud pour mettre à niveau […]

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