eXp World Holdings Expands its Residential Real Estate Network to South Africa

–eXp Realty’s Innovative Business Model Allows Local Real Estate Agents to Invest In Their Futures– BELLINGHAM, Wash., Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — eXp World Holdings (Nasdaq: EXPI), the holding company for eXp Realty, one of the fastest-growing residential and commercial real estate companies, today announced the expansion of its brokerage model into South Africa […]

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New $90 Million Global Challenge to Fund Bold Solutions to Address Systemic Inequities

Racial Equity 2030 seeks to scale transformative ideas that will improve the lives  of children, families and communities across the globe. BATTLE CREEK, Michigan, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced the launch of Racial Equity 2030, a call for bold solutions to drive an equitable future for children, families and communities […]

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Covid-19: Nearly a dozen southern African MPs died from Coronavirus

MAPUTO, Nearly a dozen MPs have died from Covid-19 in southern Africa, the head of the Southern African Development Community’s parliamentary forum, Esperanca Bias, has said. The MPs were from Angola, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius and Zimbabwe, she added. She offered her condolences to their families as she ended a session of the parliamentary forum in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo. Source: NAM News Network

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Mount Kilimanjaro Fire Started Accidentally,  Investigators Say

Hundreds of Tanzanian firefighters and citizens are trying to contain a fire on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain at 5,895 meters. The Citizen newspaper reports that National Park spokesman Pascal Shelutete said the initial investigation found the fire started Sunday by porters servicing climbers at the Whona rest area. Shelutete told reporters Tuesday the fire, used to warm up food, ignited dry grass and shrubs. The fire is confined to the Mandara and Horombo trails, Shelutete said, which are no higher than 2,700 meters above sea level. So far, there…

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Widespread Floods Devastate Large Sections of East Africa

JOHANNESBURG – In recent months, unpredictable, intense floods have washed across parts of Rwanda, Kenya, Somalia, Burundi, Ethiopia, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti and Tanzania, ruining homes and livelihoods as people and governments try to battle a global pandemic. As the world battles a pandemic, large swaths of the African continent have been —literally — submerged by floods. Since March, this crisis has left more than 400 people dead in East Africa. A separate round of flooding has hit West Africa’s Sahel region. In Uganda, Catholic Relief services estimates…

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IOM, European Union and the Government of Ethiopia Strengthen Partnership to Support Migrants during COVID-19

Addis Ababa – With the European Union’s (EU) revitalized commitment to a single cohesive migration policy as set out in its new Pact on Migration and Asylum, a high-level delegation from the European Union visited Ethiopia for a dialogue with the Government of Ethiopia (GoE), IOM Ethiopia and migrants. The delegation was led by H.E. Josep Borrell, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the EU Commission, and H.E. Janez Lenarcic, the EU Commissioner for Crisis Management, who visited an IOM Transit Centre in Addis…

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West Africa Seasonal Monitor Floods situation update 2020 Season (20-30 September 2020)

Highlights • Overall, late September (end of the rainy season in many areas across the Sahel), the rainy season across West Africa has been generally characterized by mostly adequate and well distributed rains, resulting widespread average to above average seasonal rainfall. These beneficial outcomes for the Sahel particularly were however countered by much drier than average conditions along the Gulf of Guinea coast ,from Liberia to southern Nigeria with Sierra Leone also affected. Over the next 3-5 days (2-6 October), moderate to heavy rainfall is expected in coastal countries (Guinea,…

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Communique of the 953rd meeting of the PSC held on 8 October 2020, consultation with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR)

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 953rd meeting held on 8 October 2020, which was dedicated to a consultation with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) pursuant to Article 19 of the Protocol Relating to the Establishment of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union: The Peace and Security Council, Taking note of the statement made by Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the AU and PSC Chairperson for the month of October…

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