Huawei Launches All-scenario Intelligent Connectivity Solutions

BEIJING, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the UN Broadband Commission and Huawei held the sixth Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF 2020) online in Beijing. With the theme of “Intelligent Connectivity, New Value Together”, this year’s UBBF discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the connectivity industry in the intelligent era. At the event, David Wang, Huawei Executive Director […]

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Huawei Launches All-scenario Intelligent Connectivity Solutions

BEIJING, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the UN Broadband Commission and Huawei held the sixth Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF 2020) online in Beijing. With the theme of “Intelligent Connectivity, New Value Together”, this year’s UBBF discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the connectivity industry in the intelligent era. At the event, David Wang, Huawei Executive Director […]

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Sahel Very Close to Tipping Point, UN Humanitarian Chief Warns

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that daunting problems in Africa’s Sahel region are getting worse and the region “is very close to a tipping point — and so by extension are its African neighbors, Europe, and the world.” Mark Lowcock said in a virtual speech to students at the Paris Institute for Political Science that he deals with the world’s worst humanitarian tragedies, and “nowhere scares me more than the Sahel.” He said six central Sahel countries — Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Niger, and northeast…

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WHO Director-General’s remark at the Committee on World Food Security High-Level Special Event on Strengthening Global Governance of Food Security and Nutrition

Honourable Chair, Ministers, Excellencies, dear colleagues and friends, I would like to start by thanking the Committee on World Food Security for convening this event, which comes at an auspicious moment. Last week, the World Food Programme was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its courageous and far-ranging work. The world’s attention has been drawn to the critical importance of global nutrition and fighting hunger. Today’s event brings us together to discuss the critical topic of building back better after the COVID-19 pandemic, including how we can strengthen preparedness for…

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African Union: Reflections on ICRC African Union Delegation activities

In an exclusive interview with 105.3 Afro FM, Head of ICRC Delegation to the African Union (ADO), Mr. Bruce Mokaya Orina reflected on the delegation’s activities. ARTICLE 14 OCTOBER 2020 Mr Mokaya conveyed his perception of the progress of ICRC and the evolving ADO’s engagement with the African Union Commission. He also presented his perspective on COVID-19 related challenges for ICRC and the humanitarian sector. Amid public health emergency, Mr. Bruce Mokaya reiterated ICRC’s effort to monitor, assist, and protect communities that are in need across Africa. He we went…

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No end to world hunger without an end to conflict — WFP warns

Make food a tool for peace instead, urges Executive Director By Simona Beltrami Marking International Day of Peace today, the World Food Programme (WFP)’s Executive Director David Beasley is adamant: “There’s no two ways about it — we can’t end hunger unless we put an end to conflict.” As the world stands on the brink of a hunger pandemic, with the impact of coronavirus threatening to almost double the number of acutely hungry people to 270 million, those living in conflict-affected areas are suffering the most. According to the Global…

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The Path toward Stabilization in the Central African Republic: Turn-Around Opportunity to Promote Peace and Economic Recovery

Since the 2013 coup in the Central African Republic (CAR), the World Bank has supported stabilization efforts to prevent the state from collapsing. Following the signature of an ambitious Peace Accord in 2019 that heralded a sharp decline in violence and ahead of a double electoral cycle, the CAR is now at a critical inflection point that demands steadfast commitment from development partners. Challenge As a landlocked country bordered by unstable neighbors, the CAR is one of the poorest and most fragile countries in the world. With a population of…

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Building Centers of Excellence in Africa to address regional development challenges

Since 2014, the Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACE) Program has become synonymous with delivering quality and relevant post-graduate education that meets the demand for skills in priority fields. Between 2014 and 2020, it supported over 14,000 Masters and PhD students in agriculture, health, and other sciences. The program continues to expand across Sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on improving teaching and learning, expanding access, and ensuring sustainability. Challenge Over half of the world’s poor live in Sub-Saharan Africa—389 million people, or 51 percent of the 767 million people worldwide living…

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