vcita Teams Up with Helplink to Promote Small Businesses in South Africa

SEATTLE, WA / ACCESSWIRE / October 20, 2020 / A software startup best known for its all-in-one business management platform, vcita has entered a strategic partnership with venture builder Helplink Africa. As per the agreement, the firms will focus on fostering entrepreneurship and supporting small enterprises in South Africa in the years to come. vcita’s […]

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UN Raises $1.7 Billion for Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso

NEW YORK – The United Nations said Tuesday it has received preliminary pledges of about $1.7 billion for the central Sahel countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger at a donors’ conference in Copenhagen.   “This represents substantial success,” U.N. Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock told reporters. “Not least given the context we are working in, with so many crises around the world and COVID.”  Overall, the U.N. needs $1.4 billion for the strife-plagued region this year. About $550 million has been received so far – just under 40% of what is…

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Trump: US to Remove Sudan from Terror List

U.S. President Donald Trump says the United States will remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism after the country follows through on an agreement to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to U.S. terror victims and families. Trump tweeted Monday: “GREAT news! New government of Sudan, which is making great progress, agreed to pay $335 MILLION to U.S. terror victims and families. Once deposited, I will lift Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list. At long last, JUSTICE for the American people and BIG step for…

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African Governments Encourage Surrender of Illegal Weapons

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Cameroon says more than 120,000 illegal firearms are in the country, fueling a separatist conflict as well as the Boko Haram terrorist group. In Yaounde Monday, Cameroonian and African Union officials marked a delayed commemoration of Africa Amnesty Month, urging illegal holders of weapons to hand them over and be pardoned. Martin Anya, 29, a former separatist fighter, was hailed Monday as a success story as he went before African delegates with Africa Amnesty Month. While Africa Amnesty Month is September, this year’s event took place one…

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