China Foreign Trade Centre Signs Cooperation Agreements with Trading Partners at the 128th Canton Fair

GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In a virtual signing ceremony held at the 128th China Import and Export Fair (“Canton Fair” or “the Fair”), China Foreign Trade Centre (“CFTC”) signed multiple cooperation agreements to formalize the partnerships with the Alexandria Business Association of Egypt, Lebanon’s Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Zahle and […]

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Cameroon Crisis Response Plan 2020

The different nature of on-going crises in Cameroon requires IOM to adapt its response strategy around the specific contexts and vulnerabilities of crisis-affected populations. Needs range from immediate life-saving assistance in the North-West and South-West as well as the Far-North region to protracted recovery specifically in the Far-North. IOM, in partnership with key stakeholders, seeks to improve the living conditions and suffering of the most vulnerable displaced populations through the provision of tailored lifesaving and protection (including Mental Health and Psychosocial Support) assistance. Durable solutions to displacements will be prioritized…

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UNOWAS Magazine N12 – October 2020

Following Togo where presidential elections were held last February, five more presidential elections are planned in Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Niger. These elections are a major opportunity to continue the efforts undertaken for decades to strengthen democratic institutions, consolidate peace, and promote development. However, it must be noted that they are also a source of political tensions, and even – regrettably – all too often a source of violence and crises that threaten social cohesion and stability, not only in the concerned countries, but also in the…

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Rights Groups Condemn Shooting of ‘End SARS’ Protesters in Lagos

ABUJA, NIGERIA – Protesters in Lagos, Nigeria, have accused the military of opening fire on them Tuesday as they defied a curfew to demand an end to police brutality. Nigeria’s military has denied that the uniformed men, seen in social media videos firing on the unarmed protesters, were their troops. Twenty-five year old Dominic Alonge left work early after Lagos authorities announced an impromptu curfew that began at 4 p.m. local time on Tuesday. He spent hours in traffic but couldn’t make it through road blocks mounted by protesters. He…

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