Verityhurst Wants to Fund African Companies that are Interested to be Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange

NEW YORK, Nov. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Verityhurst (Pty) Ltd, a South African based Private Equity firm that has invested in three companies over the past five months, Labat Africa Ltd a diversified holding company that is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Visual International Holdings Limited a property development company that is listed […]

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Leading Power Digitalization: Huawei Launches Digital Power Club Global Tour

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei launches Digital Power Club Global Tour in key regions including Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa region. The Global Tour aims to showcase its latest technologies related to power digitalization including Smart PV, Data Center Facility, Site Power Facility and Modular Power. With the rapid development of digitalization […]

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Cameroon Teachers, Students Abandon Schools After Attacks

YAOUNDÉ – Authorities in Cameroon say schools in rebel areas that reopened for the first time in four years are again being abandoned due to lack of security. Separatist forces are blamed for recent attacks that killed at least six teachers and seven schoolchildren. In a video shared on Cameroon social media, seven armed rebels order teachers at the Kulu Memorial College in the southwestern town of Limbe to strip naked. Teachers and students are shown crying for help as the teachers are humiliated then ordered to close the school…

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East & Horn of Africa COVID-19 Situation Report – #30, 04 NOVEMBER 2020 Update

EHoA SITUATION OVERVIEW Amid a rise in infections globally in what is being described as a second wave, the number of people infected with COVID-19 in the East and Horn of Africa (EHoA) is also on the rise. Migrants, including Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), are among vulnerable groups facing the worst impact of the pandemic, compared to non-migrants. Furthermore, migrants and those living in displacement settings are more likely to be exposed to the conditions in which COVID-19 spreads. This includes having limited access to sanitation, being confined to poorer…

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United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Somalia 2021-2025

Joint Statement This United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (2021–2025) represents the commitment of the Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations to work together to achieve peace, stability, and prosperity for all Somalis in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. This Cooperation Framework reflects the commitment of the United Nations in Somalia to advancing Somalia’s peace and development priorities and fully aligning its support to the ninth Somalia National Development Plan in a spirit of partnership, cooperation, transparency, and mutual respect,…

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AU affirms commitment to UN Resolution on role of women in Peace and Security

Mogadishu, 4 November 2020 – The African Union Commission (AUC) Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, Ms Bineta Diop, has shared her office’ latest initiative: the ‘SheLeadsPeace’ campaign on Women, Peace and Security in Africa. The campaign aims to speed up Actions for Peace in Africa as the world commemorates the 20th Anniversary of the landmark United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325. At a virtual roundtable forum organized by the Protection, Human Rights and Gender Cluster of the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) to commemorate the 20th…

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WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the Sanitation for All (SWA) Finance Ministers’ Meetings – Africa

Excellencies, dear colleagues and friends, It is an honour to join you today. These discussions between health, water and finance ministers are among the most important meetings of the year. Investing in water, sanitation and hygiene is critical to preventing both pandemics and local outbreaks. Its absence leaves us exposed. In fact, one of our most fundamental public health measures fails in much of Africa and around the world because hundreds of millions of people cannot wash their hands. That includes health workers in one out of three health care…

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Emergency call to action for measles and polio outbreak prevention and response

As COVID-19 disrupts immunization, a call for action and funds to protect children by vaccination Immunization has brought wild poliovirus to the brink of eradication and led to a dramatic decline in measles worldwide. During 2000-2018, measles vaccination prevented an estimated 23.2 million deaths, making measles vaccine one of the best buys in public health; 83 countries have been certified free of measles. Over 18 million people are estimated walking today who would have been paralyzed without polio vaccination. In August 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region was…

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