Huawei Launches a Full Series of 5G Solutions for “1+N” Target Networks

SHANGHAI, Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — At the 2020 Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF), Mr. Yang Chaobin, President of Huawei Wireless Network Solution, unveiled the future-oriented “1+N” 5G target networks and released a full series of 5G solutions for building simplified “1+N” 5G networks. “To embrace the approaching golden decade of 5G, we need to […]

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Schmidt Futures and Rhodes Trust Launch Global “Rise” Program to Find the Next Generation of Leaders and Support Them for Life

Youth Talent Program Supported by Eric and Wendy Schmidt Seeks Extraordinary 15-17-Year-Olds Committed to Tackling World’s Most Pressing Issues NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Schmidt Futures, in partnership with The Rhodes Trust, announced today the opening of applications for Rise, a new global talent program to find outstanding young people who need opportunity, and […]

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Witnesses: Ethiopia Bombs Tigray Capital as Fighting Continues

Witnesses in Ethiopia report that the country’s air force bombed the capital of the northern Tigray region Monday, as the United Nations says the growing conflict has forced more than 25,300 refugees to flee into neighboring Sudan. Residents in Mekele told VOA that the bombing demolished homes and partially damaged student dormitories at St. George’s Church Felege Hiwot school. Debretsion Gebremichael, leader of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), told the Reuters news agency that at least two civilians had been killed Monday and a number of others wounded. There…

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Holdout Darfur rebel movement willing to negotiate peace

The mainstream Sudan Liberation Movement under the leadership of Abdelwahid El Nur (SLM-AW) is preparing to join the Sudanese peace process. El Nur has travelled to Kampala and has been invited to Juba. South Sudanese chief negotiator Tut Galuak said in an interview with Sudan TV that El Nur accepted the invitation from President Salva Kiir. The leader of the Darfur holdout group will arrive in the South Sudanese capital Juba within the next two days with the aim of engaging in negotiations with the Sudanese government. The rebel leader,…

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Flooding in East Africa: The impacts on and implications for cities in East Africa, with a case study of Dar es Salaam

African cities are among the fastest growing globally. Mass migration and the resultant urban sprawl have created cities that are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. One of the primary climate-related risks they face is the destruction and harm caused by flooding. Growing populations, a lack of infrastructure and limited vegetation leads to increased flood risk. The cost of such flooding grows ever year and the effects are felt by all citizens to varying degrees. Vulnerable populations are particularly at risk, as their homes are often built on available…

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Remarks by World Bank Group President David Malpass to the World Food Programme Executive Board

Your excellencies, Secretary General, and distinguished colleagues, I would like to thank David Beasley and the World Food Programme for this important discussion. First, let me reiterate my congratulations to WFP and to David on the well-deserved Nobel Peace Prize. Your work on the frontlines is critical in addressing food insecurity and supporting the livelihoods of families trapped in poverty around the world. The WFP is a valued partner for the World Bank Group around the world – including in Afghanistan, the Sahel, Somalia, and Yemen. COVID-19 and the economic…

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Many challenges remain for Sahel Joint Force, warns Lacroix, welcoming ‘increased coordination’

It will take a variety of different actors to confront and deal with the “daunting challenges” in the Sahel region, the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security Council on Monday. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix noted that counterterrorism efforts in the region have “actually intensified”. “We welcome the increased coordination of security players on the ground…for a more visible presence of defence and security forces in the region as well as stepped-up pressure on terrorist groups”, he said in his virtual briefing on the…

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