Des opportunités à hauteur de mille milliards de dollars avec une stratégie de positionnement des pays dans les esprits

Publication du premier rapport sur le positionnement stratégique mondial ATLANTA et SHANGHAI, 16 décembre 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Fortune (Chine) et Ries Positioning Strategy & Consulting ont publié aux États-Unis le premier rapport de stratégie de positionnement mondial – « The $ Trillion Opportunities: Building Global Brands with Country Positioning in Mind » (Des opportunités à hauteur de mille milliards de […]

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West and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (10 – 16 Dec 2020)

BURKINA-FASO COVID-19 CASES DOUBLE AS SECOND WAVE LINKED TO PRE-ELECTION ACTIVITIES HITS 517 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Burkina Faso from 3-8 December. In comparison, there were 245 new cases confirmed in the preceding week. Of the new cases, 4 were “imported” cases among new arrivals, while 513 were the result of community transmission. According to WHO and the Health Cluster, there has been a marked increase in cases of community transmission, which has been linked with the preelectoral and electoral period (Burkina Faso held its national presidential…

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UN and African experts call on Central African Republic and armed groups to ensure basic rights during elections

GENEVA (16 December 2020) – The Central African Republic must ban hate speech and ensure respect for fundamental rights as the country heads for presidential and legislative elections on 27 December, UN and African human rights experts* said today. “Political tensions, manipulation, fake news and hate speech, including on social networks that carry the seeds of unrest and human rights violations must be banned,” the experts said. “We also call on armed groups to refrain from obstructing the holding of elections in the territories they continue to occupy.” Mr. Yao…

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Tracking Mobility Impact – Points of Entry Analysis – December 10, 2020 IOM Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the total COVID-19 confirmed cases reached 2,876,228 as of 12 December 2020. A total of 50,583 have succumbed to the disease, while 2,512,352 have recovered as of 12 December 2020. The outbreak of the virus has affected global and regional mobility in the form of various travel disruptions and restrictions. To better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic affects global mobility, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has developed an online tool and database to register points of entry, exit and transit – such…

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UNICEF West and Central Africa Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Report No. 8 (Reporting Period: 03 October – 04 December 2020)

Highlights Although the number of active COVID-19 cases continues to decrease overall, the circulation of the virus is still active across WCAR with all 24 countries reporting cases of community transmission. As of 04 December 2020, 281,328 confirmed cases and 4,262 deaths (CFR: 1.51 percent), had been reported in the 24 countries of West and Central Africa Region (WCAR). Situation Overview and Needs A recent analysis of the trends has shown that the peak in WCAR was reached around mid-June followed by a sharp decrease until end of October. During…

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Guinea President Appeals for Peace, Unity After Being Sworn In for disputed third term 

Guinea President Alpha Conde is appealing to citizens of the West African nation to unite as he begins his third term in office. In a speech following his inauguration in Conakry on Tuesday, Conde called on Guineans to renew national solidarity to heal wounds and cement terms of peace. Conde’s appeal followed deadly clashes during the October 18 vote boycotted by opposition candidates upset that Conde pushed through constitutional changes allowing him to run despite a two-term limit. Conde’s main rival, former prime minister Cellou Dalein Diallo, claims he won…

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Traders, Truckers Protest Cameroon-Chad Border Closing Over COVID

YAOUNDE – Traders and truck drivers in Cameroon and Chad held a nine-minute protest Wednesday on the N’Gueli bridge that crosses the border, with each minute symbolizing one month since cross-border traffic was restricted in March to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The group that organized the protest, the Association of Truck Drivers in Chad and Cameroon, called for an immediate reopening of the border. Forty-seven-year-old Chadian truck driver Mal Goni says the lack of trade has devastated his income. Chadian drivers should be allowed to transport goods from Cameroon…

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Suspected Al-Shabab Operative Brought to US to Face Terror Charges

WASHINGTON – An al-Shabab terror group operative accused of conspiring to carry out a 9/11-style attack in the United States has been brought to New York to face terrorism charges, the Justice Department announced on Wednesday. Kenyan national Cholo Abdi Abdullah was transferred on Tuesday from the Philippines where he had been in local custody since his arrest in July 2019. The Philippines handed him over to U.S. authorities on Tuesday. Abdullah is accused of conspiring to hijack a commercial airliner and crash it into a building in the United…

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