African Development Fund approves $9.8 million to Guinea-Bissau for COVID-19 relief and resilience

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund have approved a $9.8 million grant to Guinea Bissau for its national Control Support Project (PALPC), aimed at reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus and boosting the resilience of health system and communities, especially the most vulnerable. Guinea Bissau has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which has led to food shortages, economic pressure and reduced livelihood opportunities in the West African nation. The PALPC operations will target particularly vulnerable households, including those headed by women, and the poorest communities.…

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Global Refugee Forum: West and Central Africa Stock-Taking Event, 14-15 December 2020

On Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 December 2020, on the eve of the first anniversary of the Global Refugee Forum, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) co-hosted a regional online event to take stock of progresses made and actions needed to operationalize the pledges made at the GRF and the High-Level Segment (HLS) on Statelessness. The meeting was an opportunity to review results, progress and challenges, and review the impact of pledges and…

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Fractioning doses of yellow fever vaccine can help save more lives

• An MSF/Epicentre study has found giving one-fifth of a normal dose of yellow fever vaccine provides protection. • The disease can be deadly and is incurable, claiming 300,000 lives each year; outbreaks in Africa are common. • The study findings will allow for more people to be vaccinated – and lives saved – during sudden outbreaks of the disease. NEW YORK/PARIS – Giving people a fraction of a yellow fever vaccine is effective and could help vaccinate millions more people during emergencies, according to results of a recent study…

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Economist: Abraham Accords, US Loan Will Help Revitalize Sudan’s Economy

Sudan took another big step this week toward rejoining the international community and losing its label as a pariah state by officially signing an agreement to normalize relations with Israel. Sudan, which once hosted al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, had already agreed to improve relations with Israel but made it official on Wednesday when visiting U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Sudan’s justice minister signed the Abraham Accords in Khartoum. The agreement is aimed at boosting relations between Arab countries and Israel. As part of the deal, the U.S. removed…

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Eritrea’s Role Questioned as Reports Emerge of Its Involvement in Tigray Conflict

Reports this week of a senior Ethiopian military official’s comments that security forces from neighboring Eritrea entered the fray in the northern Tigray region backed what U.S. officials and outside observers have been saying for weeks based on satellite evidence. “The truth of the matter is that many of us knew from day one the involvement of Eritrea. And the involvement of Eritrea was not a unilateral involvement,” said Awet Weldemichael, a professor of history and global development studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. “This looks systematic,” Weldemichael…

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Appear Inc to launch World’s Lightest and First Graphene Battery-powered 5G Smartphone

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Appear Inc. announced the launch of the world’s lightest and first graphene battery-powered smartphone with innovative water-resistant technology. There is already a lot of interest in this smartphone. Appear has begun receiving orders and projections call for a million units sold in the first six months. The […]

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Appear Inc lança o primeiro Smartphone 5G com Bateria de Grafeno Mais Leve do Mundo

SÃO FRANCISCO, Jan. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Appear Inc. anunciou o lançamento do primeiro smartphone com bateria de grafeno do mundo com tecnologia inovadora resistente à água. Já há muito interesse neste smartphone. A Appear já recebeu pedidos e projeções de um milhão de unidades para os primeiros seis meses. O smartphone estará […]

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Appear Inc lance le smartphone 5G le plus léger et le premier au monde alimenté par batterie au graphène

SAN FRANCISCO, 07 janv. 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Appear Inc. a annoncé le lancement du smartphone le plus léger au monde, qui est également le premier alimenté par batterie au graphène, et doté d’une technologie innovante de résistance à l’eau. Ce smartphone suscite déjà beaucoup d’intérêt. Appear a commencé à recevoir des commandes et les […]

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