Number of Africans in extreme poverty could rise to 514 million in 2021 – UN

ADDIS ABABA, March 5 (NNN-GNA) — The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has warned the COVID-19 pandemic could further exacerbate Africa’s extreme poverty as a total of 514 million Africans are projected to fall below the extreme poverty line in 2021, unless the impact of pandemic is contained. “COVID-19 will push an additional 5 to 29 million below the extreme poverty line. If the impact of the pandemic is not limited by 2021, an additional 59 million people could suffer the same fate, which would bring the total…

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Effort to Curb Ebola in Guinea, DR Congo Gathering Steam

GENEVA – The World Health Organization says it is using every measure it has to curb the spread of parallel Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo. One of the biggest lessons learned from the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa — the largest in history — is the critical importance of acting quickly to contain the deadly disease. World health officials began marshaling staff and working on a strategy to combat the disease as soon as the first cases of the Ebola virus were detected in…

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Covid-19: Virus kills fewer African women than men – WHO study

ADDIS ABABA, March 5 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Women in Africa are less likely to die from Covid-19 than men, but more likely to succumb to maternal complications due to limited access to reproductive services since the pandemic started, the UN said citing reports. A study of 28 African countries including Guinea, Mauritius and Uganda showed that on average women accounted for a slightly smaller proportion of coronavirus infections and deaths compared to men. Overall around 41 percent of reported Covid-19 cases were women, although the figures ranged widely from 31 percent…

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UN Rights Office Condemns Algeria’s Crackdown on Pro-Democracy Movement

GENEVA – The U.N. Human Rights Office is condemning Algeria’s crackdown on members of the pro-democracy Hirak movement and is calling on the authorities to end its violence against peaceful protesters. Nationwide street protests have resumed in recent weeks, defying COVID-19 restrictions. U.N. rights officials denounce the violent response by Algerian security forces, who they accuse of using unnecessary or excessive force and arbitrary arrests to suppress peaceful demonstrations. U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville says Algerian authorities are reacting to the protesters in the same repressive manner seen in…

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Informa Markets Drives Economic Recovery with Safe and Successful Return to the Show Floor

Informa Markets makes a customer-driven return to live events, driving economic recovery, connection and innovation through a collaborative and foundational approach to safety ORLANDO, Fla., March 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As industries and economies around the world look for opportunities to rebuild business in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Informa Markets, a global […]

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Appellate Court Hands Momentous Victory to TriMax Over Wickfire

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decisive ruling that TriMax Media committed no legal violations against Wickfire, L.L.C., while recognizing a jury’s finding that Wickfire intentionally interfered with TriMax’s business. DALLAS, March 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — After seven years of litigation, TriMax has triumphed over Wickfire. On February 26, 2021, an Appellate […]

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