SAFR® from RealNetworks Awarded its Third Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Contract from the United States Air Force (USAF)

Grant allows SAFR to extend AI-powered analytics to unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) and reduce inherent risk in perimeter protection and domestic emergency medical services (EMS) search and rescue missions Seattle, WA, April 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SAFR® from RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK), a face recognition and visual analytics platform specializing in computer vision optimized for […]

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Peace & security report: Chad conflict insights (April 2021)

SITUATION ANALYSIS The Republic of Chad is a landlocked country in northcentral Africa and a home to over 1501 different ethnic and linguistic groups. Besides its rich ethnic and linguistic diversity, French and Arabic are the two official languages of the country, with the most popular religion being Islam (at 53-58%), followed by Christianity (at 35-40%).2 Chad has been in a state of almost constant instability and protracted conflict since achieving independence in 1960. The legitimacy of President Idriss Déby Itno’s government is being strongly contested on both political and…

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Attacks on Health Care Monthly News Brief – March 2021

SHCC Attacks on Health Care The section aligns with the definition of attacks on health care used by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC). Africa Cameroon 01 March 2021: In Kikaikilaki locality, Bui department, Northwest province, following a gun battle, soldiers shot at the Life Abundant Primary Health Care Project, allegedly mistaking it for a separatist hideout. The health facility caught fire, resulting in unknown amounts of damage to the building. Source: Mimi Mefo Info Democratic Republic of the Congo 13 March 2021: In Kalalangwe village, North Kivu province,…

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During Ramadan, Somalia’s Displaced People Rely on the Kindness of Others

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – Hassan Mohamed, a father of six, sits outside a makeshift shelter that he calls home, cuddling his youngest child. The shelter is made of sticks and pieces of cloth. “We were uprooted from our previous settlement, and you can see the condition we are living in,” he told VOA. Mohamed lives in a camp for internally displaced persons, or what the U.N. calls IDPs. There are more than 2 million IDPs spread across Somalia, most of whom depend on humanitarian assistance, according to U.N. Mogadishu is home…

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Trade Between Chad and Cameroon Falls After Deby’s Death

KOUSSERI, CAMEROON    – Trade between Cameroon and its landlocked neighbor Chad has come to a virtual standstill, with Chad refusing entry to hundreds of trucks carrying essential supplies for its capital. Chadian military authorities sealed the border last week after the death of longtime president Idriss Deby amid threats from armed rebels. Hundreds of trucks with goods meant for Chad’s capital, N’Djamena, are sitting idle in Kousseri, a town on Cameroon’s northern border with Chad. Another long line of trucks sits and waits on Chadian side of the border. Only…

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Cameroonian Startup’s Online Veterinary App Helps Remote Breeders

DOUALA, CAMEROON – A Cameroonian company has created a veterinary counseling app designed to help farmers and ranchers who live far away from veterinarians to detect animal diseases and give them guidance online. Cameroonian rabbit breeder Thierry Bayabon lost three-quarters of his stock to disease a few months ago. Like most small-scale Cameroonian farmers, he was not familiar with diseases that affect animals.  Bayabon says the deaths could have been prevented, but it took too long to find a veterinarian to visit his remote farm. He says two weeks after…

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