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  • INFORMAL TRADE AND IMPACT OF COVID-19 KEY FEATURES OF 2020 AFRICAN TRADE REPORT December 11, 2020
    The Afreximbank will launch the 2020 African Trade Report on 15th December The 2020 Report focuses on Informal Cross-Border Trade ahead of the implementation of the AfCFTA The report also looks at macro-economic and trade numbers from 2019 and, reflects on the impact of COVID-19 on African trade The Report Launch will feature an online […]
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  • Highlights from NEF-GG 2020: Day Two December 10, 2020
    KIGALI, Rwanda, December 10, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has hosted the first-ever virtual edition of the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering (NEF-GG), Africa’s largest scientific gathering. Organized against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, under the theme “Building Africa’s resilience through education, research and innovation”, this year’s 3-day event is a shift from […]
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  • Bill and Melinda Gates call for collaboration, continued innovation to overcome challenges of delivering COVID-19 scientific breakthroughs to the world December 10, 2020
    Gates Foundation pledges additional $250 million to accelerate development and equitable distribution of COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines to end the pandemic SEATTLE, United States of America, December 9, 2020, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced it will commit an additional $250 million to support the research, development, and […]
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  • Sudan: UN must extend Darfur peacekeepers mandate by at least six months December 10, 2020
    LONDON, United Kingdom, December 10, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The UN Security Council must extend the mandate of the peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) by at least six months in light of failure by government security forces to protect civilians in recent months, said Amnesty International, with weeks left to the end of the mission’s mandate. […]
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  • Nigeria: Older people often an invisible casualty in conflict with Boko Haram December 10, 2020
    Recent Boko Haram massacre in Borno State exemplifies years of repression and abuse of older people by the armed group Older people are frequently killed in military raids and die disproportionately in unlawful military detention Humanitarian response treats older people as ‘an afterthought’ LONDON, United Kingdom, December 10, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Older people have suffered […]
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  • Burundi: UN Should Ensure Regular Rights Briefings December 10, 2020
    Security Council Scrutiny Vital to Justice, Reform NEW YORK, USA, December 10, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-The United Nations Security Council should continue to monitor the worrying human rights situation in Burundi with a particular focus on ongoing violations and accountability, Human Rights Watch said today. Security incidents and reports of killings, disappearances, and arbitrary arrests have persisted in Burundi despite initial […]
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  • Green pandemic recovery essential to close climate action gap – UN report December 10, 2020
    Green pandemic recovery can bring 2030 emissions close to levels needed for 2°C goal, with more needed for 1.5°C goal Pandemic-linked fall in 2020 emissions of up to 7% will have negligible impact on climate change New net-zero pledges welcome, but need to be reflected in countries’ commitments under the Paris Agreement and backed with […]
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  • Ethiopia: UN concern mounts over shortages, child welfare, in ongoing Tigray crisis December 10, 2020
    The dire shortage of food, water, fuel and cash in the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia is seriously affecting people there, including aid workers, the United Nations reported on Tuesday, citing its humanitarian affairs office, OCHA. NEW YORK, USA, December 10, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Fighting between the national army and regional forces began a month ago, […]
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  • Widespread regional challenges pervasive in Central Africa December 10, 2020
    Insecurity continues to plague Central Africa, the UN envoy for the region told the Security Council on Wednesday, highlighting concern for cross-border violence.  NEW YORK, USA, December 10, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Special Representative François Louncény Fall cited recent visits to Cameroon and the Republic of the Congo in updating ambassadors on the Secretary-General’s semi-annual report covering the UN Regional […]
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  • Fund COVAX to reduce COVID vaccination distribution inequity – UN chief December 10, 2020
    With so-called vaccine nationalism spreading “with full speed”, the Secretary-General told a journalists, following the fourth annual African Union-UN conference, that the continent must be “effectively supported” to fight the pandemic everywhere.  NEW YORK, USA, December 10, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-The COVAX international vaccine initiative requires $4.2 billion over the next two months to ensure that “sooner […]
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  • ICC and Africa investor launch global eTrade partnership to digitise five million SMEs in Africa December 9, 2020
    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Africa investor (Ai) are joining forces to launch a digitally empowered eTrade initiative to enable the digitisation of five million micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, December 09, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Announced at the second Africa investor Global Trade Organization Leaders’ Summit by […]
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  • Highlights from NEF-GG 2020: Day One December 9, 2020
    KIGALI, Rwanda, December 9, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is currently hosting the first-ever virtual edition of the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering (NEF-GG), Africa’s largest scientific gathering. Organized against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, under the theme “Building Africa’s resilience through education, research and innovation”, this year’s 3-day […]
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