UN and African Union in ‘common battle’ for development and climate change financing

09 May 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 161 Views
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UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a “quantum leap” in funding for development and climate change for Africa, speaking to journalists on Monday, following the plenary meeting of the latest United Nations-African Union (AU) Conference, which took place in New York.

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ANC corruption is a major cause of South Africa’s failure – and the polls will show it William Gumede

08 May 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 2680 Views
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When South Africans go to the polls today, it could be the last time the governing ANC wins an overall majority, unless the party renews itself and starts delivering on its promises to increasingly disgruntled supporters. The ANC is likely to win the national elections but its majority

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Aid funding must recognise climate change emergency, say MPs

08 May 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 59 Views
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The British government’s aid spending is failing to recognise the “scale and urgency” of the climate change challenge facing the world, MPs warn. Climate change must be placed at the centre of aid strategy and funding, if it is to address the seriousness of threats facing developing countries,

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Women in aviation use social media to inspire younger generation

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Women in aviation have resolved to use social media more regularly to inspire the younger generation of girls to consider careers in the industry. The discussions took place at the Women in Aviation conference on the sidelines of the Airport Show 2019,

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A world first: Women at the helm of every UN Regional Commission

02 May 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 132 Views
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Although United Nations Regional Commissions have been in existence for more than 70 years, for the first time ever, each one is currently headed by a woman designated by Secretary-General António Guterres. This accomplishment underscores that, since the day he took office, the UN

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Hatred ‘a threat to everyone’, declares Guterres calling for global effort to end xenophobia and ‘loathsome rhetoric’

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A “disturbing groundswell” of hate-based violence and intolerance aimed at worshippers across all faiths, must be countered soon before it’s too late, the United Nations Secretary-General said on Monday, noting murderous attacks in just the past few days on a synagogue in California, and a church in Burkina Faso.

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Ethiopia PM visits HQ of e-commerce giant Alibaba on China trip

30 April 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 84 Views
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Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed continued his engagements in China where he is attending the Belt and Road Forum that started on Thursday. A major highlight of Abiy’s second day was his visit to the headquarters of global e-commerce group, Alibaba, in Hangzhou.

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Aid preparations gear up as Mozambique braces for second massive storm

26 April 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 117 Views
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Emergency measures are being stepped up by the UN and partners in northern Mozambique, amid fears that another devastating tropical storm could batter coastal areas on Thursday evening, weeks after Cyclone Idai claimed hundreds of lives and flooded vast swathes of the south of the country.

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Change attitudes for future generations of women in tech, UN urges

26 April 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 121 Views
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When women and girls are empowered with technology, the whole world benefits. That’s one key message from the International Day for girls in the field of information and communications technology, or ICT, marked on Thursday.

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Medical delivery drones cleared for takeoff in Ghana

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Twelve million people in Ghana are set to benefit from the launch of the world’s largest drone medical delivery service. Up to 600 drone flights will be made each day, delivering vaccines, blood supplies and life-saving medicines to 2,000 health centres in remote areas around the country.

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