Business and Finance

Business & Finance

Climate change requires most urgent mitigation measures, African leaders tell UN Assembly

Citing the spate of recent devastating hurricanes, African leaders � from small island States to larger landlocked countries � mounted the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today to call for urgent measures to mitigate the effects of climate …

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No one country can resolve global challenges single-handedly, Zambia stresses at UN Assembly

Reaffirming Zambia's commitment to international cooperation to address the challenges facing the planet, the country's President today called on world leaders to come together and act boldly for the sake of the shared future.

In this globalized and inter-dependent world, …

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Lesotho, Better Prepared to Fight Animal Diseases

Diagnosing animal diseases early and rapidly is now possible in Lesotho, a country of two million in southern Africa that up until recently relied on foreign laboratories for analysis. Thanks to the support of the IAEA and the Food and …

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Governance

Senior Political Official, Briefing Security Council, Urges Immediate Peace Talks, Compromise to Avert ‘Impending Abyss’ in South Sudan

Noting that little meaningful progress had been made in implementing South Sudan's landmark 2015 peace agreement, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official called on the warring parties today urgently to embark on peaceful negotiations and compromise to bring the country …

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Right to Development Still Out of Reach for Millions Trapped in Abject Poverty Worldwide, High-Level Political Forum Hears, as Ministerial Segment Continues

Despite encouraging progress, the international community had yet to account for the millions of people who still wallowed in abject poverty and for whom the right to development remained but a dream, speakers said today as the ministerial segment of …

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Right to Development Still Out of Reach for Millions Trapped in Abject Poverty Worldwide, High-Level Political Forum Hears, as Ministerial Segment Continues

Despite encouraging progress, the international community had yet to account for the millions of people who still wallowed in abject poverty and for whom the right to development remained but a dream, speakers said today as the ministerial segment of …

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General

General

Senegal and France to host Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is delighted that the governments of Senegal and France will co-host its financing conference, which will take place on February 8, 2018 in Dakar, Senegal.Macron Guterres Sall

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Bill and Melinda Gates Host Inaugural ‘Goalkeepers’ Event to Engage a New Generation of Leaders in the Fight Against Poverty and Disease

Prime Minister Trudeau and President Obama join other leaders from business, technology, media and entertainment to help speed progress toward the ‘Global Goals’

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama, Her Majesty …

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Le Sénégal et la France co-présideront la Conférence de financement du Partenariat mondial pour l’éducation

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Le Partenariat mondial pour l’éducation (GPE) se réjouit du parrainage conjoint par les gouvernements du Sénégal et de la France de sa Conférence de financement, qui aura lieu le 8 février 2018

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Medical and Health

Medical/Health Care

L.E.A.F. Pharmaceuticals Establishes its First Subsidiary in Rwanda

L.E.A.F. Rwanda Ltd. to focus on establishing Kigali as a biotechnology hub in Africa

VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — L.E.A.F. Pharmaceuticals LLC, a global pharmaceutical company located in the historic area of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, USA,

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Mediwell Holdings Engages Palewater Advisory Group as It Seeks Growth Alternatives

NEW YORK, June 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mediwell Holdings (Pty) Ltd a Johannesburg-based Healthcare services Company, announced today that it has entered into an advisory agreement (the “Advisory Agreement“) with Palewater Advisory Group, Inc. (“PAG“)

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Collaborative Global Effort to Advance Blood Safety Moves Forward Across Ghana

LAKEWOOD, Colorado, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Terumo BCT, a global leader in blood component, therapeutic apheresis and cellular technologies, announced today the implementation of the Mirasol® Pathogen Reduction Technology (PRT) System for Whole Blood (WB) in Accra and

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Sports

Sports

LEAGOO Announces the Official Partnership with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club from 2017 to 2022

LONDON, Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — LEAGOO signs a five-year Official Partnership contract with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in London starting from 2017 to 2022. Thus, LEAGOO becomes the first and exclusive mobile phone brand that sponsors Tottenham Hotspur Football …

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WFP begins food distributions for thousands displaced by conflict in Kasai region of DRC

TSHILUMBA � The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its partner World Vision have launched an emergency operation to provide food assistance to 42,000 food insecure people in the Kasai and Kasai Central provinces of the Democratic Republic of …

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AIDS-related deaths decline; 19.5 million people on life-saving treatment – UN report

The scales have tipped for the first time in the fight against AIDS as more than half of all people living with the HIV virus now have access to treatment, while AIDS-related deaths have nearly halved since 2005, according to …

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Technology

Technology

Belgium puts the humanitarian crisis in the DRC on the international agenda and allocates an additional 6 million euros in humanitarian aid

At the initiative of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, our country allocates an additional 6 million euros to the alarming humanitarian situation in the DRC. The Minister made this announcement last Wednesdayin New York, …

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UN hails landmark pricing deal for faster rollout of ‘game-changing’ HIV treatment

Senior United Nations officials today welcomed a breakthrough pricing agreement by global partners to accelerate the availability in low- and middle-income countries of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment regimen.

What we are talking about today with this life-changing …

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African Union member states endorse the draft statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) to boost African cinema industry

The African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) will be responsible for the promotion of the African audiovisual and cinema industry.

The audiovisual and cinema industry accounts for US$5 billion in continental GDP.

Ministers of Youth, Culture and sport of the …

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