Business and Finance

Business & Finance

Concluding Session, High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Adopts Ministerial Declaration Aimed at Expediting Fulfilment of 2030 Agenda

Language on Multilateral Trading System, Obstacles to Self-Determination of People Living Under Foreign Occupation Retained Following Recorded Votes

The High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development today adopted a Ministerial Declaration aimed at accelerating the pace of implementing the 2030 Agenda …

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First Somali-American State Lawmaker Says US Is Welcoming, Despite Islamophobia

WASHINGTON � In 2016, Ilhan Omar made history when she was elected to Minnesota's House of Representatives, becoming the first Somali-American to win a state office in the United States.

Omar had humble beginnings, as her family was uprooted from …

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Actis launches Honoris United Universities, the first pan-African private higher education network

Honoris United Universities brings together the leading tertiary education institutions in North and Southern Africa for the first time � Collaborative Intelligence from around the continent

Luis Lopez has been appointed as CEO of Honoris United Universities

Actis (www.act.is), a …

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Governance

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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2030 Agenda’s Integrated Nature Represents Opportunity to Increase Efficiency, Scale of Future Development, Speakers Tell High-Level Political Forum

The interlinking nature of the Sustainable Development Goals represented an important opportunity to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and scale of future development efforts, speakers said today, as the Economic and Social Council wrapped up the first segment of its High-Level …

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General

General

Africa Regional Integration Index Report under spotlight at Global Review 2017 in Geneva

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) yesterday hosted a panel discussion at the Sixth Global Review of Aid for Trade, bringing together regional and international experts to discuss regional integration in Africa.

Under the spotlight was the second Africa Regional …

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UN’s economic advice ‘proven accurate’ and applicable for sustainable development, review finds

Economic analysis by the United Nations over the past 70 years has proven to be accurate and can help countries navigate through a difficult current world economic situation and implement the new global development goals, an in-depth review of the …

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Eco Medical Village Limited Signs a $300 Million Term Sheet with Institutional Investor, Milost

ACCRA, Ghana, July 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eco Medical Village Limited is pleased to announce that it has executed a $300 million financing term sheet with Milost Global Inc  (the “Investor”) for the development of the largest private hospital …

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Medical and Health

Medical/Health Care

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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Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Honored for Pioneering Global Health Work with First-ever Golisano Global Health Leadership Award

Honoree Announced at Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria

SCHLADMING, Austria, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Golisano Foundation and Special Olympics, the largest public health organization for people with intellectual disabilities (ID), honored the Korea International Cooperation Agency …

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Sports

Sports

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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Botswana Risks China Backlash With Dalai Lama Visit

GABORONE Botswana will host the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, next month, officials said on Thursday, risking a backlash from China, a major investor in the African country's economy.

The Dalai Lama is expected to address a human rights conference …

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BOTSWANA AIMS TO LIGHT UP REMAINING 20 PER CENT OF RURAL HOMES BY 2020

GABORONE, Botswana is targeting to connect the remaining 20 percent of rural households to electricity by 2020, according to Botswana's energy minister.

Sadique Kebonang, the Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, made the announcement Saturday after touring …

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Technology

Technology

COMESA to observe elections in Kenya and Rwanda

COMESA will deploy short term electoral observation missions to the upcoming presidential and general elections in Rwanda and Kenya scheduled on 4th and 8th August 2017 respectively. Both missions will be led by members of the COMESA Committee of Elders.…

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Calypso and LIST partner to fully automate the end-to-end trading process

LONDON and PISA, Italy, July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Calypso Technology Inc., a leading provider of capital markets and investment management software, and LIST, an innovative software vendor of technology for electronic trading, today announced their partnership to …

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Top US Embassy Official in Havana Exits; Deputy Fills In

HAVANA � The U.S. Embassy in Cuba said Tuesday that its top official, Jeffrey DeLaurentis, had left Havana after completing his three-year mission and that his deputy would become interim charge d'affaires.

Scott Hamilton, a career diplomat who has served …

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