Business and Finance

Business & Finance

SC Johnson Continues Long-Standing Commitment to Strengthen Communities in Developing Countries

Company Joins New Pilot Program in Rwanda to Empower Community Well-Being

RACINE, Wisconsin, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — More than four billion people occupy the base of the world’s economic pyramid and live on less than $1,500 dollars a year. …

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Capitol Acquisition Corp. III to Combine with Cision

Combination to Provide a Public Currency and Financial Flexibility to Expand Cision’s Growth and Global Leadership in Media Communication Technology and Analytics

Combined Company to be Well Positioned to Capitalize on the Rising Importance of Earned Media with a First-of-its-Kind

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Airbnb Aims to Double African Customers This Year

CAPE TOWN - Airbnb expects to maintain its rapid growth in Africa this year and double its customer numbers to 1.5 million, its Chief Executive Brian Chesky and regional head told Reuters on Friday.

The number of people using the …

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Governance

President Zuma to officially launch OR Tambo Centenary Project: The Mbizana Rural Development Hub

President Jacob Zuma will on Friday, 31 March 2017 officially launch the Mbizana Rural Enterprise Development (RED) Hub, which is an OR Tambo Centenary Project at Dyifani village in Mbizana, in the Eastern Cape province, run by the Eastern Cape …

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MATCH-FIXING SCANDAL ENDANGERS SOUTH AFRICA’S 2018 WORLD CUP HOPES

JOHANNESBURGConfirmation of match-fixing in South Africa's World Cup qualifying match against Senegal last year may have far-reaching consequences for Bafana Bafana's ambitions of playing at the next FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Soccer's world governing body said Bafana Bafana's World …

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BRAZIL’S WHITE WOMEN DENY RACISM WHEN WEARING AFRICAN HEAD WRAP

RIO DE JANEIRO, A controversy was sparked in Brazil last week after a young white woman complained in a Facebook post that, as she was wearing an African-style head wrap because of her cancer treatment, a Black woman approached her …

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General

General

UN Secretary-General Chastises South Sudan’s Leaders for Humanitarian Crisis

WASHINGTON - United Nations Security Council members have unanimously called on South Sudan's leaders to prioritize the needs of the South Sudanese people, but disagree over the main causes of the famine in parts of the country.

At a Thursday …

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New Technology Platform Designed to Provide African Park Rangers Real-Time Tools to Protect Iconic Animal Species

Philanthropist Paul G. Allen Builds on his Global Wildlife Conservation Effort with New Domain Awareness System (DAS)

SEATTLE, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Responding to the elephant poaching crisis illustrated in 2016’s Great Elephant Census (GEC), philanthropist Paul G. Allen …

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Dangote Group to launch fundraising for The Africa Center in New York City: ASK your questions LIVE to Aliko Dangote and Halima Dangote

Halima Aliko Dangote was recently appointed the president of The Africa Center in New York City (www.TheAfricaCenter.org) with the major responsibility of raising capital for the center. The goal is to raise funds to complete the center building in New …

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Medical and Health

Medical/Health Care

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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Jhpiego Reaches Two Million Men and Youth with Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention

BALTIMORE, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — More than 2 million men and youth across sub-Saharan Africa have reduced their lifetime risk of HIV infection by accessing Jhpiego-supported voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services. This milestone represents more than 15 percent …

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Johnson & Johnson lance un appel aux idées innovantes afin de réduire les infections au VIH en Afrique subsaharienne

Les partenaires DREAMS annoncent un défi de l’innovation de 85 millions $ axé sur les solutions pour les adolescentes et les jeunes femmes

NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, le 18 février 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Aujourd’hui, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE : JNJ) …

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Sports

Sports

Malawi Deploys Military to Protect Its Fast-dwindling Forests

LILONGWE, MALAWI - Malawi's government is trying a new way to protect its fast-dwindling forests: Sending in the army.

With deforestation threatening the capital's water supply, the government has launched 24-hour military patrols of the country's major forests, with authorisation …

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$60 Million ‘Pink Star’ Diamond Goes Back on Sale Next Month

LONDON - A 59.60-carat diamond known as "The Pink Star" is returning to auction next month and could fetch a record $60 million, three years since it was sold for even more - only for the buyer to pull out …

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President Zuma arrives in Indonesia for Indian Ocean Rim Association Summit and State Visit

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia to attend the Summit of the Indian Ocean Rim Association Business Forum and Leaders' Summit and

to undertake a State Visit at the invitation of President Joko Widodo.

The IORA Summit has …

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Technology

Technology

Business Pivotal to Addressing Structural Inefficiencies in the Continent

The responsibility is upon captains of industry to ensure that the triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality are addressed in the continent. This was said by the Director of Export Promotions at the Department of Trade and Industry (the …

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Disappearance of two members of the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Belgium is deeply concerned with the disappearance of two members of the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and of four Congolese support staff, last weekend in Kasai Central province. Five days after they …

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‘Holistic thinking’ needed for peace, development in Lake Chad region – Deputy UN chief Mohammed

Highlighting the multifaceted nature of the crisis in Africa's Lake Chad Basin, the deputy United Nations chief underlined the need for a holistic approach that includes responding to the Boko Haram as well as closing the gap between humanitarian assistance …

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