Press Releases

Alight’s COVID-19 Health Messaging Campaign IN OUR HANDS Reaches 100 Million People Worldwide

International Humanitarian Organization Delivers First Virus Prevention Information to Marginalized and Remote Communities Through Global Grassroots Efforts MINNEAPOLIS, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Alight, formerly known as the American Refugee Committee, is proud to share that the IN OUR HANDS campaign has officially reached 100 million people worldwide. The campaign, which was created in conjunction […]

Press Releases

Unified specification on F5G to empower industry growth: Expert

BEIJING, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A news report by China.org.cn on Unified specification on F5G to empower industry growth: Expert. Unified specifications on the fifth generation of the fixed network (F5G) should be formulated to meet rising demand for higher and faster broadband network and empower industrial growth, an expert said Wednesday. Dr. Jiang Ming, […]

General

Intercommunal violence, terrorist attacks inflame tensions in West Africa

Intercommunal violence and persistent attacks by extremists, continue to undermine peace and security across West Africa, the UN’s top official in the region warned the Security Council on Thursday, calling for sustained engagement with all partners to urgently advance a holistic approach to peace.   Mohammed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head […]

Medicine

Invest COVID-19 Stimulus Funds in Green Growth, Secretary-General Tells Clean Energy Summit, Stressing Renewables Offer Three Times More Jobs than Fossil Fuel Industry

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Clean Energy Transition Summit, in New York today: I thank Dr. Fatih Birol and the International Energy Agency for convening this summit. It is vital that we bring sharper focus on the need to transition away from […]

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Facial recognition Firm Clearview AI probed by UK, Australia for Privacy Issues

Britain’s data watchdog and its Australian counterpart on Thursday said they launched a joint investigation into the personal information handling practices of facial recognition technology company Clearview AI. The investigation would be conducted by UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), focussing on the New York-based company’s use […]

Governance

Senate to collaborate with executive in addressing nations security challenges – Wamakko

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, Sen. Aliyu  Wamakko, has pledged that the Senate would continue to collaborate with the Executive in addressing security challenges in  the country. Wamakko said all leaders must remain dedicated to make life better for Nigerians.   Wamakko gave the assurance during an oversight function at the Nigerian Defence Academy […]

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West and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (30 June – 6 July 2020)

BURKINA FASO NEARLY 4,500 PEOPLE NEWLY DISPLACED IN GOROM GOROM The number of newly-displaced people arriving in Gorom Gorom, in northern Oudalan province, Sahel region, following armed confrontation between non-state armed groups (NSAGs) and security forces on 28 June has increased to 4,457 according to the latest information from local authorities, up from the 952 […]