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Nigeria’s Bama Caps Now Seen Across West Africa

It’s known by many names – fila, hula or yaudi. Whatever name you use, it’s still a Bama cap, a distinctive hat made by the Bama people of Nigeria’s Borno State.Prized across West Africa for their intricate embroidery, the hats are now being woven into…

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YPO Leaders Share Insights into Building an Optimal Board of Directors

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug. 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — YPO, the premier chief executive leadership organization in the world, hosted a live Twitter chat discussing best practices and innovative strategies to create an optimal board of directors. Featured guests included YPO members and experienced board advisors Bernie Tenenbaum (@exprof2), founder and managing partner of Lodestone Global, […]

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Cleobrothers & Company, Inc. opens pharmaceutical office in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Biotech company targets South America and Africa as part of global expansion goals COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cleobrothers & Co., Inc. announced that it has recently opened a sales and marketing office in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil as part of its global expansion plan for promoting and distributing pharmaceuticals and hi-tech medical […]

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News in Brief (AM) – Geneva

“Nigeria displaced are close to starvation” In Nigeria, displaced people including children are on the verge of starvation and need help urgently after the liberation of areas previously held by terror group Boko Haram. The appeal comes from Chaloka Beyani, who’s the United Nations expert on internally displaced persons (IDPs). He’s just returned from north-east […]

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Belt and Road Forum to Give Further Support to Chinese Energy Enterprises

YANTAI, China, Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Chinese energy enterprises need repositioning themselves for going out and conducting international cooperation on production capacity, Ian He, CEO of Jereh Group said Thursday at the International Energy Investment & Financing Cooperation Forum held in Yantai, China. Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160827/401907 The forum is organized by China Chamber of […]

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UN rapporteur calls for urgent action to protect hundreds of thousands of displaced people in north-eastern Nigeria

Speaking at the end of a four-day visit to Nigeria, the United Nations expert on internally displaced persons (IPDs) has called on the country’s authorities and the international community to act urgently to ensure that the hundreds of thousands of dis…

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IBM Research Opens in South Africa; Cognitive Computing and the IoT help Track Diseases and Forecast Air Quality

Projects include tracking the spread of tuberculosis, anticipating wildfires and searching for new discoveries in the universe JOHANNESBURG and ARMONK, New York, Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) today opened its second research location on the African continent and announced several new project collaborations in the areas of data driven healthcare, digital […]

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Nigeria: Naira Hits New Low As Forex Crisis Worsens

The naira yesterday dropped to 402 to a dollar at the parallel market after nine banks were barred fro foreign exchange market for failure to remit about $2.3bn NNPC/NLNG dollar deposit to the Treasury Single Account.On Tuesday, traders exchanged naira…

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Prix UNCA 2016 Concours de la Meilleure Couverture Mediatique de l’ONU et de ses Agences

Remise des prix le vendredi 16 décembre 2016 à New York au Gala de l’UNCA sous la présidence d’honneur du Secrétaire général Ban Ki-moon, au restaurant Cipriani Wall Street, New York NEW YORK, 24 août 2016 /PRNewswire/ — L’association des Correspondants de presse des Nations Unies (UNCA) invite les médias du monde entier — presse écrite, […]