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Sudan: UN human rights chief alarmed over killing of protesters by security forces

Sudan: UN human rights chief alarmed over killing of protesters by security forces

The UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed alarm over the killing of at least nine protesters by security forces in Sudan a day earlier, including a 15-year-old child. The High Commissioner said in a statement that the deaths had occurred, “even after the police had announced they would not use lethal force …

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Migrant deaths in Libyan desert ‘wake-up call’ for stronger protections  

Migrant deaths in Libyan desert ‘wake-up call’ for stronger protections  

The UN migration agency on Friday deplored the deaths of at least 20 migrants in the Libyan desert and renewed its call for stronger migrant protection along the Chad-Libya border.  “The death of twenty people in the Libyan desert yesterday is yet another wake-up call for the whole international community and a reminder that we …

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New UN financing initiative goes live to power climate action

NEW YORK, USA, 01st July 2022-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- A new UN-led financing tool to strengthen weather and climate forecasting, improve life-saving early warning systems, safeguard jobs, and underpin climate adaptation for long-term resilience, officially opened for business on Thursday. The Systematic Observations Financing Facility (SOFF) is a key building block for a new initiative spearheaded by UN Secretary-General General …

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With mangrove conservation, Kenya’s coastal communities plant seeds of sustainable ‘blue growth’

With mangrove conservation, Kenya’s coastal communities plant seeds of sustainable ‘blue growth’

The southern ocean border of Kenya and Tanzania is dotted with thick hedges of mangroves – indispensable carbon sinks and spectacular ecosystems teeming with life – that appear to float dreamlike over creek beds and mudflats. These hardy trees and shrubs, and the communities that depend on them, are getting a major boost from UN-backed …

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Kasi Insight is disrupting the market research industry with the launch of dataset

NAIROBI, Kenya, 30th June 2022 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Kasi Insight is Africa’s leading decision intelligence company empowering business leaders and entrepreneurs to make crucial decisions with confidence. The company conducts over 10,000 monthly interviews across 20 countries in Africa and aggregate all consumer data into a data portal called Kasi Hub.  Today, Kasi is pleased …

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Human rights under threat in DR Congo and beyond, Security Council hears

Human rights under threat in DR Congo and beyond, Security Council hears

The resurgence of the M23 armed group has “broad repercussions” for the security, human rights and humanitarian situation in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and for the wider region, the UN Special Representative there told the Security Council on Wednesday. Bintou Keita, who also heads the UN’s Stabilization Mission in DRC (MONUSCO), said …

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Africa Publishing Innovation Fund and DAISY Consortium Giving Free Expert Training in Production of Accessible Books for Visually Impaired Readers 

GENEVA, Switzerland,29 June, 2022,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The Africa Publishing Innovation Fund (APIF), a grant-giving program co-led by philanthropic organization Dubai Cares and the International Publishers Association (IPA), and the DAISY Consortium, a world authority on publishing for people with visual impairments and other print disabilities, are offering African publishers free expert training on the production of accessible works.   Under …

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FTT DAO raises $7 million, donated by FTX token fans

FTX Token Fans Start FTT DAO HONG KONG SAR, 29 June 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- FTT DAO, a community-led ecosystem DAO, has received 250,000 $FTT, worth approximately $7 million USD, in community donations to help kick start its activities. A number of community contributors participated in the donation to help grow FTT DAO. Through this donation, which …

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Rise to the challenge: building intelligent enterprises in West Africa 

by Titilayo Adewumi, Regional Sales Director for West Africa at SAP LAGOS, Nigeria, 28th June 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The past few years have been a wake-up call to businesses to speed up their digital transformation efforts and more quickly adopt the technologies needed to deal with disruption.  Business leaders today are digitising with haste, seeking …

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Put women’s rights ‘front and centre’ of climate policies: Bachelet

NEW YORK, USA, 28 June 2022-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Although climate change threatens everyone, women and girls often suffer its harshest and most violent consequences, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday.  “While I welcome the international attention on climate change’s impact on women and girls over the last decade, we must urgently also …

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