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Turkey changes official name

The United Nations has confirmed Turkey’s name change: The country will now be called TĂĽrkiye in all languages. The English name Turkey will no longer be used at the request of the government in Ankara, UN spokesperson StĂ©phane Dujarric announced on Thursday. Turkey had previously submitted a request to this effect. Turkish Foreign Minister MevlĂĽt ÇavuĹźoÄźlu had tweeted a photo …

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Dr Herzberger-Fofana on International Women’s Day 2022

Dr Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Member of the European Parliament representing Germany on the platform of the Greens, on the International Women’s Day 2022 and the unfinished work of redressing gender Imbalance —— The International Women’s Day is marked this year by the dramatic events we are experiencing: the military aggression in Ukraine. In addition to the Covid crisis and climate change, …

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What every African can do for Women’s Rights

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day – whose theme is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, Valerie Traore, Founder and Executive Director of Advocacy group, Niyel, explains what every African can do to remove barriers to women’s rights in the continent —– Another generation of women will have to wait for gender parity, according to the World Economic …

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Climate, Social Crisis top Global Risks in 2022, say Experts

In collaboration with Marsh McLennan, SK Group and Zurich Insurance UK, the World Economic Forum has analysed the most pressing issues facing the world right now. Climate action failure, extreme weather events and biodiversity loss emerged as the top three global threats. — Geneva, Switzerland, 11 January 2022 – Climate risks dominate global concerns as the world enters the third year …

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Germany takes over G7 presidency

During its presidency of the group Germany plans to focus on major issues, with climate policy as the top priority. Dealing with the COVID pandemic and with Russia and China will definitely also end up on the G7 agenda. Sabine Kinkartz reports —- Just before Christmas, German government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit unveiled the new G7 2022 logo: a white G …

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Africa must bring down the institution of mediocrity – PLO Lumumba at 2021 G-PAD Forum

Prof Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, renowned Kenyan intellectual and founder of the PLO Lumumba Foundation, has opined that despite the paucity of public funds to finance development in most African countries, the situation was not dire as they’re generally believed to be. Speaking on the second day of the 2021 G-PAD Forum, the professor of law was of the conviction …

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Nigerian president woos French investors in Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Paris, France, says outlook on Nigerian economy remains bright, with sustained investments in infrastructure, particularly ICT, that favour global businesses and a friendly regulatory environment that supports Foreign Direct Investments (FDI). In a keynote remark at the Nigeria International Partnership Forum, with focus on “Beyond the Pandemic”, President Buhari said the Nigerian economy was being …

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Obama pays moving tribute to Colin Powell, describing how he saved his campaign in 2008

Colin Powell, the first Black US Secretary of State, died on Monday (18 October) of Covid-19 complications even though he was fully vaccinated, his family announced. He was 84. The retired four-star general and former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who served four presidents made his reputation as a trailblazer, as he was the first occupant of African …

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Russia Conference on Empowering Women in the Changing World

Our Moscow correspondent Kester Kenn Klomegah reports on a global women conference held last week in St. Petersburg and at which leading African female leaders took part Women play an increasingly important role in resolving issues that society and the state encounter and in the modern world, they should not face the choice between family and self-fulfillment, Russian President Vladimir …

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WHO approves first malaria vaccine in history

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved the first malaria vaccine in history. WHO experts concluded that the vaccine, Mosquirix, could save tens of thousands of lives every year, saying “the real-world test of the jab showed it prevented 30% of severe cases of malaria even in areas with high uptake of other measures, such as bed nets impregnated with insecticide.” …

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Dubai Expo 2021 to bolster economic ties between UAE and Africa

United Arab Emirates has launched its 6th edition of Global Business Forum Africa (GBF Africa) that aims at scaling-up and strengthening multifaceted business with Africa. As expected, Heads of State, more than 30 Ministers, high-ranking Government officials and prominent influential business leaders from Africa have confirmed their participation for the sixth edition of the GBF Africa, which takes place on …

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Report finds stark disparities in COVID-19 impacts across the globe

New data reveals world stepped up to prevent worst-case scenarios from happening; spotlights need for long-term investments to ensure an equitable recovery and continued progress toward the Global Goals SEATTLE, USA, 14 September 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched its fifth annual Goalkeepers Report, featuring an updated global dataset illustrating the pandemic’s adverse impact …

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African leaders praise Merkel’s support for continent

Many African heads of state saw off German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Compact with Africa summit in Berlin. Merkel once more underlined Africa’s potential — and what needs to be done to use it. DW’s Silja Fröhlich, Bob Barry, Saleh Mwanamilongo and Wendy Bashi report ————– It was a moment of goodbye: At the conclusion of the Compact with …

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Opinion: What the EU owes the women and girls in Afghanistan — MEP Herzberger-Fofana

Dr. Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Member of the European Parliament representing Germany on the platform of the Green Party, writes on the Taliban takeover of power in Afghanistan and the moral debt of the free world to the people of the country —– We are all in shock, stunned, following the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan. We are faced with a state of …

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Nigeria: Governor Obaseki inaugurates committee for Edo State Diaspora Agency

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has inaugurated a committee for the establishment of an agency to cater to affairs concerning Edo indigenes living outside the country. The 8-member Steering Committee for the establishment of the Edo State Diaspora Agency was inaugurated at a virtual ceremony on Wednesday (4 August) during which the Governor emphasised his government’s intention to more …

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Analysis: Why Ethiopia presents major challenges to Biden’s Africa foreign policy

By Prof David Monda* On July 4th, 1776, the preamble to the American Declaration of Independence emphasized the centrality of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to the ideals of the new American nation. While America advanced lofty ideals on this day, the reality of balancing its ideals and its interests in Ethiopia, almost a century and a half later, have …

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George Floyd: Killer cop sentenced to long years in prison

Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for killing George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, in May 2020 by a court in Minneapolis. The punishment falls short of prosecutors’ request of a 30-year sentence. Delivering the verdict on Friday, Judge Peter Cahill said he based his decision on Chauvin’s abuse of his position and the cruelty …

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Germany stops Facebook from gathering WhatsApp data of users

A German privacy regulator banned Facebook on Tuesday from gathering data on WhatsApp users, citing an update to its privacy policy that breaches EU data protection rules by allowing access to a lot more information on the messenger app’s users. The Hamburg data protection officer (Landesdatenschutzbeauftragter), Johannes Caspar, wants to ensure by order that no data from the chat service …

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