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#CreativeWeek2021: South Africa's state of creativity

Thursday, 10 June Bizcommunity and The Creative Circle were the proud hosts of Global Media Talks: SA an online exposé about the State of Creativity in South Africa

The One Club's Creative Week is five days dedicated to giving creative leaders and pioneers an online platform to come together and discuss issues, changes and ideas across different industries. Thursday, 10 June Bizcommunity and The Creative Circle were the proud hosts of Global Media Talks: SA an online exposé…

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Mauritius new budgetary measures ensure sustainability of its national COVID-19 vaccination campaign and encourage local manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines to better fight the pandemic

The country intensified its national vaccination campaign to reach herd immunity with at least 60% of its adult population being vaccinated by September 2021

The Minister of Finance presented the 2021-22 Budget on Friday last after yet another year of unprecedented events.  The country announced important budgetary health measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, protect its population while boosting up the economy and growth. The country is pushing the pharmaceutical industry as fresh pillar…

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Nizzolo fixes sights on World Championships as next major goal

The current European and Italian champion, Giacomo Nizzolo, will begin his preparations for the second-half of his season with his sights now firmly fixed on the UCI Road World Championships in Flanders in September

The 32-year-old Team Qhubeka ASSOS (TeamQhubeka.com) sprinter recently took his maiden Grand Tour stage win at the Giro d’Italia, a victory he described as an “explosion of emotion” after 11 second-place stage finishes. The Italian has netted 15 top-10 finishes this year across 46 race days; only Kilian Frankiny and…

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Blood donation rate falls in Africa in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

An analysis by the WHO found that the frequency of blood drives in the African region has dropped by 25% and demand for blood declined by 13%

Blood donation has fallen by 17% in the African region in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused widespread disruptions to key health services, lives and livelihoods. World Blood Donor Day is marked today. An analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) found that the frequency of blood…

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At least 33,000 children in parts of Tigray, Ethiopia, at imminent risk of death as conflict increases famine threat

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore

“At least 33,000 children in inaccessible parts of Tigray, Ethiopia, are severely malnourished and face imminent death without immediate help. “These children are among more than 2.2 million in northern Ethiopia who are acutely food insecure, including at least 140,000 in Tigray who are already facing famine-like conditions (IPC level…

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The Special Representative concludes his visit to Burkina Faso, expresses his solidarity, and renews the support of the United Nations for Burkina Faso

In Ouagadougou, Mr. ANNADIF was received in audience by His Excellency, the President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office in West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mahamat ANNADIF, concluded a two-day visit to Burkina Faso. This visit is part of his familiarization tour with the authorities in the sub region, in his new capacity as of…

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United Nations High-Level Meeting on AIDS draws to a close with a strong political declaration and bold new targets to be met by 2025

The declaration is based on evidence, grounded in human rights and will serve as an important road map to advance the global HIV response over the next five years

After weeks of robust discussions, the 2021 United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS is drawing to a close with the adoption of a new, ambitious and achievable Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS: Ending Inequalities and Getting on Track to End AIDS by 2030. The declaration is based…

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Communiqué on the African Union Commission Chairperson working visit to Sudan

The objective of the visit was to take stock of progress made in the Transitional process in Sudan, and to exchange views with national stakeholders and international partners

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, accompanied by Ambassador Adeoye Bankole, Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace & Security, and other senior AU officials, concluded a two-day working visit to Khartoum today. During his visit, the Chairperson held extensive consultations with the Chairman and Vice Chairman of…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: COVID-19 Statistics for RSA (13 June 2021)

A total of 44,560 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 7,657 new cases, which represents a 17.2% positivity rate. A further 59 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 57,765. Read more: http://ow.ly/d0kx50F9fmI.