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Accor Middle East & Africa region expands with addition of India and Turkey

Middle East & Africa region expanded to include India and Turkey, under management of the Dubai Regional Office

Accor (www.group.Accor.com), a world-leading augmented hospitality group, has added India and Turkey to its Middle East & Africa region. The newly expended region will now comprise of a portfolio of more than 84,000 rooms across 400 hotels.  With the industry’s most dynamic portfolio of brands, covering every market segment from…

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APO Group brings together the largest and most influential panel of judges ever assembled for a journalism prize in Africa

The judging panel for the APO Group African Woman in Media Award consists of 100 luminaries, with global icons such as Naomi Campbell joined by executives at diverse organizations like Microsoft, Harley-Davidson and FIFA

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy, is delighted to announce the jury for the prestigious APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 (http://bit.ly/APOaward). The Award recognizes, celebrates and empowers African women in the media who support female entrepreneurship throughout the continent.    This is the largest and most influential panel of judges ever assembled…

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“Turkey-Africa: Partners in Resilience in Post-Pandemic World” Honored by the President of the Republic of Turkey H.E. Recep Tayyip ERDOGAN

Attend the only Forum Promoting Turkey-Africa Economic Relations

Overview The COVID-19 outbreak shows the necessity of multilateral responses, international cooperation and global solidarity. In this regard, the strategic partnership centered on mutual-benefits and economic development between Turkey and Africa has been maintained even during the pandemic. Download Brochure (French): https://bit.ly/36xPKc6 Turkey’s bilateral trade volume with Africa increased fourfold from…

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Food loss and waste must be reduced for greater food security and environmental sustainability

First International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste observed on 29 September 2020

At the global event marking today the first International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and their partners urged everyone to do more to reduce food loss and waste or risk an even greater drop in food security and…

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Coronavirus: Pandemic threatens Human Capital Gains of the Past Decade, New Report Says

The World Bank Group’s 2020 Human Capital Index includes health and education data for 174 countries – covering 98 percent of the world’s population – up to March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens hard-won gains in health and education over the past decade, especially in the poorest countries, a new World Bank Group analysis finds. Investments in human capital—the knowledge, skills, and health that people accumulate over their lives—are key to unlocking a child’s potential and to improving economic…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Migrants and refugees “least protected, most affected” in COVID crisis, warns Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) President

National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have seen a sharp increase in the vulnerability of migrants around the world

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a disaster for people from all walks of life, but an absolute “catastrophe” for the world’s vulnerable migrants, people seeking asylum and refugees. Already weak social safety nets are eroding, migrants are being stuck, stranded without access to support, in some cases unable to move…

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With Nigerian Top Banker Dauda Lawal: Integrity, Commitment, Determination Remain key to success

Lawal is known to be one of the key players in the financial sector of the Nigerian economy

In this interview with Dr. Dauda Lawal a Nigerian foremost banker, strategic business adviser and politician, he speaks with PLEASURES Magazine (https://PleasuresMagazine.com.ng/) on the secrets to achieve greatness, his early childhood and rise to the top. How he narrowly missed being Governor of Nigeria’s North western state of Zamfara and…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Violence against women and girls - Evidence digest

This report explores the impact of COVID19 on forced migrant survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV)

Here is a selection of the latest evidence on violence against women and girls (VAWG) and gender-based violence (GBV): COVID-19 & VAWG COVID-19 and violence against women and children – what have we learned so far? (June 2020) This note from the Center for Global Development reviews rigorous studies of…

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Coronavirus - Africa: 1,200 missing migrants recorded thus far in 2020 may well undercount totals since COVID-19 outbreak

Responses to COVID-19, including border closures and other measures, have increased the risks of migratory journeys

Despite the mobility restrictions put in place in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, over 1,200 migrants lost their lives during migration in the first half of 2020, according to data from IOM’s IOM’s Missing Migrants Project. Responses to COVID-19, including border closures and other measures, have increased the risks of…

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Coronavirus - Somali Migrants Return Home After Several Months Stranded in Iran

The 11 migrants and the Ambassador had been under lockdown for several months in a hotel in Tehran, as they eagerly waited to be reunited with their loved ones in Somalia

Eleven Somali nationals and Muhammed Hussein Abukar, Somalia’s ambassador to West Africa and Special Envoy to Iran, safely returned to Somalia after nearly six months of being stranded in the Islamic Republic of Iran due to COVID-19 global movement restrictions. Their return, completed on Saturday (1 August) was facilitated by the International…