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Clothes make the man: the relationship between China and Africa on the basis of fashion

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The FINANCIAL — Media scholar Tommy Tse is one of the three UvA researchers that has received a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council. With the grant of two million euros, he is going to conduct ambitious research into something that everyone in society has to deal with every day: clothing. He will be…

uropean Union (EU)’s Global Gateway Africa-Europe Initiative to provide access to EUR 150 billion for Africa

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The FINANCIAL —  The European Commission recently announced investment funding for Africa worth EUR 150 billion as part of the European Union (EU) Global Gateway Investment Scheme. This funding is said to be in the form of EU combined member funds, member state investments and capital from investment banks. Michael Foundethakis, Baker McKenzie’s Global Head…

Twin Peaks: Record International Number of Twin Births

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The FINANCIAL -- The number of twins being born in the world has reached an all-time high, with 1.6 million twins now delivered each year, according to new research from Oxford, which shows most are now being born in the global south according to University of Oxford.…

World Bank Plans to Invest over $5 Billion in Drylands in Africa

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The FINANCIAL -- The World Bank plans to invest over $5 billion over the next five years to help restore degraded landscapes, improve agriculture productivity, and promote livelihoods across 11 African countries on a swathe of land stretching from Senegal to Djibouti. World Bank Group President David Malpass announced the investment at the One Planet Summit, a…

Ericsson sees strong momentum in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The Financial —  A series of contracts in Kenya, South Africa, Madagascar and Benin, among others, highlight Ericsson’s growing footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa as communications service providers move to strengthen their networks and cater to demand for enhanced mobile services. Find out more here. The momentum reflects the rapid growth of mobile connectivity across the region,…

UN Global Compact launches first regional network in Africa

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The FINANCIAL — The United Nations Global Compact today launched its first regional network in Africa for Mauritius and the Indian Ocean region at an event attended by representatives from business, civil society, academia and the United Nations.  The launch event featured commitments from CEOs in the region on the role that the private sector…

IFC-led online health summit aims to strengthen East Africa’s healthcare sector

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The FINANCIAL — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is bringing together more than 50 global health-tech innovators along with leading East African healthcare providers to forge partnerships to help address Africa’s healthcare challenges by mobilizing new technologies and systems in the region. The TechEmerge Health East Africa Innovation Summit is taking place…

Honeywell partners with Microsoft to reshape the industrial workplace

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The FINANCIAL — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced today that Honeywell will bring to market its domain-specific applications built on the Microsoft cloud platform to drive new levels of productivity for industrial clients. With the integration of the AI-driven autonomous controls of the Honeywell Forge enterprise performance management software with Microsoft Dynamics…

Sub-Saharan Africa falling into its first recession in 25 years

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The FINANCIAL —  Driven by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 global pandemic, growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is predicted to fall to -3.3 percent in 2020, pushing the region into its first recession in 25 years, according to the latest regional economic analysis Africa’s Pulse: Charting the Road to Recovery. The pandemic could also drive up…

Georgia remains on EU’s updated safe country list

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The FINANCIAL — Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council updated the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted. As stipulated in the Council recommendation, this list will continue to be reviewed regularly and, as the case may…

The Visa Foundation Announces Grantee to Support COVID-19 Recovery in Central Europe (including Georgia), Middle East and Africa

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The FINANCIAL -- Tbilisi, May 13, 2020 – The Visa Foundation has announced its approval of a $1.6 million COVID-19 relief grant to the Red Cross to support their COVID-19 recovery programs across Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. The Red Cross is supporting the frontline response to the pandemic and providing critical services…

COVID-19 Likely to Exact a Heavy Toll Among the Malnourished, Sick, and Poor in Africa

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The Continent’s Relatively Young Population Is Likely to Be a Mitigating Factor, but Constrained Health Systems and a High Incidence of Malnutrition and Such Conditions as HIV and Tuberculosis Will Magnify the Impact…

Netflix Speeds Jumped 51% This Year

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Skull 5: The Skull That Rocks History

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On Thursday, March 3rd 2016, The Scudo di San Giorgio Association hosted the event GeorgiaOne at La Lanterna Roma, a space designed by the Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas. The event was dedicated to the finding of remains dating back 1,8 million years that overturn centuries of certainties. The FINANCIAL Video. …