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Good news as Springbok women take the lead in Stellenbosch

World Rugby awards two African women rugby leaders the 2021 Women’s Executive Leadership scholarshipsWorld Rugby’s announcement on Tuesday of a world women’s season was greeted with great enthusiasm by the Springbok Women at their Stellenbosch base, where the training squad was increased to 40 players as their preparations shifted to top gear. And with local interprovincial competition set to return to the calendar this year, after falling last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Springbok’s female coach Stanley Raubenheimer had reason to smile, especially with the new World Rugby 2023 world schedule set to super load the women’s game. The world season, which is expected to feature three competitions – WXV1, WVX2 and WXV3 – was launched with the aim of increasing opportunities for competition, publicity and fan engagement, while simultaneously increasing the competitiveness of women’s football. Springbok Women could be in line to qualify for WVX2 as one of the best teams in Oceana, Asia and Africa, or WXV3 as the winner […]

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22 of the best 30 most contaminated urban areas on the planet are in India

All Indian cities showed an improvement in the quality of air due to the Covid-19 pandemic compared to 2018. In 2020, around 84 percent of all checked nations noticed air quality enhancements, to a great extent because of worldwide measures to moderate the spread of COVID-19. Air quality upgrades across significant urban communities in 2020 […]

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India records worst daily peak in coronavirus cases

India records worst daily peak in coronavirus casesIndia recorded 26,291 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, its highest peak in one day this year, bringing the total number of cases to 11,385,339, according to official data. The number of deaths linked to COVID-19 rose to 158,725 with 118 more deaths recorded during the day, according to the press release from the Federal Ministry of Health. The western state of Maharashtra, which has been a hotspot for the virus since the outbreak last year, has accounted for 16,620 new infections. India, which has the highest number of virus cases after the United States and Brazil, saw a downward trend in infections at the end of 2020, but the numbers have risen again in recent weeks. The number of infections on Monday was the biggest daily increase in 85 days since Dec.20, when 26,624 new infections were recorded, according to data on the Johns Hopkins University website. There […]

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India to propose cryptocurrency ban

India will propose a law banning cryptocurrencies, fining anyone trading in the country or even holding such digital assets, a senior government official told Reuters in a potential blow to millions of investors piling into the red-hot asset class. The bill, one of the world’s strictest policies against cryptocurrencies, would criminalise possession, issuance, mining, trading […] Read Full Story

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BREAKING: WorldQuant University gets DEAC accreditation

BREAKING: WorldQuant University gets DEAC accreditationThe WorldQuant University has been granted institutional accreditation by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The university believe that the accreditation will enable WorldQuant University to expand access to its online and entirely free offerings to more students across the globe. WorldQuant University (WQU), a not-for-profit advancing global education in data sciences, today announced it has been granted accreditation from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), a national accreditor of distance education institutions that is formally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This milestone recognizes WQU’s work to provide a robust platform and offerings focused on increasing access to global education and data science skills for the future. Accreditation will enable WQU to provide its online and entirely free offerings, including an MSc in Financial Engineering and a continuing education Applied Data Science Module, to more candidates, including in the United States. WQU was built to make high-quality education […]

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Indian young lady localized from Pakistan rejoined with family

A hard of hearing quiet Indian young lady, who had wandered into Pakistan exactly 20 years prior and was localized in 2015 by the then Indian clergyman of outside undertakings Sushma Swaraj, was at last rejoined with her family a week ago. Now Geeta, who is 29 years old returned to her home in Parbhani […]

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“Everybody needs Public Relations, even a two-person organization,” says Bamiduro.

“Everybody needs Public Relations, even a two-person organization,” says Bamiduro.… as speakers and participants praise the Experience Public Relations initiative LAGOS, Nigeria, March 10, 2021 – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – The speakers and participants of the book launch Experimenting Public Relations organized by Nigerian Women in PR over the weekend applauded the impressive initiative. The two-hour virtual pilot event and book launch, attended by industry professionals, students and business executives from various countries including India, Ireland, Ghana, United Arab Emirates and Nigeria, featured knowledge sharing, discussion of practical strategies, entertainment and networking sessions. The event began with the reading of a book from the book Experiencing Public Relations by Oluwatoni Oluwasanya, a 300-liter mass communication student from the University of Lagos who is also a Student Ambassador for Nigerian Women in Public Relations. Keynote speaker and launch director Omotola Oyebanjo, Director of Corporate Affairs and Communications, Africa and Middle East, Upfield, went on to deliver an […]

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Be ready for battle, the president tells the military

Be ready for battle, the president tells the militaryChinese President Xi Jinping called on the country’s military to be constantly ready in the face of instabilities and uncertainties, state media reported on Wednesday. The entire armed forces must always be ready to respond to all kinds of complex and difficult situations, ”Xi said at a meeting Tuesday with the military delegation to the National People’s Congress (NPC), the parliamentary session. annual from China. The development of the military should focus on combat readiness, Xi said, as the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported. Xi said the new five-year plan from 2021 to 2025 is a good starting point for strengthening national defense and the military. At the end of its week-long meeting on Thursday, the NPC will approve a draft outlining the way forward as well as a massive 6.8% increase in military spending for this year. Xi said the plan is to strengthen high-caliber strategic deterrence and that […]

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Desert locust invasion destroys huge cultivated land in Ethiopia – UN

Desert locust invasion destroys huge cultivated land in Ethiopia – UNAbout 365,015 hectares of cultivated land have been destroyed by an invasion of locusts, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has revealed. “Ethiopia is experiencing its worst desert locust outbreak in 25 years, exacerbating an already alarming food security and nutrition situation,” the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a press release on Friday. “The locust invasion has so far damaged 365,015 hectares of cultivated land in several regions, devastating crops and livelihoods in at least 76 locations across the country,” the office added. The UNOCHA report warned that the Desert Locust infestation could persist for much of the remainder of 2021, with incidences of swarms causing damage to crops and pastures. The UNOCHA report also found that since the first wave of Desert Locust invasion was detected in late 2019, it has spread to more than 170 locations, which are home […]

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“Import vs Produce Locally” – An enduring economic misconception

India’s first ever prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru famously believed that manufacturing its own railway components, airplanes and guns was central to maintaining the country’s hard-fought political independence. Speaking shortly after independence, he summed up his country’s approach to trade and development with these words warning about relying on imports: “Whenever these countries wished, they could […] Read Full Story

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Coronavirus – Africa: First doses of COVID-19 COVAX vaccine administered in Africa

Coronavirus – Africa: First doses of COVID-19 COVAX vaccine administered in AfricaToday, the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana launched COVID-19 vaccination campaigns aimed at protecting healthcare workers; This week’s first vaccinations come with an additional 11 million doses of COVAX expected to be given over the next seven days; The release of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine allocation to 142 of the participating COVAX economies, due for delivery by the end of May, is expected tomorrow. As the global deployment of COVAX vaccines accelerates, the first COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa using doses of COVAX began today in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. These campaigns are among the first to use the doses provided by Gavi COVAX Advanced Market Commitment (AMC) of the COVAX facility. AMC is the COVAX Facility’s mechanism for providing donor-funded vaccines to low-income countries. Campaigns in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire follow deliveries to both countries last week, with Ghana receiving 600,000 doses on February 24 and Cote […]

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Coronavirus – Africa: First doses of COVID-19 COVAX vaccine administered in AfricaToday, the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana launched COVID-19 vaccination campaigns aimed at protecting healthcare workers; This week’s first vaccinations come with an additional 11 million doses of COVAX expected to be given over the next seven days; The release of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine allocation to 142 of the participating COVAX economies, due for delivery by the end of May, is expected tomorrow. As the global deployment of COVAX vaccines accelerates, the first COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa using doses of COVAX began today in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. These campaigns are among the first to use the doses provided by Gavi COVAX Advanced Market Commitment (AMC) of the COVAX facility. AMC is the COVAX Facility’s mechanism for providing donor-funded vaccines to low-income countries. Campaigns in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire follow deliveries to both countries last week, with Ghana receiving 600,000 doses on February 24 and Cote […]

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Coronavirus – Africa: First doses of COVID-19 COVAX vaccine administered in AfricaToday, the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana launched COVID-19 vaccination campaigns aimed at protecting healthcare workers; This week’s first vaccinations come with an additional 11 million doses of COVAX expected to be given over the next seven days; The release of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine allocation to 142 of the participating COVAX economies, due for delivery by the end of May, is expected tomorrow. As the global deployment of COVAX vaccines accelerates, the first COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa using doses of COVAX began today in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. These campaigns are among the first to use the doses provided by Gavi COVAX Advanced Market Commitment (AMC) of the COVAX facility. AMC is the COVAX Facility’s mechanism for providing donor-funded vaccines to low-income countries. Campaigns in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire follow deliveries to both countries last week, with Ghana receiving 600,000 doses on February 24 and Cote […]

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Coronavirus – Africa: First doses of COVID-19 COVAX vaccine administered in AfricaToday, the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana launched COVID-19 vaccination campaigns aimed at protecting healthcare workers; This week’s first vaccinations come with an additional 11 million doses of COVAX expected to be given over the next seven days; The release of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine allocation to 142 of the participating COVAX economies, due for delivery by the end of May, is expected tomorrow. As the global deployment of COVAX vaccines accelerates, the first COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa using doses of COVAX began today in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. These campaigns are among the first to use the doses provided by Gavi COVAX Advanced Market Commitment (AMC) of the COVAX facility. AMC is the COVAX Facility’s mechanism for providing donor-funded vaccines to low-income countries. Campaigns in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire follow deliveries to both countries last week, with Ghana receiving 600,000 doses on February 24 and Cote […]

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Hapag-Lloyd opens new office in Kenya

Hapag-Lloyd opens new office in KenyaHapag-Lloyd (www.Hapag-Lloyd.com) continues to grow in Africa. Today the shipping company opened a new office in Kenya. While the main business will be managed from the port city of Mombasa, the company will also have an office in Nairobi, the country’s capital. Hapag-Lloyd mainly transports agricultural products out of Kenya, in particular tea, coffee, fruit and textiles. Imports consist mainly of chemicals, foodstuffs and a wide range of plastic and rubber products. The new office will be headed by Country Manager Prashant Sindhwani. While 19 staff will work in Mombasa, 6 will be based in Nairobi and 1 in Uganda. Via the gateway port of Mombasa, the shipping company offers two different services. While the China Kenya Express Service (CKX) connects Kenya to some of Asia’s most important ports, such as Singapore and Shanghai, the East Africa Service (EAS2) connects the East African country to the west coast of India […]

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Coronavirus: Côte d’Ivoire becomes the second African country and the first French-speaking country to receive doses of vaccine via the COVAX Facility

Coronavirus: Côte d’Ivoire becomes the second African country and the first French-speaking country to receive doses of vaccine via the COVAX FacilityThe COVAX initiative shipped 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine, authorized by the Serum Institute of India, India, and 505,000 syringes to Abidjan on February 26, 2021. This is the second batch that has been shipped and delivered to Africa by the COVAX Facility in an unprecedented effort to deliver at least 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2021. The doses of vaccine were received at Abidjan international airport by the Ivorian Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Dr Eugène Aka Aouélé, accompanied by members of the COVAX Facility – the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), the Coalition for Innovations in Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) – in addition to the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System for development (UNDS) in Côte d’Ivoire and the ambassadors of European Union countries, whose funding has made it […]

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Coronavirus: Côte d’Ivoire becomes the second African country and the first French-speaking country to receive doses of vaccine via the COVAX Facility

Coronavirus: Côte d’Ivoire becomes the second African country and the first French-speaking country to receive doses of vaccine via the COVAX FacilityThe COVAX initiative shipped 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine, authorized by the Serum Institute of India, India, and 505,000 syringes to Abidjan on February 26, 2021. This is the second batch that has been shipped and delivered to Africa by the COVAX Facility in an unprecedented effort to deliver at least 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2021. The doses of vaccine were received at Abidjan international airport by the Ivorian Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Dr Eugène Aka Aouélé, accompanied by members of the COVAX Facility – the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), the Coalition for Innovations in Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) – in addition to the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System for development (UNDS) in Côte d’Ivoire and the ambassadors of European Union countries, whose funding has made it […]

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Coronavirus: Côte d’Ivoire becomes the second African country and the first French-speaking country to receive doses of vaccine via the COVAX Facility

Coronavirus: Côte d’Ivoire becomes the second African country and the first French-speaking country to receive doses of vaccine via the COVAX FacilityThe COVAX initiative shipped 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine, authorized by the Serum Institute of India, India, and 505,000 syringes to Abidjan on February 26, 2021. This is the second batch that has been shipped and delivered to Africa by the COVAX Facility in an unprecedented effort to deliver at least 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2021. The doses of vaccine were received at Abidjan international airport by the Ivorian Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Dr Eugène Aka Aouélé, accompanied by members of the COVAX Facility – the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), the Coalition for Innovations in Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) – in addition to the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System for development (UNDS) in Côte d’Ivoire and the ambassadors of European Union countries, whose funding has made it […]

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