Daily Archives: October 13, 2020

eXp World Holdings Expands its Residential Real Estate Network to South Africa

–eXp Realty’s Innovative Business Model Allows Local Real Estate Agents to Invest In Their Futures– BELLINGHAM, Wash., Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — eXp World Holdings (Nasdaq: EXPI), the holding company for eXp Realty, one of the fastest-growing residential and commercial real estate companies, today announced the expansion of its brokerage model into South Africa […]

New $90 Million Global Challenge to Fund Bold Solutions to Address Systemic Inequities

Racial Equity 2030 seeks to scale transformative ideas that will improve the lives  of children, families and communities across the globe. BATTLE CREEK, Michigan, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced the launch of Racial Equity 2030, a call for bold solutions to drive an equitable future for children, families and communities […]

Covid-19: Nearly a dozen southern African MPs died from Coronavirus

MAPUTO, Nearly a dozen MPs have died from Covid-19 in southern Africa, the head of the Southern African Development Community’s parliamentary forum, Esperanca Bias, has said. The MPs were from Angola, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius and Zimbabwe, she added. She offered her condolences to their families as she ended a session of the parliamentary forum in

Mount Kilimanjaro Fire Started Accidentally,  Investigators Say

Hundreds of Tanzanian firefighters and citizens are trying to contain a fire on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain at 5,895 meters. The Citizen newspaper reports that National Park spokesman Pascal Shelutete said the initial investigation found the fire started Sunday by porters servicing climbers at the Whona rest area. Shelutete told reporters Tuesday the fire,

Widespread Floods Devastate Large Sections of East Africa

JOHANNESBURG – In recent months, unpredictable, intense floods have washed across parts of Rwanda, Kenya, Somalia, Burundi, Ethiopia, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti and Tanzania, ruining homes and livelihoods as people and governments try to battle a global pandemic. As the world battles a pandemic, large swaths of the African continent have been —literally

IOM, European Union and the Government of Ethiopia Strengthen Partnership to Support Migrants during COVID-19

Addis Ababa – With the European Union’s (EU) revitalized commitment to a single cohesive migration policy as set out in its new Pact on Migration and Asylum, a high-level delegation from the European Union visited Ethiopia for a dialogue with the Government of Ethiopia (GoE), IOM Ethiopia and migrants. The delegation was led by H.E.

West Africa Seasonal Monitor Floods situation update 2020 Season (20-30 September 2020)

Highlights • Overall, late September (end of the rainy season in many areas across the Sahel), the rainy season across West Africa has been generally characterized by mostly adequate and well distributed rains, resulting widespread average to above average seasonal rainfall. These beneficial outcomes for the Sahel particularly were however countered by much drier than

Communique of the 953rd meeting of the PSC held on 8 October 2020, consultation with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR)

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 953rd meeting held on 8 October 2020, which was dedicated to a consultation with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) pursuant to Article 19 of the Protocol Relating to the Establishment of the Peace and Security Council

Youth & COVID-19: Impacts on jobs, education, rights and mental well-being [EN/DE/JP/PT/RU/TR/ZH]

COVID-19 disrupts education of more than 70 per cent of youth The disproportionate effect of the pandemic on young people has exacerbated inequalities and risks reducing the productive potential of an entire generation, according to the International Labour Organization. GENEVA (ILO News) – The COVID-19 crisis is having a devastating effect on the education and