Daily Archives: October 14, 2020

Huawei Launches All-scenario Intelligent Connectivity Solutions

BEIJING, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the UN Broadband Commission and Huawei held the sixth Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF 2020) online in Beijing. With the theme of “Intelligent Connectivity, New Value Together”, this year’s UBBF discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the connectivity industry in the intelligent era. At the event, David Wang, Huawei Executive Director […]

Sahel Very Close to Tipping Point, UN Humanitarian Chief Warns

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that daunting problems in Africa’s Sahel region are getting worse and the region “is very close to a tipping point — and so by extension are its African neighbors, Europe, and the world.” Mark Lowcock said in a virtual speech to students at the Paris Institute

WHO Director-General’s remark at the Committee on World Food Security High-Level Special Event on Strengthening Global Governance of Food Security and Nutrition

Honourable Chair, Ministers, Excellencies, dear colleagues and friends, I would like to start by thanking the Committee on World Food Security for convening this event, which comes at an auspicious moment. Last week, the World Food Programme was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its courageous and far-ranging work. The world’s attention has been drawn

African Union: Reflections on ICRC African Union Delegation activities

In an exclusive interview with 105.3 Afro FM, Head of ICRC Delegation to the African Union (ADO), Mr. Bruce Mokaya Orina reflected on the delegation’s activities. ARTICLE 14 OCTOBER 2020 Mr Mokaya conveyed his perception of the progress of ICRC and the evolving ADO’s engagement with the African Union Commission. He also presented his perspective

No end to world hunger without an end to conflict — WFP warns

Make food a tool for peace instead, urges Executive Director By Simona Beltrami Marking International Day of Peace today, the World Food Programme (WFP)’s Executive Director David Beasley is adamant: “There’s no two ways about it — we can’t end hunger unless we put an end to conflict.” As the world stands on the brink

The Path toward Stabilization in the Central African Republic: Turn-Around Opportunity to Promote Peace and Economic Recovery

Since the 2013 coup in the Central African Republic (CAR), the World Bank has supported stabilization efforts to prevent the state from collapsing. Following the signature of an ambitious Peace Accord in 2019 that heralded a sharp decline in violence and ahead of a double electoral cycle, the CAR is now at a critical inflection

Building Centers of Excellence in Africa to address regional development challenges

Since 2014, the Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACE) Program has become synonymous with delivering quality and relevant post-graduate education that meets the demand for skills in priority fields. Between 2014 and 2020, it supported over 14,000 Masters and PhD students in agriculture, health, and other sciences. The program continues to expand across Sub-Saharan