November 18, 2022

WFP first aid convoy since Ethiopia peace deal ‘enters Tigray’

ADDIS ABABA— The World Food Programme (WFP) said its first aid convoy since the signing of a landmark peace deal between Ethiopia’s government and Tigrayan rebels had arrived in the war-torn Tigray region on Wednesday.   Restoring aid deliveries to Tigray was a key part of the agreement signed in South Africa on Nov 2 to silence the guns in a two-year conflict that has killed untold numbers of people and unleashed a humanitarian crisis in northern Ethiopia.   “@WFP trucks are now rolling into #Tigray with critical food assistance—this is the first movement since the peace agreement was signed,”

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Philanthropist Bill Gates Pledges Additional $7 Billion for African Countries

Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates pledged an additional $7 billion in development funds to Africa. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said the money would be spent over the next four years to support African countries as they confront hunger, disease, gender inequality and poverty. Making the announcement in Nairobi, Gates reaffirmed the foundation’s long-term commitment to Africa, saying the new commitment is in addition to existing funds that support organizations like the Vaccine Alliance and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. “Constantly reducing maternal mortality, constantly reducing neonatal mortality, under-5 mortality, that’s really the

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Cotton Exporter Benin Tries Local Processing to Reduce Climate Emissions

As world leaders meet in Egypt to discuss ways to combat climate change, one possible solution is brewing across the continent in Benin. Benin has built an industrial park to move the country away from exporting raw materials to making finished products. If implemented on a larger scale, activists say, the trend would cut down on emissions from shipping that contribute to global warming. Although still under construction, Arise IIP’s Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone is already processing cashew nuts and making clothes for Western markets. Making finished products is new to Benin, Africa’s largest raw cotton exporter, and is providing jobs

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SABC AND HISENSE PARTNER TO LAUNCH THE NEW SABC STREAMING SERVICE SABC+ TO THE PUBLIC

JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), the leading public broadcaster on the African continent, has launched its long-anticipated OTT platform, SABC +.  In partnership with the global consumer electronics and home appliances market leader, Hisense, the corporation will distribute the SABC+ app through the home screen of the Hisense […]

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