Open Society Announces a $10 Million Emergency Fund for Afghan Civilians in Peril

New York, Aug. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Open Society Foundations announced today the creation of a $10 million Afghanistan emergency fund to support Afghans in grave danger—including champions of human rights, women’s rights, and journalists—by expanding immediate protection opportunities. The Afghanistan Emergency Humanitarian Fund will help support sponsorship for humanitarian parole programs in […]

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Cote d’Ivoire declares first Ebola outbreak in more than 25 years

Abidjan/Brazzaville, 14 August 2021 – The Ministry of Health of Cote d’Ivoire today confirmed the country’s first case of Ebola since 1994. This came after the Institut Pasteur in Cote d’Ivoire confirmed the Ebola Virus Disease in samples collected from a patient, who was hospitalized in the commercial capital of Abidjan, after arriving from Guinea. […]

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Analysts: China Expanding Influence in Africa Via Telecom Network Deals

Telecommunications networks funded and built by China are taking over Africa’s cyberspace, a dependence that analysts suggest puts Beijing in a position to exert political influence in some of the continent’s countries. Bulelani Jili, a doctoral candidate at Harvard University’s Department of African and African American Studies, told VOA Mandarin in a phone interview that “Huawei is […]

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East Africa, India sign joint action plan to boost trade

NAIROBI— The East African Community (EAC) trading bloc and India have signed a joint action plan to boost bilateral trade by ensuring faster clearance of goods, officials said during the virtual signing ceremony on Friday. Both sides believed that the joint action plan will pave the way for a full mutual recognition agreement between the […]

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Operational Update: 354 Shipments Depart for 10 Countries Over Past Week

Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 354 shipments of requested medical aid to 34 U.S. states and territories and nine countries worldwide. The shipments contained 559,310 defined daily doses of medication, including medications for patients recovering from Covid-19, diabetes management therapies, rare disease therapies, behavioral health medications, anti-clotting prescriptions, oxygen concentrators, personal […]

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