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The Rockefeller Foundation Announces Grant to Expand Access to COVID-19 Testing and Tracing in Africa

Press Release No: /2021 Venue: Nairobi, KenyaAbout Africa CDC The Rockefeller Foundation has announced a new grant of US$12 million to the Africa Public Health Foundation to help expand the geographic coverage of testing and to strengthen contact tracing for COVID-19 in Africa…

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9 Killed in Seven-Hour Siege of Mogadishu Hotel

Somalia’s government announced the end of a seven-hour deadly siege in the capital Mogadishu Sunday night, which left nine people dead. Mohamed Nur Galal, a well-known retired general and former defense minister, was among those confirmed killed in the attack on the popular…

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Is the Global Partnership for Education Redundant?

Or Is It a More Progressive, Democratic Alternative to the World Bank? Suppose a rich country, say the UK, wants to give foreign aid to improve education in a poor country, say Malawi. How should it go about that? There is an enormous…

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Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPHA) Competency Framework

In 2010, the former Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) developed the first Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) Competency Framework. It provided a harmonised, inter-agency approach for child protection in humanitarian action (CPHA) actors to develop child protection capacity, measure individual and organisational performance,…

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Hunger Grips Thousands Displaced by Inter-Communal Violence in Darfur

GENEVA – The World Food Program is scaling up food assistance to tens of thousands of people displaced by intercommunal violence in Sudan’s explosive Darfur region. United Nations agencies say an estimated 250 people have been killed and more than 100,000 forced to…

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Biden’s Trade Representative Expected to Be Assertive with China

WASHINGTON – If China’s leadership had any question about how the Biden administration would approach the ongoing trade disputes between the two countries, the appointment of Katherine Tai to be U.S. trade representative ought to have answered them pretty clearly. An attorney by…

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US Judge Allows Extradition of Alleged Ghosn Accomplices

WASHINGTON – A U.S. federal judge on Thursday gave the go-ahead to extradite to Japan two Americans arrested in May 2020 on suspicion of having helped former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn flee Japan. Judge Indira Talwani ruled that Michael Taylor and his son…

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Sindh Chief Minister discusses $3.25 billion ongoing, new projects with World Bank leader

Karachi, January 29, 2021 (PPI-OT): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that with the support of the World Bank his government wants to work in human capital, poverty reduction, stunning, revenue mobilization and economic reform. This he…

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COVID-19 claims 17 more lives, infects 1,323 others

Karachi, January 29, 2021 (PPI-OT): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 17 more patients of COVID-19 died overnight lifting the death toll to 3,986 and 1,323 new cases emerged when 12,642 tests were conducted. In a…

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Debrief of Pakistan Navy’s Operational Exercise RIBAT-2021 held at Karachi

Karachi, January 29, 2021 (PPI-OT): The debrief session of Pakistan Navy’s Operational Exercise RIBAT-21 was held at Karachi. Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Speaking on the occasion, the Admiral…

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