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UN says private sector key to realize sustainability agenda in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | African governments should leverage capital, technology and manpower from industry to hasten realization of sustainability agenda and pandemic recovery in the continent, a senior UN official said on Thursday. Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy secretary-general, said that targeted investments from Africa’s indigenous businesses are required to …

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The making of Uganda’s national 4IR strategy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPNDENT | Uganda’s National Expert Taskforce on the 4IR has released a draft report on a planned strategy to guide the country in achieving the vision of becoming a 4IR hub and competitive upper middle-income country by 2040. The taskforce was launched by President Yoweri Museveni in …

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Expert warns Europe of “American trap” over Huawei ban

Madrid, Spain | XINHUA | Europe should resist U.S. pressure to isolate China and remain independent in its decision making in the face of so-called security concerns, a Spanish expert has said. “If the U.S. wants to include Europe in its ‘anti-China’ strategy because it does not want anyone to …

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Generation Z: creative and committed, against the virus

Paris, France | AFP |  With their art, technology know-how, creative social networking skills or political commitment, post-millennials, known as Generation Z, have found their own ways to help others through the coronavirus lockdown. From Colombia to Senegal, Malaysia to North Macedonia, AFP talked to a group of 15- to 24-year-olds, …

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Parliament legalises use of technology in elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has legalised the use of technology in the management of general elections. The move is in accordance with a recommendation of the Supreme Court in the presidential election petition of Amama Mbabazi Vs Y. K. Museveni, Electoral Commission and others. In the ruling, judges …

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Digital lifeline for refugees in Bulgaria — and beyond

Sofia, Bulgaria | AFP |  Single mother-of-two Sara Faizi from Afghanistan faced a dead end when she arrived in Bulgaria in 2018: the former bank branch operations manager needed a job but neither spoke the local language nor had any contacts. An energetic Bulgarian, Iva Gumnishka, 25, and her social enterprise …

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