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Chile to ban most non-electric vehicles from 2035

Santiago, Chile | Xinhua |  Chile will ban sales of most internal combustion vehicles in support of electric vehicles starting in 2035, the Chilean government announced Friday as part of its National Electromobility Strategy. All sales of light and medium vehicles, public transit and large machinery, will be zero-emission vehicles …

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Agriculture one of sectors hardest hit by climate disasters in LatAm, Caribbean, FAO warns

Santiago, Chile | Xinhua | Agriculture is one of the sectors hardest hit by climate-related disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Wednesday, which marked International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. “Anticipatory, short-term action must be based on longer-term resilience-building …

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China cautions US on irresponsible remarks on Taiwan

Beijing, China | Xinhua | China on Thursday opposed U.S. accusations of destabilizing the Taiwan region with intense military activities, urging the U.S. to stop making irresponsible remarks on Taiwan issues. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks at a press briefing. He commented on Pentagon spokesman John …

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Glovo expands operations in Africa

Leading global technology platform expands its operations in Ghana, and launches in Tunisia, with plans to hire top talent in these markets, raising the bar for fast on-demand delivery and strengthening its commitment to providing users with affordable access to products across Africa Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Glovo, …

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Design Hackathon to drive innovation among youth 

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Garage48 in partnership with The Innovation Village, with support from the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Development Cooperation, has organized a 2-round series of design hackathons happening this year and October 2022, next year. The two design hackathons are a part of the EU: Africa They Journey 2021 and …

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Tech world to focus on KTA symposium October 21

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The third edition of the annual KTA Symposium, to be held under the theme, “Harnessing Intellectual Property in the Fourth Industrial Revolution,”  takes place in Kampala October 21 through to 22, 2021. Key among the objectives of this symposium organised by KTA Advocates is …

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