Archive for October 20th, 2020

African Governments Encourage Surrender of Illegal Weapons

Cameroon says more than 120,000 illegal firearms are in the country, fueling a separatist conflict as well as the Boko Haram terrorist group. In Yaounde Monday, Cameroonian and African Union officials marked a delayed commemoration of Africa Amnesty Month, urging illegal holders of weapons to...
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Lagos Imposes Curfew as Anti-Police Protests Continue

The governor of Nigeria’s largest city and financial hub has declared a full-day curfew amid continuing protests against police violence. Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said Tuesday that a 24-hour curfew would be imposed, banning all but essential workers and first responders from the streets after...
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UN Raises $1.7 Billion for Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso

The United Nations said Tuesday it has received preliminary pledges of about $1.7 billion for the central Sahel countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger at a donors’ conference in Copenhagen.   “This represents substantial success,” U.N. Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock told reporters. “Not least...
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vcita Teams Up with Helplink to Promote Small Businesses in South Africa

SEATTLE, WA / ACCESSWIRE / October 20, 2020 / A software startup best known for its all-in-one business management platform, vcita has entered a strategic partnership with venture builder Helplink Africa. As per the agreement, the firms will focus on fostering entrepreneurship and supporting small enterprises in South Africa in the years to come. vcita’s […]
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