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  1. New Pan-African Payments System Provides Big Relief for African Traders

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 26 (IPS) - When Fidelis Adele, the CEO of Freetown-based Solid Graphics, a printing and communications company, needed to order some printing equipment from Nigeria in September, he paid an extra $165 on top of a $10,000 bank transfer to the seller. Yet it took three days for the money transferred in Sierra Leone to be credited to the beneficiary’s account in Nigeria.

  2. How to Tackle Africa's Employment Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    ACCRA, Ghana, Nov 25 (IPS) - The Covid-19 pandemic aggravated Africa's already severe employment crisis. The solution lies in a long-term political and economic transformation.

  3. 193 countries adopt the first global agreement on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

    - UN News

    All the nations members of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted on Thursday a historical text that defines the common values and principles needed to ensure the healthy development of AI.

  4. Violence against refugee women surged in 2020, but grassroots solutions can help tackle scourge

    - UN News

    One in five refugee or internally displaced women have faced sexual violence, and the situation continues to worsen globally, the UN refugee agency, (UNHCR), said on Thursday.

  5. Ethiopia’s Civil War Fueled by Weapons from UN’s Big Powers

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 25 (IPS) - In Hollywood movies, the legendary Wild West was routinely portrayed with gunslingers, lawmen and villains—resulting in the ultimate showdown between the “good guys and the bad guys”.

  6. Drowning of 27 migrants in English Channel is worst disaster on record: IOM

    - UN News

    Urgent action is needed to avoid a repeat of tragedies like this week’s drowning of at least 27 people in the English Channel, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Thursday. 

  7. Are you sure you want to share that? Sorting online fact from fiction

    - UN News

    Since the creation of the World Wide Web, we have had access to more information than ever before. However, we are also bombarded with dangerous disinformation. The UN’s Verified campaign has launched an online course to help us decide which is which, and protect vulnerable people from potential harm.

  8. Feature: Mobile health teams save lives in Afghanistan’s most remote areas

    - UN News

    At just one year old, Shahpirai’s son was suffering from severe malnutrition. Yet without the means or available facilities for him to receive proper health care, his mother could only hope he would improve at home.

  9. From the Field: Pioneer brings farming jobs to marginalized Bangladesh communities

    - UN News

    Farzeen Alam, a Bangladeshi entrepreneur, was laughed off when he approached banks for a loan to start his farming business: today, Oggro Dairy is helping to lower unemployment, particularly amongst marginalized youth.

  10. Wave

    - Inter Press Service

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Nov 24 (IPS) - Rising sea levels, extreme climate conditions such as severe storms faced by Bangladesh, one of the primary victims of anthropogenic climate change, the country is set to be the worst sufferer from climate change by 2025, far worse than any other country.

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