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Business Connect Partners with Government of Burundi to Bring Clean Water to Every Citizen

Business Connect, in partnership with Amazi Water and the country of Burundi, funds testing for VF100 Home Filter GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Business Connect, a social enterprise committed to providing citizens in the Global South affordable and easy access to clean and safe water, recently received global certification from the World Health […]

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Posted in Health Care

Africa Spared Worst of Pandemic by ‘Coordinated, Collaborative’ Approach

As COVID-19 infections soar in the United States, the African continent is bracing for a smaller surge, defying predictions that it would be hardest hit.According to Africa’s top medical official, that’s because the continent behaved as one indivisible…

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Posted in General

UN Releases $100M in Bid to Prevent Famine in 7 Countries

The United Nations released $100 million from an emergency fund Tuesday in a bid to avert famine in seven at-risk countries. “Famine can be prevented, but we have to act in time to make a difference,” U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said in a sta…

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Security Tops Concerns as Burkina Faso Prepares to Vote

Worsening security dominates the list of concerns in Burkina Faso, where voters will go to the polls Sunday to elect a president and national legislators.Militant Islamist insurgencies and internal ethnic conflicts plague the West African nation of nea…

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Al-Qaida ‘On the Ropes’ After 2 Decades of War

Key U.S. officials are not backing down from their assessment that core al-Qaida, while still a threat, is in decline, brushing aside intelligence suggesting the terror organization remains entrenched in Afghanistan and may be growing stronger. For mon…

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