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CONTACT INFORMATION – ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF LIFELONG LEARNING

The Education & Employment Directorate would like to advise the public that Mrs Joyce Duncan is currently Acting Assistant Director of Lifelong Learning. Joyce can be contacted on tel: 22607 or via email: [email protected]: St Hele…

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Alliance Seeks $7.4B to Immunize 300M Children

GENEVA – Gavi, the global vaccine alliance that targets developing countries, said Friday that it was appealing for $7.4 billion to immunize 300 million children in 2021-25. Gavi’s latest fundraising drive is its most ambitious to date. Officials said …

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Study: Many Uganda Voters Fear Violence in Next Elections

A new study in Uganda shows that many people involved in election preparations and Ugandan politics expect violence around the 2021 election. The study looked at early warning signs of violence ahead of the elections and strategies to mitigate unrest. …

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Nigerian School Girls Learn Technology During Summer Break

Nigerian technologist Chinenye Udeh wants to ensure schoolgirls learn Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for summer. Udeh says she is trying to boost gender parity in technology in Africa’s most populous nation, where less than 20 percent …

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African Union Envoy: Sudanese Finalize Power-Sharing Deal

The African Union envoy to Sudan said Saturday the pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council have finalized a power-sharing agreement.Mohammed el-Hassan Lebatt told reporters that the two sides fully agreed on a constitutional declaration …

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Gulf of Guinea Piracy Targeted at Ghana Maritime Conference

The Gulf of Guinea remains a hot spot for piracy, accounting for the vast majority of sea-going hostage seizures and kidnappings globally, according to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB).Earlier this month, 10 Turkish sailors were seized by pirate…

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Cameroon: Separatist Fighters Occupy 50 Schools

Cameroon says armed separatists are occupying more than 50 schools in its western English-speaking regions, using them for training and to hide from the military. The alleged occupation could complicate government plans to restart education in the reg…

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Fifth Committee Approves $6.51 Billion for 13 Peacekeeping Operations in 2019/20, Joint Management of Active Missions’ Cash Balances, as Resumed Session Ends

Delegates Disagree about Whether to Implement Board of Auditors’ RecommendationsConcluding the second part of its resumed session, the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today sent 22 draft resolutions and 1 draft decision to the General As…

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