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Zambia: Designer Goods donated by the UK

A haul of fake designer clothing and bedding worth thousands of pounds seized by Gwynedd trading standards officers has been donated to deprived communities in Zambia. The donation includes fake Adidas tracksuits, Converse shoes, Ralph Lauren shirts and Rayban sunglasses. The National Police Aid Convoy will distribute the goods, which have been collected over eight […]

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Africa: Movie Star presents Award to Humanitarians

George Clooney presented the inaugural Aurora prize, worth $1.1m (£760,000), to a Burundian humanitarian worker who saved thousands of orphans’ lives in the middle of a civil war. But the Oscar-winning actor, who has campaigned for an end to violence around the world, also addressed the global refugee crisis. The first recipient of the award was Marguerite Barankitse, who was […]

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Morocco: $200m for Disaster Prevention approved

The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a US$ 200 million Program for Results operation to support Morocco’s preparedness to respond to natural disasters. The operation will reward the achievement of specific results in the way the government plans for and manages the risk of disasters, while also strengthening the country’s ability to cope […]

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WEYA 2016 Now Open: Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

WomanRising is pleased to announce its annual initiative aimed at identifying and honouring outstanding and audacious Ghanaian women entrepreneurs in all sectors of the economy dubbed the “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (WEYA 2016)”. WEYA 2016 is designed to discover and celebrate the most outstanding women entrepreneurs in over 30 vital sectors of the […]

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Africa: Malaysia permitted to use Mozambique, South Africa waters in MH370 search

The Republic of Mozambique and South Africa have agreed to allow Malaysia to use their waters to continue the search for the vanished Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 jetline. Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the Malaysian government, however, was still waiting for more debris to be found before despatching a search team there. “At […]

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Nigeria: Foundation to raise $1billion for Sports

The International Sports Fans Carnival Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization newly founded by Oluwaseun Adebola Olatunji (Nigeria) with a simple idea, but very creative. He founded the foundation with the target to host and hold the world’s largest carnival come 21st September, 2017 to celebrate the “International Day of Peace”, 35th anniversary of global observation […]