Month: July 2022

East Africa Cross Border Trade Bulletin (July 2022, Volume 38)

Summary PointsMaize grain remained the most traded commodity in the region in the first quarter of 2022 (January to March) as shown in Figure 1 above. Wheat and maize flour surpassed dry beans as the second and third most traded commodities in the regi…

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Joint Statment World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: The international community must strengthen prevention and accountability for trafficking in persons in conflict situations

GENEVA (29 July 2022) – Ahead of the World Day Against Trafficking in persons, a group of United Nations and regional human rights experts* raised serious concerns about the risks of trafficking for those displaced by conflict, including children.“Conf…

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Pope Says He’ll Slow Down or Retire

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis acknowledged Saturday that he can no longer travel like he used to because of his strained knee ligaments, saying his weeklong Canadian pilgrimage was “a bit of a test” that showed he needs to slow down and one day…

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UN Agency Calls for More Protection for African Refugees and Migrants

GENEVA — The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, Friday called for more to be done to protect African refugees and migrants from traffickers on their way from the Sahel and the Horn of Africa toward North Africa and Europe.UNHCR spokeswoman Shabia Mantoo says tr…

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Syinix Launches World First Machine that can cook Africa Staple Food: Banku, FUFU etc.

ACCRA, Ghana, July 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — According to the study, 83% of African eat a variety of Swallow foods (such as Banku, fufu,etc.) as their staple food. For most of African, however, making swallow food is a difficult process, as users have to stir the food throughout, and the whole process is time-consuming as […]

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UN Weekly Roundup: July 17-29, 2022

Anti-UN protests turn deadly in DRCThe acting head of the United Nations mission in eastern Congo said Wednesday that they would carry out a joint investigation with national police into the shooting deaths of three peacekeepers and a dozen Congolese c…

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Mapping of protection services for vulnerable people on the move, including victims of trafficking – On routes toward the Central and Western Mediterranean sea and the Atlantic (July 2022)

Each year, thousands of refugees and migrants are subjected to horrific abuse as they move along different routes within the Sahel and East Africa, and towards North Africa and sometimes on to Europe.3 This includes being subjected to repeated gender-b…

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Sustained Efficacy of Long-Acting Cabotegravir for PrEP Among Cisgender Women – Findings from HPTN 084 Study

DURHAM, N.C., July 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Researchers from the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) presented updated results from the HPTN 084 long-acting cabotegravir (CAB) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) study at the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal. New findings show reductions in HIV incidence were sustained in the 12 months following trial unblinding (November […]

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Chargebee Enables Subscription Businesses to Combat Economic Turmoil with 2022 Summer Product Release

New Product Launch Leans Heavily on Customer Retention, Monetization and Streamlining Revenue Operations San Francisco, Calif., July 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chargebee, the leading subscription management platform, today announced its Summer 2022 Product Release. The slate of new products and features is focused on enabling high-performing subscription businesses to monetize their existing customers and […]

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Trip.com and Ctrip celebrate the return of travel by announcing their strategic partnership with Hylink Digital

Hylink offers full-service advertising through its Travel + Travel Retail practice, Hylink Travel, will offer travel brands exclusive opportunities and resources on the Trip.com and Ctrip platform through our partnership LOS ANGELES, July 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hylink Digital (Hylink), a 30-year award-winning full-service global agency, was announced as the official strategic partner of […]

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