Canton Fair Supports Less-developed Regions to Step out of Poverty by Business Development

GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As China marks its National Poverty Relief Day and United Nation’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17, the 128th China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) continues to help companies from less-developed regions reach out to the international market. Xu Bing, Spokesperson of the Canton […]

"Canton Fair Supports Less-developed Regions to Step out of Poverty by Business Development"

Haier Exhibits Complete Smart Home Ecosystem Solutions at the 128th Canton Fair

An enhanced VR exhibition showcases Haier’s new technologies and services GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The world’s leading home appliance brand and smart home ecosystem builder, Haier Smart Home (“Haier”, Shanghai: 600690), is introducing upgraded products and next-generation smart home solutions integrated with IoT to global customers at the 128th virtual Canton Fair that started on October […]

"Haier Exhibits Complete Smart Home Ecosystem Solutions at the 128th Canton Fair"

Rise in Malawi Suicide Cases Linked to COVID-19

BLANTYRE, MALAWI – Malawi has recorded a 57% increase in suicides since the start the coronavirus pandemic. Psychologists blame loss of hope in dealing with social distancing and economic problems from COVID-19. Emily Luangwa recalls how her brother was under pressure to repay a loan from his creditors before he took his own life in August. She says because of COVID-19 his business was not running normally. Due to pressure from creditors, she says, he…

"Rise in Malawi Suicide Cases Linked to COVID-19"

Schools in Northern Cameroon Close as Boko Haram Steps Up Attacks

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Cameroon says it has again closed more than 60 schools on its northern border with Nigeria to protect children and teaching staff from increasing Boko Haram attacks. Many people have fled the region and are now displaced. The Islamist group has stepped up its use of suicide bombers, even as the country’s military has drastically reduced the jihadists’ firepower. The central African country has deployed its military to assure the safety of…

"Schools in Northern Cameroon Close as Boko Haram Steps Up Attacks"

‘We want justice for these girls’: the Kenyan helpline for victims of gender violence

Around four million girls worldwide suffer female genital mutilation every year. Although it is forbidden in Kenya, COVID-19 has led some families to revive itthe traditional practice, and a UN-supported phone helpline for victims of gender-based violence in the country has seen a big rise in calls since the pandemic hit. Somewhere in Kenya, an early morning in July: A woman organizes a once-in-a-lifetime “ceremony” for her 11-year-old niece: The girl’s genitals will be cut…

"‘We want justice for these girls’: the Kenyan helpline for victims of gender violence"

President Kenyatta Urges Parliament To Prioritise Laws That Enable Big 4 Agenda Programs

President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on parliament to prioritise legislation that supports the attainment of the Government’s Big 4 development agenda. “There are certain bills out there that we really need to equally fast track. And some of them are either stuck in the National Assembly or stuck in the Senate or stuck in-between with a push and pull between the two parties. “If there’s something that’s going to prevent us from achieving that Big…

"President Kenyatta Urges Parliament To Prioritise Laws That Enable Big 4 Agenda Programs"