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Orange launches its brand in Liberia and continues to build on its strong presence in West Africa

Orange launches its brand in Liberia and continues to build on its strong presence in West Africa

With over 1.6 million customers at the end of February 2017, Orange Liberia is the leading mobile operator in Liberia in terms of customers Orange (Orange.com), one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, announces today the launch of its brand in Liberia. As from today, Cellcom Liberia becomes Orange Liberia. …

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Opera announces Victor Moses as brand ambassador in Africa

This coincides with Opera’s recent announcement to invest $100 million USD (30 billion Nigerian nairas) in Africa

This coincides with Opera’s recent announcement to invest $100 million USD (30 billion Nigerian nairas) in Africa Opera (Opera.com) is kicking off a partnership with football professional Victor Moses, Chelsea starter and Nigerian national team star player. Moses will be the brand ambassador of Opera Mini (APO.af/oO85qy), the most popular browser …

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“Tragic milestone”: 1 in 5 South Sudanese children now refugees

A young South Sudanese refugee looks out of a truck before being transported to the Imvepi settlement at the Imvepi Reception Centre, Arua District, in northern Uganda. Photo: UNHCR/David Azia

South Sudan’s intensifying humanitarian crisis now means that a “tragic milestone” has been reached, with more than a million children forced to flee the country. UNICEF‘s Chief of Communication in South Sudan, Tim Irwin, said it represented a “generation on the brink of catastrophe”. Monday’s joint statement from the UN …

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As rainy season starts, UN health agency warns of cholera outbreak in drought-hit Somalia

Malnourished children, many of them suffering from diarrhea, lie on beds in Banadir hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, while their parents and hospital staff tend to them. UN Photo/Tobin Jones

Somalia is suffering from the largest cholera outbreak in the past five years and the number of people killed is expected to double by the end of June, the United Nations health agency. The UN World Health Organization (WHO) reported close to 32,000 cases of cholera, including 618 deaths, since …

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UN food agencies urge Governments to step up food action in African countries facing famine

Mothers and children wait to be screened for malnutrition at a UNICEF-supported Outpatient Therapeutic Program in Baidoa, Somalia. UNICEF/Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin

Unless urgent action is taken to feed people in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, more than 20 million people will not find enough food to eat, the heads of the United Nations food agencies today warned. “Many people have already died,” UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Director-General …

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Nigeria: Welcoming release of 82 Chibok girls, UN urges support for their rehabilitation

UNICEF welcomes the release of over 80 of the girls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents at their school in Chibok, Nigeria, over three years ago. Photo: UNICEF Nigeria

Welcoming Saturday’s release of 82 of the schoolgirls abducted from the Nigerian town of Chibok by the Boko Haram insurgent group three years ago, the United Nations has called for continued global support for the country’s efforts to release, rehabilitate and reintegrate all Boko Haram victims. “We appeal to all …

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Lorch Foundation Bursaries for International Students at Cranfield University in UK, 2017

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Lorch Foundation is offering Bursaries for international students at Cranfield University. Bursaries are available for international students to pursue full-time master’s course in water. Cranfield University is a British postgraduate and research-based public university specialising in science, engineering, technology and management. If students are an international student they will need …

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