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AI Technology and National Security Initiatives, by Inyene Ibanga

AI Technology and National Security Initiatives, by Inyene Ibanga     Governments around the world are developing integrated frameworks for the adoption and deployment of information and communications technology (ICT) in their national security architectures. Today, technology is playing a significant role in the operations of various security/defence organisations in advanced economies such as the […]

EEAS: Israel/Palestine: Statement by the High Representative on the escalation of confrontations

The grave escalation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including the major upsurge in violence in and around Gaza, must stop. This follows days of tension and clashes in Jerusalem, including at the holy sites and increasing violence in towns in Israel and the West Bank.
The EU is dismayed at the large numbers of civilian deaths and injuries, including children. The priority must be to protect civilians. All efforts should be directed at avoiding civilian casualties, and supporting de-escalation.

EEAS: Zambia: Statement by the Spokesperson on the opening of campaigning for the general elections

As campaigning begins ahead of general elections on 12 August, the European Union reiterates the importance of its relationship with Zambia, which has been – since independence – a source of stability, humanitarian solidarity and regional leadership in southern Africa. The European Union welcomes the invitation by the Government of the Republic of Zambia to deploy an electoral observation mission in Zambia. We encourage and support credible, inclusive, transparent and peaceful elections.

VIRTUAL BRIEFING | Perspectives on the Arctic Coast Guard Forum and U.S. Arctic Policy Leading up to the Arctic Council Ministerial

Washington Foreign Press Center
On-The-Record Virtual Briefing | U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz will discuss current Arctic issues and give a read out of the April 15-16 Arctic Coast Guard Forum. U.S. Coordinator for the Arctic Region James DeHart will give an overview of U.S. Arctic policy leading up to the Arctic Council Ministerial in Reykjavik scheduled for May 19-20.
TOPIC: “Arctic Issues: Perspectives on the Arctic Coast Guard Forum and U.S. Arctic Policy Leading up to the Arctic Council Ministerial”

Missing Children Europe: Stigma associating runaways with “attention seeking” and “problematic behaviour” link to increased risk of negative experiences and inadequate support

“I think that if I was aggressively or negatively received upon coming back, I believe I would have definitely run away again.” – 16-year-old participant in the RADAR Focus Group
Brussels, 12 May 2021 – Research conducted as part of the RADAR project indicates that runaway children frequently experience stigma on behalf of adults and professionals who have a role in supporting them.

Nigeria’s Diaspora Remittances To Hit $22bn

Nigeria’s Diaspora Remittances To Hit $22bn         Nigeria’s diaspora remittances have been projected to rise by five per cent to $22bn by the end of 2021. Agusto Consulting Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of a rating agency, Agusto & Co. Limited, disclosed this in its report titled ‘2021 Nigeria diaspora remittance report […]

Dangote Cement, 20 Others Lift Capitalisation By N36bn

Dangote Cement, 20 Others Lift Capitalisation By N36bn       Trading activities on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) extended bullish run to two consecutive trading sessions yesterday, as investors’ wealth appreciated by N36 billion. Yesterday’s improved performance was spurred by investors’ sustained appetite in the shares of Dangote Cement and 20 others. The all-share […]

AfDB To Invest $3bn In Africa’s Pharmaceutical Industry

AfDB To Invest $3bn In Africa’s Pharmaceutical Industry         The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said it would invest 3 billion dollars to build Africa’s pharmaceutical industry in the next 10 years. President of the AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, said this at a virtual Finance in Common Spring Meeting convened in collaboration […]

Banks Slash Dollar-cash Deposits to $5,000 Monthly

Banks Slash Dollar-cash Deposits to $5,000 Monthly       Nigerian banks have reduced the amount of United States dollars customers can pay into their domiciliary accounts from the previous $10,000 to $5,000 monthly. A top bank official who craved anonymity confirmed the new policy yesterday. However, the new policy does not apply to customers […]