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Untapped Global and Asaak Partner to Finance 2,000+ Motorbikes in Uganda

Partnership expands financing options for African entrepreneurs through Smart Asset Financing™ KAMPALA, Uganda, Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Untapped Global, an innovative investment company focused on emerging markets, announced today a scale up of its partnership with Asaak, a financial services provider to unbanked Ugandan entrepreneurs, to provide financing for over 2,000 motorcycles over the next 12 […]

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Surge in Cooking Gas Prices in Nigeria Worries Suppliers, Environmentalists

ABUJA, NIGERIA — Abuja resident Freda Igri was preparing to make her native afang soup for her family, but her cooking gas tank was empty.The price to refill a 12.5 kg tank with gas — about $25 U.S. — was nearly triple the normal price, and she said sh…

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Posted in Legal Judicial

Two Soldiers Killed in Militant Attack in Benin, Army Says

COTONOU, BENIN — Two soldiers were killed and several more were wounded when Islamist militants attacked a border security post in northern Benin on Wednesday night, the army said.The raid in Porga region was the second in Benin this week. Islamist mil…

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UN Human Rights Chief Makes First Visit to Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO — The United Nations’ human rights chief has called for increased efforts to protect the vulnerable in Burkina Faso’s growing conflict with Islamist militants. Rights groups say Burkina Faso has struggled to uphold human right…

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UN says aid needs will surge in 2022 amid pandemic, conflict

The UN warned that the need for humanitarian aid was skyrocketing worldwide, as the pandemic continues to rage, and climate change and conflicts push more people to the brink of famine. The United Nations’ humanitarian agency OCHA estimated that 274 …

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Korean star Gianna Jun on acting goals and aging well

Seoul, Despite being one of the most well-known faces in Asia, acting never gets easier for South Korean superstar Gianna Jun.“I feel like I climbed the mountain 1,000 times,” she said about filming her latest series, “Jirisan.”Jun plays Seo Yi-Gang, a…

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Korean star Gianna Jun on acting goals and aging well

Seoul, Despite being one of the most well-known faces in Asia, acting never gets easier for South Korean superstar Gianna Jun.“I feel like I climbed the mountain 1,000 times,” she said about filming her latest series, “Jirisan.”Jun plays Seo Yi-Gang, a…

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‘We Now Stand at a Turning Point’ with Unexpected Hope, Head of United Nations Team Investigating ISIL/Da’esh Atrocity Crimes in Iraq Tells Security Council

Efforts Must Move from Collecting Evidence To Extraditing, Prosecuting Those Responsible in Iraq, Key Representative SaysSignificant steps have been taken in the pursuit of justice and securing accountability for victims, including by gathering and ana…

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‘We Now Stand at a Turning Point’ with Unexpected Hope, Head of United Nations Team Investigating ISIL/Da’esh Atrocity Crimes in Iraq Tells Security Council

Efforts Must Move from Collecting Evidence To Extraditing, Prosecuting Those Responsible in Iraq, Key Representative SaysSignificant steps have been taken in the pursuit of justice and securing accountability for victims, including by gathering and ana…

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