Tag: launches

Africa: Ecosocc Launches the Young Africans Writing Contest (Yawc)

May 27, 2021
The African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) Secretariat yesterday, on Africa Day, launched the Young Africans Writing Contest (YAWC). The Young Africans Writing Contest (YAWC) is an ECOSOCC initiative in collaboration with ACCESS Bank, Zambia, that aims to bridge the gap between African Youth and the African Union. It is predicted that the

South Dakota’s Noem launches legal strategy to take on Biden

May 24, 2021
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem catapulted onto the list of conservative politicians favored by former President Donald Trump with her libertarian approach to the pandemic. With the virus waning, she may be seeking to stay there by picking some legal fights sure to please the right.In recent weeks, Noem has

Africa: Canadian Human Rights Ombud Launches Online Complaint Process As Key Part of Global Mandate to Protect Rights

March 17, 2021
Gatineau, Qc — Sheri Meyerhoffer, the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE), announced today that her office is open to receive complaints of possible human rights abuses arising from the operations abroad of Canadian companies in mining, oil and gas, and garment sectors. A new, easy-to-use online form is the foundation of the CORE’s complaint

Africa: UN Launches New Campaign, Only Together, to Support Global Vaccine Equity Call

March 12, 2021
The United Nations today launched a new global campaign, Only Together to support its call for fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines around the world. The campaign stresses the need for coordinated global action to ensure vaccines are accessible in all countries, starting with health-care workers and the most vulnerable. “Over the past year,

Africa: Nautic Africa Launches New 35metre Flagship Vessel

February 17, 2021
Paramount Maritime Holdings subsidiary, Nautic Africa has announced the launch of its flagship 35m Sentinel vessel, the second of the new enhanced class. The latest development is a major milestone for the company and the wider African shipbuilding industry, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19 restrictions across the globe. Following the successful completion of sea

Africa: Glimmer of Hope – Africa CDC Launches Guidelines to Make Covid-19 Tests More Affordable and Accessible

December 18, 2020
The new guidelines on the use of rapid diagnostic testing offers new hope for more equitable, accessible and affordable testing. On 14 December 2020 the Western Cape health department restricted access to Covid-19 testing for the second time in the year, excluding most of those under 45 and all of those without symptoms from access

LeBron James Launches A Campaign to Push for More Poll Workers

August 25, 2020
More Than a Vote, a collective of athletes headlined by LeBron James that is fighting to combat voter suppression, will announce a multimillion-dollar initiative to increase the number of poll workers in Black electoral districts ahead of November’s general election.The project, a collaboration with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, aims to recruit young people to

Michael Bloomberg Launches Democratic Presidential Bid

December 7, 2019
NEW YORK — Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s richest men, has formally launched a Democratic bid for president. Ending weeks of speculation, the 77-year-old former Republican announced his candidacy Sunday in a written statement posted on a campaign website describing himself as uniquely positioned to defeat President…