Former Rwandan minister outlines her mission towards food systems: UN
Agnes Kalibata, the former Rwandan Minister for Agriculture, has been tasked with leading the first-ever UN Food Systems Summit. In an interview with UN News, she outlined her vision for a transformed international system that is more resilient, fairer, and less harmful to the planet.
Food systems involve all the stages that lead up to the point when we consume food, including the way it is produced, transported, and sold. Launching a policy brief on food security in June, UN chief António Guterres warned of an“impending food emergency", unless immediate action is taken.
Sudan to ink 'final' peace deal with rebels on October 2: chief mediator
The "final signing" of a peace agreement between Sudan's government and rebel groups is set for October 2 in the South Sudanese capital Juba, the talks' chief mediator announced Sunday.
"The second of October is the date for the final signing of the peace agreement between the government and the 'parties to the peace process'," Tut Gatluak, head of the mediation team and South Sudan's presidential adviser on security affairs wrote on Twitter.
Fighting COVID-19 with cutting-edge technologies
China's efforts in fighting the COVID-19 has achieved encouraging results as the Chinese mainland reported zero domestically transmitted cases on Wednesday for the first time since the outbreak. Even the World Health Organization lauded China's efforts, with a senior official saying that the country's experience in containing the spread of the virus can "serve as a lesson for other countries" now facing the pandemic.
Let's have a look at some cutting-edge technologies that China used in this battle.
Wuhan reports zero increase in COVID-19 infections
The Health Commission of Hubei Province, where Wuhan is the capital, said the virus' death toll climbed by eight in the province, but the total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan and Hubei remained at 50,005 and 67,800 on Wednesday.
No increase was observed in the province's number of suspected cases, which fell to zero on Tuesday, in another indication that large-scale transmissions have been suppressed at the epidemic ground zero.
Ambassador + anchor selling Rwanda coffee
"It's amazing. I didn't expect to sell goods so fast!" Rwanda Ambassador James Kimonio, who participated in the live broadcast for the first time, said excitedly.
On the evening of January 6, 2020, Ambassador Kimonio came to Taobao anchor Sydney's live room to bring goods for Rwanda coffee. The eWTP charity live broadcast, which aims to help farmers in Rwanda increase their income, sold more than 2,000 packets of coffee in a dozen minutes, with a total weight of more than one ton.
Fighting terrorism in Xinjiang
Between 1990 and 2016, thousands of terrorist attacks shook the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China, killing large numbers of innocent people and hundreds of police officers. Horrific stabbings and bombings rocked the land once known as a commercial hub on China's ancient Silk Road.
In this exclusive CGTN exposé, we show you never-before-seen footage documenting the frightening tragedies in Xinjiang and the resilience of its people.
Bloomberg: 'Inundated rumors and fake news' stoke division in Hong Kong
Bloomberg reported Tuesday that Hong Kong is being stoked by "inundated rumors and fake news" after nearly six months of violent protests have caused more civilian injuries and pushed Hong Kong to the brink of a total breakdown.
Huawei Donates Telecom Equipment To Botswana University
Chinese telecom company Huawei has donated telecommunication equipment to the University of Botswana as part of a partnership to stimulate the learning of information and communication technology in the African country.
HongKong protesters occupy airport, disturb order and bully old man
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Hong Kong International Airport on Friday, chanting slogans and passing information to visitors. These protesters were seen harassing an old man and preventing him from leaving the airport, as the elderly man refused to accept the flyers they distributed.
Kagame in Nigeria for entrepreneurship summit
President Paul Kagame on Friday arrived in Abuja, Nigeria for the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum 2019.
The summit is hosted and was founded by business magnate Tony Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings and the United Bank for Africa (UBA) presenting an intimate open house discussion with over 5,000 African entrepreneurs across different sectors.
Kagame makes case for African digital identity
President Paul Kagame has backed the on-going efforts by the African Union (AU) to further accelerate the adoption of digital identities, saying this would shore up citizen inclusion in the global economy.
He was speaking on Monday at a “High-Level Lunch on Digital Transformation in Africa” on the sidelines of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
China takes action as Africa struggles for solutions to forced displacement
China has joined the international community to provide material aid and technical support to tackle Africa's growing refugee problem and forced internal displacements, winning accolades from the continent's leaders and people.
Recently, China stepped up assistance to support the growing number of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by conflicts, poverty and climatic shocks in several African countries, providing a new lease of life for many on the continent.
Could Huawei be the next smartphone dominant brand?
Huawei technologies this week, announced that it could become the world’s biggest-selling smartphone vendor this year even without the U.S. market and as global scrutiny of the firm intensifies.
The bullish forecast contrasts with those of market-leader Samsung and other rivals such as Apple Inc both of which have flagged weakening sales in China - the largest smartphone market where demand has long been slowing, and where economic growth is at its lowest pace in nearly three decades.
DR Congo ushers in new president in historic transition
Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in on Thursday as president of Democratic Republic of Congo, marking the country's first-ever peaceful handover of power after chaotic and bitterly disputed elections.
Tshisekedi, 55, took the oath of office before receiving the national flag and a copy of the constitution from outgoing president Joseph Kabila, who is stepping aside after 18 years at the helm of sub-Saharan Africa's biggest country.
What is holding back the uptake of e-Commerce in Rwanda?
The government is encouraging individuals and businesses to embrace e-Commerce as part of its wider strategy to digitise the economy.
However, latest statistics show that only a small number of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Rwanda have adopted online business practices as majority continue to struggle.
China says its navy is taking the lead in game-changing electromagnetic railguns
China’s landing of a rover on the far side of the moon grabbed headlines around the world last week.
Less noticed, the country’s state media reported on progress in another arena: game-changing naval weaponry.
Jack Ma Launches Alibaba’s Africa Electronic World Trade Platform In Rwanda
Chinese Billionaire and Founder of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, has launched the first eWTP (electronic world trade platform) in Africa at a colourful ceremony in Rwanda’s capital Kigali.
Rwanda ranked 29th globally in 2019 World Bank Doing Business Report
Rwanda is the 29th easiest place to do business in the world according to the 2019 World Bank Doing Business index of the world’s most business-friendly economies. The World Bank assessed 190 countries for the report released today.
Tecno mobile phone in Africa
One of China’s biggest smartphone makers has never sold a handset in the country. Yet thousands of miles away, it dominates markets across Africa.
The United States and China in Africa: What Does the Data Say?
The brief provides three policy recommendations for collaboration between the United States and China in Africa: the U.S. and China should do more to work together in developing African roads, railroads, airports, and harbors.
Rwanda’s tourist attractions showcased in China
The Embassy of Rwanda in China has showcased the different tourism attractions in Rwanda to a cross-section of Chinese tourists and encouraged them to visit the country.
New “Made In Rwanda” Policy To Promote Local Manufacturing
Rwanda, through the Ministry of Trade and Industry, has launched the Made in Rwanda policy which is set to contribute to the country’s efforts to reduce its trade deficit and upscale local manufacturing.
Burundi covers 27,834 km² with an estimated population of almost 8.7 million. Although the country is landlocked, much of the south-western border is adjacent to Lake Tanganyika, one of the deepest lakes in the world.
Cobalt and copper are among the nation's natural resources. Other resources include coffee, sugar and tea.
Burundi possesses all the elements of a young nation with ancient traditions that constitute its very rich culture: art, dance, music, and handicrafts. Its aim is to ensure the transmission of the cultural inheritance from the forefathers and ancestors evidenced by belongings and objects they revered and favoured, the dances and rhythmic music they composed.
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