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Harvey Weinstein is charged with rape and sex abuse in cases involving 2 women

Harvey Weinstein is charged with rape and sex abuse in cases involving 2 women

ENTERTAINMENT, INTERNATIONAL
NEW YORK, United States of America Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has turned himself to the authorities and was arrested and processed on charges of rape, committing a criminal sex act, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct, according to the New York Police Department. The criminal sex act chargers against Harvey arise from two separate incidences where women including aspiring actress Lucia Evans alleged that Harvey forced her to perform oral sex on him in his Tribeca office in 2004. According to a source, Harvey is likely to face more charges as a grand jury continues to hear testimony in the state's case with at least four women expected to testify. Further, Harvey is under investigation for alleged sex crimes in Los Angeles and London. Since 2017, the forme...
Visa suspends marketing with Morgan Freeman amid allegations

Visa suspends marketing with Morgan Freeman amid allegations

ENTERTAINMENT, INTERNATIONAL
NEW YORK, United States of America Marketers are beginning to distance themselves from Morgan Freeman following allegations of inappropriate behavior. Visa said Thursday it was suspending all marketing featuring the actor, while TransLink, the Vancouver transit system, said it would be pausing its collaboration with Freeman, just one day after announcing that Freeman would voice rider announcements this summer. "We are aware of the allegations that have been made against Mr. Freeman," a Visa spokeswoman said. "At this point, Visa will be suspending our marketing in which the actor is featured." Freeman's TransLink announcements are part of an ad campaign with Visa Canada for its tap-to-pay offering. "In light of information we've learned this morning of allegations regarding ac...
UNAMID deeply concerned about recent attacks on IDP camps in Central Darfur

UNAMID deeply concerned about recent attacks on IDP camps in Central Darfur

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, SOUTH SUDAN
NORTH DARFUR: Sudan The African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)has exprerssed deep concern about recent attacks on three different internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Central Darfur state, which took place between 21 and 23 May 2018, resulting in a number of civilian fatalities and injuries among IDPs. Recent incidents were reported at Khamsa Dagaig, Ardayba and Jedda IDP camps. While the prime responsibility of protecting civilians rests with the Government of Sudan, UNAMID shall continue to collaborate with the relevant government authorities The Mission reminds all parties involved that IDP camps are considered humanitarian space which should be free of weapons, where displaced people must not be subjected to threats, harassmen
IBE to Organize a Learning Series Event on “The Future of Africa: AI, Robotics, and Education.”

IBE to Organize a Learning Series Event on “The Future of Africa: AI, Robotics, and Education.”

AFRICA, AMERICA, TECHNOLOGY
GENEVA, Switzerland The International Bureau of Education (IBE-UNESCO) will organize a Learning Series event on “The Future of Africa: AI, Robotics, and Education?” on, 5th June in Geneva. Betelhem Dessie Asnake is Ethiopia’s leading youth technology entrepreneur, who is changing the world of AI and robotics. Only 18 years old, she is the project manager of iCog-Anyone Can Code, an initiative she started, in partnership with iCog Labs — Ethiopia’s first AI and robotics lab, co-founded by American AI pioneer Ben Goertzel, and leading Ethiopian techno-futurist Getnet Aseffa. The Anyone Can Code project is a result of her vision, which aims at using advanced technology to uplift children and students in the developing world.
Philips, Ethiopia and the Netherlands sign 7 year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialized Cardiac Care Center

Philips, Ethiopia and the Netherlands sign 7 year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialized Cardiac Care Center

AFRICA, AMERICA, ASIA, EUROPE, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, and the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands, have signed a seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialized Cardiac Care Center to address the critical shortage of cardiology services in Ethiopia. Under the terms of the agreement, valued at approximately Euro 40 million, Philips will be responsible for the full turnkey design, construction, equipping and commissioning of the hospital location, as well as staff education and equipment maintenance for five years after completion. The new center will be developed within the compound of the existing Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (TASH) in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. The new specialist cardiac care center will comp
US Embassy Conducts Workshop on Countering Gender Based Violence

US Embassy Conducts Workshop on Countering Gender Based Violence

AFRICA
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa conducted a three-day workshop on Countering Gender Based Violence (GBV) from May 14-16 to foster cooperation and coordination among Ethiopian and international stakeholders. The workshop included instruction on identifying GBV offenders, best practices in conducting forensic interviews of offenders, training for medical professionals in conducting evaluations of GBV survivors to assist successful investigations and prosecutions, and how the media, civil society and other partners can collaborate to promote culture change as it relates to GBV. The workshop was attended by Ethiopian medical professionals, law enforcement officials including police officers and federal prosecutors, and media, as well as non-governmental organiz...
UN Security Council Condemns attack against Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR

UN Security Council Condemns attack against Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR

AFRICA
BANGUI, Central African RepublicThe members of the Security Council have condemned in the strongest terms the attack by suspected anti-Balaka elements against a convoy of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) 28 km south of Alindao, in southern Central African Republic, which resulted in one Mauritanian peacekeeper killed and 8 others injured. The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of the peacekeeper killed, and to those of the peacekeepers injured, as well as to Mauritania and to MINUSCA. "We wish the injured victims a speedy recovery." they said The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms all attacks, provocations and incitement to...
Urgent need to activate “Community alarm system” to halt further spread of Ebola – IFRC

Urgent need to activate “Community alarm system” to halt further spread of Ebola – IFRC

AFRICA, HEALTH
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of CongoCommunities across Equateur Province need to be alerted to the rising Ebola risk if the spread of the killer disease is to be halted. This warning from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) comes following news of reports of a confirmed Ebola case in the provincial capital, Mbandaka, in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “Local volunteers and health workers are the community’s alarm system,” said Ben Adinoyi, IFRC Regional Head of Health and Care, who is currently based in Kinshasa. “They are our eyes and ears on the ground. They are critical to the early identification and containment of new cases." DRC Red Cross has responded to all past eight Ebola outbreaks in the country and