Daily Archives: September 4, 2019

Accion Venture Lab Launches New Fund, Quadruples Capital for Inclusive Fintech Startups

Venture Lab leverages third-party investment capital for the first time to scale its innovative model supporting inclusive fintechs

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today, global nonprofit Accion announced that its seed-stage investment initiative Accion Venture Lab is adding $33M …

UNISOC Supports Fast Commercial Availability of Android 10

SHANGHAI, Sept. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — As a leading global supplier of mobile communications chipsets and IoT chipsets, UNISOC today announced that it has worked with Google to implement its next generation operating system, Android 10, on its smartphone mobile …

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) joins letter to Pope Francis urging focus on human rights during Mozambique visit

The Committee to Protect Journalists and 14 other human rights and freedom of expression organizations sentan open letterto Pope Francis yesterday, on the eve of his three-day visit to Mozambique, urging the pontiff to publicly support the protection and promotion …

Charity Helps Fight Child-Trafficking in Malawi, as Country Grapples to End Vice

BLANTYRE, MALAWI – Malawi is struggling to end child trafficking, despite existing legislation intended to stop the problem. The Trafficking in Persons Act, which was enacted four years ago, also mandated the creation of a special fund to support victims. …

South Africa: Parliament seeks solution to xenophobic violence

PRETORIA, An urgent meeting between the Presiding Officers of Parliament and the relevant oversight committees is to be called to determine a parliamentary intervention in the ongoing violent tensions in the country.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Presiding Officers …

UN Commission Warns of Likelihood of Genocide in Burundi

GENEVA – The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Burundi said Wednesday that the country, following years of political turmoil, was primed for a genocide.

The commission’s warning, contained in its latest report on human rights in Burundi, was based on …