Twelve associations sign MoU to develop African auto industry

Twelve automotive associations have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to drive the development of the automotive industry in Africa. The automotive sector, whilst key for the industrialisation of Africa, is often associated with numerous challenges, including market fragmentation; a lack of regulatory alignment between African countries, as well as …

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Food marketing exposure and power and their associations with food-related attitudes, beliefs and behaviours: a narrative review

Food marketing exposure and power and their associations with food-related attitudes, beliefs and behaviours: a narrative review

Overview This report presents the outcomes of a narrative review conducted to update an earlier descriptive review published by WHO in 2009 on the extent, nature and effects of food marketing. The current review was requested by the WHO Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group (NUGAG) Subgroup on Policy Actions as …

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Sub-Saharan Africa lost R30bn due to govt internet shutdowns, report says

Sub-Saharan Africa lost R30bn due to govt internet shutdowns, report says

Countries in Sub-Sahara Africa lost a combined R30.88-billion from their economies because of widespread internet shutdowns by regimes, as demonstrations and crackdowns on opposition and civic society ensued last year. This is contained in the Global Cost of Internet Shutdowns 2021 report, released on Monday. According to the report, “75% of …

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Quantum computing use cases are getting real–what you need to know

Quantum computing use cases are getting real--what you need to know

Accelerating advances in quantum computing are serving as powerful reminders that the technology is rapidly advancing toward commercial viability. In just the past few months, for example, a research center in Japan announced a breakthrough in entangling qubits (the basic unit of information in quantum, akin to bits in conventional …

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