National Bank of Malawi 2000 Annual Report

first_imgNational Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2000 annual report.For more information about National Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw)  2000 annual report.Company ProfileNational Bank of Malawi is a leading financial institution in Malawi; providing solutions for retail, corporate and investment banking and stock broking services through a national network of 22 service branches. The parent company of National Bank of Malawi is Press Corporation Limited (PCL). Its subsidiaries include National Bank of Malawi Nominees Limited and Stockbroker Malawi Registered Limited. The financial institution operates two divisions; corporate banking and retail/personal banking. The corporate banking division specialises in providing financial services through packaged deals. The retail banking division provides personal banking solutions which include utility bill payments, Internet and mobile banking, and ATM facilities. A major revenue source for the National Bank of Malawi is its treasury division which includes a foreign exchange and money market operation. The National Bank of Malawi was established in 1971 with the merger of Barclays Bank DCO (Dominion Colonial Overseas) and Standard Bank (South Africa). National Bank of Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Associated Commercial Company Limited (ACC.mu) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgAssociated Commercial Company Limited (ACC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Transport sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Associated Commercial Company Limited (ACC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Associated Commercial Company Limited (ACC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Associated Commercial Company Limited (ACC.mu)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileAssociated Commercial Company Limited specialises in motor vehicles, motor spares and accessories. Headquartered in in Port Louis, Mauritius, the company imports, markets, sells and offers motor vehicle services that include repairs and the sale of motor spares. Associated Commercial Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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The Darktrace share price has surged, but is the stock worth its valuation?

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Looking for new share ideas?Grab this FREE report now.Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits.From 2015-2019…Revenues increased 38.6%.Its net income went up 19.7 times!Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLEDThe opportunity here really is astounding.In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer?You could have the full details on this company right now. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues Grab your free report – while it’s online. The Darktrace (LSE: DARK) share price has become one of the most sought-after IPOs on the London market this year.The Cambridge-based cybersecurity company priced its initial public offering at 250p a share, giving it an opening value of £1.7bn. Since then, the stock has surged. The shares are currently changing hands for just under 350p, giving the company a market capitalisation of £2.5bn. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I’ll admit I’m incredibly impressed by the company’s technology and prospects. As such, I’ve been eyeing up the stock recently with the view to adding it to my portfolio. However, after its recent performance, the Darktrace share price appears expensive. Growth vs valueTrying to determine how much the company is worth is a bit challenging. Its revenues grew 45% in its most recent fiscal year to almost $200m, which is incredibly impressive. But, unfortunately, the firm remains loss-making. That makes it difficult for me to evaluate the business based on profitability or cash flows. At current exchange rates, $200m is around £141m. This implies the stock is trading at a price-to-sales (P/S) multiple of approximately 17.7. Compared to the company’s larger US peers, this doesn’t look particularly demanding. For example, Okta, which offers a suite of products to manage and secure identities for computer system users, is trading at a P/S ratio of 36.Meanwhile, CrowdStrike, one of the world’s largest publicly-traded cybersecurity companies, with a market capitalisation of around $47bn, is currently trading at a P/S ratio of 53. The business is also loss-making, but it appears to be growing faster than its London-listed peer. Revenues grew around 81% last year. These figures suggest the Darktrace share price isn’t particularly expensive, compared to its international peers. In fact, the numbers indicate that if the enterprise keeps growing at its present rate, the stock could support a valuation twice as high as its current multiple.Of course, there’s no guarantee the company will ever reach this level of valuation.Darktrace share price risksThe cybersecurity business has reported explosive growth over the past few years. Its unique technology, coupled with the overall growth of the cybersecurity industry in general, has helped the company print these impressive numbers. However, it’s not the only organisation in the sector. Competition is fierce and growing daily. There are always new technology companies with new products, and the technology is changing all the time. Darktrace needs to keep up with, or preferably ahead, of the competition.I think that’s the most considerable risk facing the Darktrace share price. The company is still a relatively small enterprise. If it doesn’t keep investing to rival the big players, growth could slow. In this scenario, it’s unclear whether or not the market would continue to reward the stock with a high valuation. Even after considering these risks, I’m still optimistic about the outlook for the Darktrace share price. As such, I’d buy the stock for my portfolio.Over the next few years, I reckon the group can capitalise on the booming cybersecurity market, which should drive revenue and profit growth. And, as profits grow, the market may reward the company with a higher valuation.  Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The Darktrace share price has surged, but is the stock worth its valuation? Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, 26th May, 2021 | More on: DARK Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

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Incredible hands for the Tommy Bowe try vs Scotland

first_imgSunday Feb 24, 2008 Incredible hands for the Tommy Bowe try vs Scotland A classy Irish performance set their season back on track against Scotland at Croke Park, in a game which produced an incredible piece of skill which led to a fantastic Tommy Bowe try.The on form Ulster winger finished it off, but Leicester fullback and wing Geordan Murphy started it with a great counter attack and flipped pass, which popped up perfectly for flyhalf supremo Ronan O’Gara to pull of a quite superb flick of the ball that was pinpoint accurate and would normally only be reserved for the practice field.A great result for Ireland at Croke Park, with this being one of the tries of the Six Nations so far, mainly because of that piece of brilliance from O’Gara. Final Score: 34-13 to Ireland Note: This video was down for a while, but has now been updated. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Incredible hands for the Tommy Bowe try vs Scotland | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Wealth conference raises £147,050 for Make-A-Wish Foundation UK®

first_img Tagged with: Events Prospect research The second annual Wealth Club™ 2008 Millionaires Gala Dinner and Conference, held at the beginning of this month by wealth creation education company Whitney UK Ltd, raised £147,050 for Make-A-Wish Foundation UK.The event was attended by over 300 Wealth Club members, current and former students, trainers, and mentors.Items auctioned included a day driving armored vehicles at Bovington, a tax health check, a day filming Homes Under the Hammer, and tickets to a land development course.Karen England, director of fundraising, Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, said: “Over the past two years, [Whitney UK Ltd] have raised more than £212,000, which is a huge amount and an invaluable contribution to our target of granting a Make-A-Wish to every one of the 20,000 children living with a life-threatening illness in the UK.”www.wincorporate.com Wealth conference raises £147,050 for Make-A-Wish Foundation UK® AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  25 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 February 2008 | Newslast_img read more

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Pell & Bales announces first 10 charities to win free telephone fundraising campaign

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Pell & Bales Telephone fundraising Howard Lake | 10 May 2012 | News Pell & Bales announces first 10 charities to win free telephone fundraising campaign Telephone fundraising agency Pell & Bales has announced the first set of charities that will receive a free campaign from them, donated to celebrate its 21st year. The agency offered the donated campaigns in February 2012.The charities that have been selected include: AVERT, bibic, Beating Bowel Cancer, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Campaign, British Forces Foundation, Merlin, Royal London Society for the Blind, Tommy’s and UNICEF.They will benefit from a range of different telephone campaigns, including event registration and support calls, donor get donor initiatives, cash appeals and regular giving campaigns. The campaigns will be integrated, making use of the phone and including website optimisation, SMS and email.Pell & Bales believes that these first campaigns will raise as much as £300,000 for the selected charities.Bethan Holloway, Client Services Director at Pell & Bales, said: “It is particularly rewarding to be in a position to offer our support to charities who might not normally have the opportunity or the budget to undertake telephone fundraising. They will have the chance to test forward-thinking new technology and fundraising products at a time when many are finding it hard to fundraise.”Jess Winchester, Fundraising and Communications Manager at children’s charity bibic, added: “This year is bibic’s 40th birthday and a free campaign really is the best gift that we could hope to receive. We would never be able to afford to even consider a campaign like this and it will really help us to transform the lives of disabled children across the UK.”www.pellandbales.co.uklast_img read more

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IoF North West offers annual conference bursaries

first_img  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Institute of Fundraising North West is offering bursaries for delegates who wish to attend its annual conference, which takes place on 6 and 7 November 2013 at its regular venue of Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria.The bursaries are for those who have recently started working within fundraising for a not-for-profit organisation. They have been sponsored by charity recruitment specialists TPP Not for Profit.The deadline for bursary applications is 30 August 2013. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 July 2013 | News For those paying to attend the Annual Conference, prices have been retained at 2012 levels. IoF North West offers annual conference bursaries About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Julia Grant to be new CEO of Pro Bono Economics

Tagged with: Management pro bono Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6  246 total views,  1 views today Julia Grant to be new CEO of Pro Bono Economics “Pro Bono Economics is about to embark on an ambitious new strategy, deepening our support to charities and widening our policy horizons.  We needed a top-quality CEO to deliver this change programme. I am delighted to say that, in Julia, we have found one”.  247 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 About Pro Bono EconomicsPro Bono Economics (PBE) matches volunteer economists with charities who need their expertise. It was established in 2009 by Martin Brookes (Tomorrow’s People) and Andy Haldane (Bank of England). It has been approached by over 200 charities and has more than 400 economist volunteers on its books.Its work to date has ranged from the costs of reoffending to the impact on society of adult innumeracy, and from the financial burden to the UK of eating disorders to economic analysis on homelessness and the housing crisis.PBE is supported by high-profile economists, including the Chief Economist at the Bank of England, Andy Haldane, and the Chief Economist at HM Treasury, Dave Ramsden as trustees, and Kate Barker, Jim O’Neill, Gus O’Donnell, Robert Peston, Martin Wolf and Adair Turner as patrons. Howard Lake | 26 January 2016 | News Julia Grant has been appointed the new Chief Executive at Pro Bono Economics, the charity that matches highly skilled economist volunteers with charities and social enterprises. She joins from Impetus Private Equity Foundation where she was CEO, and takes up her new role in April.She has over 10 years experience as a charity CEO. She joined Impetus-PEF in 2011 as Portfolio Manager, and has been acting CEO since 2015. Before that she was CEO of the National Gardens Scheme from 2004 to 2010, following five years as CEO at Surrey Community Action from 1999 to 2004.She has served on the Learning and Skills Council and is currently a member of the Arts and Humanities Funding Council (both ministerial appointments). She also sits on the Advisory Boards of Big Society Capital and Ashoka UK.Grant said on her appointment:“The challenge of how best to use scarce resources is the pressing concern of our day and for the charity sector the issue is particularly acute. Pro Bono Economics’ work at the heart of this issue is widely respected and I am excited to be leading them through a new period of growth.”Andy Haldane, PBE trustee and co-founder, welcomed her appointment, saying: Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

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Anti-Trump protests sweep Britain

first_imgA massive crowd of 250,000 people protested President Donald Trump’s visit to Britain on July 13 in London, says the Stop Trump Coalition.  The group was a main organizer of Together Against Trump demonstrations.Though dubbed “the Carnival of Resistance,” the issues raised were serious: opposition to Trump’s racism, Islamophobia, misogyny, and immigration and environmental policies, including U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate control accord. Signs also slammed Britain’s Brexit policy for its xenophobia.Owen Jones, a coalition leader, explained:  “We need to show that we abhor everything that Trump represents: bigotry, racism, anti-Muslim prejudice and misogyny.” (New York Times, July 13)The Women’s March London kicked off the protests prior to the main demonstration.  With the theme of “Bring the Noise” — drums, whistles, pots and pans — women said loudly and clearly that “this misogynist is not welcome here.” Stonewall, the LGBTQ rights charity, had a large contingent and denounced Trump’s attacks on their rights in the U.S.  Later in the day, demonstrators, including many Muslims, marched across London.Huge banners were held aloft that read, “Trump not welcome here!” while sign and chant slogans said, “Refugees are welcome here!”A 20-foot-tall blimp, representing Trump, hovered over both Houses of Parliament, the sites chosen because “there are a lot of parallels between Trump’s politics and the UK government, such as indefinite detention of migrants, and having environmentally unfriendly policies,” explained organizer Nona Hurkman. (USA Today, July 13)Jeremy Corbyn, Labor Party leader, told the crowd at Trafalgar Square: “We’re asserting our rights to demonstrate and live in a world that’s not divided by misogyny, racism and hate. I want to live in a world where refugees are not blamed for the wars they are victims of.” Dividing ourselves by xenophobia means we all lose, he stressed, and “when we unite around common objectives, we can all win.” (socialistworker.co.uk, July 13)Protesters strongly defended London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a Muslim of Pakistani descent, who has been the target of racist attacks by the U.S. xenophobe in chief and the ultraright in England for his statements sympathetic to migrants. Khan opposes the U.S. travel ban on immigrants from majority-Muslim countries and has called Trump “a menace to democracy.” When asked about Trump’s visit by the media, Khan championed the unity and diversity of his city’s population.While in Britain, Trump publicly slandered immigrants and pushed Prime Minister Theresa May to hasten Britain’s exit from the European Union.  In 2016, the far right in Britain pushed a racist anti-migrant campaign as the driving force of the referendum to leave the EU, which passed narrowly.  Implementing Brexit will restrict immigration to Britain from EU countries and harm migrants and refugees.Sheffield mayor bans TrumpIn another sign of resistance, the mayor of Sheffield, Magid Magid, a Somali immigrant, banned Trump from the city and named July 13 “Mexico Solidarity Day.”Some 4,000 marched against Trump that day in Sheffield and in Manchester, while 1,500 came out in Leeds and 1,000 in Birmingham.The Scottish Labor Party and Scottish Green Party said Trump was not welcome in their country because of the horrific mistreatment of migrant children, locked in cages at the U.S./Mexico border.In Scotland, 10,000 people gathered in Glasgow and also in Edinburgh, the country’s capital, on July 14, calling Trump a “racist” and a “liar.” The U.S. president was even dogged as he played golf at one of his luxury resorts in Turnberry. Protesters there could be heard chanting, “No Trump! No KKK! No racist U.S.A.!”  Activists in Scotland are encouraging people in the U.S. to fight the Trump regime because his actions have “global impact.”Jonathon Shafi, of Scotland Against Trump, expressed solidarity with people in the U.S. and said: “It’s not acceptable that a president talks about grabbing women, separates children from their families and gives encouragement to fascist, racists, misogynists and homophobes. We are against Trump and his divisive regime.” (cbsnews.com, July 14)And in Wales, hundreds protested in Swansea, Cardiff city center and outside the Senedd, the National Assembly building in Cardiff Bay.  Catherine Fookes, director of Wales Women’s Equality Network, said the protests showed “Wales is against the casual racism and sexism of Trump.”  (bbc.com, July 12)Outside Belfast City Hall in the north of Ireland, several hundred rallied.  There, People Before Profit councilor Gerry Carroll said thousands would turn out if Trump visited Belfast, as residents deplore everything he represents.The size, militancy and determination of the anti-Trump demonstrations will buoy people’s movements fighting against all forms of bigotry, xenophobia, sexism, environmental destruction, austerity and war. These large, spirited protests show that the potential exists for a strong united fightback against the forces of reaction in Britain.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Independent journalist aged 62 is freed after being held without trial for 16 months

first_img Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago CubaAmericas Reporters Without Borders hails yesterday’s release of Oscar Mario González Pérez, co-founder of the Grupo de Trabajo Decoro independent news agency, who had been held without trial since 22 July 2005. Twenty-three other independent journalists are still detained in Cuba. RSF_en News Follow the news on Cuba November 21, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent journalist aged 62 is freed after being held without trial for 16 months Organisation October 15, 2020 Find out more News to go further Reporters Without Borders today hailed yesterday’s release of journalist Oscar Mario González Pérez of the Grupo de Trabajo Decoro independent news agency, who had been held since July 2005. Twenty-three other independent journalists are still detained in Cuba.“The reasons for González’s release are not known, any more than the real reasons for his arrest and detention without trial for 16 months,” the press freedom organisation said. “His case is unfortunately typical of the absurd repressive methods used in Cuba. By freeing him, the authorities implicitly recognised that have no serious grounds for holding dissident journalists. We hope this is the prelude to the release of the 23 other detained journalists.”González, 62, was freed from “1580″ prison in San Miguel del Padrón (Havana province), where he had been since the start of this year after being held for months in a total of six different state security lockups. The prison authorities had told his family they had no knowledge of any charges against him. He had been placed in the prison’s FD section, FD standing for “falta de documentación” – no documentation.González, who helped found the Grupo de Trabajo Decoro agency in 1997, was arrested along with 33 other dissidents on 22 July 2005, on the eve of a demonstration that was to have been held outside the French embassy in Havana in protest against the “normalisation” of relations between the European Union and Cuba.They were all released except a lawyer, a human rights activist and González. These three initially appeared to be facing trial for threatening “Cuba’s territorial independence and economy” under Law 88, for which they could have received 20-year jail terms. But they were never formally charged. The state security police variously told González’s wife, Mirtha Wong, that the indictment “does not exist” or “cannot be found.”In July, the judicial authorities told his lawyer, Amelia Rodríguez, that he would be tried on a charge of “disturbing the peace,” which could have resulted in a one-year prison sentence. As a result of poor prison conditions, González began suffering from cervical osteoarthritis and high blood pressure while held. Neither of these ailments was properly treated.Three other Grupo de Trabajo Decoro journalists – Hector Maseda Gutiérrez, Omar Moíses Ruiz Hernández and José Ubaldo Izquierdo Hernández – have been imprisoned since March 2003. New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News CubaAmericas May 6, 2020 Find out more October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

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