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Chinese TV Report about Houthi Military Parade Showcasing Drones, Mines, Anti-Ship Missiles [Video]

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Chinese TV Report about Houthi Military Parade Showcasing Drones, Mines, Anti-Ship Missiles

On September 2, 2022, China’s CCTV Video News Agency posted to its YouTube channel a report about a Houthi military parade held on the previous day in Hodeidah, Yemen. The report said that the parade showcased drones, mines, and anti-ship missiles, and that it was attended by 25,000 Houthi fighters from various branches. The report also said that this was the largest military parade held by the Houthis since the beginning of the ceasefire between the Houthis and the Saudi-led coalition, and it said that the United Nations mission that had brokered the ceasefire has said that it is “deeply concerned” about the parade.

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Digital Transformation and Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa [Video]

Closing the digital divide and managing digital transformation efforts will be critical to expanding economic, political, and educational opportunities globally and in Sub-Saharan Africa. While the pandemic has accelerated digitalization globally, populations such as women and girls are still at a basic disadvantage in accessing basic digital infrastructure such as ID, electricity, internet, and handset devices. As of 2020, only 30 percent of Sub-Saharan Africa has access to the internet despite attempts to increase connectivity across the region. In addition, the private sector will play an increasingly pivotal role in accelerating and sustaining digital transformation efforts in the region.Please join the CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development for a hybrid public event examining two key issues on digital transformation and inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa. This event leads up to the 2022 Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington D.C., and welcomes leading experts and representatives from government, the private sector, and multilateral organizations.AgendaPanel I: The Role of the Private Sector in Africa’s Digital Transformation Journey(10:00 – 10:40 AM ET)Featuring:Cina Lawson - Minister of Digital Economy and Transformation of TogoBrionne Dawson -Emerging Markets Lead, GoogleChris Burns - Chief Digital Development Officer and Director, Technology Division, USAIDPanel II: Closing Africa’s Gender Digital Divide(10:45 – 11:30 AM ET)Featuring:Hawa Berete - Country Director (Côte d'Ivoire), Digifemmes ProgramLacina Koné - Director General and CEO, Smart AfricaAgnieszka Rawa - Managing Director, Data Collaboratives for Local Impact, Millennium Challenge CorporationThis event is made possible through general support to CSIS.---------------------------------------------A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world's greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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Iranian Sisters' Persian Version of “Bella Ciao” Gains Popularity with Backdrop of Protests in Iran [Video]

This clip features two videos posted to Instagram by a Persian woman named Samin Bolouri. In the first video, posted on July 12, 2020, Samin and her sister Behin are seen wearing hijabs and singing a Persian version of an Italian protest song titled “Bella Ciao”. In the second video, posted on September 16, 2022, Samin and Behin are seen without hijabs singing a different Persian version of the song. This second version of the song is linked to the widespread anti-regime protests that have been taking place in Iran since Jina (Mahsa) Amini died after being beaten and arrested by Iran’s morality police for not wearing her hijab properly. In the latter version, the sisters sang: “The cluster of our anger is thirsty for rain. Our rights are not petty… Finally, the chains of oppression will be broken by our hands.”

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SAGES PRAYER GIVING TUESDAY RELEASE [Video]

In honor of Giving Tuesday, we’re celebrating the kind of hope we learned about from some incredible women in Operation Praying Sage. Join us on Tuesday, November 29th for the one-day release of Sage’s Prayer.A small group of generous donors have agreed to match donations up to $150,000 that are made on Giving Tuesday. Double your impact today by going to the YouTube fundraiser linked to this video or visit: ourrescue.org/givingtuesdayYour support makes a difference. Thank you.Hope lives, here at Operation Underground Railroad. Hope lives in the sacrifices of donors and supporters. Hope lives when we come together to end trafficking.Most importantly, hope lives in the hearts of survivors all over the globe both free and enslaved. It’s this hope that pushes us to go where no one else goes. We exist because of the hope that lives on. At O.U.R. hope outlives fear.#givingtuesday #sagesprayer #operationundergroundrailroad #ourrescue