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Source: Rugby Africa |

Sending warm wishes of good luck to all African teams competing at the World Rugby Sevens this weekend!

Twelve women's and ten men's teams will be competing in a round robin this weekend to secure their spot in the world’s biggest sporting event, the Olympics

This weekend marks the beginning of the much-awaited World Rugby Sevens Repechage in Monaco. With three African nations representing the continent on the big sporting stage in Monaco this weekend, we extend our heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to all teams and their coaches and supporting staff. Download Olympic Repechage…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

CORRECTION: Africa Renewable Energy Fund II secures €130 million first close with SEFA and CTF investments

Correction and reissue; See Editor’s note below

The Africa Renewable Energy Fund II has achieved its first close at €130 million, following a joint investment of €17.5 million from The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa and the Climate Technology Fund through the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org). AREF II, a successor to the original Fund, is a 10-year…

Source: Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India |

Virtual interaction between Minister of State for External Affairs & Dr. Lemogang Kwape, Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation, Botswana (June 17, 2021)

The two ministers agreed to exchange trade and other delegations and to resume high-level visits at the earliest

Shri V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs, held a virtual meeting with Hon'ble Dr. Lemogang Kwape, Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation of Botswana today. MoS recalled fondly his visit to Botswana in November 2018. The two ministers, in their discussions, touched upon all aspects of the mutually-beneficial…

Source: Embassy of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Dakar, Senegal |

H.E Ambassador Melaku Legesse Confers with the Dean of Africa Ambassadors group in #Senegal

Discussed issues of common concern between the two friendly countries

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the Republic of Senegal H.E Ambassador Melaku Legesse met with H.E. Regis Onanga M. Ndiaye, Dean of Africa Ambassadors group and Ambassador of Gabonese Republic to Senegal and discussed issues of common concern between the two friendly countries. During…

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Dlamini becomes first black South African to compete at Tour de France

Dlamini makes history as Team Qhubeka ASSOS name Tour de France line-up

Dlamini becomes first black South African to compete at Tour de France; Dlamini, Bennett and Campenaerts all make first Tour de France starts; Aru, Henao, Clarke and Gogl add significant experience; Walscheid looks to flat stages and time trials; The spirit of Ubuntu – I am because we are –…

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Source: Ministry of Health, Ethiopia |

Coronavirus - Ethiopia: COVID-19 Reported Cases in Ethiopia (17 June 2021)

Daily: Laboratory Test: 5,764 Cases: 174 Severe Cases: 240 New Deaths: 2 Recovery: 744 Total: Laboratory Test: 2,808,359 Active Cases: 17,316 Total Cases: 274,775 Total Deaths: 4,262 Total Recovery: 253,195 Total Vaccinated: 1,964,005

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Africa Renewable Energy Fund II secures €125 million first close with SEFA and CTF investments

Other investors include the U.K’s CDC Group, Italy’s CDP, the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) and SwedFund

The Africa Renewable Energy Fund II has achieved its first close at €125 million, following a joint investment of €17.5 million from The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa and the Climate Technology Fund through the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org). AREF II, a successor to the original Fund, is a 10-year…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Coronavirus – Eritrea: Announcement from the Ministry of Health (17 June 2021)

The total number of confirmed cases in the country to-date has also risen to 5,194

Eighty six patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers in Central, Southern, Northern Red Sea, and Gash Barka Regions. Out of these, fifty three patients are from Quarantine Centers in Asmara, Central Region.  Twenty eight patients are from Quarantine Centers in Mendefera…

Ministry of Health, Kenya
Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Coronavirus - Kenya: COVID-19 update (17 June 2021)

Total confirmed positive cases are now 177,282

660 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 6,176 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 10.7%. Total confirmed positive cases are now 177,282 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,887,636. New cases by county: Siaya 123, Kisumu 102, Nairobi 78,…