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UNMISS supports South Sudan Human Rights Commission with refresher training

The training is aimed at sharpening the officers’ skills so they can ensure that international human rights principles are adhered to

“I want human rights to be taught to even the young ones.” Omoro Iteng Michelle, a university student on an internship programme at the South Sudan Human Rights Commission, is on a mission. And that mission has brought her to a room full of South Sudan’s officers tasked with securing…

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    • UNMISS partners with priests in Lakes region to raise awareness about peace agreement (PETER RING ARIIK KUOL)
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UNMISS partners with priests in Lakes region to raise awareness about peace agreement (Peter Ring Ariik Kuol)

The senior church man delivered his message as part of efforts being made by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan to partner with religious leaders

Raising awareness about the revitalized peace agreement in his Rumbek congregation, an Archbishop of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan identified tribalism as the greatest threat to harmonious co-existence in the country. “It is an enemy, a big enemy if our people are looking at themselves as part…

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    • UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Some 53,000 Nigerians displaced by conflict are living in the Minawao refugee camp in north-east Cameroon. (February 2019)
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UN highlights need to solve growing burden of forcibly displaced Africans

Africa is home to over 24 million forcibly displaced persons, representing one-third of the world’s total

With 24.2 million Africans forced from their homes in 2017  ̶  4.6 million more than the previous year  ̶  the UN is hosting a three-day event at UN headquarters, focusing on finding durable solutions to the problem, which is a growing burden on the continent’s economy, environment and communities which host those displaced.  The 2019 Africa Dialogue Series, (ADS) which began on Monday under the theme “Towards durable solutions for forcibly displaced persons in Africa,” brings together a wide range of actors…

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WHO distributes urgently needed medical supplies as Libya conflict continues

The medical supplies have been received by more than 30 primary health care facilities and main hospitals across Libya

WHO has delivered medicines and medical supplies to health facilities across Libya to meet shortages amid intense conflict in the country’s capital. The shipments, sufficient for more than 600 000 beneficiaries, include emergency medical supplies, trauma kits to treat injured patients, and medicines for chronic and infectious diseases. Included are…

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The Algerian Rugby Federation, officially accepted as an affiliate member of World Rugby

The executive committee of World Rugby, the international body in charge of 15-a-side and 7-a-side rugby, voted on Tuesday, May 21 in Dublin for the integration of Algeria as an affiliate member

The young Algerian rugby federation formed in 2015, and who joined Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) in December 2016 filed its application in 2018 with World Rugby (www.WorldRugby.org). After a favorable decision from the World Rugby Council last September, yesterday marked the last step in the process with the executive committee's vote.…

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Wari enables customers to request its financial services on WhatsApp

On WhatsApp, Wari customers will be able to easily request access to frequently used services and request to initiate financial operations

More than 1-billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere. It is this very reason that has driven Wari (www.Wari.com) to integrate with the WhatsApp Business solution to enable customers – through strategic partnerships - to request its financial services around…

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Uganda Rugby Union welcomes World Rugby campaign dubbed “Women in Rugby Global Marketing Campaign”

Development and consolidation of Women Rugby in Uganda is a key focal point

The Uganda Rugby Union welcomes the World Rugby campaign dubbed “Women in Rugby Global Marketing Campaign” that was launched on Tuesday 21st May, 2019. at its headquarters in Dublin.   “With a newly elected executive at Uganda Rugby – a renewed strategy is underway to push us through for next four…

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Zimbabwe Rugby Union: Head Coach of the Zimbabwe National Women’s Seven’s side Abigail Kawonza has stepped down from her national team coaching position

She holds long list of records breaking new ground as the first woman in Africa to be appointed as a senior national team coach

Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) would like to announce that Abigail Kawonza has stepped down from her national team coaching position in pursuit of other top portfolios she holds with the ZRU and World Rugby. Voice recordings of Abigail Kawonza and Abigail Mnikwa: http://bit.ly/2X1P87c She was the Head Coach of the Zimbabwe…

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Eritrea: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff completes 2019 Article IV Mission

Eritrea is in a difficult economic situation following an extended period of international isolation and emergency measures to manage the economy

The peace agreement with Ethiopia and lifting of international sanctions provide a welcome opportunity for Eritrea to build an impetus for economic development; Eritrea is in a difficult economic situation following an extended period of international isolation and emergency measures to manage the economy; the IMF stands ready to support economic…

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    • (left to right), At the Digital Lagos: broadband for All, cocktail reception hosted by MainOne: Mr. Abiodun Omoniyi, MD VDT , Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, CEO Airtel , Ms. Funke Opeke, CEO MainOne and Mr. Lanre Kolade, MD C-Squared
    • (Left to right), At the Digital Lagos: Broadband for All, cocktail reception hosted by MainOne: Mrs Solape Hammond, CEO impact hub and Lagos State transition committee member, Ms. Funke Opeke. CEO MainOne and Mr. Babatunde Dada, Chief Financial Officer MainOne
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MainOne to commit N25billion to digitisation of Lagos

MainOne launches its “Digital Lagos: Broadband for All” campaign initiative to enable the digital transformation of Lagos state

West Africa’s leading connectivity and data centre solutions provider, MainOne (www.MainOne.net) launches its “Digital Lagos: Broadband for All” campaign initiative to enable the digital transformation of Lagos state through deployment of ubiquitous broadband infrastructure across the state. MainOne’s ambitions for Lagos is inspired by the vision of Lagos Governor-elect Babajide Sanwo-Olu,…