Source: Amnesty International |

Sierra Leone: Amnesty International joins legal challenge against government ban on pregnant girls attending school

The announcement was made ahead of a hearing at the regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice on 27 June 2019

Amnesty International has joined a legal case brought by two non-governmental organizations, Equality Now and WAVES, to challenge the Sierra Leonean government’s ban on pregnant girls attending mainstream schools and sitting exams, the organization said today. The announcement was made ahead of a hearing at the regional Economic Community of…

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German Government continues supporting economic development in the Republic of Namibia

Since Namibia's independence in 1990, Germany has continuously supported the Namibian Government in strengthening the country’s social and economic growth

On Monday, 24 June 2019, Hon. Calle Schlettwein, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Namibia, and His Excellency Christian Schlaga, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany signed a Financial Cooperation Agreement on interest-subsidized loans between Germany and Namibia. The agreement covers programmes to the value of 80 million…

Averda
Source: Averda |

Averda Signs Four Seven-Year Contracts in Casablanca, Morocco

Averda with fresh ideas and new services for Casablanca

Averda (https://www.Averda.com/), the leading international environmental services provider, has been awarded four seven-year contracts in Casablanca, Morocco, commencing in June 2019 following its commitment to investing in new technologies, people, services and equipment. The contracts are for the four districts of Sidi Bernoussi, Ain Sebaa-Hay Mohamadi, Ain Chock and Hay…

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Source: Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) |

Rugby – Zimbabwe: Womens Under-20 Rugby Series Kicks Off on Wednesday

The first ever women’s international tournament at under-20 level in Africa

All is set for the historic bilateral Women’s Under-20 Rugby Series between Zimbabwe and South Africa at Prince Edward School in Harare tomorrow. The series features two main matches on the 26th and 29th of June between the two sides, the first ever women’s international tournament at under-20 level in…

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Tiny fish are a big deal in Africa’s lakes and rivers

New Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) study urges smarter use of small pelagic species to bolster both food security and sustainable ecosystems

Small freshwater fish around Africa offer a large and underrecognized  opportunity to boost food and nutrition security, according to a new FAO working paper investigating an array of species and related livelihoods that too often are undervalued. Small pelagic fish, generally processed, sold and eaten whole, account for three quarters…

Source: UNICEF Sierra Leone |

Govt. of Japan avails US$1.5million towards treatment of malnutrition in Sierra Leone

UNICEF and the Government of Sierra Leone will implement the project “Addressing critical gaps in the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in four high burden districts,”

The Government of Japan has approved a supplementary budget of US$1.5million to improve the coverage of critical Severe and Acute Malnutrition treatment services and thereby reduce child mortality in Sierra Leone. This agreement was formally announced at a project launch officiated by the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Alpha…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank approves USD 24.7 million for Water and Sanitation Development in South Sudan

The Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project will support the rehabilitation of approximately 50km of the Juba town distribution network and related works

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on June 20, 2019, approved a proposal to commit $24.7 million to finance the South Sudan Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project. The Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project will support the rehabilitation of approximately 50km of the…

Africa Oil Week
Source: Africa Oil Week |

New features and unparalleled line-up to drive programme for Africa Oil Week 2019

Over 1500 delegates, including a record-breaking number of 16+ government ministers will attend the event in Cape Town

As the leading event for Africa’s upstream, Africa Oil Week (Africa-OilWeek.com) is committed to staying at the cutting-edge of developments in oil and gas. Over 1500 delegates, including a record-breaking number of 16+ government ministers will attend the event in Cape Town, taking place between 4-8 November 2019. This year’s…

Source: Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) |

Zimbabwe Under-20 National Women Rugby Team Secure Kit, Broadcast and CSR Partnerships Ahead of Bilateral Series

The young ladies team will be hosting their first international team, South Africa Under-20 in a two match series at Prince Edward High School on the 26th and 29th of June 2019

The Zimbabwe Under-20 national women rugby team has secured three commercial partners ahead of the historic bilateral series against South Africa Under-20 Women in Harare. Audio recordings in MP3 format of Dirk Viljoen, Adrey Mpemba and Ether Massundah: https://we.tl/t-Y52lc34xbA The young ladies team will be hosting their first international team,…

Source: Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) |

Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) announces the Sables training squad for the Victoria Cup

The four nations tournament features Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) today announced the Sables training squad for the Victoria Cup. Sables gets into camp on Monday the 3rd of July in preparation for the four nations tournament which features Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Victoria Cup has been revived this year after the cancellation of…