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Lions de Fer Rugby Football Club (RFC) out to claim Rugby League Title

The Lions de Fer ended on the last place in last year’s regular season

Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) (www.RwandaRugby.com) Lions de Fer out claim rugby league title after winning their opening match against Kigali Sharks last year’s league winner 14-12. The Lions de Fer ended on the last place in last year’s regular season. In an interview with this paper, Lions de Fer captain Umuhire victorein…

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Rugby Community to assist towards Cyclone Idai relief

The Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) is joining the nation in charitable work to support victims of Cyclone Idai that largely affected the eastern province of Manicaland

ZRU to donate 5% of gate revenue towards relief; Kwese Sevens venue converted into donation collection point The Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) is joining the nation in charitable work to support victims of Cyclone Idai that largely affected the eastern province of Manicaland. Cyclone Idai which has been recorded as…

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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deploys Disaster Assistance Team to Mozambique in Response to Cyclone Idai

Statement by Acting USAID Spokesperson Tom Babington on the Deployment of the Disaster Assistance Team to Mozambique in Response to Cyclone Idai

By Acting USAID Spokesperson Tom Babington Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is activating a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to Mozambique to lead the U.S. Government's response to Cyclone Idai, which has caused catastrophic flooding, killed hundreds of people, and affected hundreds of thousands of others in…

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Applications to 2019 Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship now open (deadline 15 April)

The Fellowship is open to full-time journalists between the ages of 22 and 35 from countries with developing and transitioning economies

The Department of Global Communications (DGC) is accepting applications for the 2019 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalism Fellowship, which will be held at UN Headquarters in New York from 15 September to 5 October 2019. The Fellowship will bring a select group of young journalists from around the world to…

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Africa needs policies to protect its economies from vulnerabilities

Mr. Elhiraika said Africa’s growth is projected to remain strong, moderating around 3.2% in 2018, but expected to recover to 3.4% in 2019 and 3.8% in 2020

African countries need policies that can help build resilience, raise potential growth and inclusiveness if the continent is to achieve the sustainable development goals and aspirations of Africa’s Agenda 2063. This was said Wednesday by Adam Elhiraika, Director of the Macroeconomics and Governance Division of the Economic Commission for Africa…

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Dr Jackie King wins prestigious Stockholm Water Prize

Dr Jackie King has been named the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for her game-changing contribution to global river management

WWF South Africa board member Dr Jackie King has been named the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for her game-changing contribution to global river management. In the citation for the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize, she is recognised for having “advanced the scientific understanding of water flows, giving decision-makers methods and…

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African countries can do better with improved fiscal policy, says Songwe

A typical economy on the continent, she said, collects just about 16 percent of GDP in taxes, with the exception of countries like Morocco which collect at least 25 percent

The 38th meeting of the Committee of Experts of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development opened in Marrakesh, Morocco, Wednesday with a clarion call for African countries to improve their fiscal policy and expand their tax base so they can ably fund their developmental processes. In…

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Completes the Last Review of Extended Credit Facility for Ghana

This will make available to Ghana the cumulative amount of SDR132.84 million (about US$185.2 million)

Ghana is concluding its four-year ECF-supported program; Executive Board decision allows to disburse the last tranche of SDR132.84 million (about US$185.2 million) to Ghana; ECF-supported program paved the way for a significant improvement of Ghana’s macroeconomic performance, though challenges remain. On March 20, 2019, the Executive Board of the International…

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Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities reviews the Report of Senegal

Senegal had adopted the Social Orientation Act on the promotion and protection of people with disabilities

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities today concluded its review of the initial report of Senegal on the measures taken to implement the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Presenting the report, Martin Pascal Tine, Director of Legal and Consular Affairs at…

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WHO sending urgent health assistance after Cyclone Idai displaces thousands of people in Southern Africa

Cyclone Idai, which formed over the northern Mozambique channel, made landfall at the port of Beira and left 500 000 residents without power and means of communication

The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing urgent assistance to meet the health needs of thousands of people impacted by flooding in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The floods were triggered by Tropical Cyclone Idai, which swept through the region last week. Cyclone Idai, which formed over the northern Mozambique channel,…