Source: South African Rugby Union |

Imbokodo will look and learn as Spain loom

The Imbokodo scored two tries against Russia, with Liske Lategan becoming the first Springbok Women’s Sevens player to score a try for the team at this even

The Springbok Women's Sevens have secured an intended Top-10 finish in their debut appearance at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens and will face Spain in the ninth-place play-off on Sunday. The Imbokodo placed fourth in Pool A, but due to a better points’ difference than Ireland and Brazil – who…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

“Our defensive system makes attack easier” – Pretorius

Pretorius not only defended stoutly but had the Cape Town crowd on their feet with a stunning solo run to score his very first try at the tournament

Blitzboks forward JC Pretorius credited the defensive effort of the squad as crucial in their seven try romp over Japan in their Pool A opener at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens on Friday evening. The Springbok Sevens gave Japan nothing on attack and defended with great discipline, forcing the Japanese…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Imbokodo to gain from defeat against Black Ferns

The South Africans, playing in their very first HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event at home, were outplayed at the breakdown against New Zealand

Despite a 40-0 defeat at the hands of New Zealand, Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Paul Delport was in an upbeat mood after their opening Pool A encounter at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens on Friday. The South Africans, playing in their very first HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event at…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank joins forces with international organisations to help developing countries build resilience to extreme weather

The members of the Alliance have committed to ramping up action that strengthens the capacity of developing countries

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has joined forces with 11 other international organizations to assist developing countries to build resilience against the impact of natural disasters caused by extreme weather. Following a series of deadly weather events that have caused widespread destruction, especially in Africa, the institutions came together at…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Nigeria: African Development Bank approves $124.2 million loan for water sector reforms in Akure to improve access to safe drinking water and sanitation

The project is set to address bottlenecks in critical water supply services to households in the densely populated project area

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Thursday approved a $ 124.2 million loan to finance the Urban Water Sector Reform and Akure Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Nigeria. The amount includes an African Growing Together Fund (AGTF) loan of $20 million. The overall project…

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Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank’s digital skills training benefits women

The goal is to expand the program to 130 centres of excellence across Africa over a 10-year period

After graduating from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria with a degree in Communication and Language Arts in 2016, Olashile Odetola could not find a job. But an online learning program piloted by the African Development Bank has given her two “gifts”: digital skills and a sense of confidence. Odetola,…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Awash Bank Partnership Expands $6.4 Million in Credit Opportunities to Agriculture Enterprises in Ethiopia

This program will expand commercial bank lending into underserved areas and provide the private capital needed to help farmers and businesses intensify production

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Awash Bank have announced a new partnership that will make up to US $6.4 million in financing available to microfinance institutions and small- and medium-sized agricultural businesses in Ethiopia. Under a USAID Development Credit Authority (DCA) agreement, this program will expand commercial…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Kenya & Tanzania: Over 3 million people to benefit from African Development Bank’s €345 million road construction support

The total amount of co-financing is expected to be more than $ 1.2 billion when subsequent phases of the project are concluded

Over three million people in Tanzania and Kenya will benefit from a €345 million financing package for road construction support, approved by the African Development Bank’s (https://www.AfDB.org/) board in Abidjan on Thursday. The Bank’s support for the Mombasa-Lunga Lunga/Horohoro and Tanga-Pangani-Bagamoyo roads Phase I, is in the form of African…

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New ambassadors from Egypt, Kosovo and Montenegro

Three new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 12 December 2019.  The ambassadors were the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, H.E. Mr Amr Ramadan, the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo, H.E. Mr Uliks Emra and the Ambassador of…