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Extra UK aid support to help stop the spread of Ebola to vulnerable countries

Countries at risk of Ebola will receive extra UK aid support to help stop the deadly disease from spreading, International Development Secretary Alok Sharma announced today

Since the epidemic began last August, the UK has been a major donor to the Ebola response and has now allocated a further £8 million for countries neighbouring the DRC, such as Uganda, South Sudan, Burundi and Rwanda, as the likelihood of Ebola spreading to these countries is high. Trusted…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the eastern part of the country: Dispatch of the Japan Disaster Relief Infectious Diseases Response Team

The Government of Japan also decided to dispatch the second batch of Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Infectious Disease Response Team

The Government of Japan decided that the Assessment Team, which was already deployed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will work as the Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Infectious Diseases Response Team from August 19, in response to the request from the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo…

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Global Thought Leaders Coming to Johannesburg for Inaugural Advertising Week Africa

October 28-31, 2019 At 1FOX Precinct

Advertising Week Africa (http://Africa.AdvertisingWeek.com/) – the very first African edition of the world’s premier event for advertising, creative, entertainment, marketing, media and technology professionals – will be held in Johannesburg from Monday 28 to Thursday 31 October 2019 at 1FOX Precinct. Among the inaugural edition’s confirmed speakers include: Jean Marie…

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The United States welcomes Sudan’s Adoption of the Constitutional Declaration

The United States commends the mediators from the African Union and the Government of Ethiopia for their efforts to broker this landmark agreement

The United States congratulates the people of Sudan on the August 17 signing of the Constitutional Declaration and political agreement between the Forces for Freedom and Change and the Transitional Military Council. We are encouraged by this first step in the establishment of a civilian-led transitional government. The United States…

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National Mourning Day observed with due solemnity in Nigeria

Solemn observance started with the hoisting of the national flag at half-mast at the Chancery at 9.30 am by Mr. Md. Shameem Ahsan, ndc, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Nigeria

Bangladesh High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria observed the National Mourning Day with due respect & solemnity on 15 August, 2019, marking 44th martyrdom of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Solemn observance started with the hoisting of the national flag at half-mast at the Chancery at 9.30 am…

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Springbok Women qualify for 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup

The win marked a clean sweep for the Springbok Women in the competition and wrapped up a full-house of points from their three matches

Springbok Women’s coach Stanley Raubenheimer was delighted on Saturday as his charges booked their place in the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand with a 39-0 victory against Kenya in the deciding match of the qualifiers at the Bosman Stadium in Brakpan. B-rolls are available here: http://bit.ly/31OcTl7 Audio…

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Women's Rugby World Cup African Qualifiers: South Africa defeated Kenya 39-0 on Saturday in Johannesburg during the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup

South Africa’s Springbok Women secured a victory over the Lionesses of Kenya on Saturday in Johannesburg, South Africa

On Saturday, the Springbok Women played against the Lionesses during the 2019 Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) Women's Cup, a qualifier for the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup. In an enthralling game, South Africa defeated Kenya 39-0. B-rolls are available here: bit.ly/31OcTl7 The Springbok Women got off to a flying start as they grabbed…

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Uganda’s Lady Cranes were held to a 15-15 draw by the Makis of Madagascar on Saturday in Johannesburg, South Africa

On Saturday, the Lady Cranes played against the Makis during the 2019 Rugby Africa Women's Cup, a qualifier for the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup. In an evenly matched  game, Uganda and Madagascar played to a 15-15 stalemate. B-rolls are available here: bit.ly/31OcTl7 The Makis got off to a bright start…

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More actors and funding urgently needed to curb deadly measles outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease for which no treatment exists

A measles epidemic officially declared on June 10 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has killed 2,758 people and infected 145,000, the deadliest outbreak that the country has witnessed since 2011. Despite the scale of the epidemic, there is an alarming lack of actors and funds to respond to this crisis: $2.5 million of the…

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French Development Agency (AFD) and Namibian Association of CBNRM Support Organisations (NACSO) organise a workshop on Innovative Finance for Namibian Conservation Ecosystem

The workshop was followed by a networking cocktail hosted by the French Embassy at the Residence of France

The French Development Agency (AFD), the Namibian Association of CBNRM Support Organisations (NACSO), and the UCT GSB Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship has conducted a workshop on innovative finance and its applicability for the Namibian conservation ecosystem, in particular in relation with the Community Based Natural Resource Management…