Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Approves US$118.2 Million Rapid Credit Facility Assistance to the Republic of Mozambique in the Wake of Cyclone Idai

The financial assistance is intended to address large budgetary and external financing gaps arising from reconstruction needs after Cyclone Idai

The financial assistance is intended to address large budgetary and external financing gaps arising from reconstruction needs after Cyclone Idai, which caused significant loss of life and infrastructure damage; The authorities remain committed to macroeconomic stability, which will also be underpinned by the IMF’s financing. The Executive Board of the…

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Source: Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) |

Madagascar beat Zim to earn Barthes Cup Promotion

Zimbabwe paid dearly for another slow start in addition to a series of errors

Madagascar’s resilience and crafty ball handling skills got earned them promotion into the Under-20 Barthes Cup after they broke the hearts of spirited Zimbabwe 25-27 at Prince Edward High School. This win for Madagascar comes of the back on a massive 65-0 against Morocco in their opening match giving them…

Source: Embassy of Ethiopia in Stockholm, Sweden |

Ethiopia Appoints New Defense and Foreign Ministers

All three appointees have since been sworn into office by Chief Justice Meaza Ashenafi in the House of Peoples Representatives

The House of People’s Representatives (HPR)  approved the nominations Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed put forward for three ministerial posts on April 18, 2019. The House approved the appointment of Gedu Andargachew as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lemma Megresa as Minister of Defense and Engineer Aisha Mohammed as Minister of Urban…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the death of Major General Francis Vib-Sanziri of Ghana, Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observation Force

The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to General Vib-Sanziri’s family and loved ones and to the Government and the Armed Forces of Ghana

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened at the sudden passing of Major General Francis Vib-Sanziri of Ghana, Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observation Force (UNDOF). General Francis Vib-Sanziri will be remembered for his exemplary career and leadership at the service of United Nations Peacekeeping, including…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

More than 3,400 classrooms damaged or destroyed by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, says UN Children’s Fund

More than 305,000 children in Mozambique are losing out on lessons at school since the devastating floods caused by Cyclone Idai, which struck southeast Africa just over a month ago

The latest assessment by UN Children’s Fund UNICEF, indicates that around 3,400 classrooms have either been destroyed or damaged, with 2,713 out of action in the Sofala area alone. In some of the areas affected, schools will need extensive repair and rehabilitation after being converted into makeshift emergency shelters for children and families…

Source: International Rescue Committee |

Attack on International Rescue Committee (IRC) supported hospital in DRC leads to loss of life; IRC Ebola responders caught in violence

With more than 13 million people in need of aid, DRC is one of the world’s most complex, chronic and long-standing humanitarian crises

Three IRC staff caught up in attack that led to tragic loss of life of an Ebola Response staff member; IRC stands with the community and sister organizations in mourning this attack; To date more than 1,290 people have contracted Ebola since the outbreak began in August 2018; Outbreak is…

Source: European Union Delegation to the African Union |

EU endeavours to bridge people through art

'MAISHA – Afro-European Music Experiment' will kick off on 25 April 2019 with 12 musicians with 10 different European and African nationalities

Convinced of the power of art to unite, the EU Delegation to the African Union is organising a series of activities bringing together culture shapers from across Europe and Africa. 'MAISHA – Afro-European Music Experiment' will kick off on 25 April 2019 with 12 musicians with 10 different European and…

EurAfrican Forum
Source: EurAfrican Forum |

EURAFRICAN FORUM 2019: António Vitorino, Director General for the International Organization for Migrations – UN Migration Agency (IOM) confirmed to address about the migration dialogue between Europe and Africa

July 4-5, 2019 - NOVA School of Business and Economics, Cascais, Portugal

EurAfrican Forum (www.EurAfricanForum.org), an action-oriented platform that aims to foster stronger collaboration between Europe and Africa, announces the 2019 edition under the theme “Partnership of Equals: Sharing Values, Sharing Prosperity" –a new approach and paradigm for the relationship between Europe and Africa, changing the narrative for both continents to create an accountable,…

Source: Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) |

Rugby - Zambia: Bhubesi Pride Tours Zambia

A number of activities have been lined up as a build up to the Grand Final to be hosted by Mine Secondary School on Friday 26th April, 2019 starting at 08hrs

The Bhubesi Pride Foundation (a UK registered charity organisation) will be touring the former mining town of Kabwe in the Central Province of Zambia. Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) Communications Manager Tom Chaloba reviewed this in an interview. "The Coaches who are drawn from Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa have so…

Source: Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) |

Media Invitation To Group B U20 Barthés Cup Press Conference

Prince Edward High School Pavilion, 09:00 hrs - Saturday 20 April 2019

You are cordially invited to the SeedCo Zimbabwe Under-20 National Rugby Team kit handover ceremony.  Seedco Zimbabwe is one of the main team sponsors of the Junior Sables and this year they have renewed their sponsorship.  The team is on the verge of promotion into Group A of the Rugby Barthes…