Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

IOM Launches Quality Control Centre in Nairobi

The Quality Control Centre will support and strengthen IOM’s humanitarian operations in the East and Horn of Africa region

One of the ways to respond quickly and effectively to emergencies is being able to provide humanitarian supplies in a timely manner to those affected by a humanitarian crisis. Having humanitarian supplies ready is one thing but making sure they are of the highest quality is another. Therefore, quality control…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Boko Haram conflict causing misery to millions 10 years on

Ten years after the first attack launched by the armed group Boko Haram, more than two million people remain displaced from homes in northeast Nigeria

Ten years since the beginning of a violent insurgency in northeast Nigeria, the living conditions for displaced people are continuing to deteriorate at an alarming rate due to inadequate and overcrowded facilities. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) calls for increased efforts to improve their living conditions and prevent an imminent…

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

NBA announces roster of boys and girls teams that will represent Africa in the Jr. NBA Global Championship

Twenty Youth Players from Eight African Countries selected to compete in Second Jr. NBA Global Championship in U.S. Aug. 6-11 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Florida

The NBA ( today announced the 10 boys and 10 girls who will represent the African continent in the second Jr. NBA Global Championship, a youth basketball tournament for the top 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls teams from around the world that will be held Aug. 6-11 at ESPN…

Source: Dazzl |

Dazzl appoint APO Group CEO Lionel Reina to company board

Reina brings a wealth of experience in the international technology industry, making him well-placed to advise on strategic decision-making and help take Dazzl to the next stage of their development

Dazzl (, innovators in live multi-camera video solutions, today announced the appointment of APO Group CEO Lionel Reina ( to their company board. It is a move that highlights Dazzl’s ambitions as they look to accelerate their growth and exposure internationally. Since they burst onto the scene in 2016 Dazzl…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

United Nations re-opens bidding on Financial Audit Review of Libya’s two branches of the Central Bank of Libya

The current tender is being issued openly after the closed bidding process, which was launched in early 2019 and ended in April

Restoring confidence, promoting transparency, and supporting the reunification of Libya’s financial and economic institutions are crucial to Libya’s stability and the prosperity. Towards this end, UNSMIL remains committed to facilitating a financial audit review of the two branches of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) as requested last year by…

Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU)
Source: Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) |

The Black Diamond of Zambian Rugby

Kalumba is part of the Zambia Rugby National Team currently in camp for the upcoming Victoria Cup game against Kenya

Israel Kalumba is a Red Arrows Rugby player who started his rugby career at Nchanga Rugby Club in the year 2007 in the developmental side under Coach Hugo Chisenga, Patrick Musonda and Chiluba Kangwa. His interest in rugby developed after watching an International Rugby match between Zambia vs Cameroon played…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

World Health Organization (WHO) recommends dolutegravir as preferred HIV treatment option in all populations

Dolutegravir (DTG) is a drug that is more effective, easier to take and has fewer side effects than alternative drugs that are currently used

Based on new evidence assessing benefits and risks, the WHO recommends the use of the HIV drug dolutegravir (DTG) as the preferred first-line and second-line treatment for all populations, including pregnant women and those of childbearing potential. Initial studies had highlighted a possible link between DTG and neural tube defects…

Source: United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) |

UNAIDS calls on countries to accelerate efforts and close service gaps to end the AIDS epidemic among children and adolescents

As global 2018 targets are unmet, Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free report shows that efforts need to focus on the countries falling behind

A new report released today at the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science in Mexico City, Mexico, shows that the world is lagging behind in its commitment to end the AIDS epidemic among children and adolescents. The report, Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free, shows that the pace of progress in…

Source: Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict |

Special Representative Patten welcomes the commitment of the Government of the Republic of Somalia to develop a National Action Plan to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

In Mogadishu, Special Representative Patten held constructive meetings with the Deputy Prime Minister, National Security Advisor, Speakers of Parliament

United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Mrs. Pramila Patten, conducted a five-day visit to Somalia from 14 to 18 July 2019 at the invitation of the Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia. The purpose of her visit was to take stock of ongoing…