Source: Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) |

Rugby: Zambia ready to face Zimbabwe in Victoria Cup 2019

The two Nations have been playing against each other in a 2 leg Tournament called the Elgon Cup

The recently announced re-introduction of the Victoria Cup will certainly raise the standards of rugby in Zambia, this comes from the footage of the game between Neighbors Kenya and Uganda who faced off in Nairobi on the weekend of Saturday 22nd June, 2019. The two Nations have been playing against…

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Rugby - South Africa: Under-20 Women lead 1-0 against Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe showed strong signs of a fight but the South Africans made short work of resistance

South Africa Under-20 Womens Rugby team had a convincing 43-0 win against Zimbabwe to lead 1-0 in their bilateral two match series at Prince Edward School in Harare. The visitors struck early with a run away try minutes from the kick off before Zimbabwe had found its footing – Zimbabwe…

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Chinese Energy companies push to acquire Mining, Oil and Gas Assets in Equatorial Guinea ahead of July 2nd Roadshow

The EG Ronda Licensing Round Roadshow 2019 in Beijing will be showcasing the 27 oil & gas blocks on offer under the country’s 2019 oil & gas licensing round

Equatorial Guinea Ronda has received great interest from public and private Chinese companies to invest in Equatorial Guinea and explore opportunities in oil & gas and minerals at the upcoming EG Ronda Licensing Round meetings in Beijing organized by the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org). The Chamber will be hosting the…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

All set for Horn of Africa trade forum focusing on region’s pharmaceutical industry

The forum is being organized by the ECA, the Government of Ethiopia, the African Union Commission (AUC), and the European Union (EU)

All is set for the two-day regional trade forum for the Horn of Africa focusing on the implementation of the historic African Continental Free Trade Agreement that went into force on 30 May. The theme of the forum is: “AfCFTA Implementation: Breaking Down Geographical, Logistical and Regulatory Barriers to Trade…

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

Readout of the Deputy Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Yemi OSINBAJO, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

The Deputy Secretary-General thanked the Vice President for the visit

On 24 June 2019, the Deputy Secretary-General met with H. E. Mr. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Deputy Secretary-General thanked the Vice President for the visit, conveyed the Secretary-General’s greetings and expressed appreciation for the ongoing collaboration between the United Nations and Nigeria. The…

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German Embassy inaugurates newly equipped therapy room in learning center for impaired children

Mrs. Ellen Gölz, inaugurated the newly equipped therapy room of the learning center "Child Intervention and Disability Support Centers" (C.I.D.S. Center) in Suiderhof/Windhoek

the Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy Windhoek, Mrs. Ellen Gölz, inaugurated the newly equipped therapy room of the learning center "Child Intervention and Disability Support Centers" (C.I.D.S. Center) in Suiderhof/Windhoek. The center received financial support of $ 115,188.50 (€ 6,427.93) from the micro-projects fund of the German…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Reaches Staff-Level Agreement with Mali on a New Economic and Financial Program Supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility

Key objectives of the program include strengthening fiscal discipline and tax revenue mobilization through further revenue administration reforms

The Malian authorities and IMF staff reached a staff-level agreement on a new economic and financial program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The new program is aimed at fostering strong and inclusive growth and poverty reduction through investment in infrastructure and social sectors, and stimulating jobs creation, notably…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Madagascar National Day

The United States looks forward to continued cooperation to advance sustainable economic and social development for the Malagasy people

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Madagascar on your 59th anniversary of independence. The peaceful 2019 Presidential election marked a seminal moment in your country’s democracy.  We value the work our governments have done together from expanding economic opportunities to…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

In Sudan, Repression of Protests by Another Name

Military Using Abusive Rapid Support Forces against Demonstrators

Sudanese protesters were hopeful that the ouster of former president Omar al-Bashir would signal a break from 30 years of abuses. They spent over four months protesting in the streets despite violence by government forces that killed over 100 civilians and subjected many to unfair detentions and ill-treatment. Witnesses told us the…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Government, European Union, UN launch Spotlight Initiative to end violence against women, girls

The Zimbabwe Spotlight Initiative country programme targets directly and indirectly 11 million beneficiaries particularly rural women and girls

The Government of Zimbabwe, the European Union and the United Nations today launched a multi-year Spotlight Initiative to assist women and girls realize their full potential in a violence-free, gender-responsive and inclusive Zimbabwe. Delivering a keynote at the launch, President Mnangagwa in a statement read on his behalf by Hon.…