Source: Year of Energy |

Equatorial Guinea Pushes Growth and Diversification via Year of Energy Initiative, Eyes Tourism and Services Expansion

In April Equatorial Guinea will welcome new oil and gas operators, aims to reach financial close on major gas infrastructure and continues 2019 licensing round

At III Oil & Gas Meeting Day, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons promotes Year of Energy 2019 (www.YearofEnergy2019.com) events, including APPO CAPE VII Congress on April 2-5; Minister emphasizes that Equatorial Guinea aims to diversify its economy into services and tourism, calls for investment and exchange of experience; In April…

Source: British High Commission Nairobi |

Launch of New Research into Preventing Violent Extremism in Kenya

The launch was co-hosted by the National Counter Terrorism Centre, the British High Commission Nairobi, and the Embassy of the Netherlands, Nairobi

Representatives from the Kenyan Government joined members of the diplomatic community and civil society today, for the launch of new research into preventing violent extremism in Kenya. The launch was co-hosted by the National Counter Terrorism Centre, the British High Commission Nairobi, and the Embassy of the Netherlands, Nairobi. The…

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

Embassy of Japan gives UNICEF Ethiopia US$ 2.5 million to meet the water, sanitation, and hygiene needs of internally displaced populations

UNICEF Ethiopia’s total humanitarian appeal for children for 2019 is pegged at US$ 124.1 million and aims to reach 3.7 million people, including two million children

The Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia has contributed US$ 2.5 million to UNICEF Ethiopia to help alleviate the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs of some 400,000-people displaced by droughts and ethnic conflicts. UNICEF will use the funds over 12 months to provide lifesaving WASH services to internally displaced populations…

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

Experts tease out kingpin role of digitization for Africa’s revenue harvest

The experts mainly evoked questions of speed and productivity, governance, timeliness and cybersecurity associated with digitizing fiscal regimes

Digitization has been variously described as pivotal in ramping-up revenue collection for financing Africa’s development. This convergence of views characterized discussions at one of the plenary debates of the 38th meeting of the Committee of Experts of the ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, taking place in Marrakech,…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

On International Day of Forests, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announces new forestry education initiatives

This year’s theme highlights importance of forestry education to secure the future of our forests

FAO marked the International Day of Forests today by announcing two new forestry education initiatives aimed at raising awareness among children and young people on the sustainable use and conservation of forests. The two projects, funded by Germany with over $2 million, will address major challenges in forestry education and…

Source: Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) |

The 6th Edition of International Association of Sports Press (AIPS) Africa Congress will be held in Accra, Ghana

The Congress will hold at the Accra City Hotel

The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) will from April 2-6, host the 6th Edition of International Association of Sports Press (AIPS) Africa Congress, in Accra. The Congress will hold at the Accra City Hotel and it is the first time ever that the 50-year old SWAG will host the…

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Source: Canon |

Canon Saudi Arabia inaugurates its offices and business solutions showrooms in the Kingdom

Canon Saudi Arabia’s direct presence to support growing demand for business solutions that enhance economic diversification and competitiveness

Canon Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of Canon Middle East (CME) (https://bit.ly/2CrQy2s), officially opens its first office and business solutions showroom in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The company was formed in partnership with Ali Zaid Al Quraishi & Brothers (AZAQ) in June 2018, and with two additional offices and…

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Source: Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) |

Lions de Fer Rugby Football Club (RFC) out to claim Rugby League Title

The Lions de Fer ended on the last place in last year’s regular season

Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) (www.RwandaRugby.com) Lions de Fer out claim rugby league title after winning their opening match against Kigali Sharks last year’s league winner 14-12. The Lions de Fer ended on the last place in last year’s regular season. In an interview with this paper, Lions de Fer captain Umuhire victorein…

Source: Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) |

Rugby Community to assist towards Cyclone Idai relief

The Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) is joining the nation in charitable work to support victims of Cyclone Idai that largely affected the eastern province of Manicaland

ZRU to donate 5% of gate revenue towards relief; Kwese Sevens venue converted into donation collection point The Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) is joining the nation in charitable work to support victims of Cyclone Idai that largely affected the eastern province of Manicaland. Cyclone Idai which has been recorded as…

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

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deploys Disaster Assistance Team to Mozambique in Response to Cyclone Idai

Statement by Acting USAID Spokesperson Tom Babington on the Deployment of the Disaster Assistance Team to Mozambique in Response to Cyclone Idai

By Acting USAID Spokesperson Tom Babington Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is activating a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to Mozambique to lead the U.S. Government's response to Cyclone Idai, which has caused catastrophic flooding, killed hundreds of people, and affected hundreds of thousands of others in…