Source: Paxful |

Paxful announces strategic partnership with global cryptocurrency exchange OKEx

The partnership offers more bitcoin payment options for users in developing regions as P2P trade surges in South Africa and Nigeria

Paxful, a leading peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace (https://Paxful.com) that aims to bring financial inclusion and access to the underbanked and unbanked in developing countries, has joined forces with OKEx (https://www.OKEx.com/), one of the world’s largest and most diverse cryptocurrency spot and derivatives exchanges. The strategic partnership will offer several payment methods…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Communique of the Bureau of the Boards of Governors of the African Development Bank Group following its meeting of today 1 July 2020 regarding the Whistle-Blowers’ Complaint against the President of the Bank Group

The Bureau expresses its utmost trust and confidence in the Panel’s ability to successfully carry out this important assignment

a) The Bureau recalls its Communiqué issued on June 4th 2020 informing the general public of its decision to authorize an Independent Review of the Report of the Ethics Committee of the Boards of Directors relative to the allegations made by Whistle blowers against the President of the Bank Group.…

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Source: World Rugby |

Qualification process set for Rugby World Cup 2023

The Rugby Africa Cup 2022 winner will qualify directly and the runner-up team will go to Final Qualification

World Rugby (www.WorldRugby.org) has announced details of the qualification process for Rugby World Cup 2023 in France. Download Rugby World Cup 2023 – Qualification Pathway Q/A: https://bit.ly/2MGnnNM Following the most competitive and widely-acclaimed Rugby World Cup to date in Japan, the qualification process is designed to deliver the top teams in the…

Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF)
Source: Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) |

Nigeria Rugby Union Board congratulates World Rugby Chairman and Executives

Ex-England skipper Beaumont defeated his former deputy, ex-Argentina skipper Agustin Pichot, by 28 votes to 23 last weekend

NRFF Board (https://TheNRFF.com) has congratulated Sir Bill Beaumont for ‘winning’ another term to serve as World Rugby Chairman. Ex-England skipper Beaumont defeated his former deputy, ex-Argentina skipper Agustin Pichot, by 28 votes to 23 last weekend. NRFF President; Kelechukwu Mbagwu says Beaumomt deserves another term to complete the good work he…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Global food commodity prices drop further in April

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) expects subdued usage to push up cereal stocks in 2019/20 and FAO’s first forecast for wheat markets in 2020/21 points to continued growth in inventories

World food commodity prices declined for the third month in a row during April, as the economic and logistical impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in significant contractions in demand for many commodities. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks international prices of the most commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 165.5…

Source: Global Affairs Canada |

Coronavirus - Africa: Statement on Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Promoting Gender-Responsiveness in the COVID-19 Crisis

Around the world, the pandemic is having a devastating impact on health systems, economies and the lives, livelihood and wellbeing of all, particularly older people

We, the Ministers of South Africa, Sweden, Argentina, Australia, Albania, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cabo Verde, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, are…

Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF)
Source: Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) |

Sir Bill Beaumont re-elected as World Rugby Chairman

The results will officially be confirmed at World Rugby’s annual meeting of Council on 12 May after which the new leadership’s four-year mandate will begin

Former England captain Sir Bill Beaumont has been re-elected as the chairman of World Rugby for another four years. The 68-year-old defeated his former deputy, ex-Argentina skipper Agustin Pichot, by 28 votes to 23. Sir Bill Beaumont has called on the game to become more united than ever and get…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Displaced people urgently need aid and access to social safety nets as coronavirus causes severe hardship

Across the Middle East and North Africa alone, UNHCR and its partners have received over 350,000 calls from refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs)

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented social and economic impact globally. Economies are grinding to a…

Genesis Analytics
Source: Genesis Analytics |

Cloud-computing solutions can help significantly to reduce banking costs in Africa

Cloud computing creates an opportunity for providers of financial services to rethink their technology spend and significantly reduce costs

More than 700 million Africans lack access to a bank or mobile money account and only 41% of Africans are financially included. This is due to the high cost of providing financial services in Africa which forces many financial services providers to remain focused on serving wealthier customers. These are some…

Source: World Rugby |

World Rugby Confirms Election Nominations

In accordance with the World Rugby Bye-Laws, member unions were invited to submit nominations for the position of World Rugby Chairman and/or Vice-Chairman

World Rugby (https://www.World.Rugby/) has confirmed the nominations for the positions of Chairman and Vice-Chairman, which will be determined at the annual meeting of Council on 12 May, 2020. In accordance with the World Rugby Bye-Laws, member unions were invited to submit nominations for the position of World Rugby Chairman and/or…