Source: South African Rugby Union |

SANZAAR announces Castle Lager Rugby Championship schedule

South Africa’s participation in the event still has to be confirmed but SANZAAR has revealed the intended playing schedule for the 12-match, six-week tournament

The Springboks will begin their defence of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship with an away match against Argentina – in Brisbane – before a ‘home’ game against the Wallabies in Sydney, it was announced overnight as SANZAAR unveiled the competition fixtures. South Africa’s participation in the event still has to…

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

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 has unleashed an unprecedented crisis, causing the loss of lives and livelihoods and deepening existing inequalities that will make progress on the Goals even more difficult

A shortage of resources for humanitarian operations could have devastating impacts for millions of people around the globe

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has warned that millions of displaced people in need of protection and assistance, and their host communities, are feeling the pinch of massive underfunding, as the COVID-19 crisis continues to increase humanitarian needs globally. The agency has so far received just 49 per cent (US$4.5…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus - Africa: International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Organization for Migration (IOM) launch COVID-19 Guidance for the Protection of Migrants

Migrant workers are a crucial part of the global workforce, accounting for 3.5% of the world’s population

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) this week are releasing employer guidance for measures to protect migrants during COVID-19. Migrant workers are a crucial part of the global workforce, accounting for 3.5% of the world’s population, according to IOM. Worldwide, micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - led global COVID-19 Food Coalition gains momentum

Soaring unemployment rates, income losses and rising food costs are jeopardizing food access in developed and developing countries alike

The Italian government-proposed initiative aims to tackle the long-term impacts of the pandemic on food and agriculture, engaging more countries to support the efforts The COVID-19 Food Coalition, launched by the Government of Italy and led by FAO, is gaining momentum, as more countries are joining the initiative in an effort…

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 ( that aims to bring financial inclusion and access to the underbanked and unbanked in developing countries, has joined forces with OKEx (, 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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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 ( has announced details of the qualification process for Rugby World Cup 2023 in France. Download Rugby World Cup 2023 – Qualification Pathway Q/A: 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 ( 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…