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    • (L) Kojo Annan, Entrepreneur in conversation with (R) Maximilian Jarrett, Murdoch University Honorary Fellow at the 9th Annual Africa-Australia Research Forum in Perth
    • Kojo Annan, Keynote speaker at the 9th Annual Africa-Australia Research Forum in Perth
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Enhancing the Contribution of Innovation, Youth and Leadership in Africa and the African Diaspora

Murdoch University hosted the Forum in association with Africa Down Under to support the University’s Third Commission

“Young people – with their dynamism, their energy and their inherent understanding of our interconnected world – have much to teach us... I am convinced more than ever that any society that does not succeed in tapping into the energy and creativity of its youth will be left behind” -…

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    • From left to right: Pr Lyn Karstadt, Deputy Vice Chancellor International at Murdoch University; Jillian Hudson, entrepreneur and member of KBN; Joarina Matthys, CEO of KBN; Pr Eeva Leinonen, Vice Chancellor at Murdoch University; Caroline Yonke, Dr Lebohang Fadiran and Dr Keitumetse Mothibeli entrepreneurs and members of KBN
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Murdoch to help empower 1,000 entrepreneurs across Africa by 2022

Murdoch hosted Kingdom Business Network (KBN) Chief Executive Officer Joarina Matthys and four of its entrepreneurs to participate in a panel at the 9th Annual Africa Australia Research Forum

A new partnership between Murdoch University (www.Murdoch.edu.au) in Western Australia and the South African-based Kingdom Business Network (KBN) took a first step towards formation after a visit to Perth for Africa Week by a delegation of five of its members. The KBN is a programme created and funded by the…

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    • From left to right: Cynthia Motsi from the Agricultural Research Council, Professor Ben-Erik van Wyk from the University of Johannesburg, CEO Dr Shadrack Moephuli and President of Agricultural Research Council and Professor John Howieson from Murdoch University - in a lebeckia crop
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The scientific breakthrough that could turn Australia's arid land into green pasture

The research project was funded by Murdoch University, with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

Millions of hectares of sandy, infertile Australian farmland could benefit from the commercialisation of a South African shrub, allowing farmers to better carry sheep over the summer-autumn period. Researchers at Murdoch University’s (www.Murdoch.edu.au) Centre for Rhizobium Studies in Perth, Western Australia, have undertaken a decade-long global search for legume plants…

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Record 54 Current NBA Players To Compete In 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup

National Team Rosters feature current NBA Players from 21 NBA Teams

A record 54 current NBA (https://in.NBA.com) players will be featured on national team rosters at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China, up from 45 in 2014.  The tournament, which tipped off Saturday, Aug. 31, will feature a record 103 combined current NBA players, NBA draftees, and players with…

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Joint Local Statement on Respect for Human Rights and Freedom of Assembly

The security forces must adhere to their Constitutional mandate and exercise restraint and proportionality while maintaining public order

The Heads of Mission of the Delegation of the European Union, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Romania, Sweden and the United Kingdom and the Heads of Mission of Australia, Canada and the United States of America issue the following statement in Zimbabwe: Intimidation, harassment and physical attacks on human rights…

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    • Mrs Laurence Beau took up her appointment as French Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana, and Special Representative to SADC in August 2019
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Mrs Laurence Beau, Ambassador-designate of France to Botswana

Mrs Beau graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies and holds a Masters of English Language, Culture and Economics from Sorbonne University

Mrs Laurence Beau, Ambassador-designate of France to Botswana, arrived in Gaborone on Monday 05 August 2019. “I am very honored to have been appointed Ambassador of France to Botswana and Special Representative to SADC. My career as a diplomat has taken me to several continents and oceans; from Latin America…

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Investment on tobacco control has a financial return of eight times over 15 years for Cabo Verde economy

These data was revealed by a new study launched today that looks at the health and economic costs of tobacco use in Cabo Verde

Tobacco-related illnesses cost over 100 lives lost every year in Cabo Verde, as well as CVE 1.62 billion (approximately USD 16 million) to the national economy every year, equivalent to 1.1% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). These costs are due to health care expenditures and ‘hidden’ productivity losses…

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Rugby Africa Women’s Cup kicks off Rugby World Cup 2021 regional qualification process

Women’s international rugby has a new team with Madagascar set to enter the test arena in Johannesburg

All games will be live streamed from 9-17 August, 2019 Rugby Africa Women’s Cup takes place over three matchdays on 9, 13 and 17 August The winning team will qualify directly for Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 The event is the first opportunity for a team to directly qualify through…

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Rugby: Zambia readies to face Kenya in the ongoing Victoria Cup games on Saturday

As the Victoria Cup progresses, he hopes Team Zambia will manage to cement/upgrade its position among the Top 10 ranked teams in Africa Rugby

As Zambia readies to face Kenya in the ongoing Victoria Cup games on Saturday 27th July, 2019, one of the players to watch is Edward Mumba aka "Yellow Shadow". Yellow started his playing career at Lusaka Rugby Club in 2006 and featured in the game against Mufulira Leopards Rugby Club.…

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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…