Source: Rushmore Business School |

Brexit upheaval brings opportunity for African educators

Mauritius based Rushmore Business School sets its sight on expansion into East Africa with its offer of quality British degree programmes delivered on the African continent

The influential magazine Foreign Policy published an article at the end of 2018 entitled The Brexit Fueled Death of the British University (https://bit.ly/2Ghc4Jj). A grim outlook for the British education sector at the start of the year has only got worse as the nation prepares for a “No Deal Brexit” and…

Murdoch University
Source: Murdoch University |

Africa’s Small-Scale Fisheries Critical to Food Security

Fish accounts for more than one-fifth of the protein intake of African south of the Sahara and provides a livelihood to millions of people

Africa’s small-scale fisheries play a critical role in global food security and must be supported with greater research and investment, say international and African experts. Industry, NGO, government and academic representatives attended Murdoch University’s second Blue Economy Symposium in Tunis last week as part of the Africa Blue Economy Forum…

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

Secretary-General appoints David McLachlan-Karr of Australia as Deputy Special Representative ad interim, United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

Mr. McLachlan-Karr brings 26 years of experience working with the United Nations

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of David McLachlan-Karr of Australia as his Deputy Special Representative ad interim in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), where he will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator. He…

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Innovators from Africa recognised at Commonwealth 70th anniversary

Fifteen trailblazers won the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award, with winners attending a special ceremony on Friday, 14 June

The Duke of Sussex presented prizes to innovators in international development at a garden party celebrating the Commonwealth’s 70th anniversary in London. Fifteen trailblazers won the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award, with winners attending a special ceremony on Friday, 14 June. Amongst them was Elizabeth Kperrun from Nigeria…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN Child Rights Committee publishes findings on Botswana, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Malta, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Tonga

The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective States are implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from May 13 to 31: Botswana, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Malta, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Tonga. The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective States are implementing…

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Adopting climate resilient agriculture in Uganda

Quaker Service Australia’s (QSA), along with their implementing partner St Jude Family Projects, use a two-year model that allows women to drive their own empowerment

In rural Uganda, women farmers are building food security through Quaker Service Australia’s (QSA) community-oriented training program. In the Rakai, Masaka and Lwengo districts – as in many rural parts of the world – the women grow most of the food. So it was the women who came together and requested…

World Health Organization (WHO)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Too many babies are born too small

Around one in seven of all babies worldwide are born with a low birthweight

More than 20 million babies were born with a low birthweight (less than 2500g; 5.5 pounds) in 2015—around one in seven of all births worldwide according to the first-ever estimates documenting this major health challenge. These findings and more are documented in a new research paper developed by experts from…

Source: World Rugby |

Match officials selected for Rugby World Cup 2019: Two South Africans are part of the squad

The match officials were selected by World Rugby’s Match Official Selection Committee following a comprehensive review of performances and fitness

South Africans Jaco Peyper and Marius Jonker are part of the squad of 23 match officials selected to take charge of the 48 matches at Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, which runs from 20 September-2 November. World Rugby (www.World.Rugby) has announced the squad of 23 match officials selected to…

Source: British High Commission - Lilongwe |

British High Commission in Lilongwe hosts Commonwealth 70th anniversary reception

Representatives from government, private sector, development community, Commonwealth and other foreign missions celebrate the unique contributions of the 53-member bloc and its potential to build a fairer, more prosperous, sustainable and secure future

The British High Commission in Lilongwe on Monday, 29 April 2019, held a reception to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the foundation of the Commonwealth, an important milestone for the 53-member grouping that falls during UK’s term as Commonwealth Chair-in-office. Addressing guests at the reception, the British High Commission Chargé…

Source: Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) |

Rugby - Zambia: Bhubesi Pride Tours Zambia

A number of activities have been lined up as a build up to the Grand Final to be hosted by Mine Secondary School on Friday 26th April, 2019 starting at 08hrs

The Bhubesi Pride Foundation (a UK registered charity organisation) will be touring the former mining town of Kabwe in the Central Province of Zambia. Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) Communications Manager Tom Chaloba reviewed this in an interview. "The Coaches who are drawn from Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa have so…