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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…

Source: Fédération internationale de football association (FIFA) |

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™: record number of member associations move forward with bidding process

FIFA is pleased to confirm that it has received nine registrations in connection with the bidding process for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, namely from the following member associations (in alphabetical order by country): ·  Argentinian Football Association ·  Football Federation Australia ·  Bolivian Football Association ·  Brazilian Football…

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

UN disability rights experts issue findings on Cuba, Niger, Norway, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Spain, Turkey, and Vanuatu

The findings cover how the respective State is doing with regard to the rights of persons with disabilities

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has published its findings on the following countries which it examined during its latest session from 11 March to 5 April: Cuba, Niger, Norway, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Spain, Turkey, and Vanuatu. The findings cover how the respective State is…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Humanitarian funds release US$45.7 million for life-saving assistance in Somalia

Despite improvements in the humanitarian situation in 2018, the food security situation in Somalia has deteriorated

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) released a combined US$45.7 million today to scale up life-saving assistance in Somalia, where over 4.2 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance this year, including 900,000 acutely malnourished children. “These allocations will enable humanitarian agencies in…

Source: Fédération internationale de football association (FIFA) |

FIFA receives record number of expressions of interest in hosting FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™

This is the largest-ever list of member associations (MAs) to have submitted formal expressions of interest to FIFA with a view to hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup™

Following its invitation to all member associations (MAs) to express their interest in submitting a bid to host the final competition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, FIFA has received a total of nine expressions, namely from the following MAs (in alphabetical order by country): • Argentinian Football Association • Football…

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Source: Uganda Rugby Union |

Kenya’s Geoffrey Kimani trims Rugby Cranes 7s team as training for Hong Kong 7s intensifies

Geoffrey Kimani has joined the Rugby Cranes 7s side’s technical bench to support the Ugandan team’s efforts to adequately prepare for the tricky Hong Kong tournament

With less than a month left before the Hong Kong 7s kick off, the Guinness sponsored Uganda Rugby Cranes 7s team has stepped up its training regime as it bids to improve on its 2017 quarter final finish at the tournament slated for Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 7,…

Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

Do Not Disturb: Westin Hotels & Resorts across Middle East and Africa Champion #JOMO

Hospitality’s Preeminent Wellness Brand rewards travelers who embrace the “Joy of Missing Out”

With Social Surprises, Ongoing Wellness Offerings and Limited-Edition Doortags; Westin Allows Travelers to Reclaim Their Well-Being Routine While on the Road Ahead of World Sleep Day, Westin Hotels & Resorts ( around the world are today recognizing the power of #JOMO. In lockstep with a growing global demand for well-being…