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Belgium and Canada take 2021 honours

This year’s ‘Most Improved Side’ are Canada with a 130.32-point gain

Belgium top the FIFA/Coca-Cola Rankings for the fourth consecutive year; This year’s ‘Most Improved Side’ are Canada with a 130.32-point gain; Qatar in Top 50 as we head into 2022. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, only 352 full internationals were played in 2020. Not since 1987 (323 matches) had so few…

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Contipharma Launches Saliva-based Omicron Detecting PCR Test in Africa

It is the only saliva-based PCR test available in Africa and one of just a handful of its kind available worldwide

Developed by University of Liège in Belgium, only test of its kind available on African continent; first contracts signed with Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Sudan. Contipharma, a pharmaceutical company specializing in the development and marketing of targeted medical solutions, today announces that it is making a saliva-based PCR…

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Nominees for The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021 revealed

FIFA has revealed the candidates shortlisted for The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021, the winners of which will be revealed at an online ceremony on 17 January 2022

Shortlists for players’, goalkeepers’ and coaches’ prizes announced; public voting via FIFA.com (https://fifa.fans/3xdZ943): votes can be cast until 10 December 2021; the Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021 show to take place on 17 January 2022. FIFA has revealed the candidates shortlisted for The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021, the winners of which…

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Brussels Airlines keeps its focus on the African continent and confirms its position in the market with a new brand identity

The company is confirming its position in the market as Belgium’s home carrier and the Africa expert of the Lufthansa Group

Today, Brussels Airlines (www.BrusselsAirlines.com) presents a new brand identity, confirming its position in the market as Belgium’s home carrier and the Africa expert of the Lufthansa Group. Updated colours, a new logo and aircraft livery are the visual token of the airline’s new chapter, stating its readiness for future challenges…

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Meryame Kitir Presents Belgian Sahel Climate Programme in Burkina Faso

Development Minister Meryame Kitir is on a working visit in the Sahel where local authorities, civil society and international partners are showing her the impact of climate change

During her working visit to Burkina Faso on 26 October, Meryame Kitir, Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, has presented the Belgian regional climate programme for the Sahel. It is the first time that Belgium invests in a regional programme with a specific focus on international climate action.…

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Coronavirus: Belgium donates 153,900 COVID-19 vaccines to Uganda

Uganda has experienced a new wave of COVID-19 in recent months, with a daily peak of 2,280 cases per day in June 2021

Belgium will deliver 153,900 vaccines to Uganda. These vaccines will contribute to stepping up the vaccination campaign for teachers and reopening schools to more than 10 million pupils and students. With this, Belgium is responding to the Ugandan government's request to receive COVID-19 vaccines. On August 2, the Ugandan government…

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Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Copies of Credentials of Ambassadors of Senegal and Belgium

HE the Secretary General wished the two new ambassadors success in their roles

HE the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ahmed bin Hassan Al Hammadi received today a copies of the credentials of each of HE Dr. Mohammed Habibo Diallo as an Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal, and HE William Asselborn as Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium, separately.…

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Campenaerts & Nizzolo for Baloise Belgium Tour

The Baloise Belgium Tour gets underway tomorrow, starting in Beveren and will see the UCI 2.Pro peloton take on five stages, four road stages and one ITT stage, before finishing in Berengin

Team Qhubeka ASSOS (TeamQhubeka.com) will be lining up for the Baloise Belgium Tour with a strong team, able to challenge for stage wins but also eyeing a top GC placing. Victor Campenaerts, now recovered and ready to race again after his exploits at the Giro d'Italia where he won stage 15…

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Campenaerts 7th after impressive breakaway effort on stage 8 of Giro d'Italia

A brave, fighting performance from Victor Campenaerts saw the Belgian take a strong seventh position on the uphill finish to Guardia Sanframondi on stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia

The stage was won by Victor Lafay (Cofidis) ahead of Francesco Gavazzi (Eolo-Kometa) while Attila Valter (FDJ) retained the race lead overall. On a day where the fight to get into the breakaway was particularly brutal, and saw numerous attempts by our own riders to make it, a group of…

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Walscheid powers to 8th in strong Team Qhubeka ASSOS showing on stage 1 of the Giro d'Italia

Walscheid's performance, in which he finished 19 seconds behind eventual stage-winner Filippo Ganna (IGD), was the highlight of an excellent outing for the team

Max Walscheid delivered a superb performance on the opening stage of the 104th Giro d'Italia to finish in 8th place, and lay down a marker for Team Qhubeka ASSOS' (TeamQhubeka.com) ambitions at the 2021 event. Walscheid's performance, in which he finished 19 seconds behind eventual stage-winner Filippo Ganna (IGD), was the…