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Merck Foundation marks “World Diabetes Day 2019” in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health to increase the Diabetes experts nationwide

Merck Foundation to provide One and two Year on-line Post-graduate Diabetes Diploma and Masters from South Wales University for more than 180 doctors from 34 countries in Africa and Asia

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany marked ‘World Diabetes Day 2019’ by building diabetes care capacity in Africa and Asia. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation explained, “We strongly believe that starting the “Merck Nationwide Diabetes Blue Points Project” is the right strategy to ensure…

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    • From the left is Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR), Francis R. Fannon , Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, and U.S. Ambassador to Namibia, Lisa Johnson
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Highest ranking U.S. official on energy visits Southern Africa

While in Namibia Assistant Secretary Fannon engaged with the government to strengthen government-to-government relationships on mines and energy and also met with business leaders

Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) Francis R. Fannon visited Sub-Saharan Africa from November 2 to 9, 2019, including South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana.  While in Namibia Assistant Secretary Fannon engaged with the government to strengthen government-to-government relationships on mines and energy and also met…

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Southern Africa’s Top Entrepreneurs Announced in Johannesburg, South Africa

This year’s finalist group and of course, the winners, have built businesses across all sectors offering innovation and exceptional acumen and leadership

Southern Africa’s top three entrepreneurs were named at the 22nd Annual EY (https://www.EY.com) World Entrepreneur Awards gala dinner in Johannesburg on Wednesday 13 November 2019. CEO’s, Founders, and leading entrepreneurs attended the Southern Africa programme of the world’s most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs: the Global EY Entrepreneur Of The…

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Continental championship Rugby Africa Cup 2020 season starts with new spectator experience

The top 16 African teams compete in this new format for the crown of African Rugby 15’s

Earlier this year Rugby Africa (RugbyAfrique.com) announced the new Rugby Africa Cup (RAC). A format that is easier to follow for spectators and more inclusive for teams across the continent. On November 23, 2019, the elimination stage kicks off the new season with two matches: Côte d’Ivoire vs Rwanda in…

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Traveller Spend in Africa Could Increase by 27%, Sabre Research Reveals

Consumers would be more willing to travel if they were able to move freely within the continent, and if travel pain-points were addressed

Spend among African travellers could increase by 27 percent over the next year if they were able to move more freely within the continent, new research from Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) (https://www.Sabre.com/) reveals at today’s 51st African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Annual General Assembly in Mauritius. More than 5,000 people across…

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Orange and itel launch the 4G version of Sanza to generalise mobile internet access in Africa

From December 2019, this mobile phone with voice recognition functionalities will be on offer for around 28 US dollars in seven countries in Africa and the Middle-East

At the AfricaCom international congress, Orange (Orange.com) is partnering with itel (itel-mobile.com), the leading mobile brand in Africa and, once again, with KaiOS Technologies, maker of the leading operating system for smart feature phone KaiOS, to launch a new 4G version of the Sanza Phone, “Sanza XL”. From December 2019,…

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Africa Men’s 7s Cup 2019: Mauritius’ young rugby team delivers impressive performance

The players showcased a flamboyant style of play in attack with several promising gameplays on the pitch coupled with some squandered passes

It is the second time in a row that Mauritius lined up the youngest team at the Africa 7s Men’s Cup out of the 14 participating nations. The average age of the national team was 19.1. The proteges of coach Yoan De Coriolis impressed many on-lookers and observers present at…

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Black Stallions finished 8th as Kenya qualifies for Japan 2020 Olympics

The Black Stallions entered the tournament as the last ranked team (14) and had to face defending champions Zimbabwe (1)

Nigeria Rugby Sevens Team participated in the Africa Cup Sevens which doubled as Japan 2020 Olympic Qualifiers at the Bosman Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa over the weekend. It was their first appearance at the Africa Cup since 2016 following a ban on Nigeria by World Rugby in 2017. The…

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Ghana Rugby Men’s Eagles Duplicates Women’s Achievement In South Africa

The Ghana Eagles managed to keep its hopes alive when it convincingly beat Mauritius by 43 points to 12

The Ghana Rugby (GhanaRugby.org) Eagles men’s sevens team duplicated the achievement by their women’s sevens team by winning the 2019 Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens Trophy in Brakpan-South Africa on Saturday 9 November 2019 when they convincingly beat Morocco with 33 to 10 points. Earlier this year the Ghana Rugby Eagles…

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    • Ofoyrwoth Aaron of Uganda, Andrew Amonde of Kenya and Munyani Ian of Uganda during Game 36 Final Kenya v Uganda at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Ofoyrwoth Aaron of Uganda, Andrew Amonde of Kenya and Munyani Ian of Uganda during Game 36 Final Kenya v Uganda at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Jeffrey Oluoch of Kenya and Kasito Adrian of Uganda during Game 36 Final Kenya v Uganda at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Massangananzia Isaac of Uganda, Ogena Pius of Uganda and Vincent Onyala of Kenya during Game 36 Final Kenya v Uganda at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Johnston Olindi of Kenya and Wokorach Philip of Uganda during Game 36 Final Kenya v Uganda at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • The trophy was handed to Kenya’s captain Andrew Amonde by Lionel Reina, CEO of APO Group, the main official sponsor of World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa at the Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, and thus qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Team Kenya receives gold medals and the trophy as winners of the Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, and thus qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Team Kenya receives gold medals and the trophy as winners of the Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, and thus qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Team Kenya receives gold medals and the trophy as winners of the Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, and thus qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Team Zimbabwe collect their bronze medal after winning the 3-4 play-off match against Madagascar at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Team Zimbabwe collect their bronze medal after winning the 3-4 play-off match against Madagascar at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Team Uganda collect their silver medals after losing in the Final to Kenya at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Team Uganda collect their silver medals after losing in the Final to Kenya at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Yahya Gisa of Tunisia and Moalosi Mesh of Botswana during Game 20 TUNISIA v BOTSWANA at the Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Michael Acquaye of Ghana and Akkarmoudi Said of Morocco during Game 21 MOROCCO - GHANA at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan , Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Francis Kweku Mensa-Donkor of Ghana and Akkarmoudi Said of Morocco during Game 21 MOROCCO - GHANA at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Assez Olaitan Ladipo of Nigeria during Game 22 ZAMBIA - NIGERIA at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • No 17 of Zambia during Game 22 ZAMBIA - NIGERIA at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Stephan Hunduza of Zimbabwe and Solomampionona Maminandrasan of Madagascar during Game 23 ZIMBAWE - MADAGASCAR at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Muharua Katjijeko of Namibia and Sall Mansour of Senegal during Game 24 NAMIBIA - SENEGAL at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan , Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Adriaan Booysen of Namibia and Call Mansour of Senegal during Game 24 NAMIBIA - SENEGAL at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Ofoyrwoth Aaron of Uganda and Daniel Tsabu of Kenya during Game 25 KENYA - UGANDA at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Massangananzia Isaac of Uganda and Johnston Olindi of Kenya during Game 25 KENYA - UGANDA at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Balyoko Sovalio of Côte d’Ivoire during Game 26 CÔTE D’IVOIRE v GHANA at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Alexander Dorpenyo of Ghana during Game 26 CÔTE D’ IVOIRE v GHANA at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan , Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Cliaws Khalife of Tunisia and El Arrouchi Marouane of Morocco during Game 27 TUNISIA v MOROCCO at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Achabar Adil of Morocco and Ailuif Dhif of Tunisia during Game 27 TUNISIA v MOROCCO at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Rivalland Adrien of Mauritius during Game 28 MAURITIUS v BOTSWANA at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Noel Quentin of Mauritius and Rramorweenyane Mpho of Botswana during Game 28 MAURITIUS v BOTSWANA at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Wokorach Philip of Uganda and Njabula Ndlovu of Zimbabwe during Game 29 ZIMBABWE v UGANDA Semi 1 at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Oscar Dennis of Kenya during Game 30 KENYA v MADAGASCAR Semi 2 at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Herizo Rasoanaivo of Madagascar and Jeffrey Oluoch of Kenya during Game 30 Kenya v Madagascar Semi 2 at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan , Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Chiemerie Felix of Nigeria and Diaby Ibrahim of Senegal at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Yahya Gisa of Tunisia during Game 33 TUNISIA v CÔTE D' IVOIRE at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
    • Tafadina Ghitokwindo of Zimbabwe and Herizo Rasoannaivo of Madagascar during Game 35 3-4 Play off MADAGASCAR v ZIMBABWE at Rugby Africa Men's Sevens, qualifying to the Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 at the Bosman Stadium, Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa on 09 November 2019
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Kenya crowned champions and secure their spot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Kenya successfully qualified for the 2020 Olympics as the 2019 Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens came to an end on its second day

The second day of the 2019 Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens which was sponsored by Société Générale has come to an end on Saturday and so did the tournament. The continental competition was hosted by the South African Rugby Union and organised by Rugby Africa (RugbyAfrique.com). Kenya were crowned champions after…