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Botswana removed from the French Republic’s tax black list

Botswana is no longer included in the French Republic’s list of Non-Cooperative States and Territories in tax matter

In a decree, Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy and Finance, and Gérald Darmanin, Minister of Action and Public Accounts, updated the list of non-cooperative states and territories in tax matters drawn up by France aiming to ensure that our partners effectively implement their tax cooperation commitments made with…

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    • Hame Diarra of Côte D'Ivoire tackled by Janvier Bunani of Rwanda during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Côte D'Ivoire and Rwanda at the Bingerville Stadium in Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Man of the Match Bakary Meite, Côte d’Ivoire
    • Man of the Match Mamadou Ndiaye, Senegal
    • Man of the Match Richard Botchi, Ghana
    • Fans of Madagascar during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Madagascar and Nigeria at the Mahamasina Stadium, Antananarivo, Madagascar on 01 December 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Man of the Match Herizo Rasoanaivo, Madagascar
    • Charles Ndiaye of Senegal during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Senegal and Mauritius at the Leopold Senghor Stadium in Dakar, Senegal on 30 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Tolotra Ramaromiantso and Daniel John Christopher during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Madagascar and Nigeria at the Mahamasina Stadium, Antananarivo, Madagascar on 01 December 2019 ©Rugby Africa
    • Match officials lead players onto the pitch during the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 match between Ghana and Botswana at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina, Ghana on 23 November 2019 ©Rugby Africa
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Rugby Africa Cup 2020 Shines in New Light for Players, Teams and Spectators

The elimination stage of the new Rugby Africa Cup format focusses on inclusion and digital experience

In June this year, Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com) announced the new format of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC); a modernized and more inclusive set up of the continental championship to revamp the attractiveness of the game. At the same time the elimination stage was a digital testing period for a new…

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Immediate action needed as millions face hunger in Southern Africa, warns the Red Cross

The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement already has ongoing operations on food insecurity in Eswatini, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Hunger is threatening the lives of 11 million people in Southern Africa due to deepening drought and in the region. Red Cross teams across Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia are scaling up their response to emergency and crisis levels of food insecurity. “This year’s drought is unprecedented, causing…

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As Africa gains development ground, new inequalities emerge, says new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report

The Report analyzes inequality in three dimensions beyond income, beyond averages, and beyond today and proposes a battery of policy options to tackle it

African countries have made significant strides in advancing human development, gaining ground on primary education and health. But a new generation of inequalities is opening up that, left unchecked, threatens to undermine further progress and make it harder for those already behind to catch up.   So finds the United…

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Ghana Rugby and Societe Generale Ends 2019 "Get Into Rugby" On High Note In Accra

Ghana Rugby also managed to proceed to the Pool Stage of the new Rugby Africa Cup competition by beating Botswana in Ghana

Ghana Rugby with the support of Societe Generale ended the 2019 year of “Get Into Rugby” (GIR) activities on a high note in Accra when 24 schools took part in a year-end festival at the  Kawukudi Park in Accra, Ghana. According to the President of Ghana Rugby, Mr Herbert Mensah,…

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Charge d'Affaires a.i. of the Chinese Embassy Mr. Wang Bangfu Attends the 10th Anniversary of the Confucius Institute at Uiversity of Botswana

Mr. Wang pointed out that exchanges and mutual learning among civilization form an important drive for human progress and global peace and development

On 25th November 2019, Mr. Wang Bangfu, Charge d'Affaires a.i. of the Chinese Embassy in Botswana was invited to attend the 10th Anniversary of the Confucius Institute at the University of Botswana (CIUB). Prof. David Norris, Vice Chancellor of University of Botswana, Prof. Jiang Mingjun, Deputy President of Shanghai Normal…

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Assistant Secretary for Energy Resources Francis R. Fannon Press Correspondent's Room, Washington, D.C.

The concept of the trip, was to southern Africa and then went on to Abu Dhabi for Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC)

By Francis R. Fannon, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources Great.  Thank you.  Good to be here. I was on a bit of a tour.  I just thought I’d give a quick readout of some of the work we’re doing.  But at the – the founding kind of idea, the…

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes 2019 Article IV Mission to Botswana

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Mr. Papa N’Diaye, visited Gaborone during November 13-27 to hold discussions for the 2019 Article IV Consultation with Botswana

Growth is expected to slow to about 3½ percent in 2019, due to weaknesses in the diamond market, a severe drought, and slower growth in neighboring countries. In 2020, it is expected to rise to 4.2 percent as the diamond market normalizes and copper production comes into stream; Fiscal consolidation…

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Ghana Rugby Eagles lift Victory and Twyford MD in appreciation

Mr Li attended the historic first match of the new Rugby Africa Cup 2020 at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina-Ghana as a guest of honour

The Ghana Rugby (Ghana.Rugby) National Men’s Fifteens Team, the Ghana Eagles, not only lifted the victory on 23 November 2019 in Elmina-Ghana when it beat the Botswana Vultures by 36 points to 25 in the crucial Rugby Africa Cup Elimination Match but also lifted the MD of Twyford Ghana Ceramics…

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    • Herbert Mensah, President of Ghana Rugby (Right) with Coach ‘Dallas’ Lovemore Kuzorera, Technical Director Collin Osborne, Referee Jeffrey Chiwanda and Women’s Representative Rafatu Inusah in Accra Ghana the day after the victory of 36 points to 25 over Botswana
    • President Herbert Mensah lifts Captain Alex Dorpenyo in jubilation after the victory over Botswana in the first match of the 2020 Rugby Africa Cup
    • Ghana Rugby President, Herbert Mensah, with the triumphant Ghana Eagles and Mr Lorry Li of Sunda International in Elmina-Ghana after the historic victory over Botswana
    • The Ghana Eagles lift Mr Lorry Li, Managing Director of Sunda International, in acknowledgement of Sunda’s contribution to help Ghana Rugby to fund the hosting of the Rugby Africa Cup match in Ghana
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Ghana Rugby plots the Roadmap to Harare-Zimbabwe

The Ghana Eagles have progressed to the Pool Stage of the 2020 Rugby Africa Cup where it will face Zimbabwe on 20 June 2020 in Harare-Zimbabwe

The technical team of Ghana Rugby (Ghana.Rugby) did not celebrate its victory of 36 points to 25 over the Botswana Vultures for too long but instead started to plot the roadmap to Harare in Zimbabwe with its President, Herbert Mensah, soon after the historic victory on 23 November 2019 in…