Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) |

Global Actors gather to forge a common front against Illicit Trade

It endangers public health, as sub-standard and fake antimalarial medicines alone cause more than 100,000 deaths per year in Sub-Saharan Africa

The global economy loses more than US$2 trillion annually due to smuggling, counterfeiting, trafficking of humans and wildlife and other forms of illicit trade that hold back progress on the global development agenda. To address this alarming problem, UNCTAD and the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT) are convening the first-ever Illicit…

Source: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) |

International Tourism Growth continues to outpace the Global Economy

Limited data available for Africa (+4%) points to continued strong results in North Africa (+9%) while arrivals in Sub-Saharan Africa grew slower in 2019 (+1.5%)

1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded in 2019, globally. A 4% increase on the previous year which is also forecast for 2020, confirming tourism as a leading and resilient economic sector, especially in view of current uncertainties. By the same token, this calls for such growth to be managed…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

UN finds that prospects for economic growth in 2020 hinge on reducing trade disputes and uncertainty

Africa has experienced a decade of near stagnation in per capita GDP

Impacted by prolonged trade disputes, the global economy suffered its lowest growth in a decade, slipping to 2.3 per cent in 2019.  The world, however, could see a slight uptick in economic activity in 2020 if risks are kept at bay, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Global Growth: Modest Pickup to 2.5% in 2020 amid Mounting Debt and Slowing Productivity Growth

In the West African Economic and Monetary Union, growth is expected to hold steady at 6.4%

Global economic growth is forecast to edge up to 2.5% in 2020 as investment and trade gradually recover from last year’s significant weakness but downward risks persist, the World Bank says in its January 2020 Global Economic Prospects. Growth among advanced economies as a group is anticipated to slip to…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Chipu begin Barthes Cup preparations

Chipu, as the Kenya national U20 squad is referred to, are the reigning Barthes Cup champions after defeating Namibia 21-18 in the final in Nairobi in April last year

A 43 man Kenya national U20 squad has been selected by Head Coach Paul Odera ahead of this year's Africa U20 Championship, The Barthes Cup, whose dates and venue will be announced by Rugby Africa in due course. The squad began training on Tuesday 7 January 2020. It was selected after…

World Rugby
Source: World Rugby |

New Challenger Series to Boost Rugby Sevens’ Expansion

Uganda, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Tonga, and Uruguay will compete in the 2020 World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series

The World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series (http://bit.ly/2YZEkrR), a new and exciting international rugby sevens competition, will be launched in February 2020 to boost rugby sevens’ development across the globe. With sevens experiencing exponential growth from a performance and fan engagement perspective, World Rugby is launching men’s and women’s Sevens Challenger…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Imbokodo will look and learn as Spain loom

The Imbokodo scored two tries against Russia, with Liske Lategan becoming the first Springbok Women’s Sevens player to score a try for the team at this even

The Springbok Women's Sevens have secured an intended Top-10 finish in their debut appearance at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens and will face Spain in the ninth-place play-off on Sunday. The Imbokodo placed fourth in Pool A, but due to a better points’ difference than Ireland and Brazil – who…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

World food prices jump in November

Meat and vegetable oils lead Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food Price Index upwards, while cereal prices dip amid record output even as weather weighs in Africa

World food prices rose significantly in November, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 177.2 points over…

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Source: Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania Tel Aviv, Israel |

A Tanzanian Delegation at Water Technology and Environment Control (WATEC) 2019 led by Prof. Kitila A. Mkumbo, PS to the Ministry of Water

The WATEC event is an important and central part of the branding and marketing process of the Israeli water industry

WATEC 2019 is being held on November 18-21, 2019 at the InterContinental David Tel Aviv Hotel, with hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of participants from around the world. Thousands of guests from around the world came to Israel to attend the WATEC 2019, which include conferences, exhibition and professional discussions. Among the…

Nestlé
Source: Nestlé |

Companies Boost Mentorship and Training for Young People in Sub-Saharan Africa

Nestlé founded Alliance for YOUth five years ago to help prepare young people to enter the professional world

Nestlé (https://www.Nestle.com/) and its regional partners have joined forces to launch the Regional Alliance for Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa to promote employability for young people. The alliance, which will focus on creating and implementing employability programmes, mentorship and training initiatives designed to equip young people with essential workplace skills, is…