Source: Ministry of Health, Ethiopia |

Coronavirus – Ethiopia: Notification Note on COVID-19 Situational Update

Currently, there are twenty-five (25) cases in the treatment center and two of the patients are in critical condition

Ethiopian Public Health Institute conducted 68 laboratory tests within twenty-four hours and three cases are confirmed for COVID-19, making the total cases twenty-nine (29). The confirmed cases are all Ethiopians. The first patient is 33 years old female with travel history to Djibouti, Brazil, India and her last travel was…

Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

Africa - Outbreak Brief #10: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

333,393 cases and 14,508 deaths

Outbreak Update: Globally, a total of 333,393 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) confirmed cases1, and 14,508 (CFR 4%) related deaths have been reported to date. Since the last brief (17 March 2020), 165,803 new COVID-19 cases and 7,900 new deaths have been reported globally. Thirty-five new countries and territories, including 13…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

New Permanent Representative Of Tunisia Presents Credentials To The Director-General Of The United Nations Office At Geneva

Mr. Bachtobji has a master’s degree in translation from the Bourguiba Institute of Modern Languages (1987)

Sabri Bachtobji, the new Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Bachtobji had been serving as Tunisia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs since…

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Germany contributes EUR 50 million to strengthen resilience in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

180,000 people in Kivu provinces to benefit as German Government expands its support to communities weakened by conflict, agricultural and climate shocks

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through the German Development Bank KfW, has contributed EUR 50 million ($54 million) to a resilience building programme to be implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the…

Uganda Rugby Union
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Source: Uganda Rugby Union |

World Rugby 7s Challenger Series Recap

Uganda and Zimbabwe tied at 19 series points after both legs with Uganda finishing 7 th overall and Zimbabwe 8 th overall for both teams to qualify for the World Series qualifiers

Uganda got off to a nightmare start during the second leg of the World Rugby Challenger series in Uruguay when they lost 2 pool games to drop to the 9 th place quarter final but showed great mental strength to win all their games on day 2 to finish 9…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil |

Attack on Protestant church in Burkina Faso

Brazil expresses its condolences to the families of the victims and its wishes of a quick recovery to those wounded

The Brazilian government strongly condemns the attack that killed at least 24 people and wounded 18 on a Protestant church  in the northern Burkina Faso village of Pansi, during a Sunday church service on February 16. Brazil expresses its condolences to the families of the victims and its wishes of a…

Uganda Rugby Union
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Source: Uganda Rugby Union |

Challenger Series Review

The Uganda 7s team battled bravely in Chile to finish 7th out of 16 teams in the first leg of the new WR Challenger series

Uganda started their tournament brightly against Italy who were unknowns - Uganda came away with a strong 24-14 win with a hat trick and a conversion from Philip Wokorach while Micheal Okorach added a 4th try and  Aaron Ofoyrwoth a conversion.  Their second game was against Paraguay, also an unknown…

Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

Record 19 International Players from 15 Countries highlight Global Reach of NBA All-Star 2020

NBA All-Star 2020 will reach fans in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages

All-Star Starters Antetokounmpo, Dončić, Embiid and Siakam Headline Record Eight International All-Stars; NBA All-Star 2020 Will Reach Fans in 215 Countries and Territories in 47 Languages A record 19 international players from 15 countries will participate in NBA All-Star 2020 (, which will reach fans in 215 countries and territories…

Ambassade des États-Unis en Mauritanie
Source: Ambassade des États-Unis en Mauritanie |

Mauritania to host Flintlock 2020 Exercise

Flintlock is the U.S. Africa Command’s premier and largest annual Special Operations Forces exercise since 2005

Approximately 1,600 service members from the armies of 34 African and partner nations will participate in Flintlock 2020 at multiple locations in Mauritania (Atar, Nouakchott, and Kaedi) and Senegal (Thiès), from February 17 to 28, 2020. Flintlock is the U.S. Africa Command’s premier and largest annual Special Operations Forces exercise…

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

All-Star Pascal Siakam, Wizards’ Bertāns, Celtics’ Fall and Bulls’ Markkanen to Coach Top International Prospects at Sixth Annual Basketball Without Borders Global Camp

Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp During NBA All-Star 2020 Will Bring Together Top 64 High School Age Boys and Girls from 34 Countries and Regions

The National Basketball Association (NBA) ( and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced the top 64 boys and girls from 34 countries and regions who will travel to Chicago for the sixth annual Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp, which will be held Friday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb.…