Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

UNICEF poll: More than a third of young people in 30 countries report being a victim of online bullying

U-Report highlights prevalence of cyberbullying and its impact on young people

One in three young people in 30 countries said they have been a victim of online bullying, with one in five reporting having skipped school due to cyberbullying and violence, in a new poll released today by UNICEF and the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Violence against…

Source: World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) |

Two African Projects win Global Innovation Award for Education

The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Awards recognize and promote six innovative projects from across the world that address global educational challenges

Two education projects serving Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Liberia have been recognized as WISE Awards winners for their work in education. The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) (www.WISE-Qatar.org), a Qatar Foundation (QF) initiative, has revealed the winners of the 2019 WISE Awards. Each year, the WISE Awards recognize…

Source: Fédération internationale de football association (FIFA) |

African qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2022™ live on FIFA.com and YouTube

Live stream will be available on FIFA.com and FIFA’s YouTube channel

FIFA invests in TV production to give fans all over the world a chance to watch the first round of qualifiers; First round of CAF qualifiers for Qatar 2022 start this week; Live stream will be available on FIFA.com and FIFA’s YouTube channel. The first round of CAF qualifiers for…

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

Record 54 Current NBA Players To Compete In 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup

National Team Rosters feature current NBA Players from 21 NBA Teams

A record 54 current NBA (https://in.NBA.com) players will be featured on national team rosters at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China, up from 45 in 2014.  The tournament, which tipped off Saturday, Aug. 31, will feature a record 103 combined current NBA players, NBA draftees, and players with…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

Joint Military Exercise Justified Accord 2019 strengthens Partner Networks and Peacekeeping Operations

U.S. Army Africa-led exercise designed to enhance the capacity and capability of participating staff and forces in peacekeeping operations in support of the African Union Mission in Somalia

The U.S. military and the Ethiopian National Defence Force, in cooperation with other partner nations, successfully concluded exercise Justified Accord 2019 (JA19) on July 30, with a closing ceremony held at the Peace Support Training Center in Addis Ababa. Justified Accord is a U.S. Army Africa-led exercise designed to enhance…

Source: Fédération internationale de football association (FIFA) |

Continental champions climb ranking

While the South American sides dominate the upper echelons of the ranking, there have been significant gains by sides taking part in both the Africa Cup of Nations and the Concacaf Gold Cup

With the continental finals of Africa, South America, and North, Central America and the Caribbean reaching a crescendo in the past month, the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking has seen a number of significant changes. Unsurprisingly, the regional kings are some of the primary beneficiaries in the July…

Source: World Rugby |

Rugby Africa Helps Drive Record Breaking Year for Global Growth of Rugby

A record number of people are playing rugby worldwide as the sport continues to grow and prosper in Africa and across the globe

9.6 million players globally, including a 28 per cent rise in registered female players; More than one million registered players in Africa – up 26 per cent since 2017; Over 2.2 million girls and boys participated in Get Into Rugby around the world in 2018; South Africa tops global table…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

European Investment Bank backs high-speed Cabo Verde internet and telecom connection

Connects Cabo Verde to trans-Atlantic EllaLink cable

New link to transform communications and enable 4G services; connects Cabo Verde to trans-Atlantic EllaLink cable; Reduces dependence on a single submarine cable The European Investment Bank, the world’s largest international public bank, has agreed to provide USD 25 million for construction of a new telecom connection to Cabo Verde.…

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

Food and agriculture must play a vital part in reaching a sustainable future

Director-General José Graziano da Silva closes Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Conference

There is a growing realization that food and agriculture must play a vital part in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals and that in this context, FAO provides a neutral forum to address global issues of transboundary dimensions, the UN agency's Director-General, José Graziano da Silva said today. He made the…

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

Kenya U20 delegation Heads to Brazil for World Rugby U20 Trophy Championship

Kenya will be up against fellow upcoming giants, Uruguay, Japan and hosts Brazil during their stay in Sao Paolo

The Kenya U20 delegation traveling to Brazil on 4th July for the World Rugby U20 Trophy Championship has been named by the Head Coach Paul Odera. The side lifted the Africa U20 Trophy in April at the KCB Sports Club after beating the defending Champions Namibia 21-18. This is the second…