Source: U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe |

Joint Local Statement on Respect for Human Rights and Freedom of Assembly

The security forces must adhere to their Constitutional mandate and exercise restraint and proportionality while maintaining public order

The Heads of Mission of the Delegation of the European Union, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Romania, Sweden and the United Kingdom and the Heads of Mission of Australia, Canada and the United States of America issue the following statement in Zimbabwe: Intimidation, harassment and physical attacks on human rights…

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…

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

U.S. Central Girls and U.S. West Boys Win 2019 Jr. NBA Global Championship

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Dwyane Wade, Mike Conley, Swin Cash and Grant Hill Present Awards at Global Tournament Featuring More Than 375 Youth Players and Coaches from 40 Countries

U.S. Central (girls) and U.S. West (boys) won the 2019 Jr. NBA (https://Jr.NBA.com/) Global Championship today at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. The two Global Championship finals, televised on FOX, featured U.S. Central defeating Canada 72-35 in the girls division and U.S. West defeating…

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Jr. NBA Global Championship: Africa Boys Win International Pool and Advance to Second Straight Jr. NBA Global Championship Final

The Africa Boys team was unstoppable in their second consecutive Jr. NBA Global Championship International Pool Final and beat Canada Boys 80-46

The Africa Boys team was unstoppable in their second consecutive Jr. NBA Global Championship International Pool Final and beat Canada Boys 80-46 (https://jrnbagc.nba.com). Led by NBA Academy Africa’s Marouf Moumine (Cameroon; 14 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals), Babacar Djiby Ly (Senegal; 15 points) and Dieu Merci Ilonga (DRC;…

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

Rugby – Kenya: 2019 Safari Sevens Scheduled for 18th-20th October

Safari Sevens has been the launch pad for the careers of many a great rugby talent

The 23rd Edition of Safari Sevens will be held on the Mashujaa Day weekend, 18th-20th October at the RFUEA Grounds. The tournament made its return to this venue in 2018 after a seven-year hiatus with Samurai lifting the 2018 title, beating Shujaa 21-14 in an enthralling final. Safari Sevens has been…

Source: Global Affairs Canada |

Canada welcomes peace agreement in Mozambique

Canada commends these positive steps and is proud to contribute $1.5 million to support the implementation of the peace process

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement on the signing of the Maputo Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mozambique: “This is a historic moment for the people of Mozambique. Canada applauds the signing of the Maputo Peace and Reconciliation Agreement by the President of the Republic of Mozambique, Filipe…

World Rugby
Source: World Rugby |

Rugby Africa Women’s Cup kicks off Rugby World Cup 2021 regional qualification process

Women’s international rugby has a new team with Madagascar set to enter the test arena in Johannesburg

All games will be live streamed from 9-17 August, 2019 Rugby Africa Women’s Cup takes place over three matchdays on 9, 13 and 17 August The winning team will qualify directly for Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 The event is the first opportunity for a team to directly qualify through…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff completes Program Negotiation Mission to São Tomé and Príncipe

São Tomé and Príncipe’s economy is facing serious challenges and experiencing strong imbalances and sluggish growth

Significant progress was made in the discussions with the government on the economic policies and reforms that could be supported by a new IMF arrangement; São Tomé and Príncipe’s economy is facing serious challenges and experiencing strong imbalances and sluggish growth. Improving the business environment to promote economic activities is…

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United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) delivers specialized equipment for Device Scene Incident Management to Libyan Forensic Police

The equipment, provided by UNMAS and funded by the Canadian Government, will play an important role in supporting the work of the Libyan Forensic Police

The Libyan Forensic Police of the GNA Ministry of Interior received four sets of specialized equipment for Device Scene Incident Management (DSIM) for effective incident management, funded by the Government of Canada, in a ceremony held Tuesday at the headquarters of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Central African Republic: New Court Should Step Up Effort

Donors, Government Should Increase Support

The Central African Republic’s Special Criminal Court should intensify investigations and urgently recruit additional staff to deliver justice for war crimes and other serious offenses, Human Rights Watch said today. The new court is operating in a tremendously difficult setting after years of brutal conflict and insecurity in the country and needs greater government…