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Kenya Women Qualify for Tokyo 2020

Kenya's women qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, despite losing their Rugby Africa Women's Sevens crown to South Africa

Kenya will compete in their second Olympic Games after finishing runners-up to South Africa in the Rugby Africa Women's Sevens Championship in Monastir, Tunisia. The Lionesses become the eighth team to book their place in the line-up at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games rather than South Africa because the South…

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Tyrants celebrate as U.N. elects Venezuela, Mauritania, Libya, Sudan to top rights body

The council already counts China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, DR Congo, Eritrea, Qatar, Somalia, Cameroon and Pakistan among its members

The U.N.'s election today of serial abusers of human rights —Venezuela, Mauritania, Libya and Sudan — to its highest human rights body drew sharp criticism from the non-governmental human rights group UN Watch, which is based in Geneva at the seat of the 47-nation Human Rights Council. "Electing the oppressive Venezuelan regime of Nicolás…

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Sunda International Congratulates Ghana Rugby Women's Eagles

Sunda International, a Chinese global company with operations in Ghana, has been supporters of Ghana Rugby for the past three years

The Ghana Rugby Women’s Sevens National Team, the Ghana Eagles, visited Sunda International to attend an event where the long-time sponsor of Ghana congratulated the team and awarded them with winners’ parcels. The Women’s Eagles returned from Tunisia on Monday after participating in the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens Tournament in…

Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

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From: Claire Liddell, Senior Manager Brand PR, Marriott International (http://www.Marriott.com), Middle East & Africa Claire.liddell@marriott.com Date: Monday, 14h September 2019 Re: FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON DAR ES SALAAM, NEW AFRICA HOTEL JOINS HOTELS AROUND THE WORLD TO CREATE A BEST BREWS POP UP GARDEN The Brand Celebrates Global Growth with…

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Africa Women's Sevens marks next stop on road to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens will be the third regional qualifier on the road to Tokyo after tournaments in South America and Europe took place in June and July

The Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens tournament, which takes place in Monastir, Tunisia, on 12-13 October will be the next opportunity for a team to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The Mustapha Ben Jannet Stadium will host 12 women’s teams across two days as they compete to claim their…

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Cotton sustainability is key for rural development

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General highlights importance of a crop that is “more than just a commodity”

Managing trade policy and climate risks are critical to supporting the more than 25 million farmers who grow cotton, experts gathered here emphasized. "Cotton represents so much more than just a commodity: It is a culture, a way of life, and a tradition that finds its roots at the heart…

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Authorizing States To Inspect Vessels Suspected of Trafficking People off Libya Coast, Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution 2491 (2019)

Responding to Delegates’ Concerns, Germany’s Representative Says Suspension of Naval Rescue Operation ‘Is Temporary’

Condemning all acts of migrant smuggling and human trafficking off the coast of Libya, the Security Council today renewed for a further year its authorization for Member States to inspect vessels in the area, when there are reasonable grounds to believe they are participating in the illicit activities. Unanimously adopting resolution…

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Kenya: African Development Bank Group approves loans of €209m for expansion of ‘Great North Road’

The five-year project will convert the 84km Kenol–Sagana–Marua Road in central and eastern Kenya from a two-way single carriageway into a dual bypass

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved loans of around €209 million to fund the expansion of a highway that links major economic hubs in Kenya. The approval was granted on 26 September during a meeting at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. The total…

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Oman, the UAE and Bahrain named rising stars of trade

Three Middle Eastern countries rank in the Standard Chartered Trade20 Index, which identifies the markets with the greatest potential for future trade growth

Oman and the UAE feature in the top 10 markets that have most rapidly improved their trade growth potential over the past decade, according to new research from Standard Chartered (www.SC.com). The Trade20 Index, which identifies the 20 rising stars of global trade, also features Bahrain among the nations that…

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Côte d'Ivoire and Kenya named rising stars of global trade

African economies come first and third in the Standard Chartered Trade20 Index, which identifies the markets with the greatest potential for future trade growth

Côte d'Ivoire is the market that has most rapidly improved its trade growth potential over the past decade, according to new research from Standard Chartered (www.SC.com). The Trade20 index, which identifies the 20 rising stars of trade, places African markets Côte d'Ivoire in the top spot, and Kenya at number…