Source: NTT Pro Cycling |

NTT Pro Cycling name 2020 Tour de France team

NTT Pro Cycling is delighted to confirm the eight riders that will represent us at the 2020 Tour de France

Kreuziger and Boasson Hagen ride 10th Tours; SA Champion Ryan Gibbons and Max Walscheid line up for the first time; Pozzovivo completes remarkable comeback; Nizzolo and Valgren aim for first wins, with Gogl to play key overall role. NTT Pro Cycling (http://www.NTTProCycling.com) is delighted to confirm the eight riders that…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Coronavirus - Zambia: UNHCR Operational Update

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 in Zambia, over 300 personnel were trained in COVID-19 prevention and awareness in the three settlements and Lusaka

Working with Partners UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, works closely with the Office of the Commissioner for Refugees (COR) in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and other key government line ministries. UNHCR also works in partnership with the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and I-NGOs, such as Action Africa…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

Coronavirus - Africa: European Investment Bank (EIB) approves € 16.6 billion for COVID-19 health response and economic resilience, climate, clean transport, energy and housing

Companies in North and sub-Saharan Africa, the Eastern Neighbourhood and southern Caucasus to access financing under a dedicated regional COVID-19 financing programme

€ 10.2 billion for COVID-19 public health and business financing; € 5.2 billion for new private sector financing schemes; € 2 billon for energy and energy efficiency investment around the world; Millions of commuters to benefit from € 1.9 billion urban transport funding in Europe, Asia and Africa The European…

Source: Global Affairs Canada |

Coronavirus - Africa: Statement on Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Promoting Gender-Responsiveness in the COVID-19 Crisis

Around the world, the pandemic is having a devastating impact on health systems, economies and the lives, livelihood and wellbeing of all, particularly older people

We, the Ministers of South Africa, Sweden, Argentina, Australia, Albania, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cabo Verde, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, are…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic |

Mission of the Czech Defense and Security Industry to Djibouti and Ethiopia

Representatives of the Czech companies attended meetings of H. E. Mr. Kopečný with important representatives of the Djiboutian defense and security institutions

From February 10 to February 12, 2020, representatives of the Czech manufacturers and exporters of security and defense industry visited Djibouti and Ethiopia. The mission was led by the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic for Industrial Cooperation H. E. Mr. Tomáš Kopečný. In both countries the companies…

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…

Source: Embassy of the Czech Republic in Abuja |

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs received Czech Ambassador

They discussed the further development of bilateral ties

On February 3, 2020, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Nigeria, H.E. Mr. Marek Skolil, paid a visit to the Honourable Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Nigeria, H.E. Mr. Zubairu Dada. They discussed the further development of bilateral ties and a potential visit of the Honourable Minister…

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: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN Human Rights Committee publishes findings on Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Netherlands, Nigeria, Paraguay, and Tajikistan

The findings, officially termed concluding observations, contain positive aspects of the respective State’s implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

The UN Human Rights Committee has published its findings on the civil and political rights record of countries it examined during its latest session: Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Netherlands, Nigeria, Paraguay, and Tajikistan. The findings, officially termed concluding observations, contain positive aspects of the respective State’s implementation of the International Covenant…