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60 young debaters from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the Balkans met in Malta to debate a sustainable 2030 future

The overall objective of the Young Mediterranean voices programme is to empower young people to enhance a culture of dialogue to contribute to public policy

“It is our duty to build the next generation of Euro-Mediterranean dialogue leaders to transform debate into action for a sustainable future. This was stated by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela in his address at the 1st Euro-Med Debate and Policy Forum. Held in Malta for the first…

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Mozambique: Resettling and Rebuilding After Cyclones Idai and Kenneth

Technical experts of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have supported the Government’s humanitarian response by providing Shelter, Camp Management, Health, Protection and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services

A season has passed since Category-4 Cyclone Idai devastated and displaced an estimated 1.85 million individuals across Mozambique’s coastal Sofala province and into Central Mozambique. In that time, technical experts of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have supported the Government’s humanitarian response by providing Shelter, Camp Management, Health, Protection and Water, Sanitation and…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Secretary-General appoints Yacoub El Hillo of Sudan as Deputy Special Representative for Libya

Mr. El Hillo succeeds Maria do Valle Ribeiro of Ireland

Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Yacoub El Hillo of Sudan as his Deputy Special Representative in Libya, where he will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator. Mr. El Hillo succeeds Maria do Valle Ribeiro of Ireland, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for…

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Statement from Harriett Baldwin on Ebola in Uganda

International Development Minister comments on the cases of Ebola in Uganda, near the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Responding to the confirmation of Ebola cases in Uganda, International Development Minister and Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, said: "It is devastating to hear that cases of Ebola have now been confirmed in Uganda and tragically a child has lost their life". "The UK government has been the leading donor…

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The Algerian Rugby Federation, officially accepted as an affiliate member of World Rugby

The executive committee of World Rugby, the international body in charge of 15-a-side and 7-a-side rugby, voted on Tuesday, May 21 in Dublin for the integration of Algeria as an affiliate member

The young Algerian rugby federation formed in 2015, and who joined Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) in December 2016 filed its application in 2018 with World Rugby (www.WorldRugby.org). After a favorable decision from the World Rugby Council last September, yesterday marked the last step in the process with the executive committee's vote.…

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Uganda Rugby Union welcomes World Rugby campaign dubbed “Women in Rugby Global Marketing Campaign”

Development and consolidation of Women Rugby in Uganda is a key focal point

The Uganda Rugby Union welcomes the World Rugby campaign dubbed “Women in Rugby Global Marketing Campaign” that was launched on Tuesday 21st May, 2019. at its headquarters in Dublin.   “With a newly elected executive at Uganda Rugby – a renewed strategy is underway to push us through for next four…

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In Addis Ababa, President Mary Robinson talks ‘climate justice’

She described climate change as a “man-made problem that requires a feminist solution”

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Monday 20 May, 2019, hosted Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and UN Special Envoy on El Niño and Climate, in a session dubbed “A Conversation on Climate Justice.” Chaired by ECA’s Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, the discussion revolved around Ms. Robinson’s recent book - Climate Justice:…

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Zambia welcomes Women in Rugby Global Marketing Campaign Launch

Zambia Rugby Union President Gen Clement Sinkamba said the Union has been working around the clock to ensure Girl's and Women's Rugby gets an equal footing on the playing field

As World Rugby launches the campaign dubbed  “Women in Rugby Global Marketing Campaign” on Tuesday 21st May, 2019 at its headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, the Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU) (www.ZRU.rugby) has fully welcomed with both hands. Zambia Rugby Union President Gen Clement Sinkamba said the Union has been working around…

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Match officials selected for Rugby World Cup 2019: Two South Africans are part of the squad

The match officials were selected by World Rugby’s Match Official Selection Committee following a comprehensive review of performances and fitness

South Africans Jaco Peyper and Marius Jonker are part of the squad of 23 match officials selected to take charge of the 48 matches at Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, which runs from 20 September-2 November. World Rugby (www.World.Rugby) has announced the squad of 23 match officials selected to…

Source: EU Delegation to Kenya |

The 28th European Film Festival: European and Kenyan Films, Masterclasses, Community Screenings & More from 4 to 26 May 2019

In addition to film screenings with European, African, and Kenyan films, the European Film Festival will include special engagements with invited European and Kenyan industry professionals

The 28th European Film Festival in Nairobi will take place from 4 to 26 May 2019. This follows a successful festival in 2018, which included over 40 feature length movies from 21 countries, Q&A Sessions with the film-makers, an exhibition on Portuguese cinema history, a concert and virtual reality screenings.…