Source: World Rugby |

World Rugby announces joint men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup host selection process

Approach supports key objectives of World Rugby's Women in Rugby Plan

For the first time two men’s and women’s RWCs will be awarded at the same time; Integrated process enables a strategic roadmap for hosting of showcase 15s events; Collaborative process aims to identify and develop partnerships that will optimise host nation and World Rugby delivery, financial and legacy objectives; Joint…

Source: UNICEF Sierra Leone |

Coronavirus - Sierra Leone: Government of Sierra Leone, Irish Aid and UNICEF provide 2307 handwashing stations to primary schools

Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, whose primary defense mechanism is handwashing with soap and water, setting up handwashing stations at schools is essential

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), with support from Irish Aid, has started the distribution of 2307 handwashing stations to Government and Government-assisted Primary schools in eight districts in Sierra Leone. The distribution started on Thursday 6th August in Western Area Urban, and will continue in Western Area Rural, Kenema, Bo,…

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Source: UNICEF Sierra Leone |

Coronavirus - Government of Sierra Leone, Irish Aid and UNICEF provide 2307 handwashing stations to primary schools

Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, whose primary defense mechanism is handwashing with soap and water, setting up handwashing stations at schools is essential

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), with support from Irish Aid, has started the distribution of 2307 handwashing stations to Government and Government-assisted Primary schools in eight districts in Sierra Leone. The distribution started on Thursday 6th August in Western Area Urban, and will continue in Western Area Rural, Kenema,…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Coronavirus - Seychelles: Public Health Authority Issues latest list of countries from which visitors are permitted in Seychelles

As of the 5th August 2020, the Public Health Authority has issued a list of countries approved for entry in Seychelles. Only visitors from the following country will be allowed in Seychelles. Note: This list will be updated periodically. Austria      Germany   Monaco  United Arab Emirates Belgium Hungary New…

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Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Communique of the Bureau of the Boards of Governors of the African Development Bank Group on the report of the High-level Panel for the Independent Review of the report of the Ethics Committee of the Boards of Directors of the Bank Group on the whistle blower complaint against the President of the Bank Group

The Panel concurs with the Committee in its findings in respect of all the allegations against the President and finds that they were properly considered and dismissed by the Committee

The High-Level Panel comprising of Mrs. Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland (Chair), Justice Hassan B. Jallow, Chief Justice of the Gambia (Member) and Mr. Leonard F. McCarthy, President, LFMcCarthy & Associates (Member) was announced on 1 July 2020. The High-Level Panel was given a period of two to four…

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Statement from the Dean of the African Diplomatic Corps in the United States of America about Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB)

On behalf of the African Diplomatic Corps, His Excellency Serge Mombouli, warmly thanks the panel led by Mary Robinson for their excellent work

Dr. AKINWUMI ADESINA, President of African Development Bank (AfDB) has now been completely exonerated and of any wrongdoing by a high level panel of eminent persons led by Her Excellency Mary Robinson, former President of the Republic of Ireland. The panel was established to review the report by the Ethics…

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Source: APO Group - Africa Newsroom |

Adesina Completely Exonerated by High Level Independent Review Panel led by former Irish President Mary Robinson

In January 2020, sixteen allegations of ethical misconduct were levelled against Adesina by a group of whistleblowers

A much awaited report by an Independent Review Panel has completely exonerated the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina of any ethical wrongdoings. The Independent Review Panel was set up by the Bureau of Governors of the Bank, following a complaint by the United States, to review the…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Coronavirus – Uganda : Government and World Food Programme (WFP) distribute take-home food for 130,000 school children in Karamoja

Take-home food rations to school children in the Karamoja sub-region in north-eastern Uganda to support home-learning while schools remain closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak

The Government of Uganda and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are distributing take-home food rations to school children in the Karamoja sub-region in north-eastern Uganda to support home-learning while schools remain closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak across the country. The take-home food distributions began on July 6…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Communique of the Bureau of the Boards of Governors of the African Development Bank Group following its meeting of today 1 July 2020 regarding the Whistle-Blowers’ Complaint against the President of the Bank Group

The Bureau expresses its utmost trust and confidence in the Panel’s ability to successfully carry out this important assignment

a) The Bureau recalls its Communiqué issued on June 4th 2020 informing the general public of its decision to authorize an Independent Review of the Report of the Ethics Committee of the Boards of Directors relative to the allegations made by Whistle blowers against the President of the Bank Group.…

Source: Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity |

Sporting bodies launch Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity during and after Covid-19

Teams that are successful at pitching stage will be provided with an opportunity to incubate and develop their idea

Ireland’s leading sporting organisations have come together with global partners including the International Sport and Culture Organisation (ISCA), The Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA), TACTHUB, APO Group, The Rugby Site, Sport for Life Canada, PHE Canada, EUPEA, CEREPS, AIESEP, UNESCO Chair for Physical Activity and Health in Educational Settings…