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

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the appointment of the members of the High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement

Last year the number of people displaced as a result of conflict reached an all-time high of more than 41 million

Following his statement of 22 October announcing the establishment of a High Level-Panel on Internal Displacement, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has today appointed its eight members. The Panel will be co-chaired by Federica Mogherini, the former High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Guinness PRO14 Review – Round 7

The Free Staters’ 18-13 win saw them break a run of three away defeats and also gave them their first win away from home this year

The Toyota Cheetahs left Neath a relieved team that they broke their Guinness PRO14 tour duck to hand Hawies Fourie his first win in charge of the team after taking over the coaching from Franco Smith in round four. The Free Staters’ 18-13 win (http://bit.ly/2R7k9GH) saw them break a run…

Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF)
Source: Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) |

Nigeria Rugby names squad, arrive in Antananarivo for 2023 Pre World Cup Qualifiers

This encounter is the last match of elimination stage of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC) 2020 and kicks off on Sunday, 1 December at 15:00 local time (14:00 CAT)

Coach Bronson Weir announced the Nigeria Rugby Men’s Fifteens squad that will be on duty against Madagascar in Antananarivo on Sunday. This encounter is the last match of elimination stage of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC) 2020 and kicks off on Sunday, 1 December at 15:00 local time (14:00 CAT)…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy |

Provision of Humanitarian Aid from the Italian Cooperation in Somalia

To cope with the humanitarian emergency caused by the floods in the states of Hir Shahabelle, Jubaland and South-West State in Somalia, the Foreign Ministry has arranged a humanitarian flight of the Italian Cooperation, which started yesterday evening from the United Nations Humanitarian Emergency Base in Brindisi in direction of…

Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania Tel Aviv, Israel
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Source: Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania Tel Aviv, Israel |

A Tanzanian Delegation at Water Technology and Environment Control (WATEC) 2019 led by Prof. Kitila A. Mkumbo, PS to the Ministry of Water

The WATEC event is an important and central part of the branding and marketing process of the Israeli water industry

WATEC 2019 is being held on November 18-21, 2019 at the InterContinental David Tel Aviv Hotel, with hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of participants from around the world. Thousands of guests from around the world came to Israel to attend the WATEC 2019, which include conferences, exhibition and professional discussions. Among the…

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Announcing the Arrival to Cairo of U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen was sworn in as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Arab Republic of Egypt on November 14, 2019

The Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to announce the arrival in Cairo of the new U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Jonathan Cohen. Ambassador Cohen presented his credentials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on November 17, 2019.  Jonathan Cohen was sworn in as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary…

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Source: African Energy Chamber |

Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons gives Greenlight to Saipem

The 70km pipeline will have capacity for 950 million cubic feet of gas per day from fields operated by Noble Energy

Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons has approved the $90-100 million Alen Unit contract granted to Saipem; the 70km pipeline will have capacity for 950 million cubic feet of gas per day from fields operated by Noble Energy; first gas is expected to be delivered during the first quarter…

Source: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) |

New Contribution of $2.11 Million from the Federal Republic of Germany to the Trust Fund in Support of Peace and Security in Mali

As part of the German government's support for peace and security in Mali, the rehabilitation of the Kidal airstrip will play a major role in ensuring the sustainable use of this infrastructure

The Federal Republic of Germany is officially strengthening its participation in the Trust Fund in support of peace and security in Mali with a new contribution of $2.11 million, more than CFAF 1.250 billion. This support was confirmed during a ceremony held on 6 December at MINUSMA’s Headquarters in Bamako,…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) converts to concessional finance facility

First established in 2012, SEFA is anchored in a commitment of $121 million by the Governments of Denmark, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Norway and Spain

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Board of Governors has approved the conversion of the Bank-administered multi-donor trust fund SEFA into a “special fund”, to amplify its development impact by allowing it to access a wider range of financial instruments beyond the current scope of technical assistance. Currently, SEFA, the Sustainable…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Kolbe returns in only Springbok change for Rugby World Cup (RWC) Final

Siya Kolisi will lead the team out for the 20th time as he becomes the eighth player in the 23 to have won 50 caps

Fit-again wing Cheslin Kolbe returns to the Springbok team in the only change to the match 23 for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final against England at Yokohama International Stadium (kick off 11h00 SA time). He regains the right wing berth from stand-in Sbu Nkosi in the only change to the…