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Il Lombardia monument awaits for NTT Pro Cycling

The parcour of this year's edition will be a slightly shorter 231km, but no less challenging, as all the famous climbs of Il Lombardia will feature once again

NTT Pro Cycling ( will line up for the second cycling monument of the season in as many weeks, when the UCI World Tour peloton takes on Il Lombardia in Italy tomorrow. 'The race of the falling leaves' comes slightly earlier this year, due to Covid-19 causing a reshuffling of…

Source: UN News |

Coronavirus - Africa: WHO chief points to ‘green shoots of hope’ in COVID-19 pandemic

Tedros underlined two elements for addressing the pandemic effectively, namely that “leaders must step up to take action and citizens need to embrace new measures”

Although COVID-19 cases are on track to hit 20 million worldwide this week, and 750,000 deaths, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has pointed to “green shoots of hope” amidst the global crisis, while urging both governments and people everywhere to work to suppress the new coronavirus. “I…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Coronavirus - Rwanda: WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 (10 August 2020)

Some countries in the Mekong Region, New Zealand, Rwanda, and many island states across the Caribbean and the Pacific were able to suppress the virus early

By WHO Director-General Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, This week we’ll reach 20 million registered cases of COVID-19 and 750,000 deaths. Behind these statistics is a great deal of pain and suffering. Every life lost matters. I know many of you are grieving and that this is a difficult…

NTT Pro Cycling
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NTT Pro Cycling Sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo Looks to the Future After Superb 5th at Milano-Sanremo

This performance was the result of months of meticulous planning for the event and also follows what has been so far a very strong 2020 for the Italian

NTT Pro Cycling ( sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo says that his excellent 5th place finish at Milano-Sanremo has given him the belief that he can challenge for even greater honours at the race in the future. Nizzolo was the first Italian rider home in the unique 2020 edition of La Classicissima, narrowly missing out…

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…

NTT Pro Cycling
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NTT Pro Cycling set for Milano-Sanremo

The 2020 edition of Milano-Sanremo will go down into the history books as one of the most unique editions of the event, ever

The first monument of the UCI cycling season is upon us as Milano-Sanremo takes place this Saturday, 8th of August. NTT Pro Cycling ( will line up for the famous Italian classic, which is usually held in the early Spring, with our in-form Italian sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo leading our 6-rider…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus - South Africa: World Health Organization surge team to arrive in South Africa

WHO will be deploying 43 experts from various fields to support the COVID-19 outbreak response management

The South African COVID-19 response will soon be bolstered by a surge team of health experts from the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO will be deploying 43 experts from various fields to support the COVID-19 outbreak response management. The first 17 health expects will arrive today and include key expertise…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - led global COVID-19 Food Coalition gains momentum

Soaring unemployment rates, income losses and rising food costs are jeopardizing food access in developed and developing countries alike

The Italian government-proposed initiative aims to tackle the long-term impacts of the pandemic on food and agriculture, engaging more countries to support the efforts The COVID-19 Food Coalition, launched by the Government of Italy and led by FAO, is gaining momentum, as more countries are joining the initiative in an effort…

Source: The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, South Africa |

Coronavirus – South Africa: Remarks by Minister Ebrahim Patel at the National Covid-19 Conference and Webinar, held on 31 July 2020

South African-designed and manufactured ventilators are rolling off the production line

By Minister Ebrahim Patel Ministers Blade Nzimande our host today and our innovation champion Minister Zweli Mkhize, who leads our national medical efforts Cabinet Ministers present today.  Director General of the WHO, Dr Tedros Gebreyesus African Union Commissioner, Sarah Anyang Agbor Distinguished scientists and participants Fellow South Africans Today, there…

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Conversation with Marieme Esther Dassanou, Coordinator of the African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa programme

She previously led IFC’s Gender Secretariat's work on advancing women's inclusion in the insurance and financial sectors

Marieme Esther Dassanou is the Coordinator of Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) the African Development Bank’s ( flagship pan-African initiative, which aims to bridge the $42 billion financing gap facing women entrepreneurs in Africa. She previously led IFC’s Gender Secretariat's work on advancing women's inclusion in the…