Source: Genesys |

Genesys helps organisations manage increased customer service demands and establish remote workforces during COVID-19 pandemic

Rapid Response offer gives organisations free cloud contact centre solution deployed in 48 hours, plus no premiums for volume spikes and comprehensive training and support

As the world adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations of all sizes are struggling to manage increased demand while working to keep employees safe. To help navigate these challenges, Genesys® (www.Genesys.com), the global leader in cloud customer experience and contact centre solutions, has launched a new Rapid Response offer to…

International Sports Press Association (AIPS)
Source: International Sports Press Association (AIPS) |

With the world in lockdown, International Sports Press Association (AIPS) embraces a new digital era for Young Reporters graduates

In times of pandemic, the Young Reporters eCollege is a way to continue the renowned Young Reporters Programmes, offering chances, tools and answers to the next generation

AIPS (www.AIPSMedia.com) has set a new era by launching the Young Reporters eCollege, an innovative distance learning programme, with a first online session to discuss the future of Tokyo 2020 and how sports journalism can and must stay relevant. In times of pandemic, the Young Reporters eCollege is a way…

Source: The Jack Ma Foundation |

[News Alert]: Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation Share Coronavirus Prevention and Treatment Handbook; Establish Global Program for Increased Sharing Among Global Medical Personnel

The handbook is now available in seven languages: Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Turkish, with more languages coming soon

The Jack Ma Foundation (www.JackMaFoundation.org.cn) and Alibaba Foundation are sharing key lessons and experience from doctors and other medical administrators and staff at the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine (FAHZU), who were at the frontline of COVID-19 treatment in China and crucial to slowing its spread. In…

Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Kenya Rugby Union Statement on the Postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

The resulting scenario is difficult as both our men’s and women’s teams had qualified in good time and were well into their preparations for the event

The Kenya Rugby Union has welcomed the decision of the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee to postpone the games to 2021. With the current status of the world right now and the unprecedented spread of COVID-19, this is the right direction taken by the IOC. The…

Source: Ministry of Health, Republic of Rwanda |

Public Notice on Novel Coronavirus

Ministry of Health requests the general public and especially travellers to take special preventive measures following the Novel Coronavirus outbreak

The Ministry of Health (MoH.gov.rw) requests the general public and especially travellers to take special preventive measures following the Novel Coronavirus outbreak confirmed by World Health Organization(WHO) which was reported in China, Thailand, Japan and the Republic of South Korea. The total number of Coronavirus confirmed cases have reached 205…

Source: World Rugby |

World Rugby Update on COVID-19 Response Measures and Statement from Sir Bill Beaumont

The World Rugby Hall of Fame, located in Rugby, UK, will be closed until the end of May in line with public health authority directives

World Rugby (https://www.World.Rugby/) has today announced further action in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. After detailed and constructive dialogue with the respective host and participating unions, and with the wellbeing of the global rugby family at heart, the following events have been postponed: The men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Seychelles: African Development Bank Supports Blue Economy with $800k Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) grant

The country’s Blue Economy Strategic Policy and Road map prioritizes the development of new and emerging maritime sectors

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has signed an $800,000 grant agreement with the government of Seychelles to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in its Blue Economy sector.  The package will help Seychelles develop its marine biotechnology sector, strengthen the capacity of public institutions and private operators, create a…

Source: Embassy of France in Gaborone, Botswana |

COVID-19: Last Minute

Latest measures taken by the authorities of Botswana

The Botswana authorities have announced several measures to address the crisis: • Travellers from "high-risk" countries (China, Japan, South Korea, Iran, the United States, the United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and India) are banned from entering Botswana; • Botswana citizens and…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Stellenbosch World Rugby tournament postponed

This proactive decision has been taken to help protect the global rugby community and the wider public

World Rugby has announced the postponement of the women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series tournament, that was due to be played in Stellenbosch on 28 and 29 March, in response to the continued Covid-19 situation. “The health and safety of participating teams, tournament event staff and spectators is our…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Re-election of H. E. Mr. Gnassingbe, President of the Republic of Togo (Statement by Press Secretary OHTAKA Masato)

The Government of Japan congratulates H. E. Mr. Faure Essozimna GNASSINGBE on his official reelection as President of the Republic of Togo, as a result of the presidential election held on February 22, 2020. The Government of Japan welcomes the consolidation of democracy in the Republic of Togo and hopes…