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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus – Mauritania: Holding the Line: Border Officials Mobilize Against COVID-19 with International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Support

The border communities exposed to the disorderly movements and poorly sensitised on this disease are most vulnerable to the COVID-19 outbreak

The daily trickle of travelers, livestock and goods that once boarded the ferry between Mauritania and Senegal through the Rosso border crossing will grow when it reopens, one of the few active points of entry (POEs) between the two countries.  “In normal circumstances we saw about 100 crossings a day, mainly…

Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

COVID-19 Scientific and Public Health Policy Update – (March 24, 2020)

African countries have imposed tighter travel and public health policies such as full border closures

In addition to our weekly brief on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that Africa CDC is taking to help member states, Africa CDC has begun to share a weekly brief detailing the latest changes in scientific knowledge and public health policy changes, as well as updates to the…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

UN Secretary-General designates Stephanie Turco Williams of the United States as Acting Special Representative, Head of United Nations Support Mission in Libya

Ms. Williams will act as Special Representative in Libya until the appointment of a successor for Ghassan Salamé of Lebanon

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the designation of Stephanie Turco Williams of the United States as his Acting Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).  Ms. Williams will act as Special Representative in Libya until the appointment of a successor for Ghassan…

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

Secretary-General designates Stephanie Turco Williams of the United States as Acting Special Representative, Head of United Nations Support Mission in Libya

Ms. Williams will act as Special Representative in Libya until the appointment of a successor for Ghassan Salamé of Lebanon

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the designation of Stephanie Turco Williams of the United States as his Acting Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Ms. Williams will act as Special Representative in Libya until the appointment of a successor for Ghassan…

Orange
Source: Orange |

Entries are open for the 10th edition of the Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East (OSVP)

Awarded by Orange, this prize recognises technological projects with a positive impact that improve living conditions for populations in Africa and the Middle East

Monday 9 March will mark the opening of the 10th Orange Prize for Social Entrepreneurship in Africa and the Middle East. Until 5 June 2020, entrants will be able to upload their projects to the website https://startup.orange.com/, in the OSVP section. Awarded by Orange (www.Orange.com), this prize recognises technological projects…

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

Basketball Africa League announces the 12 teams that will compete in Inaugural Season

Cairo, Dakar, Lagos, Luanda, Monastir and Salé to host regular season beginning March 13

NIKE and Jordan Brand Unveil Official Basketball Africa League Uniforms; Cairo, Dakar, Lagos, Luanda, Monastir and Salé to Host Regular Season Beginning March 13; Kigali to Host BAL Finals The Basketball Africa League (BAL) (theBAL.com) today announced the 12 club teams from 12 African countries that will compete in the…

Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

Basketball Africa League Names Two-Time NBA All-Star Luol Deng as League’s Global Ambassador

Deng was a member of the Great Britain National Team in the 2012 Olympic Games in London and captained Team Africa in the NBA Africa Games in 2015 and 2017

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today named two-time NBA All-Star and 2012 Olympian Luol Deng as BAL Global Ambassador.  Following his retirement from an NBA career that spanned 15 years, Deng will help grow the BAL’s profile throughout Africa and around the world, while inspiring African youth through basketball. “I…

Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

Lebron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo draft Team Rosters for 2020 NBA All-Star Game

James and Antetokounmpo drafted the NBA All-Star Game team rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves in each conference

Team LeBron: Drafts Davis No. 1 Overall; Selects Leonard, Dončić and Harden for Starting Lineup; Team Giannis: Drafts Embiid No. 2 Overall; Selects Siakam, Walker and Young for Starting Lineup; Each Team Chooses Chicago Community Organization to Play for in NBA All-Star Game. Captains LeBron James of the Los Angeles…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

U.S., Ethiopia Artists Meet for Final Collaborative Performance at Yared Music School and Mekelle American Corner

Over 100 local Ethiopian artists participated and developed their skills in emceeing, hip hop dancing, graffitiing, and DJing during the five-day workshop

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa was pleased to sponsor a musical and cultural exchange workshop between American and Ethiopian artists from January 27 to 31, 2020 at Yared Music School and February 3-6, 2020 at Mekelle American Corner. The workshop culminated in a grand finale performance by Next Level…

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

Oklahoma City’s Paul and Houston’s Westbrook Headline Reserves for 2020 NBA All-Star Game

NBA All-Star Draft to Air on TNT on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. ET

Six First-Time All-Stars Among Reserves: Adebayo, Gobert, Ingram, Mitchell, Sabonis and Tatum; NBA All-Star Draft to Air on TNT on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. ET. Former Kia NBA All-Star MVPs Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Russell Westbrook of the Houston Rockets lead the list of…