Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

World food prices jump in November

Meat and vegetable oils lead Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food Price Index upwards, while cereal prices dip amid record output even as weather weighs in Africa

World food prices rose significantly in November, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 177.2 points over…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Blitzboks Want to Lay Solid Foundation as World Series Starts in Dubai

The Dubai tournament – the first of ten in the 2019/20 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series – starts at The Sevens Stadium on Thursday

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell knows the route to the top of the podium at the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens – he has after all lifted the trophy more than once as a player, and watched his team do the same as a coach. The Dubai tournament – the first…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Soyizwapi hoping to bring it all together

The new captain officially took over the armband from Philip Snyman at the start of the 2019/20 season

Twice last season Siviwe Soyizwapi – as stand-in captain – took the Blitzboks onto the podium and lifted trophies in Vancouver and Singapore. So, when the winger speaks about “bringing all the parts together”, Soyizwapi is referring to what was done right in those two weeks and what the Springbok…

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: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank launches digital tool to help African youth learn to code

The goal is to scale up the program to 130 centers of excellence across the continent over a 10-year period

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and technology firm Microsoft (https://bit.ly/2LiaqcU) today launched the ‘Coding for Employment’ digital training platform (https://Coding4Employment.org/), an online tool to provide digital skills to African youth, wherever they are across the continent. The platform, launched at the 2019 African Economic Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, aims to…

Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon reaffirms its commitment to Ghana and Africa at Innovation Summit

The event is an important platform for African decision-makers in education and information communications technology (ICT)

The Innovation Africa 2019 Summit opens today in Accra, Ghana. The event is an important platform for African decision-makers in education and ICT. The Summit is a key opportunity for Canon to continue to increase its presence on the continent Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) (www.Canon-ME.com), a division of…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Blitzboks Ready to Rumble in Season Opener

The Blitzboks – who finished last year's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in fourth place – will kick off the 2019/2020 Series against Kenya on day one of the tournament

The Springbok Sevens squad will shift their focus to game day on Thursday at the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens after a recovery gym session upon arrival in Dubai on Sunday to get rid of any aches and pains from the 10-hour flight. The Blitzboks – who finished last year's HSBC…

Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Nakuru Rally to Beat Impala as Oilers, Bulls And Homeboyz Return to Winning Ways

Over in Kakamega, Western Bulls built on a 13-0 lead at the interval to defeat rivals Kisumu 23-5 at The Bull Ring

Top Fry Nakuru once again overcame a massive first half deficit at the Nakuru Athletic Club, recovering from a 3-20 deficit at the interval to defeat visiting Resolution Impala Saracens 30-20 in Kenya Cup match day six action on Saturday 30 November 2019. Over in Kakamega, Western Bulls built on…

Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Kabras Stay Unbeaten with Maiden Victory Over KCB

This was the sugarmen’s first ever win over KCB since their promotion to the top tier in 2014

Kabras Sugar finally got one over KCB, defeating the defending champions 19-6 in a match stopped amidst a heavy downpour that rendered the match unplayable amidst concerns over player welfare and safety. This was the sugarmen’s first ever win over KCB since their promotion to the top tier in 2014…

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World Health Organization (WHO) is spilling #TheTeaOnHIV for at least one million young Africans

The campaign also intends to expand the cadre of HIV champions helping spread simple yet vital information on HIV

As the 31st World AIDS Day approaches on 1 December, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office in Africa launched today a social media campaign, #TheTeaOnHIV, that aims to better inform at least one million adolescents and young people about preventing HIV infection as well as living positively with the virus.…