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Ghana Rugby aims high with two Olympic qualifiers on the horizon

The Ghana Rugby National Men’s Sevens Team has already been included in the Olympic qualifier tournament that will be played in South Africa

Ghana Rugby (http://GhanaRugby.org) has indicated that they will leave no stone unturned in their quest to qualify for the 2020 Japan Olympics after Rugby Africa announced that the Ghana Rugby National Women’s Sevens Team has been included in the continental competition for 2019. In an announcement by Rugby Africa, they…

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Africa Men and Women’s Sevens, the two tournaments serving as qualification events for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, Tokyo 2020

The Tunisian and South African rugby federations will host the Africa Women's Sevens and Africa Men's Sevens tournaments, respectively, which will serve as qualification events for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo in 2020

In partnership with Société Générale, the official bank of Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com), the Africa Women's Sevens will take place on 12nd and 13th October 2019 in Jemmel in Tunisia and will bring together twelve of the best African teams. Each one will be eager to top the rankings so that…

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    • The Chief guests at the opening ceremony of the GARD ( Getting Airports Ready For Disaster ) workshop held at Streamline Hotel in Toamasina on 20th May 2019- From left to right- RAMANANA Barthelemy Samuel - representative of Atsinanana Region, Rija Rakotoarison –OCHA representative, Yves Andrianarison - Country Manager DHL Express Madagascar, Marie Dimond- UNDP representative in Madagascar, Col. Elack Olivier Andriakaja - Executive Secretary BNGRC , Cyrille Benandrasana - Prefect of Toamasina, Major Gen. Herison Andriamihafy - Manager ADEMA, George Rakotomalala - Municipality of Toamasina
    • Participants and guests at the opening ceremony of the GARD ( Getting Airports Ready For Disaster ) workshop held at Streamline hotel in Toamasina on 20th May 2019
    • Elack Olivier Andriakaja - Executive Secretary BNGRC,Marie Dimond- UNDP rep in Madagascar,Major Gen. Herison Andriamihafy - Manager ADEMA,Yves Andrianarison - Country Manager DHL Express Madagascar,Kim Melville Senior Director, Global Airside and Standards UK and Lead Trainer, Second line Left to right- Chris Weeks Director of Humanitarian Affairs and Lead Trainer, George Wood Customer Operations Manager,Customer Operations Group - Sub Saharan Africa and Trainer and Robin Demyttenaere Global Airside and Standards Supervisor - UK
    • Yves Andrianarison - Country Manager DHL Express Madagascar gives his opening speech at the ceremony
    • The workshop delegates who will be attending the GARD workshop from May 20 to 24, 2019 take a picture with the chief guests and the GARD trainers
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Deutsche Post DHL Group, UNDP and OCHA boost natural disaster preparedness at Madagascar’s Toamasina International Airport

The program developed by Deutsche Post DHL Group, UNDP and OCHA, with the support of WFP, aims to better prepare airports to handle the sudden surge of incoming relief goods

Deutsche Post DHL Group (www.DPDHL.com), the leading mail and logistics company, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) country office and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) team up with National Bureau for Risk and Disaster Management (BNGRC - Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et…

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Qualifiers for the Women’s Rugby World Cup, a first for Africa!

In August 2019, Rugby Africa will host the Rugby Africa Women's Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa, a qualifying competition for the Women's Rugby World Cup, which will take place in New Zealand in 2021

Together with their partner Société Générale, Rugby Africa’s (www.RugbyAfrique.com) official bank, and with the support of World Rugby, Rugby Africa will organise the first qualifiers for the Women's Rugby World Cup in Africa, the Rugby Africa Women's Cup, at the Bosman stadium in Johannesburg, starting on August 9th, National Women's…

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Madagascar Implements the International Monetary Fund’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System

These data will be disseminated in both human- and machine-readable formats

Madagascar has implemented the recommendations of the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through the National Summary Data Page (NSDP). The page aims to serve as a one-stop publication vehicle for essential macroeconomic data on the national accounts, government operations and debt, monetary and financial…

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The third and final tournament of Rugby Africa's U20 Barthés Trophy concludes with a first victory by Zambia over the Ugandan hosts

Zambia qualifies for Pool B for the next U20 Barthés Trophy tournament

For the first time Ghana, Zambia and Uganda participated in Rugby Africa's (www.RugbyAfrique.com) Under-20 tournament, from 7th to 12th May, 2019, and competed for the open spot in Pool B for 2020. The final between Zambia and Uganda was extremely tight, but Zambia narrowly won the last match of the…

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World Bank Scales Up Emergency Support for Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe in the Wake of Cyclone Idai

$700 million in support for storm-hit countries

The World Bank today announced that it has mobilized over half a billion dollars in new resources to help people in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe affected by the assessed impact of Cyclone Idai. The World Bank is activating the International Development Association (IDA) Crisis Response Window (CRW) to provide up…

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Nigeria Rugby Sevens to play in 2020 Olympic Qualifiers

This competition will allow one of the participating teams to qualify for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, in 2020

Rugby Africa has confirmed Nigeria’s participation at this year’s Olympic Qualifiers to be held in South Africa in November following Nigeria’s superb performance at the Africa North regional 7s tournament in Cote d’Ivoire and a massive 59 - 13 test match win against Niger Republic in Niamey last year. Acting…

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The unexpected victory of the Malagasy facing Zimbabwe, host of the competition

Madagascar qualifies for Pool A in the U20 tournament in 2020 in a tight and difficult match against the Zimbabweans on Saturday (April 20th) in Harare

It is in Harare that the Malagasy Under-20 selection has won the very popular ticket to Pool A against the Zimbabwean hosts. The match was captivating until the last minute, when the Malagasy took the lead by scoring a try to win the fight, 27 to 25! “I can’t begin…

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Madagascar beat Zim to earn Barthes Cup Promotion

Zimbabwe paid dearly for another slow start in addition to a series of errors

Madagascar’s resilience and crafty ball handling skills got earned them promotion into the Under-20 Barthes Cup after they broke the hearts of spirited Zimbabwe 25-27 at Prince Edward High School. This win for Madagascar comes of the back on a massive 65-0 against Morocco in their opening match giving them…