Ghana Rugby Football Union
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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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Source: Rugby Africa |

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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Returnees share harrowing experiences at latest ‘Migration Conversation’

Since 2017, International Organization for Migration (IOM) has adopted a holistic reintegration approach for migrants that also involves communities

 In a packed auditorium, two migrant returnees share their experiences: One, a trained professional with a university degree, made do as a school janitor in Morocco. The other survived six years’ imprisonment in Zambia. The two met at a gathering here, the third ‘Migration Conversation’ – a platform arising from a partnership…

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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Iftar Campaign begins in Morocco

The campaign will be carried out in three phases across the Holy Month of Ramadan

The 'His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Iftar Campaign 2019' has launched in Morocco. Over 150 Moroccan charitable associations will take part in the campaign, to assist some 65,000 underprivileged families across the country. The campaign will be carried out in three phases across the Holy Month of Ramadan. The…

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Around 52 million in Near East, North Africa, suffering chronic undernourishment, new UN food agency report reveals

The report also highlights that unemployment in NENA, particularly for young people and women, is a significant regional challenge

Hunger continues to rise as conflicts and protracted crises have worsened in the Near East and North Africa region (NENA), which is likely to affect food security for years to come, warned the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday.  Conflicts and civil instability have long-lasting impacts on the food and…

Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF)
Source: Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) |

Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) 2019 urges African businesses to dive in to the Blue Economy

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy

Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) (www.ABEF2019.com) comes to Tunis on June 25-26; Confirmed speakers include Government ministers and officials from Gabon, Ghana, Morocco, Somaliland, Tunisia and Seychelles; Aims to raise awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of the Blue Economy. African businesses are being challenged to wake up…

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Art Meets Migration: Mirage of Hope Exhibition opens in Tunisia

The exhibition’s opening in La Marsa was attended by artists, patrons, partners and friends of IOM

“In art, no borders,” said Victor Hugo. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Centre for Culture and Arts opened the Mirage d'espoir (Mirage of Hope) exhibition this past weekend (03/05), which continues through 2 June at Palais El Abdelliya.   This contemporary art exhibition is part of an IOM Tunisia initiative to present art merged with migration as a pluralistic phenomenon.  To…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN torture prevention body visits Senegal

Senegal ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in 2006 and set up a National Preventive Mechanism

The United Nations Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture is visiting Senegal from 5 to 16 May 2019 to evaluate the implementation of the recommendations it made during its first visit in 2012. Senegal ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment…

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA)
Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon EMEA President & CEO visit reaffirms the Group's desire to develop Canon in Morocco

Morocco, identified as one of the most committed countries in terms of digital transformation, is a key country for Canon

Yuichi Ishizuka, President and CEO of Canon Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) (www.Canon-CNA.com), a global provider of imaging technologies and services, visited Morocco as part of a regional tour of Africa.  The visit reaffirms, once again, Canon’s commitment to North Africa, which is a key focus market for the…

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Hilton Garden Inn expands footprint in Africa

Award-winning midscale hotel brand sees significant growth on the continent, debuting Hilton’s renowned hospitality in several African countries

Hilton Garden Inn (http://bit.ly/2UW0h7J), Hilton’s (http://bit.ly/2DKInyP) (NYSE: HLT) globally recognized midscale hotel brand, is celebrating strong growth in Africa with four open properties and an additional 14 in the pipeline just three years after opening its first hotel on the continent in 2016. Many of these properties represent first-in-country openings…