Source: Fédération internationale de football association (FIFA) |

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™: record number of member associations move forward with bidding process

FIFA is pleased to confirm that it has received nine registrations in connection with the bidding process for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, namely from the following member associations (in alphabetical order by country): ·  Argentinian Football Association ·  Football Federation Australia ·  Bolivian Football Association ·  Brazilian Football…

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

Remarks on the 25th Anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

In one of the darkest chapters in recent human history, more than one million people (..) were systematically killed in less than three months

I am honoured to be with you on this solemn and moving occasion. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. In one of the darkest chapters in recent human history, more than one million people – overwhelmingly Tutsi, but also moderate Hutu and…

Source: Fédération internationale de football association (FIFA) |

FIFA receives record number of expressions of interest in hosting FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™

This is the largest-ever list of member associations (MAs) to have submitted formal expressions of interest to FIFA with a view to hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup™

Following its invitation to all member associations (MAs) to express their interest in submitting a bid to host the final competition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, FIFA has received a total of nine expressions, namely from the following MAs (in alphabetical order by country): • Argentinian Football Association • Football…

Source: Year of Energy |

Equatorial Guinea President, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretary General Headline Premier Lineup of Oil & Gas Leaders for African Petroleum Producers Organization’s (APPO) Cape VII 2019 Congress

APPO CAPE VII welcomes participation of 50+ Africa’s petroleum ministries, national oil companies and private companies as exhibitors and sponsors

H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea, and H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, will both speak at APPO CAPE VII (www.CAPEVII-Africa.com); Secretary General of APPO H.E. Mahaman Laouan Gaya and H.E. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, will present on…

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Source: Uganda Rugby Union |

Kenya’s Geoffrey Kimani trims Rugby Cranes 7s team as training for Hong Kong 7s intensifies

Geoffrey Kimani has joined the Rugby Cranes 7s side’s technical bench to support the Ugandan team’s efforts to adequately prepare for the tricky Hong Kong tournament

With less than a month left before the Hong Kong 7s kick off, the Guinness sponsored Uganda Rugby Cranes 7s team has stepped up its training regime as it bids to improve on its 2017 quarter final finish at the tournament slated for Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 7,…

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Why Women are a force for good in the Climate Change Movement (By Naza Alakija)

Environmental degradation and issues such as plastic pollution and poor waste management are affecting countries all across Africa

By Naza Alakija Climate change and issues relating to it has recently been at the forefront of much public debate. Nations globally are implementing new policies to win the race against climate change whilst others (minority) neglect to acknowledge that it is actually happening. The United Nations has now intervened…

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Source: Year of Energy |

Equatorial Guinea President, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretary General Headline African Petroleum Producers’ Organization (APPO) CAPE VII

APPO CAPE VII welcomes the participation of 50+ Africa’s petroleum ministries, national oil companies and private companies as exhibitors and sponsors

H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea, and H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, will both speak at APPO CAPE VII; Secretary General of APPO H.E. Mahaman Laouan Gaya and H.E. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, will present on the…

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

Human Rights Council holds high-level panel on the death penalty, in particular with respect to the rights to non-discrimination and equality

The panellists were Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal; Melinda Janki, Director of the Justice Institute Guyana; and Fatimata M’Baye, Lawyer and Co-Founder of the Mauritanian Human Rights Association

The Human Rights Council this morning held its biennial high-level panel discussion on the question of the death penalty, with a focus on human rights violations in the context of the death penalty, in particular with respect to the rights to non-discrimination and equality.   Coly Seck, President of the Human…

Source: Genesys |

Cloud Reigns Supreme in 2018 Genesys Growth

Move over Avaya: More than 700 of Your Customers Choose Genesys for Speed of Innovation and Faster Business Results

Genesys® (www.Genesys.com), the global leader in omnichannel customer experience (https://bit.ly/2WX8zhN) and contact center solutions (https://bit.ly/2I8lU3B), announced its cloud sales have risen 32% year-over-year. The cloud business growth spans all market segments with 70% gains in the mid-market, 50% in small-and-medium sized enterprises, and 30% in large enterprises. While sales are…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

MEDIA ADVISORY |  Telephonic Press Briefing with U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso Andrew Young and U.S. Air Force Major General Mark Hicks, Commander, Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA) to discuss the upcoming SOCAFRICA-Sponsored Flintlock 2019 Joint Military Exercise in Burkina Faso

During the briefing, Ambassador Young and Major General Hicks will discuss the U.S.-Burkinabe bilateral relationship, including development and diplomatic efforts

EVENT: Please join us on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 14:30 GMT|15:30 WAT|16:30 SAST for a telephonic press briefing with Andrew Young, U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso, and U.S. Air Force Major General Mark Hicks, Commander, Special Operations Command Africa.  They will discuss our multiform efforts to reinforce development, security, and diplomatic…