Source: World Meteorological Organization |

Global platform on disaster risk reduction: we need a drastic change of course

This year, tropical cyclone Idai left more than 1000 people dead in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi

The impacts of climate change, associated sea level rise and extreme weather are amplifying as a result of record greenhouse gas levels and combining with urbanization, environmental degradation and water stress to produce interlocking crises. There needs to be a drastic change of course, according to the top global forum…

Rugby Africa
Source: Rugby Africa |

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 ( 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…

World Health Organization (WHO)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Too many babies are born too small

Around one in seven of all babies worldwide are born with a low birthweight

More than 20 million babies were born with a low birthweight (less than 2500g; 5.5 pounds) in 2015—around one in seven of all births worldwide according to the first-ever estimates documenting this major health challenge. These findings and more are documented in a new research paper developed by experts from…

Source: World Rugby |

Match officials selected for Rugby World Cup 2019: Two South Africans are part of the squad

The match officials were selected by World Rugby’s Match Official Selection Committee following a comprehensive review of performances and fitness

South Africans Jaco Peyper and Marius Jonker are part of the squad of 23 match officials selected to take charge of the 48 matches at Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, which runs from 20 September-2 November. World Rugby (www.World.Rugby) has announced the squad of 23 match officials selected to…

Source: British High Commission - Lilongwe |

British High Commission in Lilongwe hosts Commonwealth 70th anniversary reception

Representatives from government, private sector, development community, Commonwealth and other foreign missions celebrate the unique contributions of the 53-member bloc and its potential to build a fairer, more prosperous, sustainable and secure future

The British High Commission in Lilongwe on Monday, 29 April 2019, held a reception to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the foundation of the Commonwealth, an important milestone for the 53-member grouping that falls during UK’s term as Commonwealth Chair-in-office. Addressing guests at the reception, the British High Commission Chargé…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar |

MoFA Secretary-General Receives Credentials Copies for Nicaragua, Sierra Leone, and New Zealand Ambassadors

HE Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr Ahmed bin Hassan Al Hammadi received Sunday a copy of the credentials of HE the Republic of Nicaragua's (non-resident) Ambassador to the State Mohammed Mohammed Farara El Ashtar, of HE the Republic of Sierra Leone's (non-resident) Ambassador to the State Rashid…

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 (; 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…