Source: Fédération internationale de football association (FIFA) |

Over 720,000 tickets sold and only 50 days to go until FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ kicks off

Tickets for three group-stage fixtures – the Netherlands v. Cameroon in Valenciennes on 15 June, Nigeria v. France in Rennes on 17 June and Sweden v. the USA in Le Havre on 20 June – have also sold out in record time

Today marks 50 days until the eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ kicks off in France, and FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) are proud to announce that ticket sales for the competition are smashing records, with over 720,000 sold so far. The opening match of the…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Agriculture Fast Track Fund to launch 17 new projects in support of agribusiness Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana and seven other African countries

The Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) is managed by the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department of the African Development Bank

Who: The African Development Bank What: Launch of 17 new grant projects funded by the Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) (https://bit.ly/2P94vrr) Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2019, from 9:00 – 11:00am Venue: African Development Bank, Ghana Country Office, Ridge, Accra. The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) will launch 17 new grant projects…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh |

Bangla New Year celebrated in Nigeria with colour & festivity

The members of the diaspora, expatriate Bangalees of India and High Commission families took part

Bangladesh High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria celebrated Bangla New Year-1426 on 14 April 2019 at the Chancery amid melodious music, spectacular dance, recitation and traditional cuisine depicting rich Bengalee culture and heritage. Mr. Md. Shameem Ahsan,ndc, High Commissioner exchanged New Year’s greetings with the guests. In his welcome remarks, he expressed hope that…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank Business Opportunity Seminar - Investing in partnerships for Africa’s transformation

Ethical business model key to successful project delivery by the African Development Bank - participants

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) held a Business Opportunity Seminar (BOS) focused on strengthening and fostering the engagement of the business sector and of other stakeholders to effectively support investment in infrastructure and human development projects. Seeking strategic alliances and potential business opportunities with the Bank, the participants, private-sector representatives, civil…

Source: Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) |

2019 Rugby Africa Silver Cup Cancelled indefinitely

The cancellation became imminent following Kwese Sports premature termination of sponsorship contract leaving Rugby Africa without adequate funding for the year 2019

Rugby Africa President, Khaled Babbou has notified Unions on the decision of Rugby Africa EXCO to cancel this year’s Silver Cup due to hold at the Lagos Polo Club, Ikoyi in Lagos Nigeria. The Silver Cup Pool A was scheduled to be played between Nigeria, Ghana, Madagascar and Botswana whilst…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

More than 3,500 children have been recruited and used by non-state armed groups in north-east Nigeria since 2013

Marking five years since Chibok abduction, UNICEF urges protection of children’s rights

More than 3,500 children, most of whom were aged 13 to 17, were recruited by non-state armed groups between 2013 and 2017 and have been used in the ongoing armed conflict in northeast Nigeria – UNICEF said today ahead of the fifth anniversary of the Chibok abduction. The UN children’s…

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Source: AIPS Africa |

Communique of the Africa Section of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS-Africa) at its 6th Congress in Accra on April 6th 2019

The congress advised its members across the globe to conduct themselves in a professional manner by staying factual and balanced in their reportorial output

The Africa section of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) (http://AIPSAfrica.com) held its 6th congress in the Ghanaian capital of Accra from April 3rd to 6th and came out with the following resolutions ● Building on the decisions reached at its last meeting in Lausanne during the AIPS Congress which…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Nigeria: African Development Bank approves $15 million investment package for Infrastructure Credit Guarantee Company

This intervention will promote local currency infrastructure financing, and further development of the domestic capital market

The Board of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a $15-million investment package to Infrastructure Credit Guarantee Company (InfraCredit), to support infrastructure financing through the domestic debt capital markets in Nigeria. The investment package to InfraCredit is comprised of a subordinated loan of $10 million and a risk sharing…

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Source: Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Equatorial Guinea |

Gas Exporting Countries and Qatari Energy Leaders meet with Equatorial Guinea Petroleum Minister on First-Ever Gas Heads of State Summit on African Soil

The event saw over 1,000 delegates participating, including African ministerial delegations from APPO member countries and African national oil companies

The Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea,  H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima is on a visit to Doha this week where he notably met Dr. Yury Sentyurin, Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), in anticipation of Equatorial Guinea hosting next November the GECF’s 5th Gas…