Source: Fédération internationale de football association (FIFA) |

Normalisation committee appointed for Egyptian Football Association (EFA)

The decision follows the recent resignation of the EFA President and the entire EFA board followed by the visit of a FIFA mission to Cairo

The Bureau of the FIFA Council today decided to appoint a normalisation committee for the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) in accordance with art. 14 par. 1 (a) and art. 8 par. 2 of the FIFA Statutes. The decision follows the recent resignation of the EFA President and the entire EFA…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Liberia |

Joint European Union (EU)-US Statement on Recent Electoral Violence in Montserrado County

We urge the Liberian authorities to complete a swift and objective investigation to hold accountable those instigating or executing violence in this and previous incidents

The EU Delegation and the Embassies of the United States of America and the EU Member States (France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom) in Monrovia are concerned about recent incidents of violence after the by-elections in Montserrado County. We condemn the violence that took place on Saturday, 17…

WHO Regional Office for Africa
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti nominated to a second term as WHO Regional Director for Africa

Her nomination will be ratified by the 146th WHO Executive Board at its January 2020 session

The 47 Member States of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) African Region nominated Dr Matshidiso Moeti to serve a second five-year term as Regional Director for Africa. The nomination took place today during the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa, which is the governing mechanism involving health…

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

Basketball Africa League Names John Manyo-Plange Vice President & Head of Strategy and Operations

Manyo-Plange, who goes by Manyo, will assume his new role immediately and will continue to report to Basketball Africa League (BAL) President Amadou Gallo Fall

The Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa and scheduled to begin play in March 2020, today named NBA (https://in.NBA.com) Africa Head of Business Operations and Ghana-native John Manyo-Plange as BAL Vice President & Head of Strategy and Operations. Manyo-Plange, who goes…

United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
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UNAIDS welcomes the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as its new Executive Director

Ms Byanyima began her career as a champion of marginalized communities and women 30 years ago as a member of parliament in the National Assembly of Uganda

UNAIDS warmly welcomes the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as its new Executive Director. Ms Byanyima has more than 30 years of experience in political leadership, diplomacy and humanitarian engagement. “I am honoured to be joining UNAIDS as the Executive Director at such a critical time in the response to HIV,”…

Embassy of France in Gaborone, Botswana
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Mrs Laurence Beau, Ambassador-designate of France to Botswana

Mrs Beau graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies and holds a Masters of English Language, Culture and Economics from Sorbonne University

Mrs Laurence Beau, Ambassador-designate of France to Botswana, arrived in Gaborone on Monday 05 August 2019. “I am very honored to have been appointed Ambassador of France to Botswana and Special Representative to SADC. My career as a diplomat has taken me to several continents and oceans; from Latin America…

World Council of Churches (WCC)
Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

Former World Council of Churches (WCC) executive finds joy working for peace in Ethiopia

Legesse worked tirelessly for the reconciliation process between the previously estranged synods of the church that split into two in 1991 after the political change

Nigussu Legesse shared in the joy a year ago when the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church declared an end to a 27-year-old schism that had torn it apart. That rapprochement set in motion a series of events that are taking him back to his homeland. Legesse was then World Council of…

Source: Ecobank |

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated Announces New Appointment – Group Consumer Banking Head

Nana Araba Abban held several senior positions with Standard Chartered Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and other institutions

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, ETI (https://Ecobank.com), the Lomé-based parent company of the Ecobank Group, announce appointment of Nana Araba Abban as Group Consumer Banking Head with immediate effect.   Nana will be a member of the Group Executive Committee and report directly to the Group Chief Executive Officer. Nana Araba Abban is…

Source: Ecobank |

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated announces the appointment of Ayo Adepoju as Group Chief Financial Officer

Ayo Adepoju was appointed as the Acting Group Chief Financial Officer in April 2019

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, ETI (https://Ecobank.com), the Lomé-based parent company of the Ecobank Group, announces that Ayo Adepoju has been appointed as Group Chief Financial Officer, with immediate effect. As a member of the Group Executive Committee, he will report directly to the Group Chief Executive Officer. Ayo Adepoju was appointed…