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2021 Year in Review: Refugee, migrant numbers rise, despite travel curbs

By November, more than 84 million people had been forced from their homes, according to UNHCR data

Pandemic-related travel restrictions may have put a dent on international migration figures in 2021, but the number of people forced to leave their homes, due to conflict and persecution, rose to record highs. By November, more than 84 million people had been forced from their homes, according to UNHCR data. This…

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Nominees for The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021 revealed

FIFA has revealed the candidates shortlisted for The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021, the winners of which will be revealed at an online ceremony on 17 January 2022

Shortlists for players’, goalkeepers’ and coaches’ prizes announced; public voting via FIFA.com (https://fifa.fans/3xdZ943): votes can be cast until 10 December 2021; the Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021 show to take place on 17 January 2022. FIFA has revealed the candidates shortlisted for The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021, the winners of which…

NTT Pro Cycling
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NTT Pro Cycling sprinters take on Tour de Wallonie

The race which gets underway on Sunday 16 August in Belgium will reach its conclusion after 4 stages, on Wednesday 19 August

NTT Pro Cycling (http://www.NTTProCycling.com) will send a sprint heavy lineup to start the UCI 2. Pro Tour de Wallonie. The race which gets underway on Sunday 16 August in Belgium will reach its conclusion after 4 stages, on Wednesday 19 August. The Tour de Wallonie has always attracted some of…

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Cycling: South African Champion leads NTT charge at Tour of Poland

NTT Pro Cycling will line up for the 5-stage race with the South African champion, Ryan Gibbons leading the teams charge

The first UCI World Tour stage race of the restarted cycling season, will be the Tour of Poland, taking place from 5-9 August. NTT Pro Cycling (www.NTTProCycling.com) will line up for the 5-stage race with the South African champion, Ryan Gibbons leading the teams charge. The 2020 edition of the…

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Paxful announces strategic partnership with global cryptocurrency exchange OKEx

The partnership offers more bitcoin payment options for users in developing regions as P2P trade surges in South Africa and Nigeria

Paxful, a leading peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace (https://Paxful.com) that aims to bring financial inclusion and access to the underbanked and unbanked in developing countries, has joined forces with OKEx (https://www.OKEx.com/), one of the world’s largest and most diverse cryptocurrency spot and derivatives exchanges. The strategic partnership will offer several payment methods…

Source: British Embassy Mogadishu |

Coronavirus - Somalia: Joint statement on reconciliation processes in Jubaland

International partners signed a joint statement welcoming the dialogue between the Jubaland administration and the leadership of the Jubaland Council for Change

The below statement was signed by United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, United States and the United Nations. "We, the undersigned international partners welcome the dialogue between the Jubaland administration and the leadership of the Jubaland Council for Change which…

Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

COVID-19 Scientific and Public Health Policy Update – (March 24, 2020)

African countries have imposed tighter travel and public health policies such as full border closures

In addition to our weekly brief on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that Africa CDC is taking to help member states, Africa CDC has begun to share a weekly brief detailing the latest changes in scientific knowledge and public health policy changes, as well as updates to the…

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Stellenbosch World Rugby tournament postponed

This proactive decision has been taken to help protect the global rugby community and the wider public

World Rugby has announced the postponement of the women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series tournament, that was due to be played in Stellenbosch on 28 and 29 March, in response to the continued Covid-19 situation. “The health and safety of participating teams, tournament event staff and spectators is our…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia |

State Secretary welcomes new Ambassadors of Lebanon and Mali on their accreditation visits

State Secretary Pelšs and the Ambassador of Mali discussed bilateral relations and the opportunities for promoting cooperation in various formats, including in international organisations

On 9 March 2020, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Andris Pelšs, met with the Ambassador of Lebanon, Rina Charbel, and the Ambassador of Mali, Oumou Sall-Seck. In a conversation with the Lebanese Ambassador, the State Secretary discussed the bilateral relations between Latvia and Lebanon and developments…

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Imbokodo to face familiar foes in Stellenbosch

The Imbokodo played against Poland twice at invitational tournaments in France in May last year, winning both matches albeit with tight margins

The Springbok Women's Sevens team were drawn with China, Poland and Mexico in Pool A of the inaugural HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series tournament for women, to be played on 28-29 March at Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch. Japan, Papua New Guinea, Kazakhstan and Belgium will contest Pool B,…