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…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

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…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

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,…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Warsaw Process Counterterrorism and Illicit Finance Working Group Convenes in Marrakech, Morocco

Fifty-five delegations, including international organizations, from around the world participated in the working group

The United States, Poland, Morocco, and Kenya convened the Warsaw Process Counterterrorism and Illicit Finance working group, hosted by the Government of Morocco in Marrakech on March 4-5, 2020.  Fifty-five delegations, including international organizations, from around the world participated in the working group.  Delegations discussed the ever-changing threat posed by…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland |

Polish-Sudanese political consultations in Warsaw

The officials talked about major issues regarding the political, economic and trade, development, cultural and scientific cooperation

“Sudan is one of Poland’s key partners in Africa, and our bilateral relations have flourished in recent years. We applaud the process of significant peaceful transition in Sudan that was launched in 2019,” Deputy Foreign Minister Maciej Lang said during today’s meeting with his Sudanese counterpart, State Minister in Sudan’s…

Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

Record 19 International Players from 15 Countries highlight Global Reach of NBA All-Star 2020

NBA All-Star 2020 will reach fans in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages

All-Star Starters Antetokounmpo, Dončić, Embiid and Siakam Headline Record Eight International All-Stars; NBA All-Star 2020 Will Reach Fans in 215 Countries and Territories in 47 Languages A record 19 international players from 15 countries will participate in NBA All-Star 2020 (NBA.com/AllStar), which will reach fans in 215 countries and territories…

Ambassade des États-Unis en Mauritanie
Source: Ambassade des États-Unis en Mauritanie |

Mauritania to host Flintlock 2020 Exercise

Flintlock is the U.S. Africa Command’s premier and largest annual Special Operations Forces exercise since 2005

Approximately 1,600 service members from the armies of 34 African and partner nations will participate in Flintlock 2020 at multiple locations in Mauritania (Atar, Nouakchott, and Kaedi) and Senegal (Thiès), from February 17 to 28, 2020. Flintlock is the U.S. Africa Command’s premier and largest annual Special Operations Forces exercise…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Lionesses to compete in inaugural Women’s Sevens Challenger series

The Lionesses are alongside Argentina, Belgium, China, Colombia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Scotland and hosts South Africa

The Kenya women’s national sevens team, Lionesses, are among the twelve teams lined up to compete at the inaugural HSBC Sevens Challenger Series event for women, which will take place at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch, South Africa on 28-29 March, 2020. The Lionesses are alongside Argentina, Belgium, China,…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Springbok Women's Sevens ecstatic about Challenger Tournament

Twelve teams from all six of World Rugby’s regions will be competing on 28-29 March

The Springbok Women's Sevens squad welcomed the news that South Africa will host yet another major international tournament with the inaugural event on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series for women heading to the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch. Twelve teams from all six of World Rugby’s regions, including…