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Malawi hosts African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Sensitization Workshops in Lilongwe and Blantyre

Each workshop is expected to bring together about 150 participants from private sectors, civil society organizations, parliamentarians, academia, and government

The Ministry of Trade and Tourism in partnership with the Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union Commission (AUC) are organizing an AfCFTA Awareness Workshop in Lilongwe and Blantyre on 17 September and 19 September, respectively. These workshops aim to engage relevant stakeholders on AfCFTA issues to secure a…

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Restoring cassava farming in Rwanda

An FAO assessment on the impact of CBSD showed some farms had lost their entire cassava yield with the disease incidence

Felicien Simpunga grew up in the Ruhango district of Rwanda, where life and making a living revolved around agriculture. While he grows other crops such as beans and sweet potatoes for home use, Felicien decided to focus on cassava to earn an income after attending a training course delivered by…

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UN Refugee Chief welcomes African leadership and solidarity in action for refugees evacuated from Libya

UNHCR reiterates its view that refugees and migrants in detention in Libya should be freed in an orderly manner and their protection guaranteed

Welcoming this week’s agreement with the African Union and Rwanda to set up a refugee transit mechanism for evacuation of vulnerable refugees out of Libya, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today urged other countries to follow this example with further actions to save lives. “At this critical time…

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Commonwealth women’s affairs ministers to join forces on gender equality strategy

The strategy will include provisions to help increase women’s access to leadership, to achieve a minimum number of years of free quality education

Commonwealth women’s affairs ministers will assemble in Nairobi on 19 and 20 September for their triennial meeting to consider a robust strategy to achieve gender equality goals in all 53 member countries by 2030. The strategy will include provisions to help increase women’s access to leadership, to achieve a minimum…

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Rwanda visit highlights Gorilla climate change fight

The Secretary-General was granted the honour of naming a baby gorilla during a Rwandan ceremony attended by tens of thousands of people

Kwita Izina is an annual event which this year was held in Kinigi, near Rwanda’s borders with the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda. At the ceremony, baby mountain gorillas are named by dignitaries, celebrities and leaders in conservation. The event's main goal is to bring national and international…

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Secretary Azar to Lead U.S. Delegation to Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Uganda Regarding Ebola Outbreak

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the DRC shows that deadly infectious diseases have the potential to endanger lives and disrupt economies, travel, and livelihoods

In the coming days, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will lead a delegation on behalf of the Trump administration to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, and Uganda regarding one of the most serious global health challenges facing the world right now: the Ebola outbreak in…

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Joint Statement: Government of Rwanda, UNHCR and African Union agree to evacuate refugees out of Libya

Under the agreement, the Government of Rwanda will receive and provide protection to refugees and asylum-seekers who are currently being held in detention centres in Libya

The Government of Rwanda, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the African Union have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a transit mechanism for evacuating refugees out of Libya.  Under the agreement, the Government of Rwanda will receive and provide protection to refugees and asylum-seekers who are…

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National Basketball Association (NBA) and OCP Group announce Multiyear Partnership to expand Jr. NBA Programming in Morocco and Rwanda

10-Time NBA All-Star Ray Allen Attends Jr. NBA Launch Events in Khouribga and Benguerir, Morocco

The OCP Group (OCP) (www.OCPGroup.ma), a world-leader in the phosphate industry, and the National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) today announced a new, multiyear partnership to expand Jr. NBA programs, teach life skills and build new basketball courts in Khouribga and Benguerir, Morocco and in the Rwandan capital of Kigali, while…

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Lions de Fer lift Rwanda Rugby National League 2019

Thousand Hills Rugby Club secured their ticket in the Semi–Final after clashing Muhanga Thunders 27-6 while Lions de Fer defeated Resilience Rugby Club 21-19

Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) (www.RwandaRugby.com) Lions de Fer Rugby Club put their title credentials on show with a resounding 30 – 22 victory over Thousand Hills in the Final of the Rwanda Rugby National League held on Saturday 7th , 2019 at Amahoro National Stadium. Thousand Hills Rugby Club secured…

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Washington braces up for Mega Forum on Making African Trade Easy - Q&A with Angelle Kwemo on Mate 2019

Believe in Africa is a non profit organization created by African diaspora leaders to promote African solutions to African problems

By Ajong Mbapndah L Trade, the African Continental Free Trade Area, Prosper Africa initiative, business networks and more will be in focus during the upcoming Making African Trade Easy Forum organized by Believe in Africa Foundation. Considering that this is the 5th anniversary of Believe in Africa, we decided to…