National Basketball Association (NBA)
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Embiid, Bosh, Brogdon, Deng And Dieng Headline Basketball Without Borders Africa 2019 In Senegal

17th Basketball Without Borders Africa Camp Will Bring Together Top 60 Boys and Girls Ages 17 and Under from 29 African Countries

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Senegalese Basketball Federation today announced the top 60 boys and girls ages 17 and under from 29 African countries who will participate in the 17th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa when the camp returns to…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Reminder to strengthen measures to prevent the spread of Ebola Virus to Rwanda

Screening is being performed on all boarders and airports and the country is equipped with an Emergency Treatment Center

The disease was confirmed on this July 14, 2019 in Goma, North Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo by its Ministry of Health. The Ministry requests the population to remain calm as no single Ebola case has been registered in Rwanda to date. The Country is taking the…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

USAID Administrator Mark Green's Statement on the Designation of Ebola as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) applauds this decision, and will continue to scale up life-saving support to bring this outbreak to an end

Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) under the International Health Regulations (2005). The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) applauds this decision, and will continue to scale up life-saving…

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DR Congo Ebola outbreak now a Public Health Emergency, UN health agency declares

There have been more than 2,500 cases of infection and nearly 1,670 have died in the provinces of Ituri and North Kivu

The second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on Wednesday, with the head of the World Health Organization calling for countries to ‘take notice and redouble our efforts”. With the first anniversary…

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A high-level delegation led by South Sudan’s Undersecretary of Health visited Yei River State to intensify Ebola preparedness in the country

The objective of the visit was to among others reassure local authorities of the continued support of the development partners and the one UN in South Sudan

On 15 July 2019, a high-level delegation led by Dr Makur Matur Kariom, Undersecretary, Ministry of Health and Mr Alain Noudehou, UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and comprising Ambassadors of donor countries, heads of United Nations (UN) agencies and Representatives of international non-governmental organizations visited Yei town. The objective of the visit…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

“Join Africa50 to lay the foundations for a more prosperous Africa,” African Development Bank urges

Africa50 is an innovative fund for developing and financing African infrastructure

African governments must explore innovative technologies to drive transformation on the continent, board members at Africa50’s General Shareholders Meeting, held in Kigali heard on Wednesday. Prime Minister of Rwanda Edouard Ngirente made the call at the opening of the shareholders meeting. “Let’s explore these digital opportunities to move our continent…

Channel VAS
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Channel VAS is Fintech Sponsor Of Mobile 360 Africa

Channel VAS is offering Airtime Credit and Data Credit Services as well as other innovative Mobile Finance and fintech services in over 30 countries worldwide

Channel VAS (http://www.ChannelVAS.com/), the global premium fintech and data analytics company, is happy to support the Mobile 360 Africa event, holding the position of Fintech Sponsor in this prestigious event that is taking place July 16-18 in Kigali, Rwanda. With most of the Channel VAS’ 30-plus countries of operation being…

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Burundi: Japan, IOM Ramp Up Disease Prevention, Disaster Response and Reintegration Efforts

Enhancing Integrated Capacity and Assistance to Crisis Affected Populations on Disease Outbreaks, Natural Disasters and Returns in Burundi

In poor countries like Burundi, seasonal rains often lead to displacement—due to floods and landslides that impact subsistence farmers and small-scale traders, many of whom are vulnerable are vulnerable to losing farmland and their livelihoods in a matter of minutes. When such misfortune is accompanied by an epidemic, outbreak of…

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    • ICC Trial Chamber VI declares Bosco Ntaganda guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity
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‘Beyond reasonable doubt’, international court convicts notorious DR Congo rebel leader of war crimes

The Chamber found the commander directly liable for perpetrating acts of murder

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday, found former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda guilty “beyond reasonable doubt”, of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, in the volatile Ituri district of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), between 2002 and 2003 The judgement was made during…

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Bank of Kigali Plc selects Temenos to power its Digital Transformation Strategy

Bank of Kigali Plc chooses cloud-native, cloud-agnostic Temenos T24 Transact to provide end-to-end digital banking services to customers

Bank of Kigali Plc (www.BK.rw) has selected Temenos (SIX: TEMN) (www.Temenos.com), the banking software company, to power its digital transformation journey in order to support its regional growth plans and realize its financial inclusion objectives. With Temenos packaged and upgradeable banking software, Bank of Kigali Plc will gain business agility and…