Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN Child Rights Committee to review Austria, Belarus, Costa Rica, Hungary, Rwanda and State of Palestine

The public sessions will be held in the Ground Floor Conference Room of Palais Wilson in Geneva

The UN Child Rights Committee will meet in Geneva from 20 January to 7 February to review Austria, Belarus, Costa Rica, Hungary, Rwanda, and State of Palestine. The above are among the 196 States parties to the Child Rights Convention and its Optional Protocols. They required to undergo regular reviews…

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Alok Sharma heralds green cities of the future on Kenya visit

International Development Secretary pledges new UK aid to help build green cities across Africa with quality infrastructure

International Development Secretary pledges new UK aid to help build green cities across Africa with quality infrastructure; Alok Sharma announces new UK Centre for Cities and Infrastructure which will help African governments plan, build and run environmentally friendly cities; Visit to Kenya comes ahead of the UK-Africa Investment Summit in…

Source: The Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd (MCB) |

Capitalism for everyone: The Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd (MCB) join forces with the AFRICA CEO FORUM to rethink the role of Africa’s private sector

With the role of capitalism sparking intense debate around the world and as the need to “do good” becomes increasingly pressing in Africa, 1,800 leading decision-makers from industry, finance and politics will come together in Abidjan to boost the impact of African companies

The eighth edition of the largest international gathering of the African private sector will be held on 9 to 10 March 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire; With the role of capitalism sparking intense debate around the world and as the need to “do good” becomes increasingly pressing in Africa, 1,800 leading…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank approves €8 million technical assistance grant to support preparation of Ruzizi IV Hydro Power Project in the Great Lakes region

The project will provide electricity to millions of households, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises and industries, thereby improving the living conditions of the regional population

The Board of Directors of African Development Bank Group (https://www.AfDB.org) has approved an €8 million grant drawn from the European Union’s Africa Investment Platform (EU-AIP) to support the preparation of the Ruzizi IV Hydropower Project. The plant will be situated on the Ruzizi River between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic…

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Rugby Rwanda Thirty qualify as Rugby Level 1 Coaches

The coaches included twenty men and ten female participants and were trained by John Bosco Muamba from Rugby African and Dr Joseph Kalanzi from Uganda

Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) (http://www.RwandaRugby.com) thirty participants including development officers have qualified as Level 1 coaches after concluding a four-day training program organized in Kigali by Rwanda rugby federation in partnership with Rwanda National Olympic Sports Committee on Thursday. The coaches included twenty men and ten female participants and were…

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African Development Bank sponsored Off-Grid Energy Access Fund reaches final equity close with partner contributions

The African Development Bank is the fund’s anchor sponsor with a $30 million contribution, and $8.5 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

The Facility for Energy Inclusion’s Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (FEI OGEF) has reached a final equity close with $59 million in committed equity capital and $36 million debt facilities, to support innovative, off-grid energy access companies. The final close, reached on 18 November 2019, was made possible through a $15…

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Malta launches its first strategy for growth and partnership with Africa (2020-2025) for public consultation

Trade, development and diplomacy as the focus recognising Africa as an emerging economic force

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela launched the first policy document for public consultation, wherein Africa is being seen by Malta as a vital strategic partner for the coming five years. Focusing on trade, diplomacy and development, this policy document, entitled ‘Malta and Africa: A strategy for partnership 2020-2025’, concentrates on…

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US envoy on Rwanda’s transformation and why he is keen to learn Kinyarwanda

He usually uses some Kinyarwanda words when giving speeches in the country or during interviews with the media

Peter Hendrick Vrooman, the US ambassador to Rwanda is one envoy that stands out for the love he has for Kinyarwanda. He usually uses some Kinyarwanda words when giving speeches in the country or during interviews with the media. “Ndiga buri munsi” (I learn every day) is one of his…

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Basketball Africa League Unveils Official Logo

New Logo Celebrates League’s Pan-African Footprint, Africa’s Diversity and Continent’s Rich Basketball Heritage

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 unveiled the league’s official logo.  The new logo, which features the silhouette of a basketball player taking a jump shot on a vibrant green, yellow,…

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Rugby Africa Cup 2020 Shines in New Light for Players, Teams and Spectators

The elimination stage of the new Rugby Africa Cup format focusses on inclusion and digital experience

In June this year, Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com) announced the new format of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC); a modernized and more inclusive set up of the continental championship to revamp the attractiveness of the game. At the same time the elimination stage was a digital testing period for a new…