Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Zimbabwe to host 6th Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

The Forum provides a platform for peer learning and exchange, especially on regional Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) and implementation of SDGs

Zimbabwe has confirmed that it will host the 6th Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) which will be held in the resort town of Victoria Falls from 24-27 February, 2020. Officials from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) met Monday with senior government officials, including Labour, Public…

National Aviation Services (NAS)
Source: National Aviation Services (NAS) |

#VisaFreeAfrica Initiative Announces Winners of 55 Voices for Africa Competition

All winners will receive cash prizes, a winning certificate and have the opportunity to have their work published on the #VisaFreeAfrica (VFA) website

With over 185 entries from over 33 countries, Shareefa Youshna Jewan from Mauritius emerged as the winner of the 55 Voices for Africa (55Voices4Africa) writing competition conducted under the #VisaFreeAfrica (VFA) initiative. She is closely followed by Priscilla Takondwa Semphere and Olewuenyi Chioma Catherine as the first and second runners…

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New High Commissioner to Seychelles Patrick Lynch presents credentials

The United Kingdom’s new High Commissioner to the Republic of Seychelles, His Excellency Patrick Lynch today presented his letter of introduction to the President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr Danny Faure

President Danny Faure and High Commissioner Patrick Lynch discussed the further strengthening of well-established bilateral ties between the two countries. The new High Commissioner also expressed his enthusiasm to continue the progress that has been made across a number of priority areas. Following the ceremony, High Commissioner Patrick Lynch said:…

Source: Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) |

Rugby: Zimbabwe Sables Ready To Host Cranes

The Sables are enjoying their unbeaten run after recording victories against all three opponents Kenya, Uganda and Zambia

Zimbabwe Sables will be hosting Uganda’s Cranes in their return leg of the Victoria Cup at the Machinery Exchange Stadium, Harare Sports Club on Saturday the 24th of August. The Sables are enjoying their unbeaten run after recording victories against all three opponents Kenya, Uganda and Zambia, but the men…

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Uganda will host Zambia in our final home game of this year's Victoria Cup

The game will take place on Saturday 17th August 2019 at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds kicking off at 16:30hrs local time

Uganda will host Zambia in our final home game of this year's Victoria Cup. The game will take place on Saturday 17th August 2019 at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds kicking off at 16:30hrs local time. Preparations for the Zambia game are underway and the national team has been training hard from…

Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU)
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Rugby - Zambia dates Uganda in Victoria Cup

The team departs for Kampala on Wednesday 14th before playing their hosts on Saturday 17th August, 2019 in the East Africa Country

As the Victoria Cup progresses, Zambia is this weekend set to face off with Uganda in a game to be played at the Legends Grounds in Kampala. The National Rugby Team which regrouped on Thursday 8th August, 2019 in Lusaka has been training from  Lusaka Rugby Club in the Showgrounds…

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Mrs Laurence Beau, Ambassador-designate of France to Botswana

Mrs Beau graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies and holds a Masters of English Language, Culture and Economics from Sorbonne University

Mrs Laurence Beau, Ambassador-designate of France to Botswana, arrived in Gaborone on Monday 05 August 2019. “I am very honored to have been appointed Ambassador of France to Botswana and Special Representative to SADC. My career as a diplomat has taken me to several continents and oceans; from Latin America…

Source: Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) |

Zimbabwe Sables beat Kenya In Victoria Cup Nail Biter

The win for Zimbabwe maintains their unbeaten streak having beaten Zambia and Uganda in the first two matches

Zimbabwe Sables remain unbeaten in the 2019 Victoria Cup after a nail biting 30-29 victory over Kenya Simbas at Hartsfield Stadium in Bulawayo. The win for Zimbabwe maintains their unbeaten streak having beaten Zambia and Uganda in the first two matches. Victory was not easily handed down to the home…

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Kenya – Rugby: Chajira Returns As The Lionesses Head To The Women's World Cup Qualifiers

She picked up an ankle injury in April during the Hong Kong 7s where the sevens side fell to Brazil in the semifinals

Sheila Chajira makes her comeback to the Kenya Lionesses squad that heads to South Africa for the Rugby World Cup Qualifiers in Johannesburg. She picked up an ankle injury in April during the Hong Kong 7s where the sevens side fell to Brazil in the semifinals. Her experience in the…

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Want to end preventable maternal deaths? Spend (at least) six times more by 2030

More investment in maternal health would also make easily preventable and treatable conditions that arise from complications in childbirth – such as obstetric fistula – extremely rare

How much would it cost to achieve a world where no woman dies from pregnancy-related causes, lacks access to modern family planning, or is subject to harmful practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM) or child marriage – all in about 10 years? New preliminary figures compiled by researchers from UNFPA and Johns Hopkins University,…