Source: South African Rugby Union |

Dry replaces injured Visser at HSBC Los Angeles Sevens

Dry, who is the most capped South African forward in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series (72 tournaments and 363 matches), said the trip came unexpected

An ankle injury to Springbok Sevens forward Impi Visser has ruled him out of the HSBC Los Angeles Sevens at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson this weekend and he will be replaced by the experienced Chris Dry. Visser sustained the injury on Thursday and Dry was called into the…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

European Investment Bank joins Sahel Alliance

Technical and financial experience from recent energy, water, private sector, transport and telecom investment to be shared with Sahel partners

EIB, the Bank of the European Union, joins Sahel Alliance at first General Assembly; Membership expected to strengthen impact of EIB engagement in Sahel; Builds on EUR 1 billion track record in region and 52 years of engagemen; Technical and financial experience from recent energy, water, private sector, transport and…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Blitzboks change three as Kok hits 50

Blitzbok coach Neil Powell made three changes to the side that lost in the final of the HSBC Sydney Sevens early this month

Werner Kok will play in his 50th HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament for the Springbok Sevens team next weekend in Los Angeles, where Ryan Oosthuizen, Kurt-Lee Arendse and Mfundo Ndhlovu will return to action in the green and gold. Blitzbok coach Neil Powell made three changes to the side…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

South Africa (SA) Rugby congratulates Springboks on prestigious Laureus Award

The South African national rugby team pipped an illustrious list of top international sporting teams to lift the award in the German capital

The Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok team of 2019 added another fantastic award to their impressive list of recent accolades when they scooped the prestigious Laureus Team of the Year Award in Berlin on Monday evening. The South African national rugby team pipped an illustrious list of top international sporting teams…

Africa Energy Forum
Source: Africa Energy Forum |

Africa Energy Forum 2020 to address Sustainable Development Goal on Energy (SDG7) and Impact of Energy Investment

Under the overarching theme “Investment & Impact,” the Forum’s 2020 programme puts sustainable development and the impact of power projects under the spotlight

The 2020 Africa Energy Forum (aef) (www.Africa-Energy-Forum.com) will welcome Chairwoman Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Co-Chair of UN-Energy, to officiate the opening sessions. Mrs. Ogunbiyi said: “Africa is a region full of promise and economic opportunity. Yet as we…

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Source: Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Spain |

H.E Ambassador, Mr. Richard A. Opembe paid a Courtesy Call on Director General for International Trade and Investments, Ms. María Paz Ramos Resa, on 13th February 2020

H.E. Ambassador, Mr. Richard A. Opembe, paid a courtesy call to Director General for International Trade and Investments, Ms. María Paz Ramos Resa, on 13th February 2020 at the State Secretariat for Trade offices in Madrid. During the visit, cordial discussions ranged from the current state of bilateral trade and…

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…

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

All-Star Pascal Siakam, Wizards’ Bertāns, Celtics’ Fall and Bulls’ Markkanen to Coach Top International Prospects at Sixth Annual Basketball Without Borders Global Camp

Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp During NBA All-Star 2020 Will Bring Together Top 64 High School Age Boys and Girls from 34 Countries and Regions

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (https://www.NBA.com/) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced the top 64 boys and girls from 34 countries and regions who will travel to Chicago for the sixth annual Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp, which will be held Friday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb.…

International Sports Press Association (AIPS)
Source: International Sports Press Association (AIPS) |

Governor Nyesom Wike: “Real Madrid Academy Port Harcourt is a legacy for Rivers State”

Governor Wike announced to this latest Congress in Budapest that the Academy has now been completed and commissioned in September 2019

During the opening day of the 83rd AIPS Congress at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest in Hungary, the Governor of Rivers State, Nigeria, His Excellency Nyesom Ezenwo Wike took the stage to share his vision for a project he holds dear - the Real Madrid Academy based in his capital, Port…