Source: WorldRemit |

16 coaches from Africa shortlisted as “Future Stars” by Arsenal and WorldRemit

The coaches will be rewarded for their contributions to their communities with Arsenal youth shirts for their team

Today, WorldRemit (www.WorldRemit.com) announces that 16 applicants from Africa have been shortlisted for its Future Stars programme. Of these 16 coaches, eight are women. WorldRemit and Arsenal launched the second edition of the Future Stars programme in August to recognise the valuable contributions that grassroots youth football coaches make to…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

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…

Fenix International
Source: Fenix International |

Fenix International to Launch Off-Grid Solar in Mozambique in partnership with leading operator Vodacom

Launching sales in Mozambique is the latest step in Fenix’s expansion

Fenix International (https://www.FenixIntl.com/), a next-generation energy company and subsidiary of ENGIE (https://www.ENGIE.com), opens its sixth market in Mozambique, where it expects to reach 200,000 households with clean energy and inclusive financial services within 3 years. Launching sales in Mozambique is the latest step in Fenix’s expansion. Headquartered in Kampala, the…

African Council of Religious Leaders - Religions for Peace (ACRL-RfP)
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    • From right to left: Daniel Deng' (South Sudan civil society member/activist), Rev James Ninrew (Presbyterian Clergy from South Sudan), Rev Dr Lydia Mwaniki (AACC), Rev Fedis Nyagah (CAPA), Dr Bright Mawudor (Dep Gen Sec, AACC), Rev Prof Bosela Eale (AACC), Rev Charles Berahino (AACC) (1)
    • From right to left: Daniel Deng' (South Sudan civil society member/activist), Rev James Ninrew (Presbyterian Clergy from South Sudan), Rev Dr Lydia Mwaniki (AACC), Rev Fedis Nyagah (CAPA), Dr Bright Mawudor (Dep Gen Sec, AACC), Rev Prof Bosela Eale (AACC), Rev Charles Berahino (AACC) (2)
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Revive faith in the peace process in South Sudan: African religious leaders urge East African governments to take action for peace

Statement calls on East African governments to make urgent efforts toward peace one year on from the signing of the peace agreement in South Sudan

One year on from the signing of a peace agreement in South Sudan, thousands of African faith leaders represented by Africa’s major faith-based coalitions have called on East African leaders to urge President Salva Kiir and Opposition Leader Dr. Riek Machar to implement the South Sudanese peace agreement in good faith. In a statement (https://bit.ly/2ktxzyV)…

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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…

Commonwealth Secretariat
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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…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

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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Use Data and Information for Public Health Action – Dr Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam

Uganda is the first country in the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region to host the Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative (SORT IT)

One of the public health challenges in low-medium income countries is lack of capacity to process data into information to support evidence-based decision making. This was pointed out by Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam the World Health Organization Country Representative in Uganda while opening the on-going two weeks training on antimicrobial…

National Basketball Association (NBA)
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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…

Africa Oil Week
Source: Africa Oil Week |

With first oil target set for 2027, Somalia is keen to showcase its untapped potential to the world

As part of its efforts, Somalia is expected to honour most legacy contracts

Following the signing of a new Petroleum Law and Revenue Sharing Agreement in May of this year, as well as the unveiling of its first ever offshore licensing round (15 blocks covering 75,000 sq. km), the Horn of Africa nation is keen to show the world that it is open…