Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

New Cooperation Agreement among East, Horn of Africa States address Overseas Worker Exploitation

Representatives also agreed to form a Regional Ministerial Labour and Social Protection Forum, with a rotational chairmanship

The rescue last week of roughly 100 children and young Ugandan women here as they prepared to fly to United Arab Emirates to labour as domestic workers, reinforces the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s (UNODC) recent assessment that human trafficking has become a menace in East Africa over…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Blitzboks keen to get on with things in Hamilton

All of Japan, England and Kenya will test the Blitzboks in various ways, but for Powell the focus will be on the first match

With Chris Dry around, it’s inevitable that there will be smiles on the faces of his fellow Blitzboks – whether it is his infectious attempts to rap, his no-nonsense approach at training or his proven ability between the four lines, you want to have the experienced traveller around come game…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

United Arab Emirates (UAE) condemns Burkina Faso blast

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation underscored the UAE's utter condemnation of this criminal act and its firm rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism

The United Arab Emirates has strongly condemned the blast that killed several people and injured numerous others in Soum province in northern Burkina Faso. In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation underscored the UAE's utter condemnation of this criminal act and its firm rejection of all…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Lionesses to play at Langford Sevens

The national women's sevens team will feature as the invitational side at the second last leg of the 2019/20 HSBC Women's Sevens World Series, the Langford Sevens taking place on 2nd and 3rd May 2020 in Langford, Canada.  The Lionesses, who finished as runners up at last year's Africa Women's…

Expo 2020 Dubai
Source: Expo 2020 Dubai |

Canon to bring its imaging expertise to Expo 2020 Dubai as Official Printing and Imaging Provider

Canon to also offer printing services and print displays to participants, businesses

Global imaging and printing solutions leader to support The World’s Greatest Show; Canon to also offer printing services and print displays to participants, businesses; media professionals can receive equipment loans as well as maintenance services Exceptional imagery and high speed printing will support a range of onsite activities at The…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Challenge accepted – Stedman Gans

Springbok Sevens team at the HSBC New Zealand Sevens in Hamilton this weekend

Several challenges await the Springbok Sevens team at the HSBC New Zealand Sevens in Hamilton this weekend, when the third tournament of 10 in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series kicks off early Saturday morning (SA time) at FMG Stadium Waikato. The format of the tournament has changed from recent…

Source: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) |

International Tourism Growth continues to outpace the Global Economy

Limited data available for Africa (+4%) points to continued strong results in North Africa (+9%) while arrivals in Sub-Saharan Africa grew slower in 2019 (+1.5%)

1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded in 2019, globally. A 4% increase on the previous year which is also forecast for 2020, confirming tourism as a leading and resilient economic sector, especially in view of current uncertainties. By the same token, this calls for such growth to be managed…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Blitzboks keen to go and do the work - Du Preez

This time, Du Preez and his fellow Springbok Sevens team mates departed Cape Town for New Zealand, where the third tournament of the World Series will take place on 25 and 26 January

After 71 tournaments in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, one could expect Blitzboks sweeper, Branco du Preez, to show some reluctance in boarding another intercontinental flight to yet another tournament on the other side of the world. This time, Du Preez and his fellow Springbok Sevens team mates departed…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Strongly Condemns Attack on Military Site in Niger

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation affirmed that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of this criminal act

The United Arab Emirates has strongly condemned the attack targeting a military site in Niger, which resulted in numerous deaths and injuries. In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation affirmed that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of this criminal act and utter rejection of all…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Berlin Conference on Libya

A conference of Heads of State and Government is now to be held in Berlin

By means of the Berlin Process, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas seek to support the peace efforts of the UN Special Representative to bring about an end to the conflict in Libya. A conference of Heads of State and Government is now to be held in…