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Herbert Mensah re-commits to "Women in Ghana Rugby"

One of the key agenda points of the President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby has been to develop, push and increase the participation of women in Ghana Rugby

Mr Herbert Mensah, President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby (https://GhanaRugby.org/) (www.Ghana.Rugby) re-confirmed his commitment to the development of “Women in Ghana Rugby” following the announcement by World Rugby that a global campaign to revolutionise women’s rugby has been launched globally. In the announcement by World Rugby the body said…

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Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus calls for a new approach to address hunger and conflict

Food and agriculture are pathways to peace in Central African Republic

Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus today called for a complete change in the ways to address the often-related issues of hunger and conflict. He made the appeal at an event at FAO headquarters in Rome highlighting progress made by the FAO-Nobel Peace Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace. "If…

Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

UN Secretary-General to commemorate fallen peacekeepers, Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage to be awarded for the first time since inaugural medal

2 fallen peacekeepers from Egypt among those to be honoured at UN Headquarters

UN Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Friday, 24 May 2019. Secretary-General António Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives since 1948 and will preside over a ceremony at which the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal will be awarded…

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Recreational Centre Opens for Children in Zinder, Niger

Niger, considered a major migratory hub in West and Central Africa, is a country of origin, transit and destination for numerous vulnerable migrants

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) officially handed over last Friday (17 May) the Centre for the Prevention, Promotion and Protection of Children (CEPPP) in Matameye, department of Kantché, Zinder region, to representatives from the Ministry of Women Promotion and Child Protection (MPFPE) in Niger. The centre was built and equipped through…

World Rugby
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World Rugby launches global campaign to revolutionise women’s rugby

#TryAndStopUs campaign features 15 inspirational women and girls with ‘unstoppable’ qualities from around the globe

World Rugby (www.World.Rugby) unveils new global identity, brand proposition and campaign for women’s rugby; #TryAndStopUs campaign features 15 inspirational women and girls with ‘unstoppable’ qualities from around the globe; Huge growth in women’s rugby to 2.7 million participants with a 28 per cent increase in registered players since 2017; Biggest…

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Photo Exhibition on Fatherhood in Egypt and Sweden at Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The exhibition features photos from Egypt and Sweden, portraying the universal role of fatherhood and promoting cultural exchange and gender equality

On the 9th May 2019, the Embassy of Sweden inaugurated the exhibition “Because I am a Father: Egyptian and Swedish Dads” in Alexandria. The exhibition features photos from Egypt and Sweden, portraying the universal role of fatherhood and promoting cultural exchange and gender equality. The exhibit will be open 9th-28th…

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U.S. Embassy hosts Ethiopia Hacks! 5.0: River Basin Restoration

Participants were challenged to develop technological solutions to support the Addis Ababa river basin restoration project

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa hosted the Fifth Hackathon as part of its Ethiopia Hacks! Program.  Participants were challenged to develop technological solutions to support the Addis Ababa river basin restoration project. To help participants get started, the U.S. Embassy brought U.S. expert Dr. Melinda Laturi, Professor of Eco…

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The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) reinforce cooperation to empower women peacebuilders in the region

Over 30 participants representing eleven countries in the region were trained in conflict analysis, mediation and gender dimensions of conflict

The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in partnership with the UN System Staff College (UNSSC), the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) and the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC), organized a Training of Trainers…

Source: Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) |

2019 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards Nominations Closing Date Extended

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards recognise, honour and celebrate Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners in Africa for their passion and determination in making a difference through out the continent

The closing date for the 2019 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (https://www.AWIEForum.org) Awards nominations has been extended to Monday, 10 June 2019.  The extension gives more women entrepreneurs an opportunity to enter these prestigious, multi-industry awards, and be recognised for their contribution to Pan-African, social and economic agendas.…

Rugby Africa
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Qualifiers for the Women’s Rugby World Cup, a first for Africa!

In August 2019, Rugby Africa will host the Rugby Africa Women's Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa, a qualifying competition for the Women's Rugby World Cup, which will take place in New Zealand in 2021

Together with their partner Société Générale, Rugby Africa’s (www.RugbyAfrique.com) official bank, and with the support of World Rugby, Rugby Africa will organise the first qualifiers for the Women's Rugby World Cup in Africa, the Rugby Africa Women's Cup, at the Bosman stadium in Johannesburg, starting on August 9th, National Women's…