Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Documentation opens doors for Kenya's stateless Shona community

The Kenyan government has expressed willingness to register the Shona as Kenyan citizens,

Ending statelessness by 2024 is an ambitious goal, but NORCAP expert Sadiq Boateng is closing the gap with efforts to recognise Kenya’s stateless Shona people. In the 1960s, a group of Zimbabwean missionaries from the Shona ethnic group immigrated to Kenya. Many settled and remain in and near Nairobi where…

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More women and children survive today than ever before – UN report

The estimates also show vast inequalities worldwide, with women and children in sub-Saharan Africa facing a substantially higher risk of death than in all other regions

More women and their children are surviving today than ever before, according to new child and maternal mortality estimates released today by United Nations groups* led by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). Since 2000, child deaths have reduced by nearly half and maternal deaths by over one-third, mostly…

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…

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Speeding up detection to slow down Ebola: Smartphone app is game-changer for contact tracing in hotspots in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Go.Data is a major innovation in outbreak investigation tools for field data collection

Standing in front of her house, Kavira Kasomo chats with Léa Kanyere as if they are old friends. Kanyere shows Kasomo something on her mobile phone that makes her smile. Then Kanyere lends a hand as Kasomo hangs out her laundry. No one around them seems suspicious of Kanyere. The…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Boosting the efforts of the South Sudanese people's push for peace

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on South Sudan

By Jonathan Allen Thank you, Mr President. As my colleague has just said, we very, very much welcome the meeting that took place between President Kiir and Dr Machar. This was a necessary step for the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement and for the formation of a transitional government of…

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Nigeria - Rugby Sevens Makes Second Appearance at the Nigeria Youth Sports Festival: Edo & Kano State U15 Teams Win Gold Medals

The Medals table for Rugby event at the 5th National Youth Games saw newcomers such as Edo and Kano State clinching the Gold Medals in their first appearance

Edo State Girls and Kano State Boys Rugby Teams won the converted Seven - A - Side Rugby Gold Medals at the 5th National Youth Games at Ilorin on Sunday 15 September 3019. In a tension soaked encounter, a highly determined Edo State Girls Rugby Team defeated Delta State Girls…

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Vibrant discussions take place around Kenya's African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) strategy

About 60 participants attended the two-day event in Nairobi

To accelerate the implementation of the AfCFTA, UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Trademark EastAfrica and the Kenya State Department for Trade organised a Forum together to discuss the draft national strategy for Kenya to harness the benefits of the AfCFTA. About 60 participants attended the two-day event in Nairobi.…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Escalation of violence in Birao

On 14 September over 13,000 people mainly women and children have been forced to flee their homes seeking protection from the violence

The Humanitarian Coordinator in the Central African Republic, Ms. Denise Brown, says the fighting in the northeastern town of Birao, Vakaga province has resulted in a crisis for the local population and is a clear violation of human rights. “Clashes in Birao over the past two weeks have resulted in…

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United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) visits conflict-ridden Tonj East area to build trust and confidence

The latest and particularly vicious wave of attacks has reportedly claimed at least 49 lives

A team from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan has visited the Jalwau County headquarters in Wunlit in the East Tonj region in a bid to put an end to an escalation of violence, including cattle raiding and revenge killings, between the Thiik, Akok and Jalwau communities living in…

Source: Ghana Rugby Football Union |

Ghana Rugby National Ladies Show Solidarity With Black Queens

Both Ghana’s national women’s teams of the two largest team sports in the world, football and rugby, will be chasing the Olympics Dream during September and October of 2019

Members of the Ghana Rugby (http://GhanaRugby.org) national women’s sevens team, the Ghana Eagles, reached out to Ghana’s national football team, the Black Queens, to show solidarity with them in their quest to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Japan. Both Ghana’s national women’s teams of the two largest team sports…