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World Health Organization (WHO) scales up activities in Burkina Faso in response to worsening humanitarian situation

WHO is mobilizing experts to strengthen interventions, including preventative and responsive vaccination campaigns and strategies for provision of health services

The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up operations in Burkina Faso in response to a growing humanitarian crisis, which has seen over 200,000 displaced. WHO is mobilizing experts to strengthen interventions, including preventative and responsive vaccination campaigns and strategies for provision of health services, as well as increasing supplies of medicines…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Communities urged to support survivors of sexual violence rather than blaming and shaming them (by Filip Andersson)

The sad truth of the matter is that sexual violence continues to be rife in South Sudan

“I am aware that about 70 women have been raped, and many have felt forced to leave the protection site because of being stigmatized.” One short, shocking sentence, spoken by a woman staying at the Protection of Civilians site in Juba, sums up why we are here, discussing the horrors…

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Oil Executives join African Energy Chamber in visit to the Famous Slave Hub of Goree Island, Senegal

Goree Island was a huge slave holding facility and at the centre of the European slave trade from the sixteenth century until 1848

Led by the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) and its Executive Chairman Nj Ayuk, several oil executives went on a symbolic visit to Senegal’s Goree Island today, southeast of the capital Dakar. Goree Island was a huge slave holding facility and at the centre of the European slave trade from the…

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Rugby - Victoria Cup: Positive Start as Zimbabwe Sables edge Zambia

This is a good result for Zimbabwe, one which head Coach Brendan Dawson would have liked to be more clinical especially as Zimbabwe faces Uganda in two weeks

Zimbabwe Sables opened their Victoria Cup campaign with a convincing 39-10 victory over Zambia in front of a packed Machinery Exchange Stadium at Harare Sports Club. By half time  Zimbabwe led  15-3  after Daniel Mango and Daniel Capsopoulos dotted a try each, Mangongo had the bigger smile scoring on his…

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Rugby: Battle of Zambezi, an epic clash between Zimbabwe and Zambia, to be Streamed Live on Sand Sport Live

Zimbabwe Rugby Union has partnered with Sand Sport Live, a regional sports and television production house to stream the much anticipated match live on their facebook page

Rugby fans across the world will have a chance to watch live and stream, for free, the Battle of Zambezi, an epic clash between Zimbabwe and Zambia in both teams’ opening fixture in the Victoria Cup at the Machinery Exchange Stadium, Harare Sports Club tomorrow. Zimbabwe Rugby Union has partnered…

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Zimbabwe Rugby Union Announces Women’s National Team to Face Zambia

Skipper Lissy Wasarirevu believes playing against Zambia is very important game time that will help Zimbabwe in its bid to qualify for the next world cup

Zimbabwe Rugby Union has announced the squad for the Women’s national team that will face Zambia Women tomorrow at the Machinery exchange Stadium at Harare Sports Club. The squad features 10 players who played in the Zimbabwe Under-20 Women’s bilateral series against South Africa and three players who played in…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Humanitarian Actors Establish First Anti-Trafficking Task Force in North-East Nigeria

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) jointly with Heartland Alliance International and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) launched the Task Force on 9 July

n a bid to better respond to trafficking in persons in Borno State, north-east Nigeria, where 7.1 millionpeople need humanitarian assistance, twenty organizations are joining forces in a new Anti-Trafficking Task Force (ATTF) in humanitarian action. The International Organization for Migration (IOM), jointly with Heartland Alliance International and the UN Refugee…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Vaccination to contain severe measles outbreak underway in the Democratic Republic of the Congo amidst Ebola and mass displacement

The first sites targeted for measles vaccinations are four displacement camps in Bunia, Ituri

Health workers are urgently rolling out a complex measles vaccination campaign targeting 67,000 children in Ituri, northeast Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a region ravaged by armed conflict that is now also the hub of the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak on record. At least 1,981 deaths due to measles have…

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Rugby: Zimbabwe Sables Call-up Eight Debutants Ahead of Zambia

The buildup to the 15:30 hrs kick-off will feature the Zimbabwe Lady Sables against Zambia Women’s National team

Zimbabwe Sables have announced eight debutants in their squad for the ‘Battle of Zambezi’ against Zambia at the Machinery Exchange Stadium at Harare Sports Club on Saturday – this will be the opening match for both teams in the revived Victoria Cup. Head coach Brendon Dawson believes the Victoria Cup…

Source: British Embassy Cairo |

British Embassy and British Council celebrate refugee footballers

The football tournament promoted values of diversity, inclusion and equality

In true AFCON fashion, the British Council partnered with the British Embassy to run a football festival for 45 Egyptian and refugee football enthusiasts. Coach Hellen Orende, a Kenyan coach certified from the Premier League, was invited to deliver a Premier Skills football activity that addresses violence against women and…