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Kenya Women Qualify for Tokyo 2020

Kenya's women qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, despite losing their Rugby Africa Women's Sevens crown to South Africa

Kenya will compete in their second Olympic Games after finishing runners-up to South Africa in the Rugby Africa Women's Sevens Championship in Monastir, Tunisia. The Lionesses become the eighth team to book their place in the line-up at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games rather than South Africa because the South…

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Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)’s Chinganya briefs VP Wina on state of CRVS in Africa

Africa, which is home to 1.3 billion people, is faced with a critical legal identity gap

Africa has made impressive progress in its efforts to revitalise its civil registration and vital statistics systems (CRVS), Oliver Chinganya, the Director of Statistics at the Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) African Centre for Statistics, told Zambia’s Vice President, Inonge Mutukwa Wina, in a briefing on the state of CRVS…

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Zambian Minister Says Nation Committed to Recording Vital Events of Refugees in the Country

Many of Africa’s children are not registered at birth

Zambia is committed to the registration of vital events occurring among refugees and internally displaced persons with 1,465 refugees provided with identity cards in 2018, according to Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo. In a speech during the opening ceremony of the fifth conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration…

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Triumphant Ghana Rugby Women Acknowledges Interplast For Support

The Women’s Eagles returned from Tunisia on Monday after participating in the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens Tournament in Monastir

The Ghana Rugby (http://GhanaRugby.org) Women’s Sevens National Team, the Ghana Eagles, showed their appreciation for the support by Interplast Ghana over the years with a visit to the company’s head office in Spintex-Accra. The Women’s Eagles returned from Tunisia on Monday after participating in the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens Tournament…

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Africa’s vision for prosperity & inclusiveness requires timely and accurate statistics, says VP Wina

The Vice President (VP) lauded African leaders for the initiative to build comprehensive and robust civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems

African leaders have a great vision of building an integrated, prosperous and peaceful continent that is driven and managed by its own citizens, and represents a dynamic force in the international arena, Zambia’s Vice President Inonge Mutukwa Wina said Thursday. But the vision can only be realized if the continent’s…

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Civil Registration Important for Africa’s Economic and Social Development, Says Songwe

Africa, which is home to 1.3 billion people, is faced with a critical legal identity gap, whereby many exist without being known to their governments and without any means to prove who they are

Civil registration is a subject that is of crucial importance to Africa’s economic and social development and is at the core of the realization of the continent’s ambitions to eradicate poverty, achieve inclusive and sustainable development, and respect for human rights. This was said Thursday by Vera Songwe, the Executive…

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European Union (EU)-UNICEF programme sees birth registration numbers soar

Three-year partnership leads to doubling of birth registration coverage in targeted districts

In just three years, the European Union-UNICEF programme to strengthen civil registration systems for universal registration of births in four countries in Africa has resulted in catalytic system changes and increased birth registration, UNICEF said today. Since 2017, the programme has supported birth registration in targeted districts of Burkina Faso,…

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UN official lauds Zambia for efforts to ensure everyone has legal identity

The high level conference provides an ideal platform for the sharing of experiences, policy guidance and lessons learned among countries and governments

The United Nations Resident Coordinator to Zambia, Ms. Coumba Mar Gadio, on Wednesday lauded the southern African nation for how it is seriously dealing with civil registration and vital statistics issues by updating legislation and policy and making the process more accessible to citizens. Speaking at the Press Conference on…

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Civil Registration Conference to Benefit African Nations Seeking to Address ‘Scandal of Invisibility’

The conference is a standing regional forum of the African Union which was set up to provide policy directions for the transformation and accelerated improvement of civil registration

African countries are expected to continue strengthening their civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems as a foundation for robust and sustainable legal identity systems on the continent following the ongoing fifth conference of African ministers responsible for civil registration. This was said Tuesday by Zambia’s Home Affairs Minister, Stephen…

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Sunda International Congratulates Ghana Rugby Women's Eagles

Sunda International, a Chinese global company with operations in Ghana, has been supporters of Ghana Rugby for the past three years

The Ghana Rugby Women’s Sevens National Team, the Ghana Eagles, visited Sunda International to attend an event where the long-time sponsor of Ghana congratulated the team and awarded them with winners’ parcels. The Women’s Eagles returned from Tunisia on Monday after participating in the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens Tournament in…