Ghana Rugby Football Union
Source: Ghana Rugby Football Union |

Herbert Mensah puts his hand up for Rugby Africa Presidency

Herbert Mensah spoke about the nomination and about Rugby in Africa after the nomination was submitted

Mr Herbert Mensah, President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby, was nominated today by the Board of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) (https://GhanaRugby.org) for the position of President of the World Rugby continental body, Rugby Africa. Rugby Africa will be electing a new EXCO at an Annual General Meeting…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

The United States Calls for Zimbabwe To End the Excessive Use of Force by Government Forces and Embrace National Dialogue

The United States calls on all sides to come together immediately in national dialogue

The United States remains seriously concerned about the excessive use of force by Government of Zimbabwe security forces since January 14, which has resulted in at least 13 deaths, 600 victims of violence, torture or rape, and more than 1,000 arrests. We extend our condolences to the families and friends…

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Eight Ways We’re Preparing for Elections Across Africa (By Akua Gyekye, Public Policy Manager, Africa Elections)

We want to share an update on our work to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent

By Akua Gyekye, Public Policy Manager, Africa Elections With a number of upcoming elections across Africa, we want to share an update on our work to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent. We’ve dedicated unprecedented resources to these efforts globally —…

Source: United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) |

UNAIDS welcomes Shannon Hader as new Deputy Executive Director of Programme

Dr Hader has worked in the response to HIV in a number of duty stations throughout Africa since she first joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1999

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Shannon Hader as the new Deputy Executive Director of Programme of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations. “Shannon is an exceptional leader in AIDS and TB—with extensive experience in improving systems for health,” said…

Source: The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) |

Applications for 2019 UN Global Climate Action Awards Now Open

The award, the focus of United Nations Climate Change’s Momentum for Change initiative, recognizes the most innovative projects in the field of climate action

Starting today, organizations, cities, industries, universities, governments, and others taking bold leadership on climate change can nominate their work for a UN Global Climate Action Award. The award, the focus of United Nations Climate Change’s Momentum for Change initiative, recognizes the most innovative projects in the field of climate action.…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Africa Minister makes two-country trip to Southern Africa to deepen partnership

Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin visited South Africa and Mozambique last week on a four-day trip discussing development, trade and investment

Foreign Office and DFID Minister Harriett Baldwin arrived in Johannesburg on 31 January for a two-day visit to South Africa. She held talks with senior South African government officials, the business sector and civil society to discuss the UK-South Africa bilateral relationship, regional African issues, as well as trade and…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African road safety leadership program kicks off in Abidjan

The program, which runs till 8th February, is intended to develop leadership capabilities in road safety planning, implementation, management, and operations; and ultimately help reduce the number of road crashes on the roads of Africa

The second Road Safety Leadership Program organized by the Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP, an international partnership hosted by the World Bank) (www.SSATP.org), in collaboration with the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), kicked off at the Bank’s Headquarters in Abidjan on 4th February. The program, which runs till 8th February, is…

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Facebook partners with more than 20 African NGOs for Safer Internet Day 2019

The campaign covers most of sub Saharan Africa

In line with its commitment to building a safer online world for all, Facebook (Facebook.com) is supporting Safer Internet Day (5 February) with a campaign spanning 15-plus African countries. Aligning with the Safer Internet Day call to action – "Together for a better internet" – by joining hands with more…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Webcast: Fighting Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): New Tools & New Challenges

The epicenter of the outbreak is in a conflict area in North Kivu province, making a rapid response much more difficult

Join Doctors Without Borders for a live webcast panel discussion on efforts to contain the current Ebola epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). MSF teams are responding to the second largest Ebola outbreak ever recorded, trying to halt the spread of this highly infectious, deadly disease. In some ways,…

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European Union-United Nations (EU-UN) Spotlight Initiative high-level launch in Africa

Every year, three million girls from 29 African countries join an estimated 200 million women and girls that have experienced the human rights violation known as female genital mutilation

Ending sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices. When: Saturday, 9 February 2019 Time: 3. p.m.(tbc)  Where: United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia What: At the event, African Heads of State, the UN Secretary-General, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, high-level representatives from the Africa…