À la veille des élections présidentielle et législatives au Nigéria, le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général et chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, félicite les Nigérians pour la période préélectorale largement pacifique et participative. Il encourage tous les Nigérians à rester calmes et à faire preuve de patience… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-by-the-special-representative-of-the-secretarygeneral-srsg-mohamed-ibn-chambas-on-the-eve-of-nigerian-elections?lang=fr

On the eve of presidential and parliamentary elections in Nigeria, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, commends Nigerians for a pre-election period that has been largely, peaceful and participatory. He encourages all Nigerians to continue to maintain calm and to exercise patience and… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-by-the-special-representative-of-the-secretarygeneral-srsg-mohamed-ibn-chambas-on-the-eve-of-nigerian-elections?lang=en

M. Herbert Mensah, président et chef du conseil d’administration de Ghana Rugby, a été nommé aujourd’hui par le conseil d’administration de la Fédération ghanéenne de Rugby (GRFU) (https://GhanaRugby.org) pour le poste de président de l’organisme continental World Rugby, Rugby Africa. Rugby Africa élira un nouveau COEX lors d’une assemblée générale annuelle à Marrakech, au Maroc, le 2… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/herbert-mensah-puts-his-hand-up-for-rugby-africa-presidency?lang=fr

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 in Marrakech, Morocco on 2 March 2019. Herbert Mensah spoke about the nomination and about… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/herbert-mensah-puts-his-hand-up-for-rugby-africa-presidency?lang=en

Chambers & Partners has once again ranked Centurion (www.CenturionLG.com) as a Band 1 law firm in Equatorial Guinea. Chambers Global 2019 calls Centurion “a top firm in the market and are very well respected in the oil and gas industry”. Chambers further states that Centurion is “a dominant firm in Equatorial Guinea with a market-leading natural resources practice. The team acts for public and… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/centurion-nomme-premier-cabinet-juridique-de-la-guinee-equatoriale-par-chambers-and-partners?lang=en

Chambers & Partners a une nouvelle fois classé le groupe Centurion (www.CenturionLG.com) au rang de premier cabinet d’avocats en Guinée équatoriale (Band 1). Chambers Global 2019 décrit Centurion comme « l’une des meilleures entreprises du marché, qui est très respectée dans l’industrie du pétrole et du gaz. » Chambers ajoute que Centurion est « un cabinet dominant en Guinée équatoriale… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/centurion-nomme-premier-cabinet-juridique-de-la-guinee-equatoriale-par-chambers-and-partners?lang=fr

After a four year tenure in charge of rugby administration in Zambia, the Clement Sinkamba led Executive faces a litmus test this weekend 16th February, 2019 as Councilors once again seek to elect new office bearers. Brig Gen Sinkamba has raised his hand seeking re-election for another mandate at the helm of the Zambia Rugby Union (www.ZRU.rugby). He is not alone in this quest as he has been joined… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/zambia-rugby-to-hold-elective-annual-general-meeting-agm-in-ndola?lang=en

Pour GROHE (www.GROHE.com), 2018 a été une année de partenariats stratégiques et de numérisation de l’eau. Lors de l’ISH 2019, GROHE se présentera pour la première fois comme une des marques mondiales de solutions complètes pour salles de bain, de systèmes de cuisine et de gestion intelligente de l’eau. GROHE, marque internationale mondiale de solutions complètes pour salles de bain… Read more on https://grohe.africa-newsroom.com/press/grohe-is-the-driving-force-of-the-digital-transformation-in-the-sanitary-sector-and-sets-new-standards-at-the-2019-ish2?lang=fr

For GROHE (GROHE.com), 2018 was all about strategic partnerships and the digitization of water. At the 2019 ISH, for the first time GROHE will present itself as one of the leading global brands for complete bathroom solutions, kitchen systems and intelligent water management. GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen faucets, continues on its road to success in 2019.… Read more on https://grohe.africa-newsroom.com/press/grohe-is-the-driving-force-of-the-digital-transformation-in-the-sanitary-sector-and-sets-new-standards-at-the-2019-ish2?lang=en

Heavy rains and cyclones have triggered a recent surge in Desert Locust populations, causing an outbreak to develop in Sudan and Eritrea that is rapidly spreading along both sides of the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, FAO warned today. The UN agency called on all the affected countries to step up vigilance and control measures to contain the destructive infestations and protect crops from the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/fao-sounds-alarm-on-desert-locust-outbreak-in-northeast-africa-and-saudi-arabia-triggered-by-heavy-rains?lang=en

A UN report released Friday highlights persistently high levels of sexual violence in South Sudan’s northern Unity region, with at least 134 women and girls raped, and 41 having suffered other forms of sexual and physical violence just between September and December 2018. Among the survivors, some were as young as eight. The actual level of sexual violence is likely to be considerably higher than… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-sudan-brutal-sexual-violence-persists-in-northern-unity-region–un-report?lang=en

Un rapport de l’ONU publié vendredi met en évidence la persistance des niveaux élevés de violence sexuelle dans la région d’Unité (nord) du Soudan du Sud. Selon ce rapport, au moins 134 femmes et filles ont été violées et 41 ont subi d’autres formes de violence sexuelle et physique entre septembre et décembre 2018. Parmi ces survivantes, certaines n’avaient que 8 ans au moment des… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-sudan-brutal-sexual-violence-persists-in-northern-unity-region–un-report?lang=fr

Pour trouver refuge à Goura, dans l’extrême nord-ouest du Cameroun, ces dernières semaines, plus de 35 000 Nigérians ont traversé la frontière à la suite d’une recrudescence de violences dans la ville de Rann et ses environs, dans le nord-est du Nigeria. L’organisation humanitaire internationale MSF, qui a lancé une réponse d’urgence sur cette zone, tire la sonnette d’alarme quant… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/nothing-to-drink-and-nowhere-to-sleep–tens-of-thousands-flee-northeast-nigeria-for-cameroon?lang=fr

More than 35,000 Nigerians have crossed into Cameroon in recent weeks following an upsurge in violence around the northeast Nigerian town of Rann. Having arrived in the village of Goura in Cameroon’s far northwest, they are in urgent need of food, shelter and water, warns international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which has launched an emergency… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/nothing-to-drink-and-nowhere-to-sleep–tens-of-thousands-flee-northeast-nigeria-for-cameroon?lang=en

The German Embassy Windhoek and the University of Namibia invite all media partners to join the inauguration of the Buddy Bear sculpture on Friday, 22 February 2019, 10:00, at UNAM Main Campus, in front of the Visual Arts Section. This event also serves to officially mark the start of the German Weeks 2019, a series of events related to German language, culture, development cooperation and science… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/media-invitation-kickoff-event-of-the-german-weeks-2019-inauguration-of-the-buddy-bear-sculpture-at-university-of-namibia-unam?lang=en

Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, élu président de l’Angola en 2017, a surpris de nombreux observateurs lorsque suite à son engagement à éradiquer la corruption il s’est attaqué aux membres de la famille et aux proches de son prédécesseur, José Eduardo dos Santos. L’Office des Nations Unies contre la Drogue et le Crime estime qu’il reste encore beaucoup à faire dans la lutte contre la corruption… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/angolas-corruption-crackdown-can-reality-match-ambition?lang=fr

Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, que foi eleito presidente de Angola em 2017, surpreendeu muitos observadores quando começou a prosseguir os familiares e associados do seu antecessor, José Eduardo dos Santos, no âmbito do seu compromisso de erradicar a corrupção. A Agência das Nações Unidas sobre Drogas e Crime indica que há muito espaço para lidar com a corrupção nos países em desenvolvimento,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/angolas-corruption-crackdown-can-reality-match-ambition?lang=pt

When Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço was elected president of Angola in 2017, he surprised many observers by going after family members and associates of his predecessor, José Eduardo dos Santos, as part of his pledge to eradicate corruption. There is indeed much scope for tackling graft in developing countries, where USD20-40 billion is lost each year through corruption, according to the United Nations’… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/angolas-corruption-crackdown-can-reality-match-ambition?lang=en

The United States handed over more than USD $4 million (approximately 115 million ETB) worth of new medical equipment and medicines to the Ministry of Health for use in hospitals and health centers in the regional states of Afar, Benishangul-Gumuz, Gambella, and Somali. The equipment was provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID’s) Transform Health in Developing Regions… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/us-hands-over-4-million-in-new-medical-equipment-and-medicines-for-developing-regions?lang=en

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined more than 15 rights organizations and the #KeepItOn Coalition to call for Nigerian authorities to ensure that internet and social media services remain connected during upcoming elections, and safeguard internet speeds of websites and messaging applications. In early February, Nigeria’s federal government denied rumors of plans to shut down the internet… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/committee-to-protect-journalists-cpj-joins-call-for-nigeria-to-ensure-internet-and-social-media-services-remain-connected-during-elections?lang=en

UNHCR, the UN Refugee agency, evacuated yesterday 159 Eritrean asylum-seekers from Tripoli airport to the Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Niamey, continuing its commitment to offer protection to the most vulnerable. Released from different detention centres across the country, most of them extremely overcrowded and lacking basic standards, asylum-seekers were transported to UNHCR’s Gathering… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/159-eritrean-asylumseekers-get-access-to-safety-after-months-in-detention-in-libya?lang=en

by Pedro Agosto Coinciding with a promise of an economic miracle in Angola turning into a nightmare, the prospects of the country’s ruling party look doomed as President Joao Lourenco tightens his grip on the Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) with a string of dismissals and probes of comrades critical of his autocratic style of leadership. Fear has thus gripped the party, formed in 1956… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/angolas-ruling-party-imploding-as-lourenco-wields-axe-by-pedro-agosto?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 15 February 2019

Conquerors unbeaten in Ghana Rugby Championship

The incumbent champions of the Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC), Conquerors SC, continued their unbeaten streak in Accra on Sunday 10 February 2019 when they beat challenger Dansoman Hurricanes convincingly 31-3 at the St Thomas Aquinas SHS pitch. Conquerors now lead the Pool A log with 15 points followed by Accra Rugby Club on 10 after they also had an overwhelming win when they beat Lions 48-0.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/conquerors-unbeaten-in-ghana-rugby-championship?lang=en

Os fluxos internacionais de comércio, capital, informação e pessoas se intensificaram significativamente pela primeira vez desde 2007; Maurício é o país mais conectado da África Subsaariana; Moçambique foi nomeado como um dos países onde os fluxos internacionais excedem as expectativas. A DHL (www.DHL.com) divulgou ontem a quinta edição do Índice de Conectividade Global da DHL – uma análise… Read more on https://dhl.africa-newsroom.com/press/dhl-global-connectedness-index-globalization-hits-new-record-high?lang=pt

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