Category Archives: Sports

SA sides gear up for action-packed Guinness PRO14 derby

The Isuzu Southern Kings and Toyota Cheetahs will be bracing themselves for an action-packed Guinness PRO14 derby on Saturday at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth in what will mark the first encounter between the sides this season

Blitzboks on track for 2020 � Powell

The end goal for their 2019/20 season is the Olympic Games in Japan, but for the Blitzboks there are also some very real challenges and objectives in the coming months. One of those, according to Springbok Sevens coach, Neil Powell, will

Security Council’s South Sudan Sanctions Committee Discusses Interim Report of Panel of Experts, Chair’s Visit to Region

On 18 November 2019, the Coordinator of the Panel of Experts on South Sudan briefed the members of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan in connection with the Panel's interim report, which...

‘Revitalized Africa Policy’ to Guide Sri Lanka’s Engagement with Africa

Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has said the operationalization of the recently developed 'RevitalizedAfrica Policy',seeks to enhance Sri Lanka's cooperation in the political, economic and cultural spheres across Africa. Among the envisaged measu...

African Development Bank approves $5 million grant to scale up Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a grant of $5 million to enable the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme to scale up its outreach and impact to 1,000 select youth entrepreneurs. The gra...

Malware variety grows by 13.7% in 2019 due to web skimmers

In 2019, the number of unique malicious objects detected by Kaspersky's (www.Kaspersky.co.za) web antivirus solution rose by an eighth, compared to last year � reaching 24,610,126. This growth was mainly influenced by a 187% rise in web skimmer files. ...

Innovative solutions needed in agriculture to respond to climate change

Madrid - FAO Director-General, QU Dongyu, said today innovation was vital to build resilience and competitiveness in agriculture and to meet the urgent challenges presented by climate change.The Director-General was speaking at the 10th Annual Sustaina...

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Receives Support to Strengthen Continental and Regional Infectious-Disease Detection and Response Systems

The World Bank provides $250 million to Ethiopia, Zambia, and the African Union to combat epidemics and advance critical public health prioritiesWASHINGTON, December 10, 2019 The Board of the World Bank Group has approved a total of $250 million