CAPE TOWN, South Africa During the Saturday 30th June match, Namibia’s Welwitschias beat their opponents Morocco’s Atlas Lions 63-07, to earn 15 points in the competition. After seven minutes, Johannes Coetzee opened the scoreboard with a try, forcing his way inside Morocco’s defence. Cliven Lousber converted successfully. Three minutes later, Vice-captain Pieter-Jan Van Lill doubled the lead with an impressive breakthrough before grounding the ball between the posts. He was then imitated by one of Namibia’s best men on the pitch, Janco Venter. The game was one-sided and the teams went back to their changing rooms with the visitors leading 35-0. After the half-time break, Morocco looked more decided to take them on. With a more compact defence, Hocine Arabat’s teammate
NAIROBI, KenyaIncreased political stability, improved commodity prices and effective public economic reforms led to an improvement of the risk-reward score in several West African economies, according to the 2018 Africa Risk-Reward Index from Control Risks and Oxford Economics. Ghana leads these positive developments for West Africa, recording the strongest improvement in its risk-reward score in Africa, after Zimbabwe and Egypt. Both Nigeria and Senegal benefit from a greatly improved risk score. Tom Griffin, Senior Partner for West Africa at Control Risks, comments: In 2017 many West African governments have embarked on an impressive journey to implement the right reforms for economic growth and improvement of investors’ confidence In 2017 many West African government
NAIROBI, KenyaEthiopia, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda offer investors a reward score above the African continent’s average, according to the 2018 Africa Risk-Reward Index from Control Risksand Oxford Economics. Ethiopia and Tanzania lead the list of the top rewarding economies for the second time, with Kenya following in fourth position after Côte d’Ivoire. Strong improvements on both the reward and the risk side make Uganda one of the strongest performers of the June 2018 edition of the Africa Risk-Reward Index. Daniel Heal, Senior Partner for East Africa at Control Risks, comments: “Ethiopia with its impressive reward score of 7.94 out of 10 offers opportunities for investors specifically in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors which continue to demonstrate high levels
NAIROBI, KenyaKenya has started their Rugby Africa Gold Cup campaign with an away clash against Morocco on Saturday 23rd June 2018, exactly 11 years to the day since their only win over the Moroccans, a 23-16 result at Nairobi’s RFUEA Ground in 2007. With this year’s competition also doubling up as the African qualifying round for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, the importance of starting on a winning note is not lost on the Simbas who are winless in their previous two visits to the North African country, losing 29-3 on 7th May 2005 and 29-11 on 11th July 2009. A winning start in Morocco will undoubtedly give the Simbas the much needed impetus ahead of two intense successive home fixtures against Zimbabwe (30th June) and Uganda ( 7th July) as they look to eventually top the
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Pan-African broadcast network Kwese TV is bringing the Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018 live and exclusive on Kwesé Free Sports, Kwesé Sports 1, the newly launched Kwesé Iflix and Facebook Live from 16th June to 18th August. As the exclusive rights-holder for both TV and all digital platforms, Kwesé TV will be using local facility houses to deliver excellent and seamless coverage of the tournament. 2017 Gold Cup teams Uganda, Namibia, Tunisia, Kenya and Zimbabwe will be joined by Silver Cup winner Morocco to fight for their chance at lifting the 2018 title trophy and an opportunity to accompany South Africa to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. “We are using local facilities to bring African Rugby fans the best broadcast of their favourite game.
NAIROBI, Kenya The Rugby Africa Gold Cup kicks off on Saturday 16th June with two matches on the cards. Zimbabwe get the campaign underway with a clash at home to the unknown quantity that is Morocco while champions Namibia host Uganda in the day's late kick off. This year's competition is of great significance to all six teams competing in the top tier of African test rugby as the overall winner earns direct qualification to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan in addition to being crowned champions of Africa. The competition runner up will proceed to play a repechage tournament later in the year against sides from the Americas, Europe and Asia for the final slot in Japan. Kenya, champions in 2011 and 2013 enter the fray with an away fixture against Morocco on Saturday 23rd June
ACCRA, Ghana Mr. Herbert Mensah , President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby has congratulated the President of the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF), Mr Kelechukwu Mbagwu, on the lifting of the suspension on the Federation by Rugby Africa. “I would like to congratulate you personally and on behalf of Ghana Rugby on the lifting of the suspension and we welcome the NRFF back to participating in international tournaments and matches." he said Adding, "Ghana Rugby and the NRFF have a long history of building the Game in the sub-region, and we are excited to join hands with you and the NRFF to pick up on that history and positively move forward to continue building character in West Africa, in Africa and the greater world of Rugby. May your return to the internationa
ROME, ItalyCountries of the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region face numerous common challenges to achieving improved food security, nutrition and inclusive agricultural development. Recent conflicts and civil instability in some countries of the region as well as rapid population growth, increasing urbanisation, low growth in food production, scarce and fragile natural resources and the threat of climate change have been compounding the situation, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned yesterday. “Building resilience and sustaining peace are key to attain zero hunger and improve people’s well-being in the NENA region. Without this, the region cannot end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture, which are key t