Author: Kendrick Lebron

ZURICH, Switzerland, October 11, 2019/ — The chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has ratified the plea bargain entered into by Mr Moses Hassim Magogo, President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations and member of the Confederation of African Football Executive Committee, and the chairperson of the investigatory chamber. An […]

  South Africa- Owing to the nature of surveys we conduct, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) continuously engages with communities. We value and understand the importance of trust between the organisation and the communities we collect data from. An unfortunate incident recently occurred whereby Stats SA field staff were suspected of child trafficking by community […]

By Kagondu Njagi MUIRI, Kenya, Oct 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Farmer Thomas Mwiraria surveyed the parched terrain at a church compound in Muiri village in central Kenya, and asked a passing agricultural officer when he thought the rains would come. Like many others here, Mwiraria had yet to harvest anything from his land since […]

By Emma Batha LONDON, Oct 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The sister of Iran’s national football captain said the lifting of a ban on women in stadiums for Thursday’s World Cup qualifier did not go far enough, with many female fans unable to buy tickets even though seats were available. Maryam Shojaei, who made international […]

  By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, Oct 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Uganda announced plans on Thursday for a bill that would impose the death penalty on homosexuals, saying the legislation would curb a rise in unnatural sex in the east African nation. The bill – colloquially known as “Kill the Gays” in Uganda – was […]

  OSLO, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his peacemaking efforts with Eritrea. Ethiopia and Eritrea, longtime foes who fought a border war from 1998 to 2000, restored relations in July 2018 after years of hostility. The prize, worth nine million Swedish crowns, […]

  CAPE TOWN, South Africa, October 11, 2019/ — Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Paul Delport named an experienced squad to travel to Tunisia for the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens qualifier event, to be played this weekend. The tournament will be played in Monastir on 12 and 13 October, when the Imbokodo* will try and book […]

Johannesburg. 10 October 2019. A total amount of R13 650 000 in funding was awarded to twenty finalists at the Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards 2019. The R1,3-million winners are Regenize, a free recycling service with a rewards system, The OptiShunt, a device that prevents blindness in glaucoma patients and Specialised Seating for Disabled Children, […]

Johannesburg, Wednesday 11 October 2019 – Brand South Africa welcomes the release of the 2019 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), which indicates South Africa’s over-all ranking improved position from 67 out of 140 nations in 2018, to position 60 out 141 nations in 2019. The WEF GCI is made […]

Preparations have intensified for the four intrepid South African women who are preparing to summit Mt. Everest in April 2020 as the first all-women team from Africa to complete the climb as they increase their training and experience. The four mountaineers are Lisa Gering, Alda Waddell, Deshun Deysel, and Tumi Mphahlele, all from Johannesburg, with […]

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