Coda Payments Appoints Shane Happach as Chief Executive Officer

Payment solution veteran to steer Coda through key growth stage Singapore, Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Coda Payments (“Coda”), the leading provider of cross-border payments and distribution solutions to publishers of digital content, announced the appointment of Shane Happach as Chief Executive Officer. An industry leader in payments and financial technology, Happach brings […]

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TotalEnergies U-17 AFCON Algeria 2023 full fixtures released

CAF has released the full schedule of the TotalEnergies U17 African Cup of Nations Algeria 2023 that will be played between 29 April and 19 May 2023. The opening match will see hosts Algeria play Somalia on Saturday, 29 April at the majestic Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers at 20:00 local time (19:00 GMT). Three stadiums will be used Nelson Mandela in Algiers, Chahid Hamlaoui in Constantine and 19-Mai-1956 in Annaba. For the first time, the Under-17 AFCON will feature 12 nations. The decision to increase the number of participants…

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Madagascar aim to finish strong at TotalEnergies CHAN

Madagascar coach Romuald Rakotondrabe has expressed his side’s strong will to finish on a high note at the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship (CHAN) 2022 in Algeria. The Barea, who are competing in the continental competition for the first time, reached the semi-finals but fell short of making the final when they lost 1-0 to a superior Senegalese side on Tuesday. “This is a very important match for us. We wanted to go to the final but we lost to Senegal. We have since rested well and the players are motivated…

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TotalEnergies CHAN set to have new champion

For the first time since 2018, the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship (CHAN) will have a new champion. Both hosts Algeria and Senegal are featuring in the final for the first time ever in the continental competition organized for players that ply their trade in the domestic leagues with the sole aim of lifting the trophy on February 4. The Desert Foxes are yet to concede a goal in five games and their 5-0 emphatic victory over Niger in the semi-finals showed a side that is flawless and unstoppable. However, in…

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Statement of the thirty-fourth Polio IHR Emergency Committee

The thirty-fourth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) on theinternational spread of poliovirus was convened by the WHO Director-General on 25 January 2023 with committee members and advisers attending via video conference, supported by the WHO Secretariat. The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating vaccine derived polioviruses (cVDPV) in the context of global target of eradication of WPV and cessation of outbreaks of cVDPV2 by the end of 2023. Technical updates were received about the situation in the following…

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Niger reignite focus on third place finish at TotalEnergies CHAN

Following their heavy 5-0 defeat to Algeria in the semi-final, Niger have redirected their focus on battling for a place on the podium at the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship (CHAN) 2022. Visibly hurt and distraught on Tuesday, Niger have since recovered from this setback and are now focused on attaining a podium finish when they face Madagascar in the third-place playoff on Friday at the Miloud Hadefi Stadium in Oran, Algeria. “We are in this position because we lost our semi-final match against Algeria. We would have loved to play…

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Central African States Fail to Honor Timber Export Ban

Officials say most member states in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community, CEMAC, have failed to honor a ban on raw timber exports that was enacted last year to conserve forests and create jobs by locally processing wood. The six member countries of the Central African bloc agreed to ban raw timber exports starting in January 2022. The ban is aimed partially at combating climate change by protecting forests from excessive logging. However, an online meeting of CEMAC forestry and finance ministers Thursday found that only Gabon and the…

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