Charles Lukula appointed new Simba Queens coach

With just four weeks until the TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League, Simba Queens have appointed Charles Ayiekoh Lukula as head coach. Lukula was working on an interim basis when he guided Ugandan champions She Corporate to a runner-up spot at the CECAFA Champions League zonal qualifier in Tanzania, where they lost the final and continent’s ticket to hosts Simba Queens. Lukula, as a coach, had also previously worked with Bunamwaya (Vipers), Police FC, Kirinya JSS (Busoga United), Soana (Tooro United), Maroons, Nyamityobora, MYDA FC among others. The Tanzanian side may…

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Can today’s Adaptation Action minimize future losses and damages in Africa?

On the sidelines of the 2022 edition of Africa Climate Week, a session titled Limiting Loss and Damage through Enhanced Adaptation Action in Africa featured vibrant and timely discussion of an aspect of climate change that typically receives little attention: capturing and assessing the costs and damages associated with climate change. The African Development Bank and Germany’s Konrad Adenauer Foundation hosted the event, which provided a forum for panelists and participants to discuss the importance of defining and evaluating such losses and damages of properties, economies, lives and livelihoods due…

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Einstein notes with sketches of relativity theory sold in Paris auction for $13 million

Paris, A manuscript co-authored by Albert Einstein, offering a rare insight into the legendary physicist’s thinking leading up to his general theory of relativity, was sold in an auction on Tuesday for 11.7 million euros ($13.17 million). Auction house Christie’s had estimated the value of the manuscript at between 2 million and 3 million euros. The 54 pages of paper, around half filled with Einstein’s handwriting, are one of only two working documents known in which the thinker approaches his famous theory that laid the groundwork for modern cosmology and…

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Apple Music to Launch its 1st Radio Show in Africa

NEW YORK – Apple Music is launching its first radio show in Africa. The streaming platform announced Thursday that “Africa Now Radio with Cuppy” will debut Sunday and will feature a mix of contemporary and traditional popular African sounds, including genres like Afrobeat, rap, house, kuduro and more. Cuppy, the Nigerian-born DJ and music producer, will host the weekly one-hour show, which will be available at 9 a.m. EDT. “The show represents a journey from West to East and North to South, but importantly a narrative of Africa then to…

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Sixth Committee Speakers Debate Scope for Draft Texts on Protection of Environment in Armed Conflict, as International Law Commission Review Continues

As the Sixth Committee (Legal) concluded consideration of Cluster II from the International Law Commission’s Report, delegates expressed varying opinions about the draft principles on “Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts”, with…

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Third Committee Experts Tackle Privacy Rights around Sensitive Health Data, Reparations for Racism, as Delegates Explore Issues of Consent, Compliance

Guiding Principles Offer Global Standard for Addressing Adverse Human Rights Effects from Business Activities, Working Group Member SaysUnited Nations mandate holders tackled a range of issues today, from the privacy rights implications of collect…

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Third Committee Experts Warn against Flouting International Norms, as Delegates Consider Human Rights in Iran, Somalia, Palestinian Territories

Burundi’s Representative Calls Commission Report Biased, Politically MotivatedSpecial Rapporteurs presenting country‑specific reports warned of Governments wilfully flouting international norms on such issues as the detention of children and the holdin…

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Delegates Call for Multilateralism, Closing Digital Divide to Spur Economic Growth, as Second Committee Debates Globalization, Interdependence

With unilateralism, protectionism and inequalities casting a shadow on globalization, delegates underscored the importance of opening up trade and closing the digital divide in boosting economic growth, as the Second Committee (Economic and Financ…

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