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Next Einstein Forum (NEF)
Source: Next Einstein Forum (NEF) |

The Next Einstein Forum launches search for 54 young African science and technology champions

NEF Ambassadors attend the NEF’s signature event, the NEF Global Gathering, the second edition of which will be held in March 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) (http://NEF.org) today launches the search for fifty-four science and technology Ambassadors, one champion from each African country. The selected NEF Ambassadors will join the NEF Fellows Class as part of the NEF’s Community of Scientists.   NEF Ambassadors attend the NEF’s signature event, the NEF…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Secretary-General Appoints Major General Tesfay Gidey Hailemichael of Ethiopia as Force Commander, United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei

Major General Hailemichael has had a long and distinguished career with the Ethiopian Armed Forces spanning over thirty-three years

United Nations Secretary-General  António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Tesfay Gidey Hailemichael of Ethiopia as Force Commander for the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).   He succeeds Major General Hassen Ebrahim Mussa of Ethiopia, who completed his assignment on 17 January 2017. The Secretary-General…

Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

New Permanent Representative of Tanzania presents credentials

The new Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations (Vienna), James Alex Msekela, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov. During his career Mr. Msekela has served in various capacities, among…

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Source: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. |

Samsung AddWash™ is Energy Efficient and Cost Effective

Innovative design allows washing top-up in mid-cycle

Samsung’s AddWash™ (www.Samsung.com) front-loader washing machines have been designed to have less impact on both the environment and the consumer’s pocket, thanks to their innovative Eco Bubble technology. “AddWash™ machines are intended to make washday much easier, thanks to the larger load capacity, as well as the cleverly-designed additional AddWash™ door.…

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Source: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. |

Samsung Electronics Ushers in a New Era in Home Entertainment with QLED TV

Visual display industry undergoing a paradigm shift in 2017

Samsung Electronics (www.Samsung.com) has launched its new QLED Q9, Q8, and Q7 TV series with the belief that this latest range of TVs will create an entirely new era in home entertainment. “With the advent of QLED TV, Samsung can provide the most true-to-life picture on screen, having been successful…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

United Nations Independent Expert Calls on Sudan to Protect the Rights of Civilians in Darfur

The region has been engulfed in a civil conflict since 2003 with hundreds of thousands of displaced people still living in camps

The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, has called on the Government in Khartoum to protect the rights of civilians in war-torn Darfur.   The region has been engulfed in a civil conflict since 2003 with hundreds of thousands of displaced people…

Source: U.S. Embassy - Cairo |

U.S., Intel honor Egyptian Science Fair Awardees

Several students were recognized for excellence today during the award ceremony for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Cairo

Several students were recognized for excellence today during the award ceremony for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Cairo. The award ceremony caps off a three-day event sponsored by Intel and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in conjunction with Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Ministry of Education, and the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to attend SADC meeting in Tanzania

Amongst other things, the meeting is expected to consider the situations in the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the consolidation of democracy in the region and the request from the Union of Comoros and the Republic of Burundi to join SADC

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will lead a South African government delegation at the meeting of the SADC Inter-State Politics and Diplomacy Committee (ISPDC) taking place in Dar-Es-Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, from 20 to 24 February 2017. Amongst other things, the meeting is expected to consider the…

Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

Finding Women at Work Should Not be this Hard

The campaign consists of three print advertisements where the audience is challenged to find the only woman in different workplace settings including technology, politics, and science

In preparation for International Women’s Day, UN Women Egypt launches new print campaign titled “Finding Her” under the umbrella of UN Women’s global campaign “Planet 50-50 by 2030-Step it Up for Gender Equality” which calls upon governments to make national commitments to address the challenges that are holding women and…

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Source: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. |

Samsung ushers in latest tech trends at annual Africa Forum

The 8th annual event will showcase the latest technologies designed with Africa in mind

Samsung (www.Samsung.com) will be showcasing the latest range of products at the 8th Annual Samsung Africa Forum happening at the Cape Town International Convention Centre this week. With the expected continuous growth of this market in 2017, Samsung Electronics aims to lead the continent’s development in the consumer electronics space.…