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Source: U.S. Embassy - Cairo |

U.S. and Egypt Celebrate 70th Anniversary of Fulbright Program

Since 1949, the BFCE has awarded study, travel, research and teaching grants to over 6,000 Egyptians and 1,000 Americans

Expanding educational exchange between Egypt and the United States was the focus of a May 21 event hosted by the Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt (BFCE) to mark the 70th anniversary of the prestigious Fulbright scholarship program. The U.S.-funded program began worldwide in 1947 under the initiative of the late…

Peace Hack Alexandria
Source: Peace Hack Alexandria |

PEACE HACK MENA Kicks Off in Alexandria, Egypt

5-Day Event Promotes Peace Through Technology, Innovation and Knowledge Sharing

Alexandria, Egypt hosts PEACE HACK MENA, a five-day international initiative that is taking place from the 21st-25th of May, 2017, where peace innovation ambassadors are utilizing the power of innovation hubs across the MENA region as tools for open dialogue revolving around building and sustaining peace. The objective of PEACE…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Joint communique: European Union (EU), the African Union (AU), the League of Arab States (LAS), and the United Nations (UN)

1. The European Union (EU), the African Union (AU), the League of Arab States (LAS), and the United Nations (UN) met in Brussels on 23rd May 2017 to assess developments in Libya since their last meeting in Cairo on 18th March 2017 and further coordinate their efforts to advance the…

Marriott International, Inc.
Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

Marriott International to Debut The Ritz-Carlton in the Zanzibar Archipelago

Slated to open in 2021, the 90 room all-suite and villa resort will provide the quintessential Indian Ocean experience amidst an idyllic island setting

Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) (www.Marriott.com) today announced the signing of an agreement with Pennyroyal Gibraltar Limited, to debut The Ritz-Carlton brand (www.RitzCarlton.com) in the exotic Zanzibar Archipelago. Slated to open in 2021, the 90 room all-suite and villa resort will bring the defining luxury experience of The Ritz-Carlton to one…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

Panelists share experiences on the implementation of Agenda 2063 and the SDGs

The session was moderated by Fatima Denton, Director of ECA’s Special Initiative Division, and chaired by Seleshi Awulachew, Ethiopian Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity – who urged governments to align the Agendas to their national development plans

As part of activities marking the two-day Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) in Addiss Ababa, high level representatives from some African countries on Thursday shared their successes and challenges in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2063.   During the plenary session titled, “Challenges and opportunities…

Source: Microsoft |

Microsoft to Deliver Microsoft Cloud from Datacentres in Africa to Enable Greater Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth

Microsoft’s new investment will provide highly available, scalable, and secure cloud services across Africa with the option of data residency in South Africa

Today Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT" @Microsoft) (www.Microsoft.com) revealed plans to deliver the complete, intelligent Microsoft Cloud for the first time from datacentres located in Africa. This new investment is a major milestone in the company’s mission to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more, and a…

Africa Independents Forum
Source: Africa Independents Forum |

16th Africa Independents Forum: Developing & driving change in Africa’s oil & gas industry

Corporates will benefit from invaluable insights, rethinking Africa’s financing and investments

As one of the foremost events on the international Oil and Gas calendar, the 16th Africa Independents Forum (www.Africa-IndependentsForum.com) to take place in London over 24th and 25th May brings together all stakeholders in Africa’s upstream oil and gas to review the state of the industry and exchange ideas on…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Water Management is Key to Sustainable Development and Stability in the Middle East and North Africa

World Bank and FAO join forces to support urgent action on regional water and food security

The importance of water management for sustainable development and stability in the Middle East and North Africa is at the heart of the League of Arab States’ conference on the Sustainable Development Goals which opened in Cairo yesterday.  The World Bank Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa,…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week: speed management key to saving lives

The week and its related campaign “Save Lives: Slow Down” draw attention to the dangers of speed and the measures which should be put in place to address this leading risk for road traffic deaths and injuries

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and the Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt today ( May 14, 2017) marked the fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week during a regional celebration held at WHO premises in Cairo. The week and its related campaign…