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Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy |

Egypt - Women’s Film Festival of Aswan

The days dedicated to the Italian shorts will be presented by director Cristina Picchi, who is in Aswan to present the screening of her own film “Champ des Possibles” and to meet with the young Egyptian talents admitted to the workshops organised by the Festival

The first edition of the Aswan Women’s Film Festival (20-26 February 2017) will open on Monday, 20 February, with a large attendance of Italian participants. The task of selecting the films was assigned to Ahmed Al Hassouna, former director of the Cairo International Film Critics Week who, in cooperation with…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and UNMISS Head, David Shearer, to brief the media

What: UNMISS Head, David Shearer will provide updates on key aspects of the mission’s work in South Sudan When: Wednesday, 22 February 2017 at 10 am Where: Juba Conference Room at UNMISS Tomping Base For registration and further information regarding the event please contact: Taban Kenyi – kenyit@un.org +211912171681 /+211955010155.

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Minister Lindiwe Zulu to Launch the Technology Businesses Incubation Partnership that Focuses on Black Entrepreneurs

The launch, which will take place in Century City, Cape Town, is a partnership between Methys, an international company operating in digital transformation and Seda (Small Enterprise Development Agency), an agency of the Department of Small Business Development

Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu and the French Ambassador, Mr Christophe Farnaud will, on Tuesday, the 21st of February launch the French South African Tech Labs, the new incubator and accelerator dedicated to South African and French entrepreneurs. The launch, which will take place in Century City,…

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Source: EnergyNet Ltd. |

Energy Ministers from Uganda, Liberia and Democratic Republic of Congo to address investors at the 3rd Powering Africa: Summit

26 countries will be represented at the Summit to date, including 16 African countries

H.E. Patrick Sendolo, Minister for Energy, Land and Mines, Liberia, H.E. Hon Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda and H.E. Hon Pierre Anatole Matusila, Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Democratic Republic of Congo are the latest speakers to confirm attendance at the 3rd Powering Africa: Summit…

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Source: EMRC |

Ban Ki-moon: “Social and economic development can only be led by the private sector”

The 11th edition of the Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) concludes at the Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya

The AFIF 2017 (http://APO.af/y28Bux), pan-African meeting of entrepreneurs and investors convened by EMRC (www.EMRC.be), has taken place from 13-16 February in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference gathered over 200 participants to address how to access to finance in leading economic sectors of Africa – agriculture and agribusiness, infrastructure, energy, water and healthcare.…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Zuma to Officiate at the 6th Armed Forces Day Celebration

This year’s Armed Forces Day celebration also commemorates the centenary of the sinking of the SS Mendi steamship which killed more than 600 black South Africans during the First World War

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Jacob Zuma, will on Tuesday, 21 February 2017, officiate at the 6th Armed Forces Day celebrations at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. This year’s Armed Forces Day celebration also commemorates the centenary of the sinking of the SS Mendi steamship which killed more…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

The dti To Host Fuel Cell Bus Workshop in Cape Town

The purpose of the workshop is to provide a platform where South Africa can learn from the German experience with the successful roll-out of fuel cell bus pilots in various cities

Members of the media are invited to attended a fuel cell bus workshop that will be hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with the German government in Cape Town. The workshop will be held under the theme Fuel Cell Bus – Unleashing Industrial Opportunities…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China |

President Xi Jinping's Special Envoy Ma Peihua to Attend Gambian President's Inauguration Ceremony

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang announces: At the invitation of President Adama Barrow of the Republic of the Gambia, Vice Chairman Ma Peihua of the CPPCC National Committee will attend the inauguration ceremony of President Barrow and the Independence Day celebrations of the Gambia in the capital city of Banjul…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Regional Emergency Meeting for emerging pests and diseases kicks off in Harare, Zimbabwe

Calls for enhanced capacities to prepare for and respond to emerging pests and diseases

A three-day Regional Emergency Meeting discussing new transboundary crop and livestock pests in Southern Africa kicked off today with a call for increased investment in preparedness and response capacities to new and endemic threats in Southern Africa. The region is experiencing an upsurge of new crop and livestock diseases that…

Source: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Media advisory for the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region

The conference is being held at Scandic Holmenkollen Park in Oslo on Friday 24 February from 10:00 to 17:30

Norway is co-hosting the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on 24 February, together with Germany, Nigeria and the UN. The deadline for applications for media accreditation is 21 February. The conference is being held at Scandic Holmenkollen Park in Oslo on Friday 24 February from 10:00 to 17:30. For programme and more…