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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: Efacec |

Efacec “brings” electricity to Rwanda

New substations allow electricity distribution to rural areas

Efacec (www.Efacec.pt/en) has just been chosen by the winning consortium of the international tender launched by the Republic of Rwanda for the construction of three new 200kV substations. These infrastructures are essential to distribute power to the country’s rural areas, such as Rwabusoro, Mamba e Rilima. The technical abilities and…

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

Assessment of Health Information System in Libya Workshop

The workshop was also attended by Health Expert, European Union, Edda Costarelli and representative from Libyan Health System Strengthening Project

On 9th May, 2017, World Health Organization with financial support from the European Union launched a four-day workshop on the Assessment of Health Information System in Libya. The workshop was conducted in Carthage Thalasso Hotel, Tunis with the aim to develop a roadmap for strengthening Libya health information system. Eight…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Hosts Conference on “Managing Capital Flows: Challenges for Developing Countries” in Zambia

The conference provided a forum for policy makers to share experiences on how best to reap the benefits from capital flows, while managing the risks

Participants agreed that capital flows to developing countries are generally beneficial—particularly in the current context of a much leaner environment—by providing an important source of financing for investments and by helping to maintain foreign exchange reserves. Participants agreed that (i) the composition of capital flows matters for financial stability and…

Source: GE |

GE Announces Clarke Energy as a Jenbacher Gas Engines Distributor for an Additional Six Countries in Africa

With this agreement, Clarke Energy is now a distributor of GE’s Jenbacher gas engines in 25 countries worldwide

GE’s Gas Engine Technology Helps Customers in Africa Address Ongoing Energy Supply and Grid Reliability Concerns With Addition of Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco and Rwanda, Clarke Energy is Now a Distributor of GE’s Jenbacher Gas Engines in 25 Countries Worldwide To better serve the growing…

Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases
Source: Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases |

World Leaders Recommit to Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases, Citing Remarkable Progress Since 2012

Governments and private donors pledge US$812 million around five-day summit in Geneva; World Health Organization releases data showing medicines to prevent NTDs reach nearly a billion people each year

This week, leaders from governments, pharmaceutical companies and charitable organizations convened at a five-day summit in Geneva to pledge new commitments to the collective efforts to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The summit coincided with the launch of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Fourth Report on NTDs, showing…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

UNICEF Announces First Ever Gala Event in South Africa with Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra

This year, UNICEF’s global ‘Ending Violence against Children’ campaign and the visit of UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador, Ms. Priyanka Chopra, to South Africa, on 6 May, to highlight the challenges faced by children affected by violence, is providing UNICEF with a unique opportunity to profile our mandate and values that guide our daily work, for every child, in South Africa

On 6 May this year, UNICEF will present its first Gala event in South Africa to engage some of the most respected, high-profile individuals in the country to leverage their support to enhance care and protection of children from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.   UNICEF’s inaugural fundraiser at the…

Source: World Communication Forum Association |

#WCFGenevaWeek 2017 summoned participants from 30 countries who discussed: Fake News, Reputation, Diplomacy, South Sudan, Global Communities, CSR, VR and AI, Startups, and Education in Communications

This year, the WCFA welcomed a larger number of communication specialists from India, the USA, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa, Germany and Italy

The annual event of the World Communication Forum Association “Communication on Top” (www.ForumDavos.com) which took place from the 13th till the 17th of March, 2017, summoned into the world’s global capital – Geneva – a diverse community of professionals from all over the world, in order to discuss the global agenda of…

Source: Mozilla |

South African Team Runner Up in Mozilla’s Equal Rating Innovation Challenge

Project Isizwe extension Afri-Fi: Free Public WiFi wins funding award of US$75,000

Afri-Fi: Free Public WiFi has been announced as the “Runner-Up” in Mozilla’s Equal Rating Innovation Challenge (www.EqualRating.com) with a funding award of US$75,000. With this global competition, Mozilla (www.Mozilla.org) called for creative and scalable ideas to provide affordable access to the full diversity of the open internet. Mozilla offered awards,…