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Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Nearly 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen – UNICEF

This year, UNICEF is working with partners to provide therapeutic treatment to 220,000 severely malnourished children in Nigeria, over 200,000 severely malnourished children in South Sudan, more than 200,000 severely malnourished children in Somalia, and 320,000 children in Yemen

Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition this year, as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said today. “Time is running out for more than a million children,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “We can still save many…

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…

International Expo-Consults (IEC)
Source: International Expo-Consults (IEC) |

Africa market to immensely benefit from ‘DEAL 2017’ in Dubai: IEC

Growing infrastructure including malls and themeparks to benefit from the amusement exhibition to be held at DWTC

The region will witness the largest show in the amusement industry – DEAL 2017 (www.DEALMiddleEastShow.com), to provide an effective platform for the stakeholders within the African entertainment and amusement sector, as per International Expo Consults (www.IECDubai.com), the organisers of the show. In the wake of growing developments in the African…

Source: U.S. Embassy - Cairo |

U.S., Egypt Host Entrepreneurship Summit in Sohag

This summit in Sohag was the second in a series of three joint U.S.-Egypt public events in Upper Egypt aimed towards linking potential future entrepreneurs with successful investors and experienced mentors

Hundreds of Egyptian entrepreneurs gathered yesterday in Sohag to participate in a summit hosted by Markade LLC, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through workshops, panel discussions, and success stories from the local community, the event raised awareness on the need for more…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy |

Cameroon - Deputy Foreign Minister Giro: Italy is considered among its most reliable partners

On the mission’s agenda was also Mr Giro’s participation in the Salon’s ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Prime Minister of Cameroon

“I am seeing with my own eyes how President Sergio Mattarella’s long visit last year may have changed the relationship between Italy and Cameroon. Today Italy is no longer considered a foreign Country but a friend and one of its most reliable partners,” said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs…

Source: British Embassy Cairo |

Strong British Presence at EGYPS 2017

As Egypt becomes an energy superpower, a strong British presence at EGYPS confirms UK as Egypt's Top Oil & Gas partner

On 14-15 February, British Ambassador to Egypt John Casson and UK Trade Envoy Sir Jeffrey Donaldson attended the first ever Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS2017), opened by President Sisi. EGYPS2017 is the largest Oil and Gas industry event to happen in North Africa, and the UK played a leading role with…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Fellowship programme for journalists sponsored by Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists

The fellowship program is open to journalists who are native to one of the developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America/the Caribbean and are currently working for media organizations

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2017 fellowship program. The application deadline is March 20, 2017. The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, from developing countries who are interested in…

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: British Embassy Luanda |

Minister for Africa and Middle East and PM’s Trade Envoy to Angola visit Luanda

The visits demonstrate UK's commitment to strong political, economic and commercial relations with Angola

Tobias Ellwood, the UK Minister for Africa and the Middle East, and Baroness Northover, the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy visited Angola this week for calls with senior ministers covering the wide range of areas in which the UK and Angola work together. In his first visit to Angola, minister…

Source: Facebook |

Facebook challenges developers in the Middle East and Africa to create the smartest Bots for Messenger

Developers, in teams of up to three people, are invited to create bots in three categories: gaming and entertainment; productivity and utility; and social good

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) is challenging developers across the Middle East and Africa to create innovative bots in the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. This aligns with Facebook’s commitment to promote innovation in the Middle East and Africa by providing developers and start-ups with the tools they need to build, grow, monetize, and…