Mashreq
Source: Mashreq |

Executive appointment: Tarek El Nahas to join Mashreq as Head of International Banking

Tarek spent 25 years at Citibank, most recently as the Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for North Africa, Egypt and Levant, managing teams across 6 countries in the MENA region

Mashreq (https://www.Mashreqbank.com/), one of the leading financial institutions in the UAE, has appointed Tarek El Nahas as its new Head of International Banking Group. Tarek spent 25 years at Citibank, most recently as the Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for North Africa, Egypt and Levant, managing teams across 6…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Liverpool engineers help African nations shift towards clean energy

International Development Minister opens a new engine repair workshop at Clarke Energy and announces extra UK aid to help develop innovative solar products

Liverpool engineering company Clarke Energy is helping African businesses reduce carbon emissions thanks to innovative hybrid engines. During a visit to Merseyside today (15th January 2020), International Development Minister Andrew Murrison opened a new engine repair workshop at the company, which will make power plants across Africa more efficient and support Africa’s…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Berlin Conference on Libya

A conference of Heads of State and Government is now to be held in Berlin

By means of the Berlin Process, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas seek to support the peace efforts of the UN Special Representative to bring about an end to the conflict in Libya. A conference of Heads of State and Government is now to be held in…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Global Growth: Modest Pickup to 2.5% in 2020 amid Mounting Debt and Slowing Productivity Growth

In the West African Economic and Monetary Union, growth is expected to hold steady at 6.4%

Global economic growth is forecast to edge up to 2.5% in 2020 as investment and trade gradually recover from last year’s significant weakness but downward risks persist, the World Bank says in its January 2020 Global Economic Prospects. Growth among advanced economies as a group is anticipated to slip to…

Source: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Press Release Regarding the Visit of H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, to Algeria

H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will pay a visit to Algeria on 6-7 January 2020. Discussions on all aspects of Turkish-Algerian bilateral relations, as well as exchange of views on regional developments and international issues are expected to take place during the meetings.

Source: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) |

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) accepting Applications for Trade Mission to North Africa

The mission will focus on boosting U.S. agricultural exports to all of North Africa and will include interested buyers not just from Morocco, but from Algeria, Libya, and Tunisia

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recruiting interested U.S. exporters for its first 2020 trade mission, which will take place in Casablanca, Morocco, March 16-19. The mission will focus on boosting U.S. agricultural exports to all of North Africa and will include interested buyers not just from Morocco, but from…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Drying Lake Chad Basin gives rise to crisis

Food insecurity, conflicts, terrorism, displacement and climate change effects compound challenges

Twenty-year-old Phoebe Musa remembers the day Boko Haram militants stormed her village of Gwoza in Borno State, northeast Nigeria, five years ago. They came in on horseback, motorbikes and screeching military vehicles and attacked everyone in sight. Amid bursts of gunshots, they set fire to dozens of homesteads. The fighters…

Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)
Source: Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) |

Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) supports development of Algeria’s energy sector through two loan facilities to Sonatrach Petroleum Investment Corporation worth USD 250 million

Loans to support Sonatrach’s efforts to diversify energy assets, ensure steady crude oil supplies and increase geographic footprint

Loans to be used to carry out maintenance works on Sonatrach’s refinery in Italy, its first overseas investment in Europe, and purchase of Aramco crude; Loans to support Sonatrach’s efforts to diversify energy assets, ensure steady crude oil supplies and increase geographic footprint. The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) (http://www.APICORP.org/),…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

European Union helps World Food Programme (WFP) tackle malnutrition among Sahrawi refugees in Algeria

The new European Union (EU) funds will allow WFP to provide women and children with special nutrition products to treat and prevent malnutrition over the next 18 months

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €1.3 million from the European Union (EU) to treat and prevent malnutrition among Sahrawi refugee children and women in five camps located around Tindouf in Algeria. The EU’s support to WFP’s nutrition activities comes at a key moment.…

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Rugby Africa Cup 2020 Shines in New Light for Players, Teams and Spectators

The elimination stage of the new Rugby Africa Cup format focusses on inclusion and digital experience

In June this year, Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com) announced the new format of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC); a modernized and more inclusive set up of the continental championship to revamp the attractiveness of the game. At the same time the elimination stage was a digital testing period for a new…