Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

UNHCR delighted as major human rights award presented to a Sudanese refugee

Recognized as a true leader, human rights and humanitarian advocate, Mr. Muhamat has tirelessly cared for fellow refugees, and eloquently drawn the world’s attention to their plight

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is delighted that Mr. Abdulaziz Muhamat has received the 2019 Martin Ennals Award at the ceremony in Geneva today. Recognized as a true leader, human rights and humanitarian advocate, Mr. Muhamat has tirelessly cared for fellow refugees, and eloquently drawn the world’s attention to their…

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Egyptian Images from Australia

An exhibition of photography brought to Egypt by Dr Anne-Marie Willis in partnership with the Australian Embassy and the Arab Association of Civilization and Islamic Arts

Thousands of photos were taken by Australians passing through Egypt en route to the First World War, one hundred years ago. What stories can these long forgotten photographs tell? Usually they tell stories of military history or the lives of individual Australians. Yet they could be used to tell different…

Source: British Embassy Cairo |

“She leads” in the British Embassy in Cairo

The British Embassy in Cairo in cooperation with the Embassies of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Singapore launch “She Leads”

The five embassies launched the Young Women Leadership Programme “She Leads” to conclude Gender January – a month dedicated to promoting gender equality and celebrating successful women. The attendees were welcomed by the British Ambassador to Egypt. The 10-month programme will train and mentor 26 Egyptian female students in their…

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CORRECTION: Former President of Tanzania to head Commonwealth Observer Group for Nigerian elections

The former president of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, will lead the Commonwealth Observer Group for the general elections in Nigeria, scheduled for 16 February

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, constituted the observer group following an invitation from Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Members include politicians, diplomats and experts in law, human rights, gender and election administration from across the Commonwealth. An advance group of observers was deployed to Nigeria on 29 January, while…

Source: British High Commission Nairobi |

In support of Kenya's fight against corruption: UK and other embassies

UK along with other embassies in Kenya issued a joint statement in support of the country's efforts to fight corruption and bring prosperity to its citizens

The following statement was signed by Robert F. Godec, Ambassador of the United States; Nic Hailey, High Commissioner of the United Kingdom; Mette Knudsen, Ambassador of Denmark; Alison Chartres, High Commissioner of Australia; Annett Guenther, Ambassador of Germany; Ralf Heckner, Ambassador of Switzerland; Anna Jardfelt, Ambassador of Sweden; Elin Bergithe…

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Conference on Disarmament to hold First Public Plenary of its 2019 Session on Monday, 21 January

In addition to Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States, Venezuela, Viet Nam and Zimbabwe will also hold the presidency during 2019

The Conference on Disarmament, the world's single multilateral forum for disarmament negotiations, will hold the first public plenary of its 2019 session on Monday, 21 January at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The session will open under the presidency of Ukraine.  The presidency of the Conference rotates among its…

Source: United Nations Information Centre - Cairo |

UN Refugee Chief meets Egypt President and Secretary General of the Arab League

The meeting covered several local, regional and global issues in light of Egypt’s role as Chair of the African Union (AU) in 2019

Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on 14 January during an official two-day visit to Egypt. During the meeting, Mr. Grandi expressed UNHCR’s appreciation for Egypt’s hospitality towards refugees and asylum-seekers, more than 242,000  of whom are registered with UNHCR in Egypt.…

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Rugby: Kenya Shujaa and Lionesses Squad to Dubai7s Named

The two stars who shone during the 2018 Stanbic Bank National Sevens Circuit, Daniel Taabu and Johnstone Olindi have made the squad that will represent Kenya in the HSBC World Sevens Series in the Dubai7s and Cape Town7s legs

The two are joined by Brian Wahinya, who was part of the 2017/2018 academy and part of the Shujaa team ( that lifted the Zimbabwe Falls Trophy in March this year. Coming back into the fort is Samuel Motari, Alvin Otieno, Leonard Mugaisi, Cyprian Kuto and Charles Omondi. Alvin Otieno…

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Sheraton Cairo celebrates its Legendary City by Paying Tribute to Iconic Landmarks

The Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino has stood as a city landmark welcoming generation of visitors with its rich legacy of service

A weekend of celebration kicked off on November 7 at the Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino ( as it brought together guests, customers and locals to unveil its extensive transformation. Having been ingrained in the city for over four decades, Sheraton Cairo was not only an iconic venue but also…

Source: The Zimbabwean |

Zim general warns on foreign bases in Djibouti

One of Zimbabwe’s most senior soldiers and a key US congressman say trouble may be coming to the Horn of Africa

Major General Trust Magoba – who now serves as a special advisor to the African Union office for Peace and Security – has raised concern at foreign interference on the continent. “The establishment foreign bases and the involvement of external forces in the conflicts on the Horn of Africa is…