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U.S. Ambassador Visits Esna and Luxor to Highlight U.S.-Egypt Partnership

Ambassador Cohen also visited historic Esna where the U.S. is working with local organizations to improve the town's potential for tourism

U.S. Ambassador Jonathan R. Cohen visited Luxor and Esna on Saturday, September 19 to reaffirm the strong U.S.-Egypt partnership in wastewater management, agribusiness strengthening, and cultural heritage preservation with Minister of International Cooperation Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, and Secretary General of Luxor Governorate General Emad Abou El Azayem.     In Luxor, Ambassador Cohen joined Minister…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 17 September 2020, 6 pm

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,374,616), deaths (33,262), and recoveries (1,127,939) by region: Central (56,608 cases; 1,065 deaths; 48,996 recoveries): Burundi (472; 1; 448), Cameroon (20,303; 415; 18,837), CAR (4,782; 62; 1,830), Chad (1,090; 81; 960), Congo (4,934; 88; 3,887), DRC (10,442; 267; 9,840), Equatorial Guinea (5,000;…

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World Patient Safety Day: Health worker safety - A Priority for patient safety

COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted huge global challenges and has only increased the daily risks faced by health workers in delivering essential health care services to patients

World Patient Safety Day is celebrated each year on 17 September and the theme of this year’s day is “Health worker safety: a priority for patient safety”. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted huge global challenges and has only increased the daily risks faced by health workers in delivering essential health…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 16 September 2020, 6 pm

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,366,236) deaths (33,065), and recoveries (1,117,386) by region: Central (56,511 cases; 1,065 deaths; 48,923 recoveries): Burundi (472; 1; 448), Cameroon (20,271; 415; 18,837), CAR (4,772; 62; 1,828), Chad (1,087; 81; 944), Congo (4,934; 88; 3,887), DRC (10,414; 267; 9,827), Equatorial Guinea (5,000;…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 15 September 2020, 6 pm

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,360,635) deaths (32,809), and recoveries (1,108,235) by region: Central (56,489 cases; 1,065 deaths; 48,908 recoveries): Burundi (472; 1; 448), Cameroon (20,271; 415; 18,837), CAR (4,772; 62; 1,828), Chad (1,085; 81; 940), Congo (4,928; 88; 3,887), DRC (10,401; 267; 9,817), Equatorial Guinea (5,000;…

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Coronavirus: World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau Cairo for Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe COVID-19 Situation Report

There has been a 13 percent increase in cases over the last two weeks

Highlights As of 6 September, there were 1,325,001 reported cases of COVID-19 within the countries in which WFP is active in the region. There has been a 13 percent increase in cases over the last two weeks (24 August – 6 September) and a 31 percent increase in cases over…

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Coronavirus - African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,359,724) deaths (32,795), and recoveries (1,106,991)

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,359,724) deaths (32,795), and recoveries (1,106,991) by region: Central (56,216 cases; 1,062 deaths; 48,847 recoveries): Burundi (472; 1; 448), Cameroon (20,009; 415; 18,837), CAR (4,772; 62; 1,828), Chad (1,085; 81; 940), Congo (4,928; 88; 3,887), DRC (10,390; 264; 9,756), Equatorial Guinea (5,000;…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 14 September 2020, 6 pm

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,354,567) deaths (32,643), and recoveries (1,091,636) by region: Central (56,176 cases; 1,061 deaths; 48,757 recoveries): Burundi (471; 1; 448), Cameroon (20,009; 415; 18,837), CAR (4,749; 62; 1,825), Chad (1,084; 80; 938), Congo (4,928; 88; 3,887), DRC (10,390; 264; 9,756), Equatorial Guinea (4,996;…

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United States and PepsiCo Egypt/Chipsy for Food Industries Renew Partnership in Egypt to Improve Farmer Livelihoods

Over the next two years, USAID and Chipsy for Food Industries will expand activities to farmers in the Menoufia and Minya governorates and plan to reach 2,500 farmers by 2023

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Chipsy for Food Industries, a PepsiCo Egypt company, renewed a partnership that boosts the productivity of farmers and builds a more transparent and sustainable potato supply chain.  U.S. Ambassador Jonathan Cohen, PepsiCo Egypt CEO Mohamed Shelbaya, USAID Mission…

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COVID-19: World leaders to stay at home, in first ‘virtual’ UN General Assembly

The same procedure will apply for a series of special high-level sessions scheduled to take place

The 75th UN General Assembly (UNGA) session, begins on 15 September and this year, due to the ongoing global pandemic, it will be unlike any other in the organization’s three quarters of a century of existence This year each Member State, Observer State, and the European Union, was invited to…