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Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation |

Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with Egyptian Ambassador to Russia Mohammed Al-Badri

On June 21, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister  Mikhail Bogdanov received Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Russian Federation Mohammed Al-Badri at the latter’s request. During their conversation, the officials exchanged views on the Middle East agenda, with an emphasis on settlement…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Egypt must halt executions of six men sentenced after unfair trials – UN experts

The experts expressed deep concern that the men had been convicted on the basis of forced confessions that were later retracted

The Government of Egypt must halt the executions of six men sentenced to death after trials that did not meet international standards of fairness, a group of UN human rights experts* have said.   The experts expressed deep concern that the men had been convicted on the basis of forced…

Source: API Events |

Reshaping the Future of Real Estate for African Cities

While Africa’s cities are growing rapidly in population, they are developing informally as current urban planning has proven to be ineffective, and private development is often deterred by opaque or inappropriate regulations

Researchers predict that in 2030, Lagos, Cairo and Kinshasa will each have to cater for over 20 million people, while Luanda, Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg will have crossed the 10 million mark. By 2035, close to 30 million people could live in Lagos alone, turning Nigeria’s commercial hub into…

Mercer LLC
Source: Mercer LLC |

Despite worldwide changes, multinationals focus on mobile workforces to support career growth and ensure global competitiveness

Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey finds African, Asian, and European cities dominate the list of most expensive locations for working abroad

Luanda overtakes Hong Kong as the most expensive city for expatriates to live in according to Mercer’s 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey. Victoria in the Seychelles ranks 14th most expensive city sharing the same ranking with Moscow. Cape Town, Blantyre and Windhoek ranks amongst the 15 cheapest cities globally.…

Source: British Embassy Cairo |

Call for bids for the Inspire Egypt Programme Fund closes 15 July

Open call for bids for the Inspire Egypt Programme Fund closes on 15 Jul 2017

The Inspire Egypt Programme Fund aims to strengthen the voluntary and social entrepreneurship sectors in Egypt, through supporting leadership in these sectors and encouraging greater numbers of Egyptians to participate in civic life. It supports British Embassy (BE) Cairo’s Inspire Egypt Campaign. We welcome bids for projects in the following…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

Council Discusses Côte d’Ivoire and The Democratic Republic of the Congo under Technical Assistance and Capacity Building

The Human Rights Council in its midday meeting held an interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on enhancing capacity building and technical cooperation with Côte d’Ivoire in the field of human rights.  It then heard an oral update by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al…

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Source: Facebook |

Facebook celebrates MENA winners of First Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

The Bots for Messenger Challenge was launched on February 15th this year, in 64 countries across the wider Middle East and Africa to recognize and reward developers who were able to create the most innovative new bots on Messenger

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) selected 3 winners from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from 60 finalists as part of the first-ever Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge (https://MessengerChallenge.splashthat.com). The Bots for Messenger Challenge was launched on February 15th this year, in 64 countries across the wider Middle East and Africa to…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic |

Foreign Ministry announcement on the signing of an agreement on the representation of Egypt in Qatar by the Greek Embassy in Doha

Following the completion of the relevant negotiations, an agreement was signed a short while ago between Greece and the Arab Republic of Egypt on the diplomatic representation of Egypt in Qatar by the Greek embassy in Doha. The agreement enters into force immediately and covers diplomatic, administrative and consular affairs.

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Source: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) |

MoU between the Islamic Development Bank Group and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Medina to Support the Dates Sector

Under the Patronage of H.R.H. Prince Saud Bin Khalid Al-Faisal, Deputy Governor of Medina Region

Under the Patronage of H.R.H. Prince Saud Bin Khalid Al-Faisal, Deputy Governor of Medina Region, the Chairman of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, H.E Dr. Bandar bin Mohammed Hamza Hajjar and the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Madinah H.E Mr. Munir Mohammed Nasser bin Saad…

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Source: African Innovation Foundation (AIF) |

AIF announces the top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

Innovators from nine African countries shortlisted for their outstanding innovations across healthcare, engineering, energy and communications sectors

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) (www.AfricanInnovation.org) today announced the top 10 nominees who will be contending for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) (http://APO.af/iaUJZd), to be awarded in Accra, Ghana on 18th July 2017. Innovators from nine African countries including Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Nigeria,…