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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 (www.Sheraton.com) 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…

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Update on the UN Biodiversity Conference (17– 29 November 2018, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt)

In collaboration with the Government of Egypt, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will hold its 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP14)

Media accreditation remains open; Press conferences available for booking; Live and on demand webcasting of conference available; Online press kit available; Sign up for conference mailing list In collaboration with the Government of Egypt, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will hold its 14th meeting of the Conference of the…

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Africa Investment Forum 2018: Unveiling the boardroom deals, key highlights

Investment interest secured for 45 deals worth US$32 billion

The first of its kind transaction-based investment Forum in Africa, on Friday unveiled the conclusions of the boardroom sessions at the heart of the Forum, which brought together over 1,000 participants from government, the private sector, development finance institutions, commercial banks, and institutional investors such as sovereign wealth funds and…

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The rising Star singer Maesa Dasouqi invades the Middle East with her music from America

The Arabic American singer Maesa Dasouqi launches her first production to the Middle East from Miami

The rising star Maesa Dasouqi launched her singing musical dancing production (Damee Ethraaa) internationally, her production is currently premiering on Arabica TV,  Aghani Aghani Radio And TV in Lebanon, Nogoum FM Radio and TV Egypt and many other MENA channels. Additionally, the Video Clip was released on her YouTube channel…

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Outlook for Africa’s oil & gas industry improves – PwC report

As the oil price is steadily rising towards pre-collapse levels, the outlook for the industry is hopeful

The outlook for Africa’s oil & gas industry is positive amid difficult operating and economic headwinds. Tough economic and external conditions have placed pressure on oil & gas companies to be more cost-effective and efficient. Companies have adopted to a low-cost environment, which promises to be even more beneficial given…

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President of Senegal leads 9 First Ladies, 12 health ministers and 500 experts to highlight Africa’s healthcare solutions (By Simon Ateba)

The occasion was the 5th edition of the “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” hosted by the President of Senegal Macky Sall and First Lady Marieme Faye Sall

By Simon Ateba Africa is a big continent with big resources but also very big problems, especially in the health sector. With over 1.2 billion people spread across 55 countries, Africa is a diverse place, but the challenges seem to be the same everywhere as you travel from the Horn…

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US, Egypt announce winners of Technical School Entrepreneurship Competition

In total, 1,364 project teams submitted applications for the competition, 188 were accepted, and 24 teams reached the final stage

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MOETE) awarded Alexandria Advanced Technical School students Mohamed Mahmoud Attia and Moemen Magdy Mohamed the grand prize of the Fanni Mobtaker Competition for Entrepreneurship and Innovation for their digital modeling and fabrication machine for prototype…

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President of Senegal, H.E. MACKY SALL presides Merck Foundation conference “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” to build Healthcare capacity in Africa and Asia

Merck foundation also celebrated 350th Anniversary of Merck and the 1st anniversary of Merck Foundation during their Luminary

5th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” was conducted under the patronage of The President of Senegal, H.E. MACKY SALL; Merck foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) also celebrated 350th Anniversary of Merck and the 1st anniversary of Merck Foundation during their Luminary; 09 African First Ladies, 12 Ministers of Health and More than 500 African healthcare providers…

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Counting Down to Africa’s Biggest Early Stage Investor Summit

This exclusive investor-only event unites key ecosystem stakeholders from across the continent and beyond to exchange best practices, learn from peers, and do deals

Africa’s early stage investor community will convene on November 11th and 12th, 2018 for the 5th Africa Early Stage Investor Summit (#AESIS2018), hosted by Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) (https://VC4A.com) and African Business Angel Network (ABAN). This exclusive investor-only event unites key ecosystem stakeholders from across the continent and beyond…

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Boston Marathon Sports Envoys Develop Sports Tourism, Mentor Young Athletes

The half marathon, spanning along the churning Mediterranean Sea from the Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria to the historic Citadel of Qaitbay, drew more than 1,000 participants

Egyptian and American athletes rallied around their shared love for running and promoting health and fitness this past week as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Sports Envoy program.  CEO of the Boston Athletic Association Tom Grilk, 1983 Boston Marathon champion Greg Meyer, and 1985 Boston Marathon champion Lisa…