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FAO sounds alarm on Desert Locust outbreak in northeast Africa and Saudi Arabia triggered by heavy rains

Increased vigilance, strict monitoring and early control needed to prevent further swarms forming and spread along both sides of the Red Sea

Heavy rains and cyclones have triggered a recent surge in Desert Locust populations, causing an outbreak to develop in Sudan and Eritrea that is rapidly spreading along both sides of the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, FAO warned today. The UN agency called on all the affected countries…

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Egypt Network for Integrated Development 6th annual conference focuses on clusters to stimulate economic development

This year's conference will focus on clusters as an effective model for stimulating economic development and employment generation in Egypt’s South

Under the auspices of H.E. Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Egyptian Prime Minister, The Egypt Network for Integrated Development "ENID" holds its sixth annual conference titled “"Clusters and Economic Development in the South" on the 14th and 15th of February at the Jolie Ville Kings Island Hotel in Luxor. This year's conference will…

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The Secretary-General’s Message on the occasion of World Radio Day 13 February 2019

Even in today’s world of digital communications, radio reaches more people than any other media platform

By UN Secretary-General Even in today’s world of digital communications, radio reaches more people than any other media platform. It conveys vital information and raises awareness on important issues. And it is a personal, interactive platform where people can air their views, concerns, and grievances. Radio can create a community.…

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Songwe: Africa’s health and wellness sector has potential to create millions of jobs

Speaking at the Africa Business Health Forum for 2019, Ms. Songwe said Africa could create more than 16 million jobs if the public and private sectors collaborated and invested enough in the drugs industry

Africa should stop exporting much-needed jobs to other continents and invest in its pharmaceutical industry, in particular, to provide for its people and create jobs for its unemployed youth, Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, said Tuesday. Speaking at the Africa Business Health Forum for 2019, Ms.…

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StartEgypt Launches First Forum Event

In collaboration with the British Embassy and International Finance Corporation (IFC), StartEgypt launches its first forum event “StartEgypt Forum”

The “StartEgypt Forum” showcased twenty-seven startups, filtered from over 1,200 applications, from the first incubation cycle in 2018. All startups, specialized in diverse industries, get a chance to present their unique ideas to caliber stakeholders and investors. Startups work across innovative social impact solutions in the field of healthcare, education,…

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development collaborate to deliver a two-day Social Impact Management training course

The focus of the course is on the information needed to measure, manage and optimise the positive social and environmental impact of business undertakings

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt, in collaboration with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), are implementing a two-day Social Impact Management training course developed and delivered by Social Value UK, to be held on Feb 12th and 13th, 2019. The focus of the course is on…

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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…

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U.S. Embassy Cairo Invites Job Seekers to Its Fifth Job Fair

This fair will provide Egyptian job-seekers with access to thousands of verified job vacancies in over a dozen different industries, offered by over 75 American, Egyptian, and multi-national companies

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is pleased to announce our annual job fair “Sha3’lna”, to be held on Saturday, February 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Pyramisa Hotel in Giza.  This fair will provide Egyptian job-seekers with access to thousands of verified job vacancies in over a…

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UAE participates in African Union Summit in Addis Ababa

The summit was led by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, and the Founder of Microsoft Bill Gates

Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, led the UAE delegation to the 32nd ordinary session of the assembly of the African Union, which began yesterday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The two-day summit, held under the theme, "The Year of Refugees, Returnees, and Internally…