Arrow Electronics
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Arrow Electronics and Close the Gap Go on a Digital Training Tour through Kenya

Kenya is poised to be a global success story because of its motivated youth, a dynamic private sector and improving infrastructure

Arrow Electronics (www.FiveYearsOut.com) and social enterprise Close the Gap launched its third DigiTruck in August 2018. The DigiTruck is a mobile, solar-powered classroom and enterprise incubator. The new unit serves the Kenyan capital of Nairobi - one of Africa’s commercial hubs and a portal for Africa’s development in the 21st Century.…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

African Union (AU) Technical Committee on Transport, Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism meeting

The meeting considered the nexus between transport, energy and tourism and its relevance for Agenda 2063

The Second Ordinary Session of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Transport, Transcontinental Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism (STC-TTIET) took place this week from April 14-18, in Cairo. The meeting was organized by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt to consider…

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Cyclone Idai Disaster Relief: Africa Energy Forum to host charity Football Tournament with Manchester United legends to raise thousands for victims of Cyclone Idai at one of Lisbon’s most iconic stadiums

The Africa Energy Forum (10-14 June, Lisbon, Portugal) has teamed with KOHLER, principal partner of Manchester United, and Clarke Energy, a KOHLER company, to raise £50,000 for victims of Cyclone Idai, one of the worst storms on record to ever hit the African continent

The ‘Africa Challenge Cup’ football tournament will be a major networking event for all participants of the Africa Energy Forum (aef) taking place on 10th June at the Os Belenenses, Estádio do Restelo in Lisbon, Portugal, to raise funds for victims. EnergyNet (www.EnergyNet.com) [organisers of aef] has already donated £20,000 to…

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New UN-Habitat Regional Office for Arab States and Egypt country office Inaugurated

For over 10 years, UN-Habitat in Egypt has been able to build strong partnerships with the government, civil society, donors, and various stakeholders

H.E. Assem Al-Jazzar, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, officially inaugurated the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) Regional Office for Arab states and Egypt country office. UN-Habitat Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS), established in 2011, and generously hosted by the Arabic Republic of Egypt, has a mandate…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Time to close poverty gap in Africa with bold actions, says ECA’s Biha at the Africa Regional Forum for Sustainable Development (ARFSD2019)

SDGs are a global agenda adopted by countries in 2015 with a vision of ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Deputy Executive Secretary, Giovanie Biha, on Thursday said Africa was running out of time to ensure the successful implementation of the sustainable development goals and called for bold actions by the continent’s leaders to ensure no one is left behind by development processes. In closing…

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African Energy Chamber and Oil Industry Investors Welcome South Sudan Investment Drive in South Africa

The Chamber believes South Sudan’s leadership also has an obligation to creating an enabling environment of investors to put more money into the country

South African and African private sector participants have an amazing opportunity to invest in South Sudans’ peace and make huge profits. This week the African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org) will join Hon. Nhial Deng Nhial, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Hon. Salvatore Garang Mabiordit, Minister of Finance and…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Approves US$118.2 Million Rapid Credit Facility Assistance to the Republic of Mozambique in the Wake of Cyclone Idai

The financial assistance is intended to address large budgetary and external financing gaps arising from reconstruction needs after Cyclone Idai

The financial assistance is intended to address large budgetary and external financing gaps arising from reconstruction needs after Cyclone Idai, which caused significant loss of life and infrastructure damage; The authorities remain committed to macroeconomic stability, which will also be underpinned by the IMF’s financing. The Executive Board of the…

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Joint Press Release from the Republic of Liberia and Niron Metals: Republic of Liberia Signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Niron Metals for Export of Iron Ore from the Zogota Project

The (MOU) Memorandum of Understanding relates to the use of existing rail and port infrastructure in Liberia

The Government of the Republic of Liberia and Niron Metals Plc (“Niron” or “the Company”) (www.NironMetals.com) are pleased to jointly announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (“the MOU”), regarding the passage through Liberia of iron ore from the Zogota iron ore deposit in the Republic of Guinea (“Zogota”…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

SRSG Ghassan Salame: Heavy shelling of residential neighbourhood, killing innocent people is as blatant violation of international laws

The catastrophic impact upon the civilian population is expected to continue to rise as long as the hostilities continue

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Ghassan Salame condemns in the strongest terms the overnight heavy rocket shelling on the high-density residential neighbourhood of Abu Slim in Tripoli which resulted in scores of civilian deaths and injuries. According to initial medical sources, civilian casualties include injured women and children and one…

Source: Siemens AG |

Siemens launches Atlas of Digitalization to measure readiness and potential for City 4.0

Atlas identifies digital readiness and potential for six cities: Dubai, Los Angeles, London, Buenos Aires, Taipei and Johannesburg

Siemens (www.Siemens.co.za) has launched a new web-based application which reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalization and develop new ways of living, working and interacting. The Atlas of Digitalization focuses on 3 interconnected themes - Mobility, Sustainability and Opportunity – and assesses how the fourth…