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Namibia International Energy Conference speaker line up sets the right tone for Africa’s energy mix ambitions

The pan-African tone of the conference will be set by the opening ministerial panel of the conference comprising energy ministers from across the continent

The Namibia International Energy Conference (NIEC) is set to take place in a week’s time on 20 – 21 April 2022 at Droombos Estate Windhoek, Namibia with a formidable line up of international, regional and national energy sector leaders. This fourth edition of the conference brings multidimensional and thought-provoking conversations…

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Eritrea: Strengthening bilateral relations between Eritrea and Kuwait

Assistant Foreign Minister of Kuwait for African Affairs expressed his country’s readiness to expand and develop relations with Eritrea and other Eastern African countries

The Charge d’Affairs at the Eritrean Embassy in Kuwait Mr. Humed Yahiya met and held talks with Assistant Foreign Minister of Kuwait for African Affairs, Ambassador Ali Sulaiman Al-Saeed, focusing on strengthening bilateral relations. At the meeting, Mr. Humed and Ambassador Ali Sulaiman Al-Saeed highlighting on the overall progress of…

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The Board of Trustees of the Al-Sumait Prize for African Development Announces the Award Winners for the Year 2021

On this occasion, the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) congratulates the two laureates who demonstrated results of far-reaching positive impact

The Board of Trustees of the Al-Sumait Prize for African Development (www.AlSumaitPrize.org) announced that Al-Sumait Prize 2021 was jointly awarded to Dr. John N. Nkengasong and The African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases in recognition of their dedication and outstanding achievements in the field of Health in Africa.…

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Friends of Sudan Statement on Publication of UNITAMS Summary Report

The Friends of Sudan call on all relevant Sudanese stakeholders to engage in the next phase of a political process to resolve the political crisis in Sudan

Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the European Union, as members of the Friends of Sudan, welcome the publication by the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) of its summary…

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Dr. Al Jasser Chairs 10th Meeting of IsDB Institute Board of Trustees

The IsDB Group has prioritized support to its Member Countries in rebuilding their economies

Islamic Development Bank President and Chairman of IsDB Group, H.E. Dr. Muhammad Al Jasser, chaired the 10th meeting of the IsDB Institute Board of Trustees (www.IsDB.org), held virtually on 14 December 2021. The board meeting was the first to be held since Dr. Al Jasser assumed office in August 2021.…

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ICD provides USD 50 million financing to ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company K.S.C.P., Kuwait

ICD’s financing will strengthen the operations of ALAFCO and help it to be well prepared as economic activities and travel picks up

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (https://ICD-PS.org) and ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company K.S.C.P.(“ALAFCO”) signed a four-year syndicated secured financing agreement for USD 75 million with a USD 50 million participation from ICD making it the lead financier in the transaction. While the aviation sector…

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Coronavirus: Egypt Receives Third Batch of 1,766,400 AstraZeneca Vaccines through the COVAX Facility

This delivery will provide an important boost to the on-going COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Egypt

An additional 1,766,400 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine have arrived in Cairo, Egypt; the Ministry of Health and Population leads on increasing vaccination rates in Egypt with more than 400 vaccination centers opened in the past months. Last night, Egypt received an additional 1,766,400 COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine doses delivered via the COVAX Facility.…

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National Aviation Services (NAS) Partners with Abbott to Facilitate Cross-Border Travel

NAS will work with local authorities to deploy Abbott’s Panbio™ COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test Device and the ID NOW™ molecular point-of-care test system

Leading airport services provider, National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero) signed an agreement to partner with global healthcare company, Abbott, to drive the implementation of Covid-19 rapid testing solutions at major airports and trans border lounges across the African continent and the Middle East. This partnership aims to aid the recovery of…

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Chief Scientist of FAO joins Al Sumait Prize Board of Trustees

US$1Million Al-Sumait Prize Focuses on Health in 2021

Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize (www.AlSumaitprize.org) for African Development today announced that Dr Ismahane Elouafi, the first Chief Scientist of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (www.FAO.org/home/en) of the United Nations has joined the Al Sumait Prize Board of Trustees. Dr Khaled Al-Fadhel, Director General of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement…

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US$1Million Al-Sumait Prize nominations period extended to 15th August due to the ongoing impact of Covid19

Eligible candidates include organizations and research institutions whose initiatives and programs contributed significantly to solving health challenges in Africa

Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development today announced an extension for nominations to be received for its 2021 award for health to the middle of August 2021. The decision to extend the deadline was due to the repercussions of the COVID19-pandemic and the subsequent challenges being faced by African researchers,…