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Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China |

Wang Yi to Visit Ethiopia, the AU headquarters, Jordan and Lebanon and Attend the Opening Ceremony of China-Africa High-level Dialogue on Poverty Reduction and Development and the Think-tank Forum in Ethiopia

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang announces: At the invitation of Foreign Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Workineh Gebeyehu, Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Ayman Safadi and Minister of Foreign Affairs and…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Secretary-General Appoints Ghassan Salamé Of Lebanon as Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)

Mr. Ghassan Salamé will succeed Martin Kobler of Germany, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedication and service, as well as for his effective leadership of UNSMIL

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Ghassan Salamé of Lebanon as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).   Mr. Ghassan Salamé will succeed Martin Kobler of Germany, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedication and service,…

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…

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
Source: Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) |

ICD and JSCB “Microkreditbank” Cooperate to Finance SMEs in Uzbekistan

The collaboration will focus on developing private sector especially SMEs, supporting economy, strengthening the balance sheet of the Bank, improving the living standard of the population by creating jobs, generating tax revenues for the government and promoting Islamic Banking in the country

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (“ICD”) (www.ICD-PS.org), the private sector arm of IDB Group, and JSCB “Microkreditbank”, Uzbekistan have entered into a Joint Strategic Collaboration to finance SMEs in Uzbekistan. The CEO of ICD, Mr. Khaled Al-Aboodi, and the Acting Chairman of the Management Board…

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: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation |

Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting in Moscow with Ethiopian Ambassador to Russia Grum Abay Teshome

On June 21, Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov received in Moscow Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Grum Abay Teshome. During their conversation, the officials discussed topical issues of the further development of traditionally friendly bilateral ties, including active political dialogue.

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…