Source: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

WHO and IFRC partnership aims to build regional capacity in responding to key public health challenges

The aims of the agreement between WHO and IFRC are to strengthen the support provided to countries in order to improve the health and well-being of populations living in emergencies

The WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari and the Regional Director of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Dr Hossam Elsharkawi, today signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance collaboration to support countries in the Middle East and North Africa…

Source: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) |

Tourism Grows 4% in 2021 but Remains Far Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

Africa saw a 12% increase in arrivals in 2021 compared to 2020, though this is still 74% below 2019

UNWTO reports 4% rise in international tourist arrivals in 2021; however, 2021 was another challenging year: arrivals still 72% down on pre-pandemic levels; recovery needs stronger coordination and increased vaccination rates. Global tourism experienced a 4% upturn in 2021, compared to 2020 (415 million versus 400 million). However, international tourist…

Source: Republic of Tunisia - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad |

Tunisia Condemns Attacks on Vital Sites in UAE

Tunisia expresses its "full solidarity with the UAE

Tunisia strongly condemned on Monday the attacks perpetrated against vital sites and civilian installations in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, which left casualties and material damage. Tunisia expresses its "full solidarity with the UAE," and rejects any aggression that targets the security and sovereignty of this…

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ITFC extends US $15 Million Line of Financing Facility to Uzbek Industrial and Construction Bank

The financing will cater to the needs of private sector clients of the Bank for Shari’ah Compliant trade solutions

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-idb.org),  signed a trade finance agreement with Uzbek Industrial and Construction Bank for a total amount of US $15 Million. This will provide Uzbek Industrial and Construction Bank the needed funding to meet the growing demand for Shari’ah Compliant trade finance of its…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

UAE launches Etihad 7 program to fund renewable energy projects in Africa at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2022

The program aims to supply clean electricity to 100 million people by 2035

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) today announced the launch of Etihad 7 at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2022. Etihad 7, a UAE-led innovation program, is dedicated to securing funding for renewable energy projects in Africa. The program aims to supply clean electricity to 100 million…

Source: State House – Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles |

President Ramkalawan attends opening ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) Summit 2022

President Ramkalawan is participating alongside various Heads of State, senior policymakers, CEOs, entrepreneurs and members of academia

On the first day of his overseas mission in Abu Dhabi, President Wavel Ramkalawan attended the official opening of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) Summit 2022 held this morning. President Ramkalawan is participating alongside various Heads of State, senior policymakers, CEOs, entrepreneurs and members of academia to engage in…

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Orange and Engie Join Forces to Convert the GOS, Orange's Main Data Center in Africa, to Solar Power, Helping to Reduce the Carbon Footprint in Côte d'Ivoire

The GOS is one of the components of the Orange data center network in Africa

The GOS (Groupement Orange Services) is a resource-pooling entity for the 18 Orange Middle East and Africa (OMEA) subsidiaries (www.Orange.com), which provides pooled hosting and infrastructure operation services, service platforms and IT to all the subsidiaries. The data center was built in 2016 in Grand Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire, on a…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar |

Qatar Condemns Assassination Attempt on Somali Government Spokesperson

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterates Qatar's firm position on rejecting violence, terrorism and political assassinations

The State of Qatar expresses its strong condemnation and denunciation of the assassination attempt on the spokesperson of the Federal Government of Somalia who was injured in an attack on his vehicle in the capital, Mogadishu. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterates Qatar's firm position on rejecting violence, terrorism and…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed meets Algeria's Foreign Minister

The sides discussed means of enhancing ties between their countries

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has met with Ramtane Lamamra, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria. During the meeting, which took place at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, the sides discussed means of enhancing ties between their countries. They also exchanged views…

Source: Government of UK |

COP President visits Egypt and United Arab Emirates to build on momentum from COP26 for global climate action

In his first visits as COP President, Alok Sharma has today [Sunday 16 January 2022] concluded a constructive visit to Egypt and will now travel to the United Arab Emirates, with the countries hosts of COP27 and COP28 respectively

COP President Alok Sharma visits Egypt and UAE, hosts of COP27 and COP28; frst in series of engagements between countries to build on momentum from COP26; expansion of initiative to support promising climate projects also announced by Mr Sharma in Egypt. COP President Alok Sharma has today concluded a constructive…