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Autograph Collection Hotels to welcome Sankara Nairobi marking the Debut of the Brand into Kenya

168 Room Sankara Nairobi to be rebranded in Early 2019

Autograph Collection Hotels (www.AutographHotels.com), Marriott International’s (www.Marriott.com) distinctive collection of passionately independent hotels, announced that it will soon debut the brand into Kenya with Sankara Nairobi (www.Sankara.com) slated to join the brand’s diverse and distinguished portfolio of over 150 independent hotels around the world. A hallmark of hospitality in Kenya’s…

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Hanergy Introduces its Cutting-Edge BIPV Product in the Middle East Market

Hanergy Thin Film Power Group as part of its global launch, introduced in Dubai on Tuesday (Oct. 9) its innovative BIPV product – HanWall, the world’s first integrated solar powered wall solution for Middle East market

Accelerates its expansion plan in the region; Clinches a contract with General Logistic Company to co-build the project in Oman’s Green New Landmark  The world’s largest thin-film power solution company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (00566.hk) (http://www.Hanergy.com/), as part of its global launch, introduced in Dubai on Tuesday (Oct. 9)…

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Uber launches Safety Toolkit for riders and drivers

This week Uber announced the new Safety Toolkit which, over the next few weeks, will be rolled out to the millions of riders, drivers and delivery-partners using the app across Europe, Middle East and Africa

Uber (www.Uber.com) to double down on safety and roll out Safety Toolkit for riders and drivers across 38 countries, including Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda; Features to include Safety Centre, Trusted Contacts, Share Trip, emergency assistance button and customisable speed alerts This week Uber announced the new Safety Toolkit…

Source: International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) |

International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) Media Prize awarded to journalist Mike King from Breakbulk, USA

Mike King is a multi-award-winning journalist, as well as a shipping and logistics consultant

International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) (www.IRU.org), the world road transport organisation today announces the winner of the 2018 IRU Media Prize on the future of transport and trade. The IRU Media Prize celebrates the significant contribution of journalists to current debate within the transport sector, and coincides with the upcoming IRU…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN women’s rights committee to review Bahamas, Republic of Congo, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mauritius, Nepal, Samoa, Tajikistan, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is meeting in Geneva from October 22 to November 9 to review women’s rights in the following countries: Bahamas, Republic of Congo, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mauritius, Nepal, Samoa, Tajikistan, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The above…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UNHCR evacuates vulnerable refugees out of Libya as fighting resumes

Many of the evacuated had been held in detention centres for several months and were suffering from the effects of malnutrition and poor health

Amidst an increasingly volatile security situation in Tripoli, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency successfully evacuated 135 people out of Libya to Niger on Tuesday night (16 October). Many of the evacuated had been held in detention centres for several months and were suffering from the effects of malnutrition and poor…

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Think exponentially, not incrementally: How the rules of the game are changing in Africa’s banking sector

by Sunil Kaushal, CEO, Africa & Middle East at Standard Chartered Bank An abundance of opportunities We are fortunate to witness a period of monumental progress in Africa. The changes are visible across all sectors. African start-ups have raised a record breaking $560 million in 2017, an increase of 53%…

Standard Chartered Bank
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Think exponentially, not incrementally: How the rules of the game are changing in Africa’s banking sector

by Sunil Kaushal, CEO, Africa & Middle East at Standard Chartered Bank

Think exponentially, not incrementally: How the rules of the game are changing in Africa’s banking sector An abundance of opportunities We are fortunate to witness a period of monumental progress in Africa. The changes are visible across all sectors. African start-ups have raised a record breaking $560 million in 2017,…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

The European Investment Bank (EIB) reinforces its support to Egypt: EUR 214m to improve access to sanitation services in the Nile Delta

The agreement was signed at the headquarters of the EIB in Luxembourg by H.E. Dr. Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation and EIB President Werner Hoyer

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a Governmental Agreement with the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt for an amount of EUR 214m to support the Kitchener Drain depollution project. The new financing is part of the EIB’s Economic Resilience Initiative (ERI) and will improve the sanitation and…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Cameroon |

Carly Vogelsang, English Language Fellow

Carly Vogelsang went into the field of teaching English as a second language because she was inspired by the bravery of immigrants, refugees, and students

Carly Vogelsang, English Language Fellow posted to Cameroon, arrived on October 13, 2018. She will teach English language to students at the Université des Montagnes in Bangangté, West Region. Carly is an experienced professional who holds a M.A. in TESOL and a B.A. in English from Southeast Missouri State University.…