Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Officials visit Morocco to prepare 2021 Annual Meetings in Marrakech

Team visited the potential sites where the Annual Meetings will be held and had productive discussions on issues related to the planning of this major global event

A high-level team from the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Marrakech and Rabat from February 14–15 for discussions with the Moroccan Government on preparations for the WBG/IMF Annual Meetings to be hosted by the country in October 2021. During their visit, the senior officials from…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

FAO sounds alarm on Desert Locust outbreak in northeast Africa and Saudi Arabia triggered by heavy rains

Increased vigilance, strict monitoring and early control needed to prevent further swarms forming and spread along both sides of the Red Sea

Heavy rains and cyclones have triggered a recent surge in Desert Locust populations, causing an outbreak to develop in Sudan and Eritrea that is rapidly spreading along both sides of the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, FAO warned today. The UN agency called on all the affected countries…

Deutsche Post DHL
Source: Deutsche Post DHL |

DHL Global Connectedness Index: Globalization hits new record high

Mauritius is sub-Saharan Africa's most connected country

International flows of trade, capital, information and people all intensified significantly for the first time since 2007; Mauritius is sub-Saharan Africa's most connected country; Mozambique named as one of the countries where international flows most exceed expectations DHL ( released the fifth edition of the DHL Global Connectedness Index (GCI) yesterday –…

Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

Egypt Network for Integrated Development 6th annual conference focuses on clusters to stimulate economic development

This year's conference will focus on clusters as an effective model for stimulating economic development and employment generation in Egypt’s South

Under the auspices of H.E. Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Egyptian Prime Minister, The Egypt Network for Integrated Development "ENID" holds its sixth annual conference titled “"Clusters and Economic Development in the South" on the 14th and 15th of February at the Jolie Ville Kings Island Hotel in Luxor. This year's conference will…

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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed receives Rwandan President

The two sides discussed bilateral ties between the two countries, and means of developing them across various sectors, particularly in the trade, investment, development and energy spheres

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has received President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, who is visiting the country to participate in the World Government Summit, WGS. Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the Rwandan President and his…

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

Songwe: Africa’s health and wellness sector has potential to create millions of jobs

Speaking at the Africa Business Health Forum for 2019, Ms. Songwe said Africa could create more than 16 million jobs if the public and private sectors collaborated and invested enough in the drugs industry

Africa should stop exporting much-needed jobs to other continents and invest in its pharmaceutical industry, in particular, to provide for its people and create jobs for its unemployed youth, Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, said Tuesday. Speaking at the Africa Business Health Forum for 2019, Ms.…

Source: British Embassy Cairo |

StartEgypt Launches First Forum Event

In collaboration with the British Embassy and International Finance Corporation (IFC), StartEgypt launches its first forum event “StartEgypt Forum”

The “StartEgypt Forum” showcased twenty-seven startups, filtered from over 1,200 applications, from the first incubation cycle in 2018. All startups, specialized in diverse industries, get a chance to present their unique ideas to caliber stakeholders and investors. Startups work across innovative social impact solutions in the field of healthcare, education,…

Source: European External Action Service (EEAS) |

Let children be children, not soldiers

In Uganda, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan or Syria, the EU has provided assistance to children in need

On International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, and UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, renewed the commitment of the EU and the UN to work together to end the recruitment and use of children in conflict situations, and to…

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Source: International Expo-Consults (IEC) |

DEAL 2019 in Dubai to unleash robots, drones, virtual reality concepts aimed at African markets

Newgame changers to bring further engaging and immersive experience in African Family Entertainment Centers (FEC)s and indoor theme parks

The entertainment concepts are evolving and have taken a completely new avatar with the growing popularity of virtual reality gaming concepts. Furthermore, drones and robots have also entered the fray and currently are in very high demand across FECs and indoor themeparks. Several such innovative technologies and concepts will be showcased…