Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

The largest global conference on urbanization to meet for first time in Arab region

Some 50 Mayors and Governors have confirmed their attendance so far from cities in Africa, Europe, Asia and North and South America

Policy makers, mayors, academics, business people, community leaders, artists and urban planners are among the thousands of participants attending the world’s leading conference on urbanization, the World Urban Forum, in Abu Dhabi next month. It will be the first time that the World Urban Forum, which is convened by the…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank signs five-year agreement to use International Federation of Consulting Engineer (FIDIC) standard contracts

Under the terms of the agreement, FIDIC has granted the Bank a non-exclusive licence to refer to the seven major FIDIC contracts

The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) (FIDIC.org) has secured a major agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB.org) that will see the international funding organisation include the use of seven FIDIC standard contracts for the next five years. Under the terms of the agreement, FIDIC has granted the Bank…

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2020 Africa-France Summit

This 28th edition will gather the 54 African heads of state and the French president

The city of Bordeaux will host the Africa-France summit on sustainable cities from the 4th to the 6th of June 2020. This 28th edition will gather the 54 African heads of state and the French president. This unprecedented event will gather, in addition to the civil society, all the political…

Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Introducing the new action hero: Master speed with Canon’s much-anticipated EOS-1D X Mark III

The EOS-1D X Mark III has been developed using feedback from the worldwide community of EOS-1D X and EOS-1D X Mark II photographers, including prestigious Canon Ambassadors

Canon Europe (Canon-Europe.com) today launches the ultimate sports and wildlife camera, the EOS-1D X Mark III, offering professional photographers limitless possibilities, at blistering speeds. Boasting dramatically improved AF tracking performance, image quality and communication capabilities, the camera represents the pinnacle of Canon’s EOS-1 series. Canon’s new flagship camera features incredible…

Phanes Group
Source: Phanes Group |

One of Malawi’s first solar energy project reaches financial close

Once complete, the project will add 46 MW of clean energy to the local power supply

One of Malawi’s first solar projects has reached financial close after attracting investment volume totaling $67 million USD. Initial site works have begun in Nkhotakota, and construction of the first phase is targeted for completion by March 2020. Once complete, the project will add 46 MW of clean energy to…

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Make Cities Safe, Resilient, Inclusive and Sustainable – LASSMUN Urges UN Member States

Also urges government and Habitat Agenda Partners to make provisions to increase resources for affordable housing and housing-related infrastructure

The Lagos Secondary Schools Model United Nations (LASSMUN) conference has called upon governments and Habitat Agenda Partners to develop strategic responses to the problems of sustainable urban development and requested international agencies to facilitate the access of cities to climate change mitigation and adaptation financing. This was one of the…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

HSBC Cape Town Sevens 2019 – what you HAVE to know

If you’re attending the event, make sure you know all the ins and outs of what will be happening on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Cape Town is abuzz with sevens rugby action this week in the build-up to the highly-anticipated fifth instalment of the popular HSBC Cape Town Sevens, the second tournament on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. If you’re attending the event, make sure you know all the ins and outs of…

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

Preparations for the 2020 Africa-France Summit take off

The Summit presents an opportunity for African countries to further reinvigorate commitments to advance sustainable urbanization

African experts have convened in Lusaka to deliberate on regional priorities for the 2020 Africa-France Summit, 4-6 June, Bordeaux, France on the theme of “Better Cities, Better Lives” co-hosted by the African Union Commission, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). With…

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Equatorial Guinea Announces $1 Billion in Projects for ‘Year of Investment 2020’

The projects were announced during a press conference at the 2nd Gas Exporting Countries Forum International Gas Seminar on Wednesday

Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima revealed several capital-intensive projects as part of Equatorial Guinea’s upcoming 2020 Year of Investment initiative; Notable projects open for investment include the construction of three in-country oil refineries, liquefied petroleum gas strategic tanks, a Urea plant and the expansion of a…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

Egypt and European Investment Bank (EIB): A 40 year-long partnership to improve people’s lives

Since 1979, the Bank of the European Union (EU) invested more than EUR 9.2 Billion and disbursed around EUR 6.8 Billion in Egypt

European Investment Bank Vice President Dario Scannapieco will visit Egypt later this week to participate in the “Invest in Africa 2019” Forum and mark the 40 year anniversary of local operations of the world’s largest multilateral financial institution in Egypt. Since 1979, the Bank of the European Union (EU) invested…