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Siemens launches Atlas of Digitalization to measure readiness and potential for City 4.0

Atlas identifies digital readiness and potential for six cities: Dubai, Los Angeles, London, Buenos Aires, Taipei and Johannesburg

Siemens (www.Siemens.co.za) has launched a new web-based application which reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalization and develop new ways of living, working and interacting. The Atlas of Digitalization focuses on 3 interconnected themes - Mobility, Sustainability and Opportunity – and assesses how the fourth…

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Southern region: Encouraging results in adult education progress

The report was made at an activity assessment meeting conducted on 11 and 12 April in Mendefera city

Owing to the active participation of administrations encouraging adult education program was registered in the Southern region in the past five years. The report was made at an activity assessment meeting conducted on 11 and 12 April in Mendefera city. At the meeting in which representatives from administrations, Ministry of…

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TECNO reinforces Middle East focus with launch of AI powered, high performance SPARK 3 Pro smartphone

Priced at 449 AED, SPARK 3 series will be available across stores in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, and Al Ain

Global premier mobile phone brand TECNO Mobile (www.TECNO-mobile.com) is ushering a new dawn into the smartphone ecosystem with the release of a new camera-centric 4G smartphone – SPARK 3 Pro.  As one of the most remarkable devices to “light up” your photos, the newly released have been upgraded by AI…

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Smart Cities: Egypt “Theory and Application – Towards an Egyptian Smart Cities Code"

Egypt is embarking on a slate of ambitious and new, fourth-generation ‘smart’ cities on the cusp of the nation’s Sustainable Development Strategy 2030

“In order to be smart, cities need to be sustainable and inclusive”. This is one of the key messages emerging during a conference organized by UN-Habitat Egypt Office and co-organized with and the Egyptian Ministry of Housing, Utilities & Urban Communities throughout the Housing and Building Research Council (HBRC) – Urban…

Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

Marriott International announces the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Setif in Algeria

191 room hotel features two dining outlets and event space for up to 400 people

Marriott International (www.Marriott.com) announced the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Setif in Algeria (Four-Points.Marriott.com), in partnership with Prombati SPA owned by Mr. Rachid Khenfri. With 191 rooms the hotel is conveniently situated in the centre of the city, providing easy access to Setif’s new tram line and Setif International…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

UK issues call for proposals for Business Innovation Challenge

The Business Innovation Challenge seeks proposals from enterprises who are developing innovative solutions to create jobs, especially for Kenya’s youth

The UK Government has issued a call for proposals for a Business Innovation Challenge, under its new four-year Kenya catalytic jobs fund. The Business Innovation Challenge seeks proposals from enterprises who are developing innovative solutions to create jobs, especially for Kenya’s youth. Up to five successful enterprises will receive grant…

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Merck Foundation calls for Applications for “Merck More Than a Mother” Fashion Awards in partnership with the First Lady of Zambia and Zambia Fashion Week

Merck Foundation invites application from all Fashion Designers of Zambia to create a design with the aim to break the stigma around infertility in Zambia and rest of Africa

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany announces the Call for Application of “Merck More Than a Mother” Fashion Awards in partnership with H.E. ESTHER LUNGU, The First Lady of Zambia, together with Zambia Fashion Week. “All Fashion Designers are invited to create a design with the aim to deliver…

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#VisaFreeAfrica Initiative introduces 55 Voices for Africa Writing Competition

Prizes up to US$1,500 and chance to have your article published

#VisaFreeAfrica (VFA) (www.VisaFreeAfrica.com) recently introduced the 55 Voices for a Visa Free Africa (https://bit.ly/2J73JLR) (55Voices4Africa) writing competition, inviting all African youth to share stories about the challenges they faced with intra-continent travel. VFA is a global campaign to facilitate mobility in Africa driven by the Kigali Global Shapers in partnership…

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Do Not Disturb: Westin Hotels & Resorts across Middle East and Africa Champion #JOMO

Hospitality’s Preeminent Wellness Brand rewards travelers who embrace the “Joy of Missing Out”

With Social Surprises, Ongoing Wellness Offerings and Limited-Edition Doortags; Westin Allows Travelers to Reclaim Their Well-Being Routine While on the Road Ahead of World Sleep Day, Westin Hotels & Resorts (Westin.Marriott.com) around the world are today recognizing the power of #JOMO. In lockstep with a growing global demand for well-being…

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Why Women are a force for good in the Climate Change Movement (By Naza Alakija)

Environmental degradation and issues such as plastic pollution and poor waste management are affecting countries all across Africa

By Naza Alakija Climate change and issues relating to it has recently been at the forefront of much public debate. Nations globally are implementing new policies to win the race against climate change whilst others (minority) neglect to acknowledge that it is actually happening. The United Nations has now intervened…