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C40 Cities’ Financing Sustainable African Cities Forum calls for urgent investor action to secure a sustainable future for all citizens

Showcasing recent innovations in African cities, experts urged the investment community to recognise the potential of these leading cities and promote inclusive financing models

C40’s (www.C40.org) annual event, which took place on Wednesday in South Africa for the first time, gathered city officials and investors to address the most pressing climate challenges of our time; African mayors stated that inspiring citizens to live sustainably is a good start, but systemic infrastructure development enabled by…

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European Investment Bank (EIB) to support EUR 4.5 billion new business, social, energy transition and sustainable transport investment

This includes investment that addresses challenges facing female entrepreneurs in Poland and across Africa, supports lease financing in Italy, backs venture capital in Liberia and Sierra Leone

EUR 1.6 billion support for private investment, including for women and rural communities; upgrading thousands of schools and expanding long-term care provision; financing renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean transport. The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of EUR 4.5 billion of new financing that will tackle investment gaps…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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Switzerland gives 3.2 million Swiss francs to African Development Bank’s ‘Boost Africa’ E-Lab and urban development fund

‘Boost Africa’ was launched in partnership with the African Development Bank and the European Investment Bank to enhance entrepreneurship and innovation across Africa

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of the Government of the Swiss Confederation (SECO) and the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Thursday signed two agreements to fund African initiatives on the sidelines of the Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings. SECO contributed 3 million Swiss francs to the Entrepreneurship Lab (E-Lab) for…

Marriott International, Inc.
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Marriott International opens Second Four Points by Sheraton in Tanzania

The 174 room Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel, features spacious and contemporary rooms including suites

POINT 1: Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) (www.Marriott.com) today announced the opening of its second Four Points by Sheraton (Four-Points.Marriott.com) hotel in Tanzania, Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel. The original New Africa Hotel was built as the official residence of Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1896. It…

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Tiffany Trump Wears Jovadi Jewellery To Historic Buckingham Palace Visit

A 61.5carat pear-shaped diamond necklace set in white gold and the 18carat diamond earrings is said to be part of the exquisite Black Tie collection

Daughter of American President, Tiffany Trump, was spotted wearing a necklace from luxury fashion house, Jovadi Jewellery (www.Jovadi.com), at the state dinner of the long-awaited visit of President Donald to the Buckingham Palace this week in London. Reportedly styled by Toni Breiss, the Haute Joaillerie Black Tie, a 61.5carat pear-shaped…

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Advocates around the World #SpeakUp for #RoadSafety

Despite progress, road traffic deaths continue to rise, with an annual 1.35 million fatalities

In the context of the Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week (6-12 May 2019), thousands of road safety advocates from around the world are highlighting the need for more effective leadership for road safety. Strong leaders - both government and nongovernment alike - are those who #SpeakUp for road safety…

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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…