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Today, U.S. Embassy Cairo Minister Counselor for Public Affairs Lauren Lovelace delivered closing remarks to the graduates of Al Azhar Institutes English Teacher Training Program, noting, “Your work at Al Azhar makes an important difference in the lives of young Egyptians.

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Download logoA literacy project in Ghana, a programme on media for social change in Palestine, and an initiative for the protection of indigenous cultures in Peru will be awarded this year’s UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development at a ceremony on 19 November (1.30 pm), during the 41st session of the General Conference of UNESCO.

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Download logoH.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has received Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, in Dubai. During the meeting, the sides discussed the deep-rooted brotherly relations between the UAE and Egypt and ways to foster them across various sectors.

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Download logoIMF staff commends the authorities for implementing key economic reforms supported by the Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) that have stabilized the exchange rate, contributed to a significant decline in inflation, and unified the exchange rates in the market; it will be important to make sustained progress under the SMP, especially by deepening public financial management (PFM) and other governance reforms that are essential for efficient use of public funds and building the foundations for strong and inclusive growth.

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Download logoBuilding off the successful Strategic Dialogue in Washington, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo is commemorating International Education Week from November 15-19 to celebrate the growing ties between U.S. and Egyptian colleges and universities and the benefits of educational exchanges.

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Download logoUN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths today allocated US$25 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support life-saving humanitarian assistance and protection of civilians in Ethiopia. A $15 million allocation from the country-based Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF) was also announced, increasing the total injection of new resources to Ethiopia to $40 million.

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CareerBox (www.careerbox.co.za) has announced its African expansion with the opening of a branch in Nairobi, Kenya, as part of efforts to reduce unemployment using demand-led training in order to create sustainable service industry job opportunities and bring hope to youth and women in the East African powerhouse.

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The African Energy Chamber (AEC) (www.EnergyChamber.org) is proud to announce the dates for African Energy Week (AEW) 2022. Returning for the second edition of the continent’s premier energy event, AEW 2021 will officially take place from the 31st of October – 4th of November 2022 across multiple venues at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

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Download logoToday, AKADEMIYA2063 (www.AKADEMIYA2063.org) will kick off the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) Annual Conference to promote review and dialogue on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on African food systems and policy options to ensure recovery and strengthen resilience to future shocks.

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Download logoThe leading pan-African banking Group, the Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com), is delighted to be supporting the Intra-African Trade Fair 2021 taking place from November 15-21, 2021, in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This very important Trade Fair promises to help accelerate Africa’s commercial and economic growth and development, a core mission of the Ecobank Group.

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Overall well-being index in Africa lower than the global average and Middle East levels; Stress incidences at 91% was higher than Global [83%] and Middle East [87%] levels; 57% respondents in Africa preferred Work from Home compared to 34% globally

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Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com), and World Flair sign a five-year partnership agreement to supply match balls, referee kits and other textiles and sports equipment to the African Rugby Confederation and its member federations .

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Download logoAfrican leaders should prioritize education for pregnant girls and married adolescents at the Third African Girls’ Summit in Niamey, Niger, from November 16-18, 2021. Governments attending the summit should commit to stronger human rights protections for girls’ education.

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Online sexual exploitation and abuse (OSEA) of women and girls is increasing at an alarming rate across Africa and globally, but national and international laws are failing to effectively address the challenge because they are not keeping pace with advancing technology.

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Rule of law actors in Bor, Jonglei State have been trained on preventing, investigating, and prosecuting cases related to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Local police, judges and members of the judiciary, investigators, prosecutors, special protection investigation personnel, customary court officials, youth and women leaders were trained by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) during a three-day workshop here on accountability, upholding the rule of law, thorough investigation and successful prosecution of such cases.

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The Luanda-Bengo Special Economic Zone (ZEE) (ZEE.co.ao/en/) launched a useful new tool for investors,  the GAI (Guiché de Apoio ao Investidor), or Investor Support Office, which in addition to supporting the presidential directive to facilitate access for national and foreign investors, will eliminate bureaucratic obstacles that can hinder the actions of  those who want to access Angola’s privatized assets or those businesses already established within the ZEE.

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Verdant Capital (www.Verdant-Cap.com) has closed four private equity-related transactions in South Africa with important fund raisings for Bridge Taxi Finance and Retail Capital, the sale of Nedan Oil and the sale of Baxi to MFS Africa.

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Download logoWith reference to the joint statement of the Troika, EU and Switzerland last Friday, the EU condemns in the strongest terms the violence perpetrated against peaceful civilian protestors on Saturday 13 November.

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Download logoThe South African Government withdraws its support and that of South Africa for the Miss South Africa pageant following the latter’s intransigence and disregard of advice against partaking in the Miss Universe pageant scheduled to be held in Israel during the month of December 2021.

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Ensuring women’s full and equal participation in security and rule of law apparatus across South Sudan is vital in safeguarding the rights of women and girls. “We have learnt today here that as women in uniform, our role is crucial for community members.

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Digital deal-making officially features in Africa’s investment landscape with the closing of the first deal originated on Asoko Insight’s (AsokoInsight.com) Digital Engagement platform, the premier service connecting companies across the continent with growth-enabling stakeholders.

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Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, marks ‘World Diabetes Day 2021’ together with African First Ladies, Ministries of Health, Medical Societies, and Academia through their long-term program to build healthcare capacity and improving access for Diabetes, Hypertension and Endocrinology by providing specialty training to African, Asian and Latin American doctors.

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An additional 50 women are to benefit from the second phase of Nestlé Nigeria’s project (www.Nestle-CWA.com)- Empowering Rural Women in Nigeria. This brings the number of women reached so far under the program which aims to reach 300 women across the country to 100.

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GAIA AFRICA (GaiaAfricaClub.com), Nigeria’s premier private members club for professional and businesswomen leaders, launched her Club House in Lagos on 13th November 2021. GAIA AFRICA is established to provide a nurturing and authentic environment for women leaders so that they can support and learn from each other.

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