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AFCON qualifier: Wanyama, Mandel absent as Kenya face Egypt, Togo

Kenya has dropped several star players from its starting lineup for two crucial Africa Cup of Nations matches this month including long-serving skipper Victor Wanyama, coach Jacob Mulee said on Sunday,  The shake-up comes as the Harambee Stars prepare to face Group G leaders Egypt in Nairobi on March 25 before an away match four days...

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Coronavirus: African Union member states report COVID-19 cases as of March 20, 2021, 9 a.m. ET

Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (March 19, 2021)African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,158,923), deaths (109,444) and recoveries (3,667,946) by region: Central (114,426 cases; 1,911 deaths; 100,654 recoveries): Burundi (2563; 3; 1.155), Cameroon (38.988; 588; 34.887), RCA (5.075; 64; 4.938), Chad (4.380; 157; 3.864), Congo (9.564; 134; 7.898), DRC (27.356 ; 726; 24,361), Equatorial Guinea (6,666; 100; 6,121), Gabon (17,711; 106; 15,495), Sao Tome and Principe (2,123; 33; 1,935) Is (455,106; 8,275; 342,619): Comoros (3,665; 146; 3,471), Djibouti (6,501; 63; 6,040), Eritrea (3,118; 7; 2,865), Ethiopia (183,863; 2,618; 145,687), Kenya (118,889; 1954; 89,388), Madagascar (22,113; 340); 20,851), Mauritius (803; 10; 590), Rwanda (20,681; 287; 19,143), Seychelles (3,616; 16; 3,055), Somalia (9,925; 414; 4,420), South Sudan ( 9,809; 106; 8,215), Sudan (30,989; 1,959; 23,583), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,625; 334; 15,133) North (1,222,852; 34,766; 1,073,689): Algeria (124,970; 3,053; 80,515), Egypt (194,127; 11,512; 149,256), Libya (150,341; 2,487; 137,073), Mauritania (17,570; 446; 16,863), Morocco (491 019; […]

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the National Coordinating Committee to Combat Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM & TIP) organize the first training of the staff of the only shelter for victims of trafficking in Egypt

Coronavirus – Somalia: Historic moment for Somalia with the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines via the COVAX centerout of 28e February to 2nd March 2021, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) mission to the Arab Republic of Egypt provided training to 16 staff at the only government shelter for victims of trafficking (VoT) in Egypt – one of the shared priorities for improving the protection framework for VoTs. The training was organized within the framework of the project “Strengthening the sphere of protection of victims of trafficking and vulnerable migrants in Egypt while preventing irregular migration and human trafficking” (SPHERE ll), which aims to broaden and strengthen the scope of protection and assistance to victims of trafficking and vulnerable migrants at risk of exploitation in Egypt through a rights-based approach, supported by the Danish Government. The training was developed and delivered by IOM and various government stakeholders such as the Ministry of Social Solidarity, the Office of the Attorney General, the National Council for Childhood and Maternity […]

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Ancient Christian ruins discovered in Egypt

A French-Norwegian archaeological team has discovered new Christian ruins in Egypt’s Western Desert, revealing monastic life in the region in the fifth century AD, the Egyptian antiquities ministry said Saturday. “The French-Norwegian mission discovered during its third excavation campaign at the site of Tal Ganoub Qasr al-Agouz in the Bahariya Oasis several buildings made of
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Patrice Motsepe elected president of CAF while Africa united behind a common goal

Patrice Motsepe elected president of CAF while Africa united behind a common goalThe task of projecting African football onto the world stage began following the election of Patrice Motsepe as CAF President by acclamation at the 43rd CAF Congress, held in Rabat, Morocco. Mr Motsepe will lead not only a revised African confederation, but an organization that will see substantial changes at the level of the CAF Executive Committee and the FIFA Council (www.FIFA.com) following various elections which have also taken place. Mathurin de Chacus (Benin), Isha Johansen (Sierra Leone), Fouzi Lekjaa (Morocco), Amaju Pinnick (Nigeria) and Mamoutou Touré (Mali) will all join Hany Abo Rida (Egypt) on the FIFA Council, while Kanizat Ibrahim ( Comoros) and Mbombo Njoya (Cameroon) were elected to the CAF Executive Committee. Other regional nominations were also made with Wadie Jary (Tunisia) elected in the northern zone and Elvis Raja Chetty (Seychelles) and Maclean Letshwiti (Botswana) both elected to represent the southern zone. “Africa needs the collective […]

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Egypt’s terror law use against critics slammed at UN

Egypt must stop using anti-terrorism laws to muzzle critics and even keep them in pre-trial detention indefinitely, dozens of countries told the UN on Friday. In a rare oral rebuke of Egypt at the United Nations Human Rights Council, 31 countries issued a joint statement voicing alarm at restrictions on free expression and assembly in
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Egyptian agency trains 100 African women in leadership

Egyptian agency trains 100 African women in leadershipBy Ismail Abdulaziz The Egyptian Development Partnership Agency (EAPD) has started training 100 African women from 35 African countries on leadership initiatives on the continent. Ambassador Mohamed Khalil, secretary general of the EAPD, said the program was part of Egypt’s support for Africa to access its opportunities to serve South-South cooperation. Hesham El-Mekwad, Secretary General said the program was being organized in collaboration with Governance and Sustainable Development and the Jimenai Africa Foundation. “The Egyptian agency aims to use the various Egyptian possibilities in the service of South-South cooperation, in particular on the African continent, in support of the renaissance of the development of the continent,” he said. said the training, which was the second edition of the African Women’s Leadership Training Program, would support the areas of women’s empowerment and gender equality. these objectives, mainly the National Strategy for the Empowerment of Women 2030 adopted by President Abdel Fattah […]

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Coronavirus: African Union member states report COVID-19 cases as of March 7, 2021, 9 a.m.ET

African Union Member States reporting Ebola virus disease update (March 6, 2021)African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,955,148), deaths (105,490) and recoveries (3,533,574) by region: Central (106,319 cases; 1,815 deaths; 93,354 cures): Burundi (2,299; 3; 1,155), Cameroon (35,714; 551; 32,594), CAR (5,021; 63; 4,920), Chad (4,111; 140; 3,579), Congo (9,179; 131 ; 7,898), DRC (26,468; 712; 22,432), Equatorial Guinea (6,329; 96; 5,737), Gabon (15,254; 88; 13,495), Sao Tome and Principe (1,944; 31; 1,544) East (417,462; 7,748; 323,952): Comoros (3,596; 146; 3,410), Djibouti (6,134; 63; 5,931), Eritrea (2,944; 7; 2,436), Ethiopia (165,029; 2,420; 137,785), Kenya (108,362; 1,874; 87,550), Madagascar (20,155; 300); 19,543), Mauritius (625; 10; 588), Rwanda (19,509; 267; 17,810), Seychelles (2,950; 15; 2,610), Somalia (8,041; 294; 3,932), South Sudan ( 8,677; 102; 4,317), Sudan (30,479; 1,895; 22,797), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,452; 334; 15065) North (1,177,769; 33,494; 1,037,905): Algeria (114,012; 3,012; 78,886), Egypt (185,922; 10,954; 143,575), Libya (137,482; 2,236; 124,712), Mauritania (17,309; 442; 16,656), Morocco (485,974; 8,676; […]

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Coronavirus: African Union member states report COVID-19 cases as of March 7, 2021, 9 a.m.ET

African Union Member States reporting Ebola virus disease update (March 6, 2021)African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,955,148), deaths (105,490) and recoveries (3,533,574) by region: Central (106,319 cases; 1,815 deaths; 93,354 cures): Burundi (2,299; 3; 1,155), Cameroon (35,714; 551; 32,594), CAR (5,021; 63; 4,920), Chad (4,111; 140; 3,579), Congo (9,179; 131 ; 7,898), DRC (26,468; 712; 22,432), Equatorial Guinea (6,329; 96; 5,737), Gabon (15,254; 88; 13,495), Sao Tome and Principe (1,944; 31; 1,544) East (417,462; 7,748; 323,952): Comoros (3,596; 146; 3,410), Djibouti (6,134; 63; 5,931), Eritrea (2,944; 7; 2,436), Ethiopia (165,029; 2,420; 137,785), Kenya (108,362; 1,874; 87,550), Madagascar (20,155; 300); 19,543), Mauritius (625; 10; 588), Rwanda (19,509; 267; 17,810), Seychelles (2,950; 15; 2,610), Somalia (8,041; 294; 3,932), South Sudan ( 8,677; 102; 4,317), Sudan (30,479; 1,895; 22,797), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,452; 334; 15065) North (1,177,769; 33,494; 1,037,905): Algeria (114,012; 3,012; 78,886), Egypt (185,922; 10,954; 143,575), Libya (137,482; 2,236; 124,712), Mauritania (17,309; 442; 16,656), Morocco (485,974; 8,676; […]

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AfCFTA, key driver of Africa’s economic recovery after COVID-19 – SG

AfCFTA, key driver of Africa’s economic recovery after COVID-19 – SGMr. Wamkele Mene, Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), described the AfCFTA as an engine for Africa’s recovery from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. He said this would help restore the effects of the pandemic on the continent’s industry growth and development agenda. Mene made the claim during a courtesy visit to the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Friday in Lagos. He said the continent’s ability to trade goods and services, including the airline industry, tourism and other components, was critical to its recovery. Mene said Africa, before the start of the pandemic, was an important market with a growth rate of 3.4% per year, and the producer of six of the world’s ten fastest growing economies. “With COVID-19, we went from that to a contraction of a magnitude that we haven’t had in about 30 years. “But with the objectives of […]

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Major Egyptian bank chooses Temenos to transform digital banking in Egypt

Major Egyptian bank chooses Temenos to transform digital banking in EgyptPowered by Temenos Infinity, Suez Canal Bank to reinvent the digital customer experience for its retail, corporate and Islamic banking services; Temenos’ digital banking platform (www.Temenos.com) will help Suez Canal Bank drive sustainable growth and financial inclusion in a country where more than 40 million people go unbanked. Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software publisher, today announced that Suez Canal Bank has chosen Temenos Infinity to transform the digital customer experience for its retail and corporate banking services. Temenos Infinity provides a complete digital platform for the Suez Canal bank, covering the entire customer lifecycle, customer onboarding, account opening and digital service. With Temenos Infinity, the bank is able to bring new products to market faster, accelerate digital customer onboarding and increase front office efficiency to achieve a cost-revenue ratio unmatched in the market. By making more banking products and services accessible and optimized for mobile devices and by taking […]

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Major Egyptian bank chooses Temenos to transform digital banking in Egypt

Major Egyptian bank chooses Temenos to transform digital banking in EgyptPowered by Temenos Infinity, Suez Canal Bank to reinvent the digital customer experience for its retail, corporate and Islamic banking services; Temenos’ digital banking platform (www.Temenos.com) will help Suez Canal Bank drive sustainable growth and financial inclusion in a country where more than 40 million people go unbanked. Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software publisher, today announced that Suez Canal Bank has chosen Temenos Infinity to transform the digital customer experience for its retail and corporate banking services. Temenos Infinity provides a complete digital platform for the Suez Canal bank, covering the entire customer lifecycle, customer onboarding, account opening and digital service. With Temenos Infinity, the bank is able to bring new products to market faster, accelerate digital customer onboarding and increase front office efficiency to achieve a cost-revenue ratio unmatched in the market. By making more banking products and services accessible and optimized for mobile devices and by taking […]

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More people talk about rugby in Egypt after Arab women’s sevens success

More people talk about rugby in Egypt after Arab women’s sevens successEgyptian captain Farida Elzakzouk is hopeful that her side’s success at the recent Arab Sevens can help provide a springboard for the women’s match in the African nation. Fielding an international team for the first time in a decade, Egypt won the women’s tournament without conceding a single point, beating Lebanon, Syria and the United Arab Emirates in Alexandria. “It was amazing, to be very honest, because it’s really the first time we’ve played side by side,” Elzakzouk told World Rugby. “We won the tournament with a clean sheet which is amazing because we didn’t expect that. “We knew we were good and so on, however, we didn’t expect that progress. We are therefore delighted to participate in other tournaments. “ GOOD ADVERTISING The Egyptian Rugby Football Union was convinced to provide funding and coaching to the team by Transforma Panthers player Menna Sedky, who was part of the squad […]

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Egypt executes 11 convicted of murder

Egyptian authorities on Tuesday executed 11 people convicted of murder, a security source said, in the latest cases of what rights campaigners have labelled “a horrifying execution spree”. Capital punishment for civilian convicts in Egypt, the most populous Arab country, is carried out by hanging. “Eleven people were executed at Borg al-Arab prison” near the
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Hapag-Lloyd opens new office in Kenya

Hapag-Lloyd opens new office in KenyaHapag-Lloyd (www.Hapag-Lloyd.com) continues to grow in Africa. Today the shipping company opened a new office in Kenya. While the main business will be managed from the port city of Mombasa, the company will also have an office in Nairobi, the country’s capital. Hapag-Lloyd mainly transports agricultural products out of Kenya, in particular tea, coffee, fruit and textiles. Imports consist mainly of chemicals, foodstuffs and a wide range of plastic and rubber products. The new office will be headed by Country Manager Prashant Sindhwani. While 19 staff will work in Mombasa, 6 will be based in Nairobi and 1 in Uganda. Via the gateway port of Mombasa, the shipping company offers two different services. While the China Kenya Express Service (CKX) connects Kenya to some of Asia’s most important ports, such as Singapore and Shanghai, the East Africa Service (EAS2) connects the East African country to the west coast of India […]

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Egypt authorises Sputnik, AstraZeneca virus jabs

Egypt’s pharmaceutical authority on Wednesday approved the use of the Sputnik V and AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines, a month after the North African country kicked off its inoculation campaign. The drug body had “provided emergency authorisation for the use of the two vaccines, Sputnik V, and AstraZeneca… imported from South Korea”, it said in a statement
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Telecoming partners with Ounousa to enrich its mobile offering with entertainment content for women

Telecoming partners with Ounousa to enrich its mobile offering with entertainment content for womenAfrican markets are essential for Telecoming’s international expansion; The female segment has significant potential for the mobile business. Telecoming (www.Telecoming.com), an international technology company specializing in the monetization of digital services, has signed an agreement with lifestyle publishing leader Ounousa (www.Ounousa.com). They will work together to deliver trendy digital content for the entertainment and inspiration of North African women. The partnership applies, for the moment, to Tunisia and Egypt. Women already represent an important profile for the digital industry as they play an important role in the consumption of entertainment services. Women are increasingly influencing the development of mobile entertainment. They demand content on different aspects of their lives: from trends in fashion, beauty and health, food or decor, to news, lifestyle, motherhood, marriage or personal growth, in plus entertainment content like series and movies, as well as gossip and celebrities. This alliance with Ounousa is part of Telecoming’s strategy […]

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Zimbabwe’s First Lady congratulates Senator Dr Rasha Kelej on her nomination as African Woman of the Year 2020

Zimbabwe’s First Lady congratulates Senator Dr Rasha Kelej on her nomination as African Woman of the Year 2020By an official letter, Senator, Dr Rasha Kelej, CEO of the Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) was praised by the longtime partner HE Ms. AUXILLIA MNANGAGWA, The First Lady of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Merck Ambassador More than a Mother, upon his appointment as Member of the Egyptian Senate (2020-2025) by the President of Egypt, HE Mr. ABDEL FATTAH AL-SISI play an important advisory role with regard to health, sustainable economic and social development in Africa and opportunities for collaboration. The First Lady of Zimbabwe also congratulated Rasha Kelej on her appointment as ‘African Woman of the Year 2020’ by New African Woman, United Kingdom. The First Lady of Zimbabwe, HE Ms. AUXILLIA MNANGAGWA, underlined: “On behalf of Zimbabwe, we extend our congratulations to our esteemed partner Senator, Dr Rasha Kelej, upon his recent appointment and recognition. The commitment and leadership she has demonstrated over many years as CEO of Merck […]

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