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Merck Foundation supports the training of Twenty Future Oncologists in Africa

Merck Foundation supports the training of Twenty Future Oncologists in Africa

Merck Foundation started the second stage of their Africa Oncology Fellowship Program that started in 2016 with the aim to increase the limited number of oncologists in Africa. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation emphasized “One of the main objectives of Merck Foundation is to build a strong platform of qualified medical, paediatric and […]

The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) Celebrates its Second Graduating Cohort of 47 Students from Across Africa

The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) Celebrates its Second Graduating Cohort of 47 Students from Across Africa

The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) celebrated the second graduating class of its both tracks of its two Master programmes earlier today. 47 students from across the African continent have received their diplomas during a ceremony at the University of Tlemcen. The graduating students and their guests […]

292 on trial for attempting to kill Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

292 on trial for attempting to kill Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

Some 292 people have been referred for trial in a military court in Egypt accused of attempting to assassinate President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, judicial sources revealed yesterday. Head of the defence team, Islam Salama Islam Salama said in a statement yesterday: “The military authorities today referred 292 to military courts, and stopped the renewal of […]

New uprisings expected in Egypt, Algeria, Morocco

New uprisings expected in Egypt, Algeria, Morocco

Egypt, Algeria and Morocco will witness mass uprisings by the youth, German newspaper Qantara has warned. The protests are a result of the failure of the education systems in the three countries which have left the youth lacking the necessary qualifications to obtain jobs or provide their circumstances. Political researcher Tariq Osman stated in an […]

Why Summit On River Nile Ended With No Deal

Why Summit On River Nile Ended With No Deal

Photographs of dignitaries and presidents taken from last week’s Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) heads of state summit at State House, Entebbe suggest the meeting was a tremendous success. But behind-the-scenes accounts of the June 20 to 22 event offer a contrasting narrative. The summit was convened largely to provide an opportunity for all 10 countries […]

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi pardons 502 prisoners

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi pardons 502 prisoners

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has pardoned 502 prisoners before the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, state media reported today. No list of names was immediately available, but the prisoners to be released include 25 women and “a large number of youth jailed in cases involving protesting and gathering,” state news agency MENA reported, without specifying how […]

Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026

Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026

An estimated 40 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power capacity is expected to be added in the Middle East and Africa by 2026, according to new analysis from MAKE Consulting. Leading renewable energy industry analysts MAKE Consulting’s new report, 2017 Middle East and Africa Wind Power Outlook, states that the wind energy sector is set […]

Algeria puts air force on high alert after Egypt airstrikes in Libya

Algeria puts air force on high alert after Egypt airstrikes in Libya

The Algerian army has put its air and ground forces on high alert after Egyptian air force planes carried out  six strikes directed at camps near Derna in Libya, on Friday, local newspaper Al-Bilad reported. The Algerian air force began aerial reconnaissance flights, while the ground forces intensified observation points on the eastern border with […]

14th round of talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over Renaissance Dam fail

14th round of talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over Renaissance Dam fail

The 14th round of talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the latter’s Renaissance Dam on the River Nile have failed. A statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation said on Tuesday that some remaining unresolved points will be discussed later, without announcing the date and place of the new meeting. The ministry pointed out […]

Sudan and Ethiopia on alert for Egyptian military strike

Sudan and Ethiopia on alert for Egyptian military strike

Sudanese and Ethiopian forces operating on the border between the two countries are in place to prepare for any offensive that Egypt might launch against Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam on the River Nile, intelligence and security sources in Khartoum have revealed to MEMO. The two armies have been alerted that the Egyptian air force now has […]

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