Saturday , 17 November 2018

Government

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Visit to Middle East

  1.Itinerary (1)Bahrain (August 24 and 25) Meeting with H.R.H. Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain; signing ceremony and joint press conference with Prime Minister Khalifa; dinner hosted by Prime Minister Khalifa; talks with members of Japanese and Bahrain business communities; courtesy call by Vice Admiral John W. Miller, Commander of the U.S. …

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Anti-mosquito ‘invisibility’ patch set for trial

By Richa Malhotra – SciDev.Net A patch designed to make people ‘invisible’ to disease–transmitting mosquitoes may soon undergo field trials in Uganda. The Kite Patch is a small sticker for clothes that works by disrupting mosquitoes’ ability to sense exhaled carbon dioxide (CO2) and human odour — the key known ways by which the insect finds people to bite. A …

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Smartphones could provide weather data in poor nations

By Laura García – SciDev.Net Smartphones can now be used to collect weather data such as air temperatures through WeatherSignal, a crowdsourcing app developed by UK start-up OpenSignal. This helps crowd source real-time weather forecasts and could one day help collect climate data in areas without weather stations, its developers say. Once installed, the app automatically collects data and periodically …

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Record number of Ministers to attend Innovation Africa Summit in Botswana this October

Connecting Industry to Government & Civil Society Preparations continue for one of the most eagerly anticipated summits to take place in sub-Saharan Africa this year. Innovation Africa 2013, being held at the Gaborone International Convention Centre in Botswana this October 15-17, will be hosting a record number of ministers and officials from various ministries of education, ICT and science & …

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UAE: Less than 100 days to submit entries for Best M-Government Service Award

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai In line with m-Government initiative of HH Sheikh Mohammed, Contestants busy with projects to meet December 8-12 deadline With less than 100 days remaining for submission of entries to the Best M-Government Service Award, contestants are busy putting finishing touches …

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Morocco National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer warm wishes to King Mohammed VI and the Moroccan people as you celebrate your national day this July 30. When Morocco granted American merchant ships safe passage after the outbreak of the American Revolution, it signaled the beginning of a strong and enduring friendship. We are also proud that …

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Canada Announces Support for Women in Middle East and North Africa

The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today announced Canada’s contribution to two projects that will encourage the participation of women in the political process in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. “Women’s participation in decision-making processes is essential to ensure that democracies are truly representative of their populations,” said Minister of State Yelich. …

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“Emarati Women in Diplomacy” as Part of “Emarati Leaders Gathering” Organized by Dubai Women Establishment

Najla Al Qassimi: women make up more than 20% of the diplomatic community in the UAE Yesterday evening, Dubai Women Establishment has welcomed HE Sheikha Najla Mohammed Al Qasimi, the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Kingdom of Sweden, to speak on the role of Emarati women in the diplomacy, as part of the ” Emarati Leaders Gathering”, …

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AU high-level panel to meet Egyptian stakeholders

An African Union (AU) High-Level Panel will travel to Egypt, this week, to meet with all the Egyptian stakeholders and brief the AU Peace and Security Council on its mission. The decision was taken on Monday after AU Commission Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma met with the Special Envoy of the Interim President of Egypt Mona Omar, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They …

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Five MENA countries selected for top 50 ranking of the most socially advanced countries globally

New Social Progress Index ranks countries by their social and environmental performance United Arab Emirates ranked 19th of 50 selected countries as most socially advanced globally The Social Progress Index, a new index ranks a group of 50 countries by their social and environmental performance. Out of the 50 countries selected, five are from the MENA region: The UAE, Tunisia, …

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