COVID-19 in Africa: fewer cases so far, and more preparation needed

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, has taken the world by surprise. The good news is that tremendous scientific and technological advances have permitted scientists to  understand a lot about this

Despite Israeli-Palestinian Cooperation to Tackle COVID-19 Outbreak, Renewed Talks on Two-State Solution Remain Elusive, Special Coordinator Warns Security Council

While Israeli and Palestinian authorities have shown exemplary cooperation in protecting their populations from the COVID-19 pandemic, there are no clear signs indicating a return to sorely needed negotiations towards a two-State solution, the Secretary-General’s Special Coordinator for the Middle

Briefing With Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback On COVID-19 Impact on Religious Minorities

MS ORTAGUS:  Thank you very much.  Good afternoon, everyone.  Thank you so much for joining us on another briefing call.  We have someone that is not a stranger to our State Department bullpen, Ambassador Sam Brownback, who is going to

UNWTO praises Egypt’s efforts in countering COVID-19

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has lauded Egypt’s commitment to sticking to the global standards of health, safety and prevention to contain the novel coronavirus. The organization on Wednesday praised in a tweet the initiative launched by the

Egyptian banks explore multiple avenues to growth

Egypt’s banks have emerged from a difficult decade with their appetite for expansion undimmed, The Banker monthly magazine reported on Wednesday.  The banking sector in Egypt achieved positive growth with expectations of strong economic progress within the coming years as

Oil minister urges promoting refueling activities of ships, aircraft to increase foreign currency revenues

Minister of Petroleum Tareq el Mollah has stressed the importance of promoting the activities of refueling ships and planes to increase the revenues of the country from foreign currency. During a meeting of the general assembly of the Nile Petroleum