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Squalid Libya Migrant Camps in Spotlight at EU-Africa Summit

European Union and African leaders pledged Wednesday to do more to help thousands of migrants stranded in squalid detention centers in Libya, the main jumping-off point for desperate people setting out in unseaworthy boats in search of better lives in Europe. While youth and development are the main themes of ...

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UN mission facilitates elections in Libya by end of 2018

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salame said Wednesday that the mission is working on holding elections in Libya before the end of 2018. Salame made his remarks in a meeting with representatives of tribes, civil society, academics and activists ...

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Squalid Libya migrant camps in spotlight at EU-Africa summit

European Union and African leaders pledged Wednesday to do more to help thousands of migrants stranded in squalid detention centers in Libya, the main jumping-off point for desperate people setting out in unseaworthy boats in search of better lives in Europe. While youth and development are the main themes of ...

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Salameh Makes Surprise Visit to Tripoli to Hold Negotiations

The head of the United Nations mission to Libya, Ghassan Salame, began a surprise visit to the capital Tripoli on Monday, during which he would travel to several other cities to hold consultations on what he called “the best way to implement the UN plan for Libya.” Salame tackled the ...

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AU-EU summit: Private sector clamours for spotlight

Heads of employers’ organizations of the African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) on Tuesday exhorted heads of state meeting in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire later this week to place the private sector “at the heart of its common strategy” to address the current migration crisis and unemployment.“We call on heads ...

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EU plan to boost Africa’s growth, curb migration

Roughly 60% of Africa’s population is under 25 years of age – a driving force for potential growth that is however in part migrating to Europe with Italy as the first country of arrival. And the need to invest in youths in Africa is at the top of the agenda ...

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EU supports Libyan and European universities to train municipalities’ staffers

The Delegation of the European Union to Libya delivered this week a new training as part of an initiative linking together European and Libyan Universities to support training of staff from Libyan municipalities. This is part of the wider ‘Nicosia Initiative’, created by the EU’s Committee of the Regions and ...

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EESL to host INSPIRE 2017, global event on energy efficiency

 Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)  hosts its flagship international event “INSPIRE 2017” (International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency) along with The World Bank, and Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) from November 27th to December 1st in Jaipur. The five-day event will showcase Innovation and ...

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Africa’s internet economy needs more data servers on the continent

The internet is a good thing for Africa. But it could be an even better thing. This is the subtext of an Internet Society report, out this month, titled Promoting the African Internet Economy. The economic case for the internet in Africa is unsurprisingly strong, but the report points out that there’s ...

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Promoting Food Safety and Trade with the Help of Nuclear Techniques

 Singapore Hosts Interregional Training Course on Strategic Food Monitoring and Sampling Plans Seventeen specialists in food safety from Singapore, Mongolia and Tunisia participated in a training course on Radionuclides in Food organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in cooperation with the Government of Singapore through the Agri-Food & Veterinary ...

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