S. Sudan receives its first consignment of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines

South Sudan on Tuesday received its first consignment of 152,950 doses of Johnson & Johnson ‘Janssen’ COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States government.The single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines are the third batch of vaccine shipments to South Sudan through the COVAX Facility.“Thanks to the United States Government, the vaccines will ramp up the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination programme to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older”,…

S. Sudan receives its first consignment of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines

South Sudan on Tuesday received its first consignment of 152,950 doses of Johnson & Johnson ‘Janssen’ COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States government.The single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines are the third batch of vaccine shipments to South Sudan through the COVAX Facility.“Thanks to the United States Government, the vaccines will ramp up the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination programme to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older”,…

Cabinet holds its weekly meeting

The Cabinet held its weekly session on Wednesday 15/9/2021 under Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli to discuss economic, social and political files.They will discuss also the recent developments of the coronavirus and applying precautionary measures to curb the spread of the virus.They will also discuss means of encouraging investments and follow up national project that are now implemented in the country.The Cabinet will probe the social protection program and directives by…

Shoukry stresses Egypt’s support for ALF’s new leadership

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stressed Egypt's support for the new leadership of the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures that was established in 2004 in Alexandria.Shoukry made the remarks during his meeting on Tuesday with President of Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF) Princess Rym Al Ali and Executive Director Josep Ferré, said Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez.Shoukry said that Egypt seeks to cooperate with the ALF…

Sisi receives credentials of 24 ambassadors

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received on Wednesday 15/9/2021 the credentials of 24 new ambassadors ahead of the start of their diplomatic missions in Cairo.Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said the president wished the ambassadors success in their new job, expressing keenness on promoting relations with their countries in all fields.Source: State Information Service Egypt

UNDP, planning ministry launch Egypt Human Development Report 2021

The UN Development Program (UNDP) and the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development on Tuesday 14/9/2021 launched Egypt Human Development Report 2021, entitled "Development, a Right for All: Egypt’s Pathways and Prospects" with the honor and under the sponsorship of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.The report monitors progress made over the decade 2011-2020 on several dimensions of sustainable development. It uses the "Declaration on the Right to Development", adopted by…

Machar not interested in peace implementation: ex-minister

A veteran South Sudanese politician has accused First Vice President, Riek Machar of lacking interest in the implementation of the revitalised peace agreement after last year’s formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU).Peter Adwok Nyaba, a former Higher Education minister, wondered who would still be interested in the full implementation of the peace agreement after Machar joined the coalition government.“Who could have been more interested in the R-ARCSS…

Slow peace implementation creating conflicts: UN chief

The slow pace of implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS], including measures related to the transitional security arrangements, is an obstacle to consolidating peace, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday.His statement is contained in a report on South Sudan presented to the UN Security Council.Guterres, specifically cited the lack of overall progress in achieving agreed benchmarks, saying it has contributed…