Egypt: Egyptian Pentathlon Athletes Shine at World Cup
Egyptian pentathlon athletes Mohanad Shaban and Ahmed El Gendy clinched gold and bronze medals respectively at the UIPM 2023 Pentathlon World Cup held in April in Egypt. Shaban won the overall title, while El Gendy placed third in the same event. The Pentathlon World Cup is the international governing body’s second-tier competition, with the top athletes aiming to qualify for the World Championships and eventually, the Olympic Games. The event took place in Cairo and was attended by several world-class pentathletes from different countries. The Egyptian athletes’ success reflects the country’s growing strength in modern pentathlon.
Morocco: Solar Plants and Sustainable Fertilizer Production to Boost Sustainability Climate Efforts
Morocco is set to build four solar plants to power its phosphate-based fertilizer production in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the OCP Group. This landmark green loan from the IFC will support the construction of these solar plants and represent significant work towards achieving the country’s climate targets. The plan is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 million tonnes annually, equivalent to removing 325,000 cars from the road, by producing sustainable green hydrogen and ammonia as the base for the fertilizer produced. Agriculture is one of the country’s primary sources of income, and this project will contribute to Morocco’s green efforts to maintain sustainable production.
Tunisia: Water Stress and Film Industry Take Center Stage in Recent Talks
President of Tunisia, Kaïs Saïed, and Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries, Samir Taïeb, recently discussed the issue of water stress in the country. With the availability of water resources becoming increasingly scarce, President Saïed expressed his commitment to taking important steps to ensure the sustainable use of these resources. The government’s plans include ensuring the rehabilitation of distribution networks, enhancing the groundwater potential, and encouraging the use of innovative irrigation techniques.
In another Tunisian industry, the film industry, the country’s films are gaining recognition, with Tunisian film “Under the Fig Trees” by director Erige Sehiri opening The Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival (FCAT).