Source: British Embassy Cairo |

United Kingdom (UK) – Egypt announce joint economic partnership

During the UK-Africa Investment Summit, the UK and Egypt announce agree to enhance economic cooperation

Secretary of State for International Development of the United Kingdom Alok Sharma and Minister of International Cooperation for the Arab Republic of Egypt Dr. Rania Al-Mashat have agreed in a joint statement to enhance economic cooperation. Secretary of State for International Development of the United Kingdom Alok Sharma said: The…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Support for businesses in the UK and Africa to develop trade and investment links

The UK announced the Growth Gateway - a service to help African, UK and other international businesses trade with and invest in each other - at the UK-Africa Investment Summit in January 2020. The service The service will help businesses access the UK government’s trade, investment and finance offer for…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar |

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets Foreign Minister of The Gambia

The meeting dealt with bilateral cooperation relations in addition to key topics of mutual interest

HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met here on Sunday with HE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of The Gambia Mamadou Tangara, who is currently visiting Doha. The meeting dealt with bilateral cooperation relations in addition to…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives |

Handover Ceremony of the Arabic Text Books donated by the Government of Egypt to the Government of Maldives

The ceremony was attended by senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education, and the Principal of Al-Madhrasathul Arabiyyathul Islamiyya

The Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt handed the over the Arabic Text Books donated through the Al-Azhar University to Al-Madhrasathul Arabiyyathul Islamiyya, at a ceremony held today in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Hussein…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

UAE strongly condemns car bomb attack in Somalia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed in a statement its utter denunciation of this criminal act and rejection of all forms of violence

The UAE has strongly condemned a car bomb attack in the town of Afgoye, Somalia, which resulted in numerous deaths and injuries. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed in a statement its utter denunciation of this criminal act and rejection of all forms of violence, which aim…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania |

L. Linkevičius discusses situation in Sahel, ways to step up climate diplomacy in Brussels

In the context of the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in Mali and Sahel, the Council discussed the EU’s role as a leading partner in the region

On 20 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, which focused on the situation in Sahel and climate diplomacy. In the context of the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in Mali and Sahel, the Council discussed the EU’s role as…

Source: The United Kingdom's Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport |

African tech firms invited to join UK-led growth project

The United Kingdom (UK)’s Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport launches scheme to develop next generation of African start-ups

Application process underway as government ministers and business leaders attend first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit; Africa has a fast-growing tech sector which is driving growth and creating jobs on the continent Some of Africa’s most innovative start-ups are invited to take part in a global tech project to take their…

Source: British High Commission Accra |

PM hosts first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit in London

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make the case for the UK as the ‘investment partner of choice’ for African countries at a major investment summit today

PM calls for UK to be the ‘investment partner of choice’ for African countries; summit will generate new opportunities in Africa for businesses across the UK; PM announces the Government will no longer provide any direct support for thermal coal mining or coal power plants overseas Prime Minister Boris Johnson…

Source: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) |

International Tourism Growth continues to outpace the Global Economy

Limited data available for Africa (+4%) points to continued strong results in North Africa (+9%) while arrivals in Sub-Saharan Africa grew slower in 2019 (+1.5%)

1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded in 2019, globally. A 4% increase on the previous year which is also forecast for 2020, confirming tourism as a leading and resilient economic sector, especially in view of current uncertainties. By the same token, this calls for such growth to be managed…

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Janngo pledges €60 million at Davos to back African startups leveraging technology to achieve the SDGs

Janngo unveils Janngo Capital Startup Fund, its €60m Venture Capital fund dedicated to financing tech-enabled startup accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, with a €15m anchor investment by the European Investment Bank

On the eve of its participation to the 50th World Economic Forum, Janngo (http://www.Janngo.Africa) pledges 60€ million to back technology startups with a double bottom line approach through its dedicated investment vehicle Janngo Capital Startup Fund. The fund is a first of its kind Venture Capital & Impact vehicle investing…