Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A)
Source: Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) |

Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) Launches First Dedicated Online Training Program for Africa’s Business Angels: ‘Mentor-Driven Capital’

Mentor-Driven Capital has a critical role to play in supporting Africa’s entrepreneurs

10 free training modules boost ability of participants to become high-powered mentors and savvy business angels; Mentor-Driven Capital has a critical role to play in supporting Africa’s entrepreneurs. Over the past two years, VC4A (https://VC4A.com/) has successfully implemented Mentor-Driven Capital programs in Nairobi, Lagos, Abuja, Cairo and Hargeisa, bringing together…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

Stability is key for supermajor investment in Africa

In order to tap Africa's immense reserves, commercial terms must be in place to draw those investments

Although it may appear that much of the exploration activity in Africa is driven by smaller independents, the supermajors still have a significant role to play. In recognition of the importance of the market these supermajors were all well represented by senior executives at this year’s Africa Oil Week (Africa-OilWeek.com).…

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) |

Nairobi Summit looks at solutions to climate change and environmental degradation for women and girls

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) notes that population growth and changes in demographics drive environmental change

In mid-November, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) hosted a summit in Nairobi, Kenya to rally the political will and financial commitments urgently needed to implement the goals of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) adopted by 179 governments in Cairo. That 1994 declaration recognized the delicate balance between population and natural…

Source: Embassy of The Kingdom of Bahrain - Cairo, Egypt |

Grand Imam of Al Azhar Al Sharif receives Bahraini Ambassador to Egypt

During the meeting, the Grand Imam hailed the relations between Al-Azhar and the Kingdom of Bahrain as always characterized by depth and tenacity

Grand Imam of Al Azhar Al Sharif Dr. Ahmed Al Tayyib received Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to Egypt, Permanent Representative to the Arab League and Dean of the Arab Diplomatic Corps, Shaikh Rashid bin Abdul Rahman bin Rashid Al Khalifa, on the occasion of the end of his…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

European support to rehabilitate Malawi transport network confirmed: EUR 139m

Works to reduce transport costs, cut travel time and facilitate export

European institutions provide a EUR 139 million contribution towards the rehabilitation of over 347 km of the M1 road; EUR 95.5 million EIB loan combined with EUR 43.1 million European Union grant, to support EUR 191 million total investment; works to reduce transport costs, cut travel time and facilitate export;…

Source: United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations |

34th Universal Periodic Review: The Arab Republic of Egypt

The United Kingdom welcomes Egypt’s steps to address violence against women, including adopting a national strategy for women’s empowerment

Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UK Mission to the UN in Geneva, Julian Braithwaite delivers statement on Egypt during the 34th Session of Universal Periodic Review (UPR), sharing recommendations to improve their human rights record. By Julian Braithwaite Thank you Mr President, and thank you Minister for your presence…

Orange
Source: Orange |

Orange and itel launch the 4G version of Sanza to generalise mobile internet access in Africa

From December 2019, this mobile phone with voice recognition functionalities will be on offer for around 28 US dollars in seven countries in Africa and the Middle-East

At the AfricaCom international congress, Orange (Orange.com) is partnering with itel (itel-mobile.com), the leading mobile brand in Africa and, once again, with KaiOS Technologies, maker of the leading operating system for smart feature phone KaiOS, to launch a new 4G version of the Sanza Phone, “Sanza XL”. From December 2019,…

Source: Embassy of the Republic of Belarus to the Arab Republic of Egypt |

Ambassador Sergei Terentiev met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Egypt

During the meeting, the parties discussed the state and prospects for the development of Belarusian-Egyptian cooperation

On November 6, 2019, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Arab Republic of Egypt Mr. Sergei Terentiev met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Arab Republic of Egypt Dr. Ali Abdel Aal Saed Ahmed. During the meeting, the parties discussed…

Source: Embassy of the Republic of Belarus to the Arab Republic of Egypt |

Ambassador of Belarus Sergei Terentiev meets CEO of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development

During the meeting, the Sides discussed prospects for practical cooperation of Belarus with the Arab countries in the agricultural field

On 6 November 2019 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to Egypt and Permanent Representative of Belarus to the League of Arab States Sergei Terentiev met with Secretary General of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development affiliated with the League of Arab States, Prof. Ibrahim Adam Ahmed…

Source: Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street |

PM call with President Sisi of Egypt: 5 November 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke with President Sisi of Egypt

A Downing Street spokesperson said: "The Prime Minister spoke to President Sisi of Egypt this afternoon". "The leaders welcomed the recent lifting of restrictions on flights from the UK to Sharm el Sheikh as the first step towards services resuming and emphasised the importance of close co-operation between the UK…