Source: Temenos |

Temenos and AUC Venture Lab team up to accelerate fintech innovation in Egypt

Temenos to support participants of AUC Venture Lab FinTech Accelerator

The Venture lab at The American University in Cairo (AUC Venture Lab) (http://Schools.AUCEgypt.edu/business/aucvlab/), the leading university-based startup accelerator in Africa and the MENA region, and Temenos (SIX: TEMN) (www.Temenos.com), the banking software company, have announced their intention to collaborate and strengthen the fintech ecosystem in Cairo. Temenos will support financial…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Statement by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, on the occasion of the monthly media briefing, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, 02 August 2018

Good afternoon to you all, ladies and gentlemen of the media, I would like to recognise specifically our Acting Director-General, Amb Nkosi, my advisors present here today and all DIRCO senior managers. The last time we met in this setting, we made an undertaking that we will convene more of…

Source: Embassy of Japan in Egypt |

The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7) and the Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize

The Prize aims to honor individuals with outstanding achievements in the categories of medical research or medical services to improve public health in Africa and combat infectious and other diseases in Africa

Today, the government of Japan announced that the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7) is going to be held from 28th to 30th August 2019 in Yokohama. Taking the opportunity of the conference, where African heads of state and government will gather at the same place, the awards ceremony…

Source: U.S. Embassy - Cairo |

37 Egyptian Women Graduate from United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-Sponsored Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programs

Supported by the United States Government through United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and launched in 2014, the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative provides scholarships to talented women and men from underserved communities throughout Egypt

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrated the graduation of 37 women from all over Egypt who received USAID scholarships to earn Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degrees at premier universities in the United States. “These graduates join hundreds of USAID scholarship recipients who are making a difference…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Egypt: UN human rights experts urge release of poet/songwriter

On 3 March, Mr. El Behairy was arrested by National Security Police and disappeared for a week before appearing to face charges of terrorist affiliation, disseminating false news, abusing social-media networks, blasphemy, contempt of religion, and insulting the military

UN human rights experts* have urged Egyptian authorities to release poet Galal El Behairy, who has been detained since February for writing a song critical of government policies. Mr. El Bahairy wrote the lyrics to the song ‘Balaha’, performed by Ramy Essam, and released on 26 February 2018. The music…

Source: U.S. Embassy - Cairo |

United States Commits to $45 Million in Bilateral Assistance for Egypt

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program in Egypt, totaling over $30 billion since 1978, promotes a healthy, educated, and employed population

Egypt and the United States signed five bilateral assistance agreement amendments this week worth $45 million that demonstrate continued support from the American people for joint U.S.-Egypt priorities in health, education, governance, and agriculture.  The agreements are aligned with the Government of Egypt’s economic reforms, Sustainable Development Plan 2030, and…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Grain Market Participants Highlight the Role of Enhancing Supply Chain Efficiency and Data Availability to Improve Food Security in Egypt

Egypt is likely to remain the world’s biggest importer of foreign-grown grains for the foreseeable future given the limits to arable land and water supplies

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) held two workshops on 17-18 July 2018 in Cairo on “Grain Market Data Availability and Quality in Egypt” and “Supply Chain Efficiency & National Food Security”, in cooperation with the Ministry…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Egypt: Giving is in your Blood: Celebration to Thank Ramadan Blood Donors

The campaign which ran on Facebook across eight countries encouraged people to donate blood after breaking their fast at sunset.

Leaders of major international aid groups are gathering in Cairo this week to thank people across the Middle East and North Africa for a hugely successful Ramadan blood donor campaign that ran for 5 weeks starting on 14 May 2018. A celebration will take place at Cairo Opera House on…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Egypt: World Blood Donor Day Celebration-21 July 2018

The opening ceremony will include short videos reflecting blood donation activities in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt

You are cordially invited to attend and cover the World Blood Donor Day 2018 Celebration and musical concert lead by the Iraqi Maestro Naseer Shamma, on 21 July 2018 at Cairo Opera House. WHAT: We would like to thank the generous individuals who donated blood during the #GivingIsInYourBlood campaign, in…