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: 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: 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…

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Massive, border-spanning campaign needed to combat locust upsurge in East Africa

Ravenous swarms threaten entire East Africa subregion - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) scales up its emergency response

Desert Locust swarms in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia - already unprecedented in their size and destructive potential - could swell exponentially and spill over into more countries in East Africa if efforts to deal with the voracious pest are not massively scaled up across the region, FAO warned today. "This…

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…

Mashreq
Source: Mashreq |

Executive appointment: Tarek El Nahas to join Mashreq as Head of International Banking

Tarek spent 25 years at Citibank, most recently as the Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for North Africa, Egypt and Levant, managing teams across 6 countries in the MENA region

Mashreq (https://www.Mashreqbank.com/), one of the leading financial institutions in the UAE, has appointed Tarek El Nahas as its new Head of International Banking Group. Tarek spent 25 years at Citibank, most recently as the Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for North Africa, Egypt and Levant, managing teams across 6…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Blitzboks keen to go and do the work - Du Preez

This time, Du Preez and his fellow Springbok Sevens team mates departed Cape Town for New Zealand, where the third tournament of the World Series will take place on 25 and 26 January

After 71 tournaments in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, one could expect Blitzboks sweeper, Branco du Preez, to show some reluctance in boarding another intercontinental flight to yet another tournament on the other side of the world. This time, Du Preez and his fellow Springbok Sevens team mates departed…

Centurion Law Group
Source: Centurion Law Group |

Centurion Law Group leads market entry of Turkish Airlines in Equatorial Guinea

As part of its mission to open new routes and expand its fleet in 2020, Turkish Airlines has added Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to its route network

Pan-African law firm Centurion Law Group (www.CenturionLG.com), leads the entry of Turkish Airlines into Malabo, Equatorial Guinea; Operations on the new route will commence 7 February 2020; The entry of Turkish Airlines into Equatorial Guinea supports the objectives of the Year of Investment Initiative led by the Ministry of Mines…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Equatorial Guinea Speeds Up Year of Investment Drive with Nigerian Investors

The delegation from Equatorial Guinea met with several Nigerian executives from the Africa Finance Corporation, Polaris Bank, Sterling Bank, First Bank, UBA and Zenith Bank

In line with its commitment to attract regional capital investment into the country, H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, met with high-level Nigerian investors, bankers and financiers to discuss the opportunities offered by the country’s Year of Investment initiative. The delegation from Equatorial…