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 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…

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Launch of the World Economic Situation Prospects Report 2020

Average GDP growth in Africa is projected to accelerate slightly from 2.9 per cent in 2019 to 3.2 per cent in 2020

Background: According to this year’s World Economic Situation Prospects, the global economy suffered its lowest growth in a decade, slipping to 2.3 per cent in 2019, as trade disputes impacted economic activity. The world, however, could see a slight uptick in growth in 2020 if risks are kept at bay.…

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…

Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

South Sudan to Complete Juba Power Grid by March 2020

$289 million has been invested in a power plant run by Ezra Power that will provide 100 megawatts when fully completed

The Ministry of Energy and Dams is currently working on the rollout of public/private partnerships to bring power to regional cities after success of Juba grid project; $289 million has been invested in a power plant run by Ezra Power that will provide 100 megawatts when fully completed. The plant…

Source: Ambassade des Etats-Unis en Tunisie |

Prosper Africa: Registration Open, Tunis

Prosper Africa: Registration Open, Tunis, Tunisia - 06 February 2020

Registration is now open for the U.S. Embassy and American Chamber of Commerce of Tunisia’s conference promoting Prosper Africa at this link: http://seminr.site/. Prosper Africa, the U.S. government initiative to increase trade and investment between the United States and Africa, will provide a greater connection between the U.S. and African…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

UN finds that prospects for economic growth in 2020 hinge on reducing trade disputes and uncertainty

Africa has experienced a decade of near stagnation in per capita GDP

Impacted by prolonged trade disputes, the global economy suffered its lowest growth in a decade, slipping to 2.3 per cent in 2019.  The world, however, could see a slight uptick in economic activity in 2020 if risks are kept at bay, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and…

Source: Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India |

Visit of Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa to India

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Dr Naledi Pandor, accompanied by a senior officials delegation is visiting India from 14-17 January, 2020. During the visit, she will participate in the Fifth Raisina Dialogue Conference which has been organised on the theme of "21@20: navigating the Alpha…

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Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Africa Oil & Power launches Renewables, African LNG and Energy Finance Events at Africa Oil & Power 2020 in Cape Town

This year’s event will have a major focus on the driving factors behind Africa’s energy transition

Africa Oil & Power (https://AfricaOilandPower.com/) 2020 highlights African integration across borders throughout the entire energy value chain; AOP 2020 welcomes presidents, ministers, national oil company and utility heads, IPP and renewables executives and more for the fifth edition of Africa’s Energy Conference; This year’s event will have a major focus…