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…

Embassy of Finland in Pretoria, South Africa
Source: Embassy of Finland in Pretoria, South Africa |

New Honorary Consul of Finland in Cape Town

Mr Philip Palmgren follows in the footsteps of his late father and becomes a second generation Honorary Consul to serve Finland

We have a new Honorary Consul in Cape Town. Mr Philip Palmgren follows in the footsteps of his late father and becomes a second generation Honorary Consul to serve Finland. Mr Palmgren is the Managing Director of Nordic Paper and Packaging Pty Ltd. The company has been supplying the local…

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…

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: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Inclusive government action needed to bring stability to Mali

It is extremely concerning that we have only seen limited progress towards the implementation of the peace agreement

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on MINUSMA Thank you, Mr President, and let me also thank on the Under-Secretary-General Lacroix for his briefing. And like others, I’d like to begin by offering my condolences and those of the…

Source: British High Commission Accra |

Partners for Prosperity: Ghana at the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 in London

For Ghana, the Summit will provide a platform to secure investment opportunities, more exports and jobs that will benefit both Ghanaian and British businesses

His Excellency The President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo will lead a ministerial delegation of several Cabinet Ministers and key officials at the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London on 20 January 2020. The Summit, hosted by the UK Prime Minister, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, is a major…

Source: The High Commission of India, Abuja, Nigeria |

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarship for Academic Year 2020-21

The courses include science, humanities, commerce and engineering except medical studies

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi has invited scholarship applications from foreign students to pursue higher studies at the Under Graduate, Post Graduate and PhD level in Indian educational institutes/Universities for the Academic Year 2020-2021. The courses include science, humanities, commerce and engineering except medical studies. Students…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Liverpool engineers help African nations shift towards clean energy

International Development Minister opens a new engine repair workshop at Clarke Energy and announces extra UK aid to help develop innovative solar products

Liverpool engineering company Clarke Energy is helping African businesses reduce carbon emissions thanks to innovative hybrid engines. During a visit to Merseyside today (15th January 2020), International Development Minister Andrew Murrison opened a new engine repair workshop at the company, which will make power plants across Africa more efficient and support Africa’s…