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Egypt Renews Its Commitment to Africa

Egypt Renews Its Commitment to Africa

Speaking at Cairo University last month, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres described Egypt as a pillar of ‘multilateralism in today’s world.’ Guterres praised Egypt’s contribution to UN peacekeeping operations, noting the courage of its soldiers and police who often find themselves ‘in a peacekeeping operation where there is no peace to keep, and where their […]

Fintech Africa: 2017 The Year Fintech Shifts Its Focus to Africa

Fintech Africa: 2017 The Year Fintech Shifts Its Focus to Africa

In many cases, fintech’s rapid growth can be attributed to the industry’s widespread adoption and innovation in developed, Western countries. But to continue on its growth path – including a projected compound annual growth rate of 54% through 2020 – fintech businesses have been increasingly developing strategies to target emerging markets. In particular, Africa is […]

Pope to visit Egypt to meet imam, Coptic Christians targeted by violence

Pope to visit Egypt to meet imam, Coptic Christians targeted by violence

Pope Francis is to visit Cairo next month for talks with the grand imam of the capital’s famed Al-Azhar mosque, but also to show solidarity with Coptic Christians targeted by violence in Egypt. The pontiff, co-invited by Egypt’s president for the April 28-29 visit, had hosted Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb at the Vatican last May, […]

New Research Suggests Ancient Humans Helped Make the World’s Largest Desert

New Research Suggests Ancient Humans Helped Make the World’s Largest Desert

It seems impossible to imagine, but where the Sahara is dominated today by a landscape of sand dunes, just a few thousand years ago, it was a vast grassland dotted with lakes. An archaeologist has now suggested that we humans played a pivotal role in bringing on the rapid changes in ecology that caused a […]

Ancient pharaoh statues uncovered found by archaeologists date back more than 3,000 years

Ancient pharaoh statues uncovered found by archaeologists date back more than 3,000 years

Archaeologists have found two Pharaonic statues dating back more than 3,000 years in a muddy pit in a Cairo suburb. The relics were found in Mattarya district, a site of the pharaonic capital of Heliopolis, one of the oldest cities of ancient Egypt. Today, the area is a sprawl of working and middle-class districts in […]

UK government told: Brotherhood ‘best firewall’ against extremism

UK government told: Brotherhood ‘best firewall’ against extremism

Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi stage a rally to mark the second anniversary of the violent breakup of major protest camps in Cairo “Political Islamic groups” like the Muslim Brotherhood are the “best firewall” to support the democratic process, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said. In a series of written responses […]

Innoventures launches “Startup Reactor” Fourth Cycle in Partnership with VC4A and SRI

Innoventures launches “Startup Reactor” Fourth Cycle in Partnership with VC4A and SRI

Innoventures has just opened applications for the fourth cycle of its accelerator program ‘Startup Reactor’ in partnership with VC4A after a successful third cycle and its grand finale last December. The new cycle comes along with the launching of a new 30 million EGP venture capital fund which continues to show Innoventures’ leadership in Egypt’s […]

Hosni Mubarak acquitted of complicity in killings of hundreds during 2011 uprising that ended his rule

Hosni Mubarak acquitted of complicity in killings of hundreds during 2011 uprising that ended his rule

Six years after the uprising that ended his rule, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been acquitted over his alleged involvement in the killings of hundreds of protesters in 2011. The Court of Cassation’s final ruling on Thursday could see Mubarak walk free. After an all-day hearing, Judge Ahmed Abdel Qawi announced: “The court has […]

Egypt’s Christians flee Sinai amid Islamic State killing spree

Egypt’s Christians flee Sinai amid Islamic State killing spree

Christian families and students fled Egypt’s North Sinai province in droves on Friday after Islamic State killed the seventh member of their community in just three weeks. A Reuters reporter saw 25 families gathered with their belongings in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia’s Evangelical Church and church officials said 100 families, out of around […]

Egypt to import wheat from Russia, Ukraine

Egypt to import wheat from Russia, Ukraine

Egypt’s General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) has signed an agreement to import 360,000 tons of Russian and Ukrainian wheat, a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Supply revealed on Thursday. The statement added that the move aimed to boost the country’s wheat stock allocated for subsidised bread production. The contracted wheat is scheduled to […]

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