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Egypt: Sisi Asserts Importance of Developing Civil Aviation Sector


President Abdel Fattah El Sisi underlined the importance of continuing to upgrade and develop the civil aviation sector including Egyptian airports’ security systems and qualifying its working human cadres to cope with the latest technologies. Sisi referred to the importance of the civil aviation sector in increasing travelling and tourism movements which would contribute to enhancing the national economy. Sisi ...

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Egypt’s Air Force Destroys 6 Vehicles Loaded With Weapons On Western Border


Egypt’s Air Forces destroyed six four-wheel-drive vehicles loaded with smuggled weapons and ammunition on the country’s western border. Criminals inside the vehicles were killed in the raid, the Armed Forces said in a statement on Monday 30/10/2017.  The move comes as part of the continued efforts by the Air Forces in cooperation with the border guard to secure the country’s ...

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Egypt: London Stock Exchange Group Discusses New Ways to Support Egypt Economy


A delegation from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) Group wrapped up a two-day visit to Cairo that was aimed at supporting EGX’s development and connecting the Egyptian government and companies to London markets – one of the world’s most powerful source of international investor capital. The London Stock Exchange is one of the world’s oldest stock exchanges, and can trace ...

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Egypt: PM Meets Tourism Investors


Prime Minister Sherif Ismail on Monday 2/10/2017 received a group of tourist investors to review problems facing the sector and proposals to solve them. The ministers of tourism and civil aviation took part in the meeting. The participants discussed files related to the tourism investment field, including the procedures for granting visas to Egypt, the removal of some bureaucratic procedures ...

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Egypt: Investment Forum in Egypt Next Year to Probe Opportunities for U.S. Firms


Investment and International Cooperation Minister Sahr Nasr said that there is coordination with the American Chamber of Commerce to organize an investment forum in Egypt next year. The forum targets probing offered investment opportunities for US firms, the minister underlined, stressing her keenness on enhancing the activities of the US investment funds in Egypt. These remarks came during the meeting ...

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North Africa: A Worsening Water Crisis in North Africa and the Middle East


The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) already the most water stressed region in the world, faces a worsening crisis in terms of its access to water in the decades to come. A country is water stressed when it cannot provide the minimum water supply to satisfy the essential needs of its population. This is set by the World Bank ...

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Kenya presidential election cancelled by Supreme Court

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Kenya’s Supreme Court has annulled the result of the country’s recent presidential election. Citing irregularities, the Supreme Court said a new poll should be held within 60 days. The election commission had declared incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of last month’s election. But opposition candidate Raila Odinga claimed that the commission’s IT system had been hacked to manipulate the ...

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Rwanda: Local Firms Sign Trade Deals With Moroccan Companies


Local businesses have signed trade and partnership deals with Moroccan counterparts, further strengthening relations between the two countries. The deals were signed during a recent business trip to Casablanca, Morocco that was organised by Private Sector Federation (PSF) to link local firms with their Moroccan counterparts and explore new markets in the North African kingdom. Francine Havugimana, the PSF second ...

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Tunisia: Commission Approves Disbursement of €100 Million in Assistance to Tunisia


The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has today approved the disbursement of a €100 million loan to Tunisia. This represents the third and last tranche of the €300 million Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA-I) programme to Tunisia, adopted in May 2014. The MFA-I programme is part of the EU’s comprehensive efforts to help Tunisia respond to the severe economic difficulties ...

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