Africa 2017 Forum

Egyptian entrepreneur wins ‘elevator pitch’

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 - 09:56 GMT

The competition came as part of Young Entrepreneurs Day, which offered a chance for African start-ups to gain exposure.

Recommendations of Africa 2017 Forum

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 - 05:58 GMT

Concluding today, the Africa 2017 Forum has put forward five recommendations.

Business news wrap-up

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 - 05:17 GMT

A wrap-up for the most prominent business news of the day.

Egypt qualified to achieve biggest foreign investments in its history: Omran

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 - 05:03 GMT

Omran said Egypt is qualified to achieve the biggest foreign investments in its history during the fiscal year 2017-2018.

Areximbank signs MOU with Attijariwafa to boost trade between Egypt, Africa

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 - 04:40 GMT

According to the MOU, Attijariwafa will act as a domestic representative for Afreximbank through its branches located in 15 African countries.

Egyptian companies to visit Sudan in search of investment

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 - 03:39 GMT

Three Egyptian companies will be visiting Sudan next week in search of investment opportunities in the fields of construction and pharmaceutical Industries.

Egypt-Chad road project on agenda of Africa 2017 forum

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 - 11:10 GMT

Egypt and Chad will establish a new trade road cross four African countries.

African investors are invited to prioritize investments in Africa

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 - 03:13 GMT

Investment Minister Sahar Nasr said that African states have applied economic reform programs that boosted growth and improved investment climate.

Agriculture Investment opportunities in COMESA are big: Min

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 - 03:00 GMT

There are big investment opportunities in agriculture in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa’s (COMESA) countries.

Sisi reviews economic reform program at Africa 2017 Forum

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 - 02:06 GMT

Sisi reviewed Egypt's economic reform program currently being implemented.

UK supports World Bank’s loan to Egypt with $150M

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 - 11:53 GMT

The loan will strengthen public finances, improve the investment climate and create jobs.

Afreximbank signs $500M with Export Development Bank of Egypt

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 - 11:20 GMT

Beneficiaries of the loan must be exporters located in Egypt and the products must be of Egyptian origin.

12 African start-ups to pitch their work at Africa 2017

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 - 10:39 GMT

The selected companies are working in the fields of agriculture, agribusiness, transport and logistics, and manufacturing.

Africa’s infrastructure deficit reaches $90B: CIB chairman

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 - 10:00 GMT

The continent needs financial inclusion where commercial transactions surpass $10 billion.

Egypt signs $1.15B deal with World Bank for third tranche of loan

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 - 09:35 GMT

The $1.15 billion loan supports Egyptian economic reforms aiming to create jobs.

Second day of Africa 2017 Forum kicks off, deal expected

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 - 08:20 GMT

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is anticipated to speak at 1:30 p.m.

Sisi stresses importance of African youth in economic development

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 - 03:22 GMT

Egypt will launch the first regional center for entrepreneurs in Africa, Sisi said.

Sisi arrives Africa 2017 Forum with Rwandan President

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 - 02:45 GMT

The session is expected to showcase two ground-breaking innovations by two inspiring Africans.

42 start-ups founded under ‘Fekretak Sherketak’ program

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 - 12:56 GMT

Each company has received between LE 100,000 and LE 500,000 in funds.

Entrepreneurship is driver for growth in Africa

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 - 10:19 GMT

"There is a big gap in capital venture investments and we need funds to boost the confidence of the ecosystem," Shehab Marzban said.