Foreign Office Minister Leads British Trade Delegation to Egypt

On Monday 12th January, British Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Tobias Ellwood will arrive in Cairo to boost trade and increase British investment in Egypt. Mr Ellwood will be accompanied by over 40 leading British companies from the energy, construction, and retail sectors looking to do business in Egypt. Minister for the […]

MOU between Morocco and IDB for capacity building in Burkina Faso and other Sub Saharan Countries

press release Rabat — The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the Kingdom of Morocco signed a memorandum of understanding for promoting existing cooperation and transferring Moroccan expertise to IDB member countries south of the Sahara. The memorandum was signed this morning in Rabat at the headquarters of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance in […]

Ahly Egypt's only representative in 2014 Glo-CAF Awards

Ahly Egypt’s only representative in 2014 Glo-CAF Awards

Players of Egypt’s Ahly are seen before their African Confederations Cup final soccer match against Ivory Coast’s Sewe Sport at Cairo stadium, December 6, 2014. (Photo: Reuters) Related Ahly striker Gamal out of CAF list for African-based player of the year CAF unveils 5-man shortlist for 2014 African player of the year Ahly have been […]

Economy dominates in-tray of new Tunisia president

TUNIS, The newly elected president of Tunisia faces deep-seated economic problems as he takes power in the country that blazed the trail in the Arab Spring. While much of the election campaign revolved around questions of security and political freedoms, economic issues are likely to feature heavily in the policy in-tray of Beji Caid Essebsi, […]

U.S. failure created 'nightmare' threat to airliners?

Looted missiles from Libya threat to airliners

At a conference here this week, former CIA Director David Petraeus warned of a “nightmare” scenario in which missile proliferation could provide terrorists the capability to shoot down a civilian airliner. Unmentioned by Petraeus is that the largest terrorist looting of Man-Portable-Air-Defense-Systems, or MANPADS, took place immediately after the U.S.-NATO military campaign that helped to […]

Neutral government sworn in to get Tunisia back on track

The swearing-in of Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa’s government comes three days after the national assembly finally adopted a new constitution three years after the Arab Spring revolution. Foreign leaders have welcomed the quickening moves to get the political transition back on track in Tunisia, which, despite its own problems, is seen as a beacon of […]

Cape Verde: China-Cape Verde Cooperation to Prioritize Education in 2014

Topics Cape Verde Cape Verde Business Praia — Education will be the priority for cooperation between China and Cape Verde in 2014, Chinese Ambassador in Praia Su Jian told the African country’s national radio on Wednesday. He said China plans to fund the construction of a new campus for the University of Cape Verde and […]

Africa's smartphone wave

Africa’s smartphone wave

Samsung leads the smartphone market in Africa. It hopes its entry-level Samsung Galaxy Pocket will drive its sales in the continent. Huawei 4Afrika is a full functionality Windows phone 8 pre-loaded with applications designed for Africa. It’s part of Microsoft’s 4Afrika initiative, and is aimed at university students, developers […]

Understanding Africa's water wars

Africa’s next war will be over water

The world is replete with cases of water being used as a weapon to score either political or socio-economic goals, especially if many countries share the common resource.

So, what are some of the causes of the current water wars in Africa and what are their impact on the environment?

Egypt and Ethiopia are going at each other’s throat over River Nile. Ethiopia is busy constructing a controversial dam, which Egypt complains will disrupt the river’s flow, with detrimental impact on its population that is almost entirely dependent on the Nile.Addis Ababa embarked on construction of the $4.2 billion Grand […]

Egypt: Mohamed Morsy trial set to start - CNN

Egypt: Mohamed Morsy trial set to start

Cairo (CNN) — The trial of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy is set to start on Monday, four months after a military coup removed him from power.

The closely watched trial could be the first public appearance in months for Morsy, who’s been held in an undisclosed location since his ouster in July.

The former president is accused of inciting violence, and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood members are also defendants in the case.Analysts say great uncertainty surrounds the trial, and some have expressed concerns that it could be a flashpoint that further fuels unrest.Morsy, who is backed by the Muslim Brotherhood, […]