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Farida Osman is Africa’s best athlete

Egyptian swimmer Farida Osman has won the award for “Best Athlete in Africa 2017” at the World Athletics Awards ceremony on the sidelines of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) in Prague, Czech Republic. “2017 has been a great year for me—especially the historic moment of winning Egypt’s first-ever medal at the FINA World …

Nihal Samir

Africa achieved only 1.7% economic growth in 2016: UN

The constant changes that struck the Egyptian economy throughout 2016 is only part of the bigger picture and the fluctuations that hit the entire African continent, according to the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) “Economic Report on Africa 2017”. The report was further elaborated in a conference held at the United Nations Information …

Reem Hosam El-din

The best way to aid Africa

New York—Drought in Somalia threatens the lives of almost half the population, according to Somalia’s prime minister Hassan Ali Khaire. Over a two-day span, at least 110 people died of hunger in just a single region in the country. This highlights the tremendous needs Somalia and other African countries have for immediate help. In the …

Cesar Chelala

Ministry of Industry creates export strategy to Africa for next 3 years

Minister of Industry and Trade Tarek Kabil announced that the ministry will complete the establishment of a new strategy that aims at increasing exports to Africa within the next three years. He added that the ministry cooperated with five export councils, namely the chemical and fertilisers, building industries, food, engineering, and medical councils, to create …

Hisham Salah

Cancer: Africa’s new health burden

“I can, we can defeat cancer” is this year’s theme on World Cancer Day. In many African countries there is still a lack of awareness and treatment methods, but the number of people affected is on the rise.

Deutsche Welle

Trade relations between Egypt African countries must improve: Talaat

At the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, country general manager of IBM Amr Talaat said that trade relations between Egypt and African countries need to improve. He said that African countries receive almost 3% of Egyptian exports, which is a small amount that must be increased. He added that so far, large economies in …

Hisham Salah

India and Africa rekindle trade ties

Until she travelled abroad when she started college, Zara Mwanzia had thought that chapati—the delicious bread she ate while growing up, which most Kenyans still eat—was a local delicacy. “I was surprised to find out that chapati actually originated from India,” she said, musing at how she had been wrong all those years. Zara could …

Pavithra Rao