American University in Cairo, International Financial Corporation to support entrepreneurship

EGYPT – The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) at The American University in Cairo (AUC) signed an agreement with the International Financial Corporation (IFC) to support entrepreneurship. IFC will provide support to CEI within the next 18 months, to adopt and customize the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Venture Mentoring Services (MIT VMS) program to the local context.  CEI will receive the MIT VMS license to become a certified MIT VMS member and will establish a network of qualified mentors to guide aspiring and established entrepreneurs in Egypt throughout…

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Visa openness in Africa unlocking intra-regional trade and investments potential, report shows

AFRICA – African travellers now have liberal access to over half the continent, the 2019 Africa Visa Openness Index published by the African Union Commission and African Development Bank, reveals. The report was launched on the sidelines of the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. On average, Africans can travel to approximately 27 countries visa-free or with a visa on arrival. The progress on visa openness in Africa follows growing momentum for greater integration between countries and signals that policymakers across the continent are pushing reforms, making it easier…

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