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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

What we’re tracking this week

Six African heads of state are expected to be attending the Business for Africa, Egypt and the World Summit, which will kick off on Thursday in Sharm El Sheikh under the auspices of the presidency. The presidents of Guinea, Chad, Rwanda, Côte d’Ivoire, Comoros and Somalia will all be arriving and will be joined by the current chair of the African Union Commission. The conference, part of Egypt’s drive to export to (and re-engage with) Africa, will host a number of leading business figures, including Qalaa Holdings’ Ahmed Heikal.

The third edition of the Cairo Art Fair kicks off on Friday, 8 December at the Arts-Mart Gallery, where over 1,000 artworks from more than 100 well-established and up-and-coming Egyptian artists will be on display, the gallery announced (pdf).

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