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Thursday, 15 April 2021

Also on our Radar on 15 April 2021

The UNDP yesterday launched its Development Impact Accelerator Lab in Egypt, which aims to support individual and institutional innovators working to address the UN’s sustainable development goals, according to a cabinet statement. The lab joins a network of 90 other accelerators across the world that partner with governments, private sector players and civil society groups

Other things we’re keeping an eye on this morning:

  • Banque Misr has signed an agreement with Saudi SME fintech player Geidea to provide payment and e-commerce services to its clients, Hapi Journal reported.
  • The transmission capacity of wireless networks between Egypt and Sudan will be improved under a MoU signed yesterday between Telecom Egypt and Sudatel Telecom Group.
  • Journalist Sulafa Magdy and her husband photojournalist Hossam El Sayyad were released by authorities on Monday pending investigation, after they had been held in 2019 in a pre-trial detention on charges of joining a terrorist group and reporting fake news.

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