In November, the Grand Egyptian Museum will open its shopping area only. The galleries are not yet completed.
Egypt is preparing a major conference on water issues in Cairo in October with several African heads of state. Its aim is to find new markets for Egyptian companies but also allies to help it block next year's planned third filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
The government has obtained the backing of the two Congolese banks for three infrastructure projects it plans to realise in the central part of the country. The work will be carried out by Egyptian construction company Hassan Allam.
The rapprochement between Kinshasa and Cairo sparked after presidents Félix Tshisekedi and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met in January last year, is beginning to bear fruit.
Despite being embroiled in a violent political battle with Joseph Kabila supporters in Kinshasa, President Tshisekedi is having to organise the team which will have charge of managing his term as African Union chair in 2021.
Like its government, which has been trying new tacks to increase its influence on the continent, the Egyptian fertiliser producer Evergrow is developing a growth strategy.
Looking to diversify their economy beyond oil, the United Arab Emirates are exploring business opportunities in the DRC and are in discussion with Félix Tshisekedi's staff.
Cairo and Addis Ababa, engaged in a bitter diplomatic squabble over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), are each seeking to win over as many countries as possible in the Nile Basin. South Sudan is currently the centre of their attention.
The pan-African organization has been struggling for a month to resolve the clash between Cairo and Addis Ababa. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi does not want to see Ethiopia have free rein in the management of Nile dam, but Abiy Ahmed Ali is refusing to accept any outside interference.
During a 15-23 September trip to Egypt made at Cairo's invitation, a large delegation of Congolese officials discussed the financing of several projects for power plants, a port, and a road in the DRC.
The heated Nile dam dispute is still top of Gedu Andargachew's list of concerns. The Ethiopian foreign minister took advantage of the presence of his envoys in Addis to add muscle to his diplomatic blitz.
With African Union support, the DRC will in late April play host to dozens of VIPs to discuss the development of the Congo River scheme that comprises several vast dams.
Congolese authorities are discussing the possibility of a new consortium made up of of Egypt's Income and the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) taking over the Inga III project.