US clothing retailer Gap said it will open its first stores in Africa this year, with its first Gap store opening in Egypt next month and its first Banana Republic and Gap stores in Morocco in October. The company began shipping products to Egypt, Morocco and South Africa last year, but these are its first stores on the continent. The Egyptian store will be in the Mall of Arabia in Cairo, followed in October by one at Cairo’s City Stars Mall and another at Sun City Mall. The Morocco stores will be at the Morocco Mall in Casablanca.