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The need for co-ordinated African research and development claimed top spot on rail conference agenda

Hon. Okello addresses first summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Science and Technology. Hon. Okello who is leading a 9-person delegation is attending the First Summit of the OIC on Science and Technology which runs from 9-11th September 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of International Affairs, Hon. Henry Oryem Okello, has …

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The MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) for the Pan Arab Launches the Second Edition of Innovate for Refugees

Promoting a culture of entrepreneurship to find innovative technology solutions for refugee challenges The MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) for the Pan Arab announced the launch of the second edition of Innovate for Refugees. The MIT Enterprise Forum inaugurated the registration process of the competition on the 21st of August to extend till the 27th of November, 2017, after which the …

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China’s Legend strikes $1.8bln deal to buy Luxembourg’s BIL bank from Qatari investors

China’s Legend Holdings struck a deal on Friday to buy a 90 percent stake in Banque Internationale a Luxembourg (BIL) from Qatar’s royal family for 1.48 billion euros ($1.76 billion), marking its biggest overseas acquisition. Legend, owner of computer group Lenovo Group Ltd , is acquiring 161-year-old BIL from Precision Capital, an investment vehicle of Qatar royal family members including …

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Dubai and Siemens agree to develop 3D printing for metro parts

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an agreement with Siemens to help develop its ability to produce spare parts for the Dubai Metro using 3D printing technology. A statement by the RTA said the agreement “enhance RTA’s already applied 3D printing initiative”, as well as extending the sourcing, availability and reliability of spare parts for the metro. The …

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Workshop for Building Capacity of Analyzing Disrupted Health Systems

EU/Libya Health System Strengthening Project 2: Strengthening Health information system And Medicines Supply chain management SHAMS Project in Libya An intensive workshop was launched on Monday aiming to build capacity of analyzing disrupted health systems. The workshop is part of the EU funded SHAMS project workplan that is technically led by WHO Country Office in Libya. This capacity building activity …

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Saudi Arabia issues rules for small-scale solar energy generation

Saudi Arabia has issued a regulatory framework for electricity consumers to operate their own, small-scale solar power generating systems and export unused power to the national grid, the government said on Monday. The rules will come into force next July 1 and cover small photovoltaic facilities with generating capacity of no more than 2 megawatts, the Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory …

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EXCLUSIVE-Saudi Aramco advisers favour London for historic IPO – sources

Saudi Aramco’s advisers have recommended London for the historic listing of the oil company, with U.S. disclosure rules a concern for Saudi authorities, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. A final decision on the venue for what is expected to be the world’s biggest IPO and is targeted to raise $100 billion will be taken by Crown Prince Mohammad …

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Job openings: Apple in UAE is hiring new staff

Apple has just announced new vacancies for UAE jobseekers looking to pursue a career with the multi-million dollar company.The American tech giant, which sells hundreds of millions of smartphones, tablets, laptops and other gadgets in more than 150 countries including the UAE, has posted on its career site this month’s employment openings for at least 16 roles. The latest round …

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Dr. Dougbeh Nyan Wins 2017 African Innovation Special Prize Award

Liberian scientist and medical doctor Dougbeh Chris Nyan has won the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa Award for Social Impact, according to a press release. Dr. Nyan won the award for his invention of a medical test that can detect and identify many infections in less than one hour using one test. According to experts, ‘the Nyan-test’ is easy to …

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Backing of workers, communities key to Libya’s oil revival

When the head of Libya’s state energy company visited Sharara oil field in early July, community leaders and workers crowded into a conference room to ask about jobs, training and services for local people. When, they asked, would their villages start to see the benefit of the country’s rising oil production “You’ve been very patient,” Mustafa Sanalla reassured them, before …

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