Wednesday , 19 December 2018

Science & Tech

Egypt’s scientists savour post-revolution year

[CAIRO] Scientists have been reflecting on the astonishing gains that the Egyptian revolution has delivered them, as the first anniversary of Egypt’s Tahrir Square uprising approaches next week (25 January).

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Maroc Telecom deploys fiber cable to Spain

Moroccan mobile operator Maroc Telecom announced on Tuesday that it has begun deployment of an international high speed fiber optic cable between the North African country and Spain.

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Arab Science & Technology Foundation open office in Khartoum

Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) opened an office in the “Africa City of Technology ACT” in Khartoum

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Tunisia: Microsoft Engages Youth in Rural North-West

A group of approximately 105 Tunisian students gathered in Ain Draham (located in north-western Tunisia near the Algeria border) on the weekend of December 16th for a technological forum sponsored by Microsoft.

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Libya: 10 Percent of Seats Reserved for Women

Ten percent of the seats in a proposed Libyan constituent assembly will be reserved for women, a draft electoral law published on Monday said, triggering harsh reaction from a human rights watchdog.

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Tunisia: Nation Ranked 2nd Internationally in Therapeutic Tourism

Tunisia ranked second in thalassotherapy tourism for another consecutive year, despite a 60 % regression in the medical-tourism sector in 2011.

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North Africa: Researchers strike gold with nanoparticle virus test

An Egyptian research team has won a prize for developing a hepatitis C test using gold nanoparticles. The test could become a cheap and rapid way to screen people and blood banks for the virus.

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IFC Pharmaceutical Investment Supports Better Healthcare N Africa

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing up to $110 million in debt financing to Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC to help improve access to high-quality generic medicines in the region.

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New ASTF Board supports development in Arab spring countries

The New Board Council of the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) supports Public and official awareness regarding the scientific research and technological innovation for the sustainable development in the Arab spring countries Dr Abdalla Alnajjar and ASTF Board Members Dr Abdalla Alnajjar, President of the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) declared that ASTF’s Board Council adopted, at its …

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Italy-Tunisia: 73 million in credit for Tunisian SMEs

Ambassador of Italy to Tunisia Pietro Benassi and Tunisian Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Khemaies Jhinaoui signed a protocol agreement today in Tunis for a 73 million-euro credit line for SMEs in Tunisia, to which the Italian government agreed to make a large donation.

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