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Virgin Mobile Hits 2.5 Million Subscribers in the Middle East & Africa

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Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa Maintains Pace as Fastest Growing MVNO in the Middle East & Africa Dubai – Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa (VMMEA) announced today that 2.5 million customers now use its mobile telecom services, bolstering its position as the fastest growing MVNO in the region. Mikkel Vinter, CEO and founder of Virgin Mobile Middle East …

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Saudi Arabia is one of the largest and most important trading partners with China in Western Asia and Africa

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More than 2,800 Saudi businessmen visited the 118th Canton Fair. The promotional campaign for the China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) was launched on 16 March 2016 in Saudi Arabia, in the presence of Mr. Hakel Wen, international VIP Service Executive at the China Foreign Trade Center, during a press conference held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Jeddah. The …

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Cisco Cloud Index Projects that Cloud Traffic in Middle East and Africa will quadruple by 2019


Personal Cloud Storage, Public Cloud Services, Denser Private Cloud Workloads and Internet of Everything among Key Drivers of Rapid Cloud Growth Worldwide. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The fifth annual Cisco® Global Cloud Index (2014-2019), released recently, forecasts that Middle East and Africa cloud traffic will more than quadruple by the end of 2019. Additionally, by 2019, 83 percent of …

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Japan demonstrates strong support for UNIDO projects in Africa, Middle East


The Government of Japan has provided a contribution of over USD 7.4 million in response to the needs of communities affected by humanitarian crises and the influx of displaced peoples. The funding supports seven projects implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Africa and the Middle East. This was announced last Friday at a meeting between LI …

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D-link takes aim at partner training and education

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Networking Solutions Vendor Targets Aggressive SMB Push With New Training Focus. D-Link Corporation , a global leader in connectivity solutions for small, medium and large enterprise business networking, has announced a new channel strategy that will see the company aggressively reinforce its partner training and education schemes in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). According to the vendor that manufactures …

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Orange and Google sign strategic partnership to increase access to mobile internet services across Africa and Middle East


Affordable digital communication package launched to expand online experience for mass market across the region. Orange enhances its digital offering in Orange MEA, adding popular content and services to bring the best of mobile internet to customers. Orange ( today announces a new partnership with Google™ to bring the best of mobile internet across its full African and Middle Eastern …

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BMCE Bank of Africa launches the second edition of the AEA (African Entrepreneurship Award) supporting innovative entrepreneurs in Africa

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The African Entrepreneurship Award receives funding allocation amounting to $1 million every year to reward the best African entrepreneurs. The BMCE Group Bank of Africa announces the second edition of the African Entrepreneurship Award. ( set to kick off on Monday, February 15. The African Entrepreneurship Award, initiated by its President Othman Benjelloun, shows BMCE Bank of Africa’s ambition to …

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The Entrepreneur Club for start-ups in Africa and the Middle East


A new space for information in French and English devoted to entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East. Orange ( is launching the Entrepreneur Club, a new space for information in French and English devoted to entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East. The website ( is a source of information for entrepreneurs that puts them in touch with a …

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Final day of International Forum on Islamic Finance (IFIF) focuses on innovation & technology as enablers for financial inclusion in Africa

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Eminent leaders from EY, PwC, UNDP, Bank of Khartoum lead discussions on African emerging Islamic finance markets, microfinance and FinTech. Khartoum, Sudan: The second day of Africa’s landmark event, International Forum on Islamic Finance (IFIF), built on the successes of yesterday which included powerful discussions on inclusive Islamic finance, the impact of social media on banking, strengthening Islamic capital markets …

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Meetings of the Working Groups of the Africa-Arab Partnership in the areas of Trade and Investment; Transport, Communication and Energy


A three-day meeting of the two Working Groups of the Africa-Arab Partnership in the areas of Trade and Investment and Transport, Communication and Energy kicked off on 3 February 2016, at the Headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with a joint plenary session. Opening the meeting, the Co-chair on the African side, Dr. Levi Uche Madueke, …

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