Tag Archives: Africa

$46 Million in Loans Announced for Four Renewable Energy Projects in Africa, Caribbean

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Projects selected by IRENA/ ADFD will power rural communities, decrease emissions, improve health and create jobs. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development ( ADFD ) today announced USD 46 million in concessional loans for four renewable energy projects in developing countries. The loans will fund a wind and solar project in Antigua and …

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Kuwait Launches Initiative To Advance Food Security, Health And Education Development Across Africa

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Kuwait today launched a major initiative to spur sustainable development across Africa with an annual prize recognizing the best research or development efforts in food security, health and education that contribute to significantly solving development challenges facing African nations. Named the ‘Al-Sumait Prizes’ after the late Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sumait, a Kuwaiti physician who devoted his life towards helping the poor …

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ICT Spending to Top $260 Billion in 2016 as Digital Transformation Initiatives Take Hold Across the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa

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ICT spending in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) will top $260 billion in 2016 as organizations across the region increasingly embrace digital transformation initiatives in a bid to streamline their costs and bolster their flexibility. That’s according to global technology research and consulting services firm International Data Corporation, which today hosted an event at Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah to …

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Accelerating Global Expansion, SIGFOX Targets Internet of Things Network Rollout in Middle East and Africa

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Opens Regional Headquarters in Dubai and Names Mobile-Telecom Veteran Thierry Siminger President of SIGFOX MEA. Building on its continued rapid growth in Europe and its network rollout in 10 major U.S. metropolitan areas, SIGFOX today announced its expansion in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). The world’s leading provider of dedicated cellular connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT) is …

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Middle East and Africa to Spend USD 600 Million on Technology by 2016, Boosting Students’ Digital Economy Skills

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Interactive Displays and Video Collaboration Facilitate More Engaged Learning. Middle East students will have the skills to succeed in the digital economy, as the region’s educational investment in audiovisual technology is set to top USD 600 million by 2016, industry experts announced today. Governments, schools, and universities in the Middle East are embracing digital technology such as whiteboards, interactive displays …

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CEOs named for four Orange subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle East

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The appointments are effective from 13 September 2015. In agreement with its local partners, Orange (http://www.orange.com) has appointed the following CEOs for four of its subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle East: Eric Bouquillon has been appointed CEO of Orange Guinea, replacing Alassane Diene. Alassane Diene has been appointed CEO of Orange Mali, replacing Jean-Luc Bohé. Jérôme Hénique has been …

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Building Energy and SES SMART Energy Solutions to install the first off-grid temporary hybrid plant in Saudi Arabia

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The portable diesel-solar project is expected to produce 54MWh per year, saving diesel fuel and reducing CO2 emissions. Building Energy, Italian independent power producer from renewable sources, will team up with SES SMART Energy Solutions, a leading rental power provider in the MEA region, to develop the first on-field temporary hybrid plant, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The …

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Win the APO Energy Media Awards and travel to Dubai to attend the Africa Energy Forum

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APO will offer transport, accommodation and perdiem for the first-place winner to attend the Africa Energy Forum held in Dubai from 8-11 June 2015 APO (African Press Organization) (http://www.apo-opa.com), the sole press release wire in Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa, announced today that entry is now open for the 2015 APO Energy Media Awards …

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Up To 400 Decision-Makers Expected at the International “Engineering Symposium for Africa” Organized by Jacobs Engineering S.A

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A concentration of influential African engineering players Jacobs Engineering SA (JESA) is organizing the first international symposium, “Engineering Symposium for Africa” (https://www.esa-symposium.com) around the theme of “Engineering and Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Development in Africa” in Marrakesh on Thursday, May 21st, 2015. This international event will feature high-level speakers: renowned experts, figures in politics, economy and finance, decision-makers in the …

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JUMIA recognized at Africa CEO Forum Awards 2015

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As an Africa Internet Group company, JUMIA success contributed to the organisation’s Nomination for International Corporation of the Year Cairo, Egypt: JUMIA is one of eight Africa Internet Group (AIG) companies to be recognized at the Africa CEO Forum Awards, for getting the organization its first nomination for International Corporation of the year at The Africa CEO Forum Awards, organised …

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