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Tag Archives: Africa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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