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

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

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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AUC School of Business Partners with Top Five Business Schools in Africa to Enhance Entrepreneurship

The American University in Cairo ( AUC ) signed a novel partnership agreement with a consortium of leading African business schools from four major countries. The newly formed African Academic Association on Entrepreneurship (AAAE) is committed to sharing resources, expertise and research to give a much-needed boost to entrepreneurship, job creation and economic development on the continent. AAAE will promote …

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Orange launches breakthrough all-inclusive digital offer to deliver mobile internet to millions more across Africa and the Middle East

Today, Orange (www.orange.com) puts the mobile internet within reach of millions more people, otherwise not previously addressed, with the launch of a new breakthrough digital offer across its significant African and Middle Eastern footprint. The Orange Klif digital offer starts from under US$40 (€35), inclusive of a smartphone, data, voice and text bundle, setting a new benchmark in price that …

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STI, Africa and the PEI in 2015

2015 is set to be a hugely important year for the future of science, technology and innovation in Africa. It represents the culmination of months of consultation around the post-2015 development agenda and the formulation of sustainable development goals, which will set the international priorities for the coming decade and beyond. While 2014 again strengthened the growing shift in perceptions …

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ADIB Egypt Named Best Commercial Bank in Africa

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) Egypt was recently named the “Best Commercial Bank in Africa” for the first time by the prestigious Islamic Business and Finance (IBF) Awards 2014 amidst fierce competition with the participation of many Islamic institutions. IBF is one of the most renowned banking and economic publications offering annual awards to recognize Islamic banks and financial institutions …

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