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Youth employment a stepping stone for Africa

By: Thandisizwe Mgudlwa – AfricanBrains For a country and region to have a brighter future it needs to invest in its young people. This is a message coming from international experts who believe the securing of employment by the continent’s youth is  extremely important for the development of Africa. With the number of youths in Africa set to double by 2045, …

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Women professionals in UAE ready to take on more responsibility to advance career prospects

  Accenture survey shows few professionals plan to leave their employers despite job dissatisfaction among more than half of the respondents. UAE females intending to leave want to be entrepreneurs starting their own business more than their female peers in the world and men in UAE. Abu Dhabi, June 6, 2012: Women in the UAE are ready to accept more …

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Nevine Loutfy Wins Best Woman in the Corporate Sector Award across the MENA Region by the American Chamber of Commerce Annual MENA “Women in Business” Award Program

The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) for the Middle East and North Africa region honored Nevine Loutfy, Managing Director and CEO of the National Bank for Development (NBD) in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), for winning Best Woman in the Corporate Sector as part of its Annual MENA award program that recognizes pioneering women in the corporate world. …

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Libya: EU agrees with Italian call for closer coordination

The EU Foreign Ministers have agreed with Italy’s call, voiced by Foreign Minister Terzi at the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, for closer coordination with Libya at the European level on border security and immigration issues. The FAC agreed, too, with the Italian call for a change of pace by the EU with respect to assistance for the Libyan transition. …

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Supporting Inclusive Business Models in East Africa

The Business Call to Action (BCtA), will host a panel discussion and reception featuring senior representatives from two of Kenya’s leading companies, Equity Bank and Safaricom. The event will take place at Sarova Stanley, Wednesday, May 16 at 18:00. Attendees at this event will hear private sector representatives speak about current trends in East Africa’s inclusive business landscape and have …

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Time is ripe to invest in UAE, Saudi and Omani hotels say experts

Investment experts at AHIC 2012 highlight opportune offers in GCC hospitality climate – post-Arab Spring resilience indicative of investor sentiment   Internationally renowned experts gathered at this year’s Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) and delivered a clear and consistent message: now is the right time to invest in the Gulf’s growing hotel industry – namely the United Arab Emirates (UAE), …

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MEEZA Takes ‘The reality of the cloud services In Qatar’ to regional levels

MEEZA , the leading IT services and solutions provider in Qatar, has showcased the success of their recently launched services tailor-made for Commercial Bank of Qatar clients, during the region’s premiere cloud services event in Abu Dhabi. The bank’s customers will be able to access a full portfolio of localized Cloud applications, including Payroll, E-mail, Document Management, and Web Hosting solutions. …

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Saudi Arabia: nasair provides opportunities for young entrepreneurs

  nasair set to sign a franchise agreement at the ATM that empowers young Saudi entrepreneurs Dubai, April 30, 2012 – nasair, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s national carrier, signed a landmark franchise agreement, which will realize the dreams of many young Saudi entrepreneurs. The deal, which took place on April 30 of ATM Dubai 2012, forms a key part of …

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Cotecna and Orange to Provide Secure M2M Tracking and Transit Monitoring Solutions

Cotecna, one of the world’s leading international testing, inspection and certification companies, and Orange Business Services, a leading global integrator of communications services, have entered into a partnership to combine the synergies of the two Groups to offer best-in-class, secure machine-to-machine (M2M) track and trace solutions, particularly for customs transit monitoring. Cotecna is the foremost supplier of transit monitoring services …

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UAE: Contracts worth over AED 800 million signed at ‘DEAL 2012’

  Over 200 firms from across 30 countries and over 6000 trade visitors were at the show  Dubai, UAE, April 26th, 2012: International Expo Consults (IEC), a division of UAE’s multi-faceted business conglomerate – Falak Holding, stated that exhibitors at this year’s DEAL show have signed contracts worth over AED 800 million. These contracts were for all the equipments, rides …

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