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Egyptian wins US$100,000 African Innovation Prize

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 14 May 2012. An invention that allows people to access mobile phone networks has won the prestigious African Innovation prize.  The antenna, which allows mobile phone companies to upgrade their networks more easily, is hoped to be rolled out throughout Africa.   An Egyptian engineer has designed a base-station antenna that can …

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Egypt’s Zewail science city hit by universities’ dispute

Egypt’s first science city — the Zewail City of Science and Technology — is set to open in September, but a dispute is raging over ownership of some of the facility’s buildings. The city was first proposed in 1999 by Nobel prize-winning chemist Ahmed Zewail , but work on the project became mired in delays due to political instability and bureaucracy, according Nature …

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Solar Energy solution wins inaugural Innovation Tournament 2021 in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI May 8, 2012: A Solar Water Pumping device from Cairo, Egypt is the inaugural winner of the HCT-Wharton Innovation Tournament 2021, which concluded yesterday in Abu Dhabi. The devise is an Off-Grid High-Capacity Solar Water Pumping Solution, applicable for use in the agriculture sector and large water pumping stations, and provides agri-businesses with a cost-competitive alternative to “unreliable & …

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Comptel Sets up New Operations in Egypt

Comptel Corporation (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki: CTL1V) today announced its expansion in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) with the opening of a new office in Egypt. The business operations news, which was first shared at Cairo ICT 2012, reflects the company’s continued commitment to get closer to its communications service provider (CSP) customers and partners in the region as well …

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Egypt’s presidential candidates pledge to boost science

As Egyptians prepare to vote in next month’s presidential elections (23-24 May), many candidates have promised new strategies for science, technology and innovation, and pledged to increase government expenditure on research. The frontrunner, the independent candidate Amr Moussa, has told SciDev.Net he will increase the national research budget to “two per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2016” if elected. “In my first 100 days as a president …

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Statement by an IMF Mission to Egypt

A staff mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Cairo from March 25 to April 10 to continue discussions on possible financial support requested by the Egyptian authorities for their economic program. At the conclusion of the visit, the mission issued the following statement: “The IMF team held productive discussions with the Egyptian authorities, and met with members of …

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Statement by an IMF Mission to Egypt

A staff mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Cairo from March 25 to April 10 to continue discussions on possible financial support requested by the Egyptian authorities for their economic program. At the conclusion of the visit, the mission issued the following statement: “The IMF team held productive discussions with the Egyptian authorities, and met with members of …

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Mobiserve: Network Tower Sharing Fuels Innovation in MEA Telecom Industry

Network tower sharing enables operators to save costs, while improving network capacity and coverage by adopting a smarter business model Mobiserve Holding, (www.mobiserveholding.com) the leading solutions provider for telecommunication infrastructure and engineering services in the Middle East and Africa predicts continued growth in Egypt’s telecom sector as well as the Middle East. Growth is expected to be driven by demand …

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Egypt: Nation Extends Its Expertise to Train Human Cadres in Kenya

Egypt is ready to extend its expertise to Kenya in the IT sector, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohamed Salem has said. Egypt will also help Kenya establish smart villages and implement programs aimed at preparing human cadres in this vital sector, added Salem during a meeting with visiting Kenyan Minister of Information and Communications Samuel Poghisio. The step …

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Egypt – steel works: € 70 million in contracts for Danieli

CAIRO, Egypt, March 19, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Italy confirmed its role as Egypt’s top economic-trade partner. After the successes of Ansaldo (€245 million in contracts for an electrical power plant) and Technimont ($520 million in contracts for the construction of a fertiliser plant in Aswan), the Danieli firm signed a contract for €50 million for the construction of …

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