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Statement by the Spokesperson of the HR Ashton on the Presidential elections in Egypt

The spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement today: “This week’s Presidential elections mark a major step forward in Egypt’s democratic transition. For the first time in history the Egyptian people have had the opportunity to choose their President in a …

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Egypt: Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has been following with interest Egypt’s presidential election process. These historic elections, in which Egyptians will freely choose their President from amongst numerous candidates, are an important milestone in Egypt’s democratic transition. The Secretary-General commends the Egyptian authorities for their organization of polling and the people of Egypt for their participation, and he welcomes initial reports of a …

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Africa may struggle to extract groundwater, experts say

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 15 May 2012. New technologies required to extract ground water as many of the aquifiers found are deep underground. This will require political will, as these technologies will require significant funding.    Vast groundwater resources have been revealed in Africa by the first continent-wide quantitative maps. But the resources may not be easily …

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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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