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Unlocking North Africa’s Potential through Regional Integration – New AfDB Report

“Unlocking North Africa’s potential through regional integration” is the title of a new report published by the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org), which examines the key issues and challenges facing regional integration in the North African countries across a number of thematic areas, including: (i) energy; (ii) climate change and environment; (iii) financial sector; (iv) trade facilitation and transport; (v) …

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Mobily Taps IBM for Business Transformation In Agreement Valued At About $280 million

Five year agreement helps fastest growing Telecommunications company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to offer improved services to its mobile clients. Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) have announced a 5-year agreement worth approximately $280 million to provide comprehensive IT solutions for the Saudi Arabian company. As the fastest growing telecommunications company in Saudi Arabia, Mobily has experienced …

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Mobile, Social, Visual and Virtual: Cisco Unveils Even More Ways to Collaborate For Customers in the Middle East

  Cisco WebEx Study Shows Small Business Owners Will Spend Up to Four Weeks Working Remotely During the July/August Holiday Months and Use Online Tools and Web Collaboration to Stay in Touch July and August may be a time for taking time out from the busy day-day work agenda’s, but small business owners in the Middle East can’t afford to …

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Global Entrepreneurship Week Planned for Qatar

  GEW Qatar Board to organize week of activities to promote entrepreneurship Doha, Qatar July 4, 2012: Qatar will join over 100 other countries in participating in Global Entrepreneurship Week, a worldwide initiative that celebrates the innovators and job creators who launch startup businesses and drive economic growth. This will be the first year in which Qatar has had a …

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Nawras successfully completes first stage testing of new turbocharged network in Wilayat Al Amerat

Customers to get faster broadband speed, wider and deeper 3G+ coverage Nawras, Oman’s customer friendly communications provider, has completed the first stage of extensive testing ahead of turbocharging its network in Al Amerat. Over 40,000 people living and working in the Wilayat will be the first in the country to enjoy the new, enhanced 3G+ technology in September this year. …

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Broadband access ‘must expand to include poor’

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 22 June 2012. The Rio+20 summit has highlighted a new concerns for the Worlds poor,  access to broadband  and  ICT skills. These two areas have been targeted as sustainable goals, so as to close the technology gap opening up exponentially as we accelerate through the digital age. Some may argue that the …

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ICT Fund signs Scholarship Agreements for UAE Students with Universities in the Country

Proceeding from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) endeavor to promote its position globally in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) fields and to meet the growing needs of the country for specialized graduates from the UAE in related fields, the ICT Fund -a Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) initiative- signed several agreements with a number of renowned universities to sponsor 114 Emirati …

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When one of the UK’s leading international universities wanted a student admissions system fit for a 21st century world, they turned to Tribal…

The University of London International Academy works with 12 Colleges across the historic University of London to provide 50,000 flexible and distance learning programmes to students in 180 countries around the world. Funded by its students, the institution aims to provide a responsive service and set of programmes that compete effectively with universities around the world. The Academy wanted to …

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Orange launches second edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize

Last year, more than 600 candidates responded to the call for projects Armed with the success of the previous edition in 2011, today Orange (http://www.orange.com) is launching the second edition of its Orange African Social Venture Prize. The goal is to promote social innovation that supports development through Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With this prize, Orange will provide a …

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Dr. Al-Swail launches e-Government booth at GITEX 2012

Dr. Mohamed Bin Ibrahim Al-Swail, President of King Abdulaziz City for Sciences and Technology, has launched today the e-Government booth at GITEX 2012, which includes 10 different government agencies that present their e-Services. This came in parallel with opening Saudi GITEX exhibition 2012 on behalf of Eng. Mohamed Jamil Bin Ahmad Mulla, Minister of Communications and Information Technology. The booth …

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