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The need for co-ordinated African research and development claimed top spot on rail conference agenda

Hon. Okello addresses first summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Science and Technology. Hon. Okello who is leading a 9-person delegation is attending the First Summit of the OIC on Science and Technology which runs from 9-11th September 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of International Affairs, Hon. Henry Oryem Okello, has …

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Dubai and Siemens agree to develop 3D printing for metro parts

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an agreement with Siemens to help develop its ability to produce spare parts for the Dubai Metro using 3D printing technology. A statement by the RTA said the agreement “enhance RTA’s already applied 3D printing initiative”, as well as extending the sourcing, availability and reliability of spare parts for the metro. The …

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Middle East and Africa to spend $8bln on IoT in 2017

Middle East organizations are adopting the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technology infrastructure to drive the wider region’s $8 billion market, global IoT enabler SAP recently announced. As the inter-connected IoT era advances, Middle East organizations are forced to manage a vast network of connected devices, wearables, and physical objects — from cars to oil drills. Using machine-to-machine technology, organizations …

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Dr. Dougbeh Nyan Wins 2017 African Innovation Special Prize Award

Liberian scientist and medical doctor Dougbeh Chris Nyan has won the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa Award for Social Impact, according to a press release. Dr. Nyan won the award for his invention of a medical test that can detect and identify many infections in less than one hour using one test. According to experts, ‘the Nyan-test’ is easy to …

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Egypt adopts river banks natural filtration technology to deliver drinking water at low cost

As part of the project’s objectives of supporting and developing the infrastructure, the project was able to provide clean drinking water with innovative technology to 150,000 residents of Al Adwah and Maghagha centers in Minia governorate in less than 6 months and at a cost of less than 5% of the cost of water delivery using traditional technology As Egypt …

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Cloud migration can help finance reap rewards

Cloud-based finance technology is an attractive proposition for forward-looking finance leaders looking to increase business performance, optimize operational efficiency and keep up with regulatory changes. Furthermore, moving finance to the cloud will help truly transform it into a strategic function. A tipping point for finance Amid the digitisation of the economy, the finance function is at a tipping point. Today’s …

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Careem set to launch in Palestine

Careem, a ride-hailing service in the Middle East and North Africa, will launch in Palestine on June 15, it announced on Tuesday. Starting in the city of Ramallah and expanding to more locations in the near future, Careem says it hopes to highlight the opportunity the Palestinian tech ecosystem provides to local businesses. Careem’s investment in Palestine falls in line …

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Dubai’s Emirates considers introducing augmented reality aboard

As part of its plans to further revolutionise its services, boost its competitiveness and survive the headwinds besetting the aviation industry, the Emirates Airlines is reportedly studying ways to equip staff with augmented reality glasses that display a passenger’s name and travel habits! “We could enhance customer service tremendously,” said Christopher Mueller, Emirates’ Chief Digital and Innovation Officer in statements …

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Bahrain launches new rules for fintech firms

Bahrain’s central bank has issued new rules to create a regulatory unit that will allow financial technology firms to test and experiment banking ideas in a controlled environment. Other global regulators from Hong Kong to Brazil have established similar regulatory incubators to allow fintech firms to experiment with new business models and products without falling foul of financial rules. Bahrain’s …

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Pearson brings virtual reality learning technology to Middle East

Pearson, Microsoft and Google collaborate on state-of-the-art learning technology. Pearson launched its latest augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) educational technology in the Middle East. This includes content for Microsoft HoloLens, the brand new augmented reality viewer, as well as content for VR including interactive 360° courseware. Microsoft’s HoloLens, is the world’s first untethered augmented reality system. HoloLens is …

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