Tag Archives: Africa

Dubai Cares, International Publishers Association forge partnership to support the future of African publishing

Dubai Cares commits $800,000 over 4 years to support literacy, book access, indigenous publishing, and library restoration Dubai: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Publishers Association (IPA), the world’s largest trade association for publishers, to support a range of initiatives to address pressing African publishing ecosystem …

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Orange, a key player engaged in the digital transformation in Africa and the Middle East, launches its first “Orange Digital Centre” in Tunisia

Orange (www.Orange.com) is launching the “Orange Digital Centre” today in Tunis, a place built around a completely new concept and entirely dedicated to innovation. Attending the launch are Anouar Maarouf, Tunisian Minister of Communication Technologies and the Digital Economy, Abdelkoddous Saadaoui, Tunisian Secretary of State for Youth, Alioune Ndiaye, Chief Executive Officer of Orange Middle East and Africa, Christine Albanel, …

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Orange to Launch 3G-Featured Phones in Africa and the Middle East Countries

Orange has just announced its partnership with KaiOS Technologies and UNISOC to market affordable 3G-featured phones in 16 African and the Middle East countries. Those 16 countries are Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Jordan, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Sierra Leone, and Tunisia. The phones are called Sanza …

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Talel Kamel to lead Collins Aerospace in the Middle East and Africa

Talel Kamel has been named vice president Customer & Account Management for Collins Aerospace in the Middle East and Africa Talel Kamel has been named vice president Customer & Account Management for Collins Aerospace in the Middle East and Africa to further increase the company’s focus and footprint in the region and deliver higher value to customers. Customer & Account …

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Egypt pledges a number of initiatives to boost investment, integration and governance during Africa 2018 Forum

A Guarantee Fund created to assist Egyptians companies to invest in the continent Egypt sends a clear message of intent as it prepares to take over chairmanship of the African Union; A Guarantee Fund created to assist Egyptians companies to invest in the continent; Governance and the fight against corruption, two core issues at the centre of their AU agenda. …

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Education in the Middle East and North Africa

ACHIEVEMENTS The Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA) has taken great strides in education. It has quadrupled the average level of schooling since 1960, halved illiteracy since 1980 and achieved almost complete gender parity for primary education. Access: Enrolment in the region’s school systems has increased significantly over the past decade to the point where universal primary education has …

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Middle East and Africa Drives Future of Connectivity

CommScope shares key trends shaping the networks of tomorrow at GITEX Introducing the publication to the region, Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, CEO and publisher, MIT Technology Review added: “Founded in 1899, the MIT Technology Review aims to bring together decision makers from all over the world to assess the current realities, in order to make better, and more informed decisions. With platforms …

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UAE Exchange Rebrands its Africa Operations as Unimoni

Parent “Finablr” has announced plans to invest USD 100 million to expand its Africa operations over the next decade UAE Exchange, a leading global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, announced the rebranding of its Africa operations as “Unimoni”. The announcement was made by Promoth Manghat, Executive Director of Finablr and Group CEO, at an event held in …

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Successful implementation of Arab Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) continues the successful implementation of Arab Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program by connecting business communities in Agadir Agreement countries and West Africa The closing session of the Business Forum had adopted number of recommendations aiming at boosting trade flows between the Agadir Agreement countries and the West African OIC member countries The International Islamic …

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Digital transformation of Service Economy can drive growth across Middle East and Africa says World Bank

Rabah Arezki, Chief Economist for Middle East and North Africa Region (MNA) at the World Bank will be addressing this subject in a Keynote Speech: “A new economy for MENA – how the service economy and digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across the region” Investment into digital transformation in the major Cities of the Middle East and …

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