March 20, 2017


HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Inaugurates 200MW Second Phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has inaugurated the 200 megawatt (MW) second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The project reflects a new era in the excellence and leadership of the UAE, as it increases the share of clean and renewable energy. The inauguration coincided with the International Day of Happiness.

report titled “The Entrepreneurial Emirates: The U.A.E.’s Startup Ecosystem and Opportunities for U.S. Investors.”

The first-of-its kind report details how the U.A.E. has long served as a magnet for regional"......

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March 14, 2017


ENP: Algeria, EU formally adopt “Partnership Priorities” approved in 2016

Algeria and the European Union (EU) formally adopted Monday, in Brussels (Belgium), their “Partnership Priorities” agreed upon in December 2016 and established under the renewed European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).

The partnership priorities establish a renewed political cooperation and a strengthened cooperation. They were established by a joint agreement in the framework of the reviewed European neighbourhood policy and the EU global"...

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March 8, 2017


Nigeria: ULC Endorses Govt’s Plan to Licence Modular Refineries

The United labour Congress of Nigeria (ULC) has expressed support for the licensing of modular refineries in the country to help reduce the country’s dependence on imported refined petroleum products.

The endorsement is coming on the heels of a statement made by Nigeria’s Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo during his visit to the Niger Delta region of the country recently.


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March 7, 2017


SA’s biggest fear is theft of private data

Lushen Padayachi, Head of Security at BT In Africa, stressed the need for digital businesses in South Africa to adopt a more proactive approach to cyber-security that entails a better understanding of the risks.

With the size of the internet economy alone estimated to be about $4.2 trillion in 2016 and online trade accounting for an ever-increasing share of global GDP, criminals inevitably see opportunities in the vulnerabilities of digital businesses."...

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March 6, 2017


Faraoun : Algeria Post “can in no way be privatized”

Algeria Post (AP) “can in no way be privatized,” the minister of Post and Information and Communication Technologies Imane-Houda Faraoun told the Algerian Radio in an interview Sunday.

“AP is a public institution par excellence and it can not in any way be privatized because it is one of the symbols of the State’s sovereignty,” she said.


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March 4, 2017


Algeria-Portugal: Joint economic cooperation working group meets in Portugal

Minister of Industry and Mines Abdessalem Bouchouareb arrived Thursday in Portugal to co-chair the 5th meeting of the joint working group on economic cooperation with his Portuguese counterpart Manuel Caldeira Cabral, announced the Ministry in a communiqué.

During this two-day visit, Bouchouareb will visit Portuguese companies and will meet with many officials of the Portuguese government including the Foreign Affairs and Economy Ministers"...

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March 4, 2017


Algeria rigorously combats money laundering (US Department of State)

Algeria rigorously combats money laundering which is 'minimal' due to stringent banking control, said Thursday the US Department of State.

Money laundering in Algeria was 'minimal' due to stringent exchange control regulations and a banking sector dominated by state-owned banks, stressed the Department of State in its 32nd report on drug trafficking and financial crimes in the world for the year 2017.


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February 26, 2017


African Governments Brainstorm to Forestall Livestock Supply Deficit

Government ministers and representatives from Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) met yesterday in Ethiopia to discuss the future of the livestock sector in Africa.

H.E. Professor Fekadu Beyene, Ethiopian Minister of Livestock and Fishery, explained “This is a wonderful opportunity to share"...

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