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May 25, 2017

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ITWORX Education Continues to Provide E-Learning Solutions to “Children in Distress”

In honor of the 1st anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit, where the Education Cannot Wait (ECW) fund was created along with GBC-Education’s announcement of mobilizing $100 million from businesses to support the fund, ITWORX Education corroborates its continued commitment to deliver e-learning solutions to “Children in Distress” around the world.

As a front-running education services provider and one of the ECW fund collaborators,"...

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May 20, 2017

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Second Visit To Algeria By “Eni” Executive Director Within Two Months

Sonatrach's new CEO Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour, received in Algiers the Executive Director of the Italian energy group ENI, Claudio Descalzi, said Thursday a statement from Sonatrach.

The talks between the two sides focused on the state of the partnership between Sonatrach and ENI, 'characterized by a long-standing cooperation between the two companies in the hydrocarbon industry in Algeria,' the statement added.

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May 13, 2017

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TSYS Signs Payments Agreement with QIIB 

(ME NewsWire)-- TSYS (NYSE: TSS) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB) to license PRIME 4, the latest version of TSYS’ future-focused PRIME payment solutions platform.

QIIB is an award-winning Islamic bank that will leverage PRIME as a consolidation platform to manage all of its card issuing and multi-channel acquiring. By migrating to PRIME,"...

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May 13, 2017

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PM Sallal Orders Ministries, Companies To Buy Algerian Products

Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sallal, will meet with representatives of the National Federation of Young Contractors, to discuss the points that are agreed upon at the national meetings of small and medium enterprises, that were held two months ago.

It is about the mandatory allocation of the institutions under the cover of ANSEJ, ANGEM and CNAC Of 20% at municipal-level deals, under a decree that was issued in 2014, and which was not yet applied,"...

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May 8, 2017

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Government Joins the Finance Sector at the Top of the Cyber Attack List 

New research reveals that cyberattacks on the government sector doubled in 2016, hiking to 14% from 7% of all cyber security attacks in 2015. Attacks on the finance sector also rose dramatically from just 3% in 2015 to 14% of all attacks in 2016.

The manufacturing sector came in at third place at 13%, while the retail sector, which topped the list of all cybersecurity attacks on all sectors in 2015 moved down into fourth place (11%).

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May 5, 2017

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Algeria’s FLN wins most seats in polls: Final results

Algeria’s ruling National Liberation Front (FLN) won the most seats -- 164 out of 462 -- in yesterday’s parliamentary polls, according to official results released Friday.

At a press conference in capital Algiers, Interior Minister Noureddine Bedoui announced that the National Democratic Rally (a coalition partner of the FLN) had come in second with 97 seats, while the Movement of Society for Peace (an alliance of Islamic parties) had"...

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May 4, 2017

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President Zuma Welcomes Delegates to the World Economic Forum On Africa

President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday welcomed all delegates to the World Economic Forum on Africa holding in Durban from 3-5 May.

The theme of this year’s summit is “Achieving inclusive growth: responsive and responsible leadership.”

Delegates to the summit include Heads of States and Governments from the African continent, global captains of industry and"...

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May 4, 2017

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Nigeria to Receive 20 Locomotives from GE on Democracy Day

The Nigerian government has announced that it will be taking delivery of 20 locomotives from GE under the narrow gauge concession agreement on May 29th, the date Nigeria will mark its democracy day and 2nd year anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi announced this on Tuesday in Lagos, while speaking at an advocacy roundtable at the Intercontinental Hotel, organised by"...

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May 3, 2017

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Sharjah’s Refugee Award Recognises Yemini Humanitarian Foundation Achievements with USD 100,000 

(ME NewsWire)-- The Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) in Yemen has been awarded USD 100,000 in recognition of its humanitarian efforts to save lives and restore dignity. In one of the Middle East’s unstable conflict zones, the foundation has provided the basic essentials of water, food and shelter as well as education and integration projects and mine-clearing missions.

The award for its continued"...

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May 1, 2017

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Africa rejects Europe's 'dirty diesel': Stricter limits to be implemented

Governments in West Africa are taking action to stop the import of fuel with dangerously high levels of sulfur and other toxins. Much of the so-called “dirty diesel” originates in Europe, according to a report published by Public Eye, a Swiss NGO, last year. The report exposed what Public Eye calls the “illegitimate business” of European oil companies and commodities traders selling low quality fuel to Africa. While European standards prohibit the use of diesel with a sulphur content higher than 10 parts per million (ppm), diesel with as much as 3 000 ppm is regularly exported to Africa. From July 1, diesel being sold at the pumps in Ghana and Nigeria will have to meet a maximum 50 ppm standard. “We’re very happy to see this change in policy,” Public Eye’s Oliver Classen told DW. “We are still hoping that other West African countries will......

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