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February 21, 2019

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Government and private sector to collaborate on Mobile Phone Data Protection & Privacy Framework

The Government of Kenya has committed to work with telecommunications companies and civil society advocates to develop a data privacy and protection framework that will help ensure that data from mobile phone use can be shared for positive social impact. The measures were announced at a regional forum on ‘Mobile Data for Social Impact’ held in Nairobi and attended by representatives of the governments of Ghana, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania alongside telecommunications industry representatives and non-profits."...

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February 21, 2019

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Kenya launches green bonds market in product diversification plan

As part of the strategy of diversifying products in the Kenyan capital markets, the frameworks to issue listed and unlisted green bonds have launched.

A green bond is a fixed income instrument whose proceeds are used to finance or refinance projects which generate climate or other environmental benefits that conform to green guidelines and standards.

Issuers of unlisted or listed"...

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February 21, 2019

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Algeria’s Prime Minister to reveal Sonatrach’s 2030 plan

Algeria’s Prime Minister, Ahmed Ouyahia, is expected to reveal national oil company Sonatrach’s 2030 plan when he presents the country’s general policy statement to parliament on February 25.

According to a document published on the Premier’s website, the country’s general policy will focus on oil and gas exploration, power generation and renewable energy.

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February 21, 2019

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Prickly pears: ‘humble’ cactus brings hope to Algeria

SIDI Fredj, Algeria (AFP) – For generations Algerians like the Gueldasmi family have barely eked out a living growing prickly pear fruits, but thanks to the cactus’ new found virtues their lives are steadily improving.

“Now, my future is here. There is no need to go abroad” to find work, said Fethi Gueldasmi, 40, whose family’s revenues have been growing thanks to what agronomists and biologists now call the “green"...

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February 21, 2019

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Algerian Govt says fall of oil prices “has not slowed development pace” of Algeria

The fall of oil prices from 2014 “has not slowed the development pace” of Algeria, despite the loss of 70% its revenues, said the document on the Declaration of the Government’s General Policy.

“The decline in the oil prices started in 2014, peaking in 2016. The situation has slightly improved since then. Likewise in several oil producing countries, Algeria lost 70% of its revenues during the crisis. However, this external shock"...

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February 21, 2019

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Algeria-UAE: Partnership in fields of dry ports, halal products discussed in Dubai

DUBAI – Trade Minister Saïd Djellab and Emirati Minister of Economy Sultan Bin Saeed Al-Mansouri discussed, on Tuesday in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), the possibilities of a bilateral partnership for the construction of dry ports and logistics platforms in Algeria, in addition to the development of bilateral cooperation in the field of industry “halal”.

“The"...

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February 21, 2019

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EOS and Milrem Robotics demonstrate unmanned warfare system with 30mm RWS

(AETOS Wire) -- The Australian technology company Electro Optic Systems and the European unmanned warfare systems developer Milrem Robotics are cooperating to bring lightweight 30mm lethality to the UGV market. The system concept is exhibited at IDEX 2019 in Abu Dhabi.

The weaponized warfare system features the THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle equipped with the R400S – Mk2-HD (dual) RWS mounting"...

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February 21, 2019

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Australia Emerges as a Leading Innovator for Agriculture 4.0

(AETOS Wire)-- Australia’s long and distinguished history in agricultural research is cementing its position as a global hub for agriculture and food technology.

Driven by a variety of climates and ecosystems, a stable and favourable business environment, and connectivity with the rapidly growing markets of Asia, Australia is capitalising on these advantages to become a centre for agtech and"...

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February 21, 2019

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Songtradr Acquires Leading Global Music Licensing Agency, Big Sync Music

(AETOS Wire) -- Songtradr, the largest music licensing platform in the world, today announced it has acquired Big Sync Music Ltd, the world’s leading full service, creative music licensing agency. Headquartered in London, with an APAC-focused team in Singapore and a North/South America-focused team in New York, Big Sync is the largest global music buyer of its kind. Music is sourced for local, regional and worldwide advertising campaigns on behalf of well-known brands, from Dove, Knorr, Magnum and AXE to Johnnie Walker, Samsung, Amazon and Lipton. Songtradr is the only fully-automated, open music licensing marketplace in the world, with over 400,000 artists and catalogs from 190+ countries, developing real-time data intelligence, such as the utilization of streaming and social metadata to guide the licensing experience. “Big Sync’s global footprint working with major international brands combined with Songtradr’s technology and our growing community of artists, creates an unparalleled music licensing solution for all parties,” stated Songtradr......

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February 20, 2019

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Burgan Bank reports record profits of KD 82.6m in FY 2018, growth of 26.6%

KUWAIT: Burgan Bank Group (Burgan) reported its financial results for fiscal year 2018 with a strong growth of 10.8 percent in its revenue to KD 265.3 million ($878.1 million). Burgan’s net income grew strongly by 26.6 percent from KD 65.2 million ($214.9 million) in FY’17 to KD 82.6 million ($273.5 million) in FY’18.

These strong results reaffirm Burgan’s focus on generating shareholders’ returns through optimal use of"...

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