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April 20, 2019

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Maaden acquires Meridian Fertilizer Group

Saudi Arabia’s largest mining company, Ma’aden, will make its first international acquisition with the purchase of an African Fertilizer distribution company.

The publicly-listed Saudi Arabian Mining Company will acquire an 85% stake in the Mauritius-based Meridian Group in an all cash deal that will provide one of the Middle East’s largest phosphate producers with 3,000 staff and a network of operations across southern Africa, from"...

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April 20, 2019

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Cisco and Dimension Data partner to drive 5G, Internet of Things, and Blockchain

Global technology company Cisco and South Africa based Dimension Data have announced a new co-innovation agreement, to develop a deeper collaboration environment and framework to jointly solve clients’ business needs.

Drawing on their respective core strengths, competencies, and technologies, Cisco and Dimension Data are coming together to provide the scale and market-reach to transform ideas into viable, deployable solutions.

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April 20, 2019

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Safaricom launches third edition of Maisha Ni Digital campaign

Safaricom has today launched this year’s smartphone campaign that will be introducing the most affordable 4G devices in Kenya ;- Neon Ray and Neon Nova,in a bid to deliver a digital lifestyle experience for its customers who are currently not on smartphones.

Customers will now have more options for phone upgrades through convenient payment plans and personalized data offers in the hope of digitizing 2 million Kenyans.

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April 20, 2019

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FAO distributes seeds and tools to farmers in Mozambique

A joint effort by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Mozambique's Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security has seen farmers in areas left devastated by Tropical Cyclone Idai receive agricultural inputs to assist hard-hit rural families get a head-start on the impending secondary growing season.

In Manica and Sofala provinces, an initial 15 000 vulnerable households - or around 75 000 people - will receive agricultural kits containing hoes,"...

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April 20, 2019

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In Algeria, the Brotherhood sets its sights on the country’s black gold

DUBAI: Algeria is a land rich in natural resources, and where there is wealth, corruption and greed often follows.
Amid the political uncertainty following the removal of Abdelaziz Bouteflika after 20 years as president, and the continuing protests demanding a change to the political system, analysts believe there is fertile ground for a group that specializes in both — the Muslim Brotherhood.
“Part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan is to control vital targets, and they have long eyed energy resources"...

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April 19, 2019

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Equipped with Velodyne Lidar Sensors, Techmake’s Eagle X Swoops into Aerial-Mapping Market

(AETOS Wire)-- Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced that Techmake Solutions, S.A., an IT consulting and technology development company headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, is including Velodyne lidar sensors in its Eagle X mapping and surveying system. Velodyne’s lightweight lidar sensor provides Eagle X unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) a high-resolution image that allows users to accurately measure and analyze any landscape. The Eagle X system will be introduced in 2019 to address aerial-mapping system needs within the fields of geography, surveying, topography, and natural resource management in Mexico, Central America, and South America. “We saw the challenge that companies in our markets face in using limited mapping systems and converted it into an opportunity to deliver local innovation,” said Ing. David González P., CEO, Techmake Solutions. “We created a lidar mapping system that integrates several hardware components, including Velodyne sensors, and software we developed. The result is Eagle X, which makes lidar mobile mapping more......

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April 19, 2019

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ExaGrid and Zerto Announce Integrated Solution for Real-Time Backup and Recovery

(AETOS Wire)-- ExaGrid®, a leading provider of intelligent hyperconverged storage for backup, today announced the availability of an integrated disaster recovery, long-term retention backup storage, and data backup solution with Zerto, an industry leader for IT resilience. It is key to a complete business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) plan that data is protected and recoverable during a disaster from very granular restore points, as well as providing long-term retention compliance for the growing number of data protection regulations, such as HIPAA, GLBA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and addressing the need to prepare for SEC audits and legal discovery. Zerto’s continuous data protection (CDP) ensures that changes are constantly recorded to the Zerto Elastic Journal so that recovery points are kept up to date. The platform converges disaster recovery (DR) and backup for continuous......

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April 19, 2019

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Native Raises $2.5 Million to Bring the On-Demand Economy to Market Research

(AETOS Wire)-- Native, an on-demand marketplace that enables global brands to task locals to collect any type of data they need on the ground nearly anywhere in the world, from pricing to store checks, announced today closing a $2.5 million round to fuel its global growth. Currently Native operates in over 30 countries around the world with offices in New York, Washington DC, London, and Bogota, working with some of the world’s largest organizations.

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April 18, 2019

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Algeria's Sonatrach says to hold talks with Chevron next week

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian state energy firm Sonatrach will hold talks next week with U.S company Chevron Corp, which has just bought Anadarko, to discuss a shale gas and oil production partnership, Sonatrach’s CEO told Reuters on Tuesday.

A visit by Chevron executives to Algiers is the first public sign that foreign firms are shrugging off turmoil in the OPEC oil producer after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned this month following mass"...

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April 18, 2019

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MultiChoice Africa’s Talent Factory partners with New York Film Academy to grow talent in creative indusndustry

MultiChoice Africa is pleased to announce a partnership between its flagship MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) initiative and the New York Film Academy College of Visual & Performing Arts (NYFA), a world-renowned visual and performing arts school.

This collaboration will identify and exploit opportunities to further enhance the ongoing professional development of selected high-performing graduates of the MTF academies.

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