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February 19, 2017

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Cameroon: Internet shutdown costs $1.39m

A coalition of rights groups monitoring internet outage has disclosed that Businesses in Cameroon have lost over $1.39 million as the internet shutdown in the country enters a fourth week.

The government ordered the suspension of internet services to the English speaking North-west and South-west since January 18 as lawyers’ and teachers’ strike escalated into violence.

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February 19, 2017

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After night in cell, Samsung scion taken for questioning

Handcuffed and tied with white rope, the scion of one of the world's biggest conglomerates, Samsung Group, was taken on Saturday for questioning by South Korean authorities after spending a night in a small detention cell.

Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested on Friday for his alleged role in a corruption scandal that has led to the impeachment of President"...

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February 19, 2017

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Opening of the New Branch of Souq Planet in Ras Al Khaimah

The National Catering Company LLC opened a supermarket (Souq Planet) in Ras Al Khaimah, as part of the Company’s expansion strategy in several regions in the United Arab Emirates over the next few years.

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February 18, 2017

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'Talents and Employment' Fair: 1,000 jobs to be proposed

Nearly 1,000 jobs will be proposed by 50 companies during the 16th edition of 'Talents and Employment' Fair which opened Thursday Moufdi Zakaria Culture Centre of Algiers.

The three-day event constitutes 'a space of meeting for job seekers and the different public and private companies looking for employees,' Rafik Chala, official at 'Evènement emploi', the organizer body of the Fair, told APS.

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February 18, 2017

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London-based Sonatrach subsidiary motivated by encouraging profit margin

Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said Thursday that the creation, in 1989, of a London-based Sonatrach's subsidiary for marketing gas to European countries was motivated by the important profit margin, the supply deficit and imports capacity.

In reply to an oral question at the Council of the Nation (upper house of Parliament), read on his behalf by Minister for Relations with Parliament Ghania Eddalia, the premier said the Sonatrach Petrolier"...

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February 18, 2017

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Tebboune chairs Arab League Economic and Social Council meeting in Cairo

Minister of Housing, Urban Planning and Town, acting Minister of Trade Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired Thursday, in Cairo, the 99th session of the Arab League Economic and Social Council, devoted to discuss important issues relating to joint Arab socio-economic actions.

The agenda of the meeting, being held with the participation of Arab ministers of Economy, Finance and Trade, in the presence of the representatives of different Arab specialized"...

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February 18, 2017

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It is important to remove barriers preventing implementation of Algerian-Saudi projects

The minister of Industry and Mining Abdesslam Bouchouareb said Thursday, in Algiers, that it is important to remove the barriers that might arise in front of the implementation of the projects selected between Algerian and Saudi economic operators.

The memorandums of understanding signed Wednesday between Algerian and Saudi companies must have a positive impact on bilateral economic cooperation said Bouchouareb at the 12th session of the Algerian-Saudi"...

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February 18, 2017

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Africa domain will finally be available after legal victory

After years of legal battles, the domain name .Africa will be available to the general public to apply for domain names from 4 July according to reports by News24.

Worldwide web administrator, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), awarded the .Africa domain to South Africa’s ZA Central Registry in 2014 after a bidding process. The move to implement the domain name was blocked when the only other bidder for the name, DotConnectedAfrica (DCA), challenged ICANN’s decision in a US Court according to ......

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February 16, 2017

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Huawei shows connected buses at South African expo

Huawei has debuted its intelligent transportation system (ITS) for buses at the i-Transport & UATP Conference and Exhibition 2017 in Sandton. Using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, the system offers a variety of safety and security services such as on-board video surveillance, passenger tracking, emergency services communication, instant bus maintenance data and passenger entertainment.

The system could go a long way to improving safety on buses,"...

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February 16, 2017

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Decline in Algeria's food import prices in first 11 months of 2016

Algeria's import prices for nearly all food and agri-food products declined in the first eleven months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, the Ministry of Trade told APS.

For cereals, import prices fell to USD $ 306 per tonne for durum wheat (-32% compared with the same period in 2015), USD $ 193 per tonne for soft wheat (-20.6%) and to USD$186 per tonne for maize (-6.5%).

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