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June 24, 2019

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Coroli Awarded ‘Superbrands’ Status

Coroli, the region’s leading edible oil brand, was awarded Superbrands status at a gala event ceremony recently held in Dubai, UAE. The award was received by Dr. B. R. Shetty, Founder & Chairman of BRS Ventures and owner of Coroli brand. At the 15th annual Superbrands event, Coroli was recognised as a leading brand in UAE for its quality, performance and engagement with customers.

Accepting the award Dr. B. R. Shetty, Founder and Chairman,"...

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June 24, 2019

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10 Startups from Africa and the UAE Selected to Participate in GBF Mentorship Programme

A total of 10 startups from Africa and the UAE have been selected to participate in Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Global Business Forum (GBF) Mentorship Programme which aims to foster cross-border cooperation and help participants expand their global presence.

Five UAE startups, members of Dubai Startup Hub, were selected to take part in the three-month programme, each offering unique and innovative solutions and platforms designed"...

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June 24, 2019

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AURAK Actuates with UTA

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) Department of International Programs and Partnerships (DIPP) hosted a visit for a University of Texas-Arlington (UTA) delegation consisting of Dr. Curtis Andressen, the Vice Provost, and Dr. Bahram Khalili, the Associate Professor of Instruction, to discuss the possible expansion of their previously established agreement to include the Computer Science field and student and faculty exchange opportunities.

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June 23, 2019

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Nigeria's National Identity Management Commission joins Secure Identity Alliance as an advisory observer

Secure Identity Alliance (SIA), the global identity and secure digital services advisory body, has announced that Nigeria's National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has joined the SIA as an Advisory Observer.

In its capacity as an Advisory Observer, the NIMC, represented by Mr Engr. Aliyu Abubakar Aziz, Director General/CEO, will chair the Advisory Committee of the OSIA (Open Standards Identity API) initiative, SIA's ground-breaking global"...

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June 23, 2019

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Air Austral increases service to Paris with a stopover in Kenya

Air Austral has increased flights between the French island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean and Paris to daily services.

The southbound flight includes a technical stop in Mombasa, Kenya, for refueling while the northbound flight, for the same reason, stops over in Nairobi, Kenya as the aircraft does not have the range for a nonstop flight.

This increased schedule is possible"...

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June 23, 2019

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Rwanda Private Sector Federation receives $2.2 million from TMEA to support private sector and women entrepreneurs

TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) and Rwanda’s trade body, the Private Sector Federation (PSF) have announced a new public private sector dialogue (PPD) for trade and investment programme and support to women entrepreneur’s programme.

TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) will fund both programmes with US$2.26 Million over a period of four years.

The two organisations made the"...

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June 23, 2019

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VOD Communications adds Ribbon’s cloud solutions to its distribution portfolio

Ribbon Communications Inc a global software company in secure and intelligent cloud communications, has announced that VOD Communications, a value-added distributor of technology and converged communications solutions focusing on the enterprise, SMB and consumer markets in Southern Africa is adding Ribbon's Network Edge Orchestration, a hybrid Cloud/Edge solution, to its distribution portfolio.

'We built our portfolio with the intent to maximize"...

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June 23, 2019

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Foreign participation, competition drive Tanzania telecom market, report

The Tanzania government has actively embraced competition in the telecom market and has encouraged the private sector despite it having retaken control of the incumbent telco TTC (formerly TTCL) in June 2016 according to The 'Tanzania - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses' report by ResearchAndMarkets.com

Foreign participation has also been encouraged to promote economic growth and social development. Policy reforms have"...

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June 23, 2019

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KIA case: Several officials on remand in custody

Algeria – U 17-plus people appeared before the public prosecutor’s office at Sidi M’hamed court over KIA case, reports Ennahar TV on Thursday.

Among those questioned on this case; former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia, former Minister of Industry, Youcef Yousfi, former Minister of Parliamentary Relations, Mahdjoub Bedda and several other local government officials .

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June 23, 2019

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Summer Heat & Tire Safety … a Call to Action!

Summer has arrived and we witness sizzling temperatures above the 40-degree mark. The hot summer months are extremely taxing for vehicle tires and overall, more than 5% of road traffic deaths in the UAE are linked to poor tire maintenance. Abu Dhabi police for example stated in 2018, that 17 fatalities (out of a total of 199) were attributable to underinflated or damaged tires.

Naser Shashaa, Regional Director, Michelin Middle East states: “During"...

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