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Second edition of Next Einstein Forum Africa Science Week begins in 35 countries

KIGALI, Rwanda, 10 September 2018,  The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung, today announced the beginning of NEF Africa Science Week in 35 African countries throughout the months of September, October and December 2018. NEF Africa Science Week are led by NEF Ambassadors, local science and technology champions, together with support of local academic, public and private sector stakeholders and sponsors, who organize three to seven days of events in their countries to promote Science, Technology,…

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Africa: ITFC to Implement U.S. $3 Billion Framework Agreements through two new Financing Agreements to Support Egypt’s Main Sectors

ITFC has signed five framework agreements with the Government of Egypt represented by the Ministry of Investment & International Cooperation totaling U.S. $ 9.2 billion CAIRO, Egypt, September 10, 2018/ — The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org) announced the signing of two new Agreements between ITFC & the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt represented by the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) initiating the utilization of the 5th Framework agreement. The first Master Murabaha agreement was signed by Eng.…

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Blockbank Announces Key Banking Partner during ICO

Spire Bank, will be instrumental in facilitating a wide variety of international Crytpto banking activity in association with Blockbank LONDON, United Kingdom, September 10, 2018/ — Blockbank (https://TheBlock-Bank.com/) purchase stake in Spire bank (https://En.Wikipedia.org/wiki/Spire_Bank) & declare strategic FinTech partnership, as a means to provide international Crypto banking services. One of the leading commercial banks in Kenya, Spire Bank, will be instrumental in facilitating a wide variety of international Crytpto banking activity in association with Blockbank — to present the world’s first fully licensed crypto bank with low-cost funding availability. Spire…

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APO Group launches enhanced press release monitoring service for Africa and the Middle East

New features include advanced PR value metrics, a detailed summary page and extra information about the websites covering each press release – making APO Group’s monitoring reports the most sophisticated and comprehensive on the market LAUSANNE, Switzerland, September 10, 2018/ — APO Group (www.apo-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy for Africa and the Middle East, today unveiled a new version of their media monitoring service for press releases. The new version goes far beyond what is available in the press release distribution industry today. Reports now offer deeper insights to…

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Maramoja Transport in Kenya: Keeping the giants at bay

When Jason Eisen launched Maramoja Transport in late 2013, he was sure that it would solve part of the transport problem he faced regularly when travelling in Kenya. He was even more convinced when app-based taxi giants Uber, and later Taxify, also launched in Nairobi. Now, however, his challenge is to fight off these big spenders in the ride-hailing space. How did this all start? Eisen, who hails from Boston, Massachusetts, started his professional career as a consultant in the US for various domestic and international government bodies where he worked…

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Africa registry launches the world’s leading gateway solution for domain names in Africa

As well as offering almost five times more domain name choices than available through other African gateways, Africa Registry’s RRPproxy service enables registrars and resellers to immediately start selling lucrative add-on services LONDON, United Kingdom, September 4, 2018/ — Africa Registry, part of the CentralNic Group, is a leading provider of domain names for Africa since 2005, is delighted to announce a new programme from its gateway service RRPproxy to empower domain name vendors, registrars and resellers in Africa to sell domains using over 1,000 TLDs, and to benefit from…

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The third edition of the Africa Forum to take place in Sharm El-Sheikh on the 8-9 December, held under the High Patronage of H.E. President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt

Over 2,000 participants expected during the two-day forum to advance trade and investment across Africa. – Confirmations received from 5 heads of state – Forum will also focus on issues relating to entrepreneurship and giving a stronger voice to women at the decision making table CAIRO, Egypt, September 3rd, 2018, – The Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation of Egypt and COMESA Regional Investment Agency today confirmed dates for the Africa 2018, a high-level forum offering participants an unparalleled platform for promoting trade and investment within the continent. The Forum will…

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Top 50 Brands: Dangote Now the Most Valuable Brand in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria, September 3, 2018/ — Nigeria’s Dangote (www.Dangote.com) has emerged the most valuable brand among the top 50 brands in Nigeria for 2018 which were unveiled at the weekend in Lagos. This is coming barely three months after the brand was adjudged the most admired brand of African origin by Consumers in a brand rating coordinated by South Africa based Brand Leadership in conjunction with Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Brand Nigeria, the Agency that coordinated the survey in Nigeria, in its report lauded the efforts of the handlers of…

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Community Networks Key to Connecting Africa, says Internet Society

EASTERN CAPE, South Africa, September 3, 2018/ — As Internet access continues to grow in Africa, with over 450 million people now connected to the Internet, more than 60 percent of the population still remains offline. Community Networks are a key way to address this connectivity gap, says the Internet Society, a global non-profit dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet. Community Networks are communications infrastructure built, managed and used by local communities. They provide a sustainable solution to address the connectivity gaps that exist in…

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H.E. The President of Equatorial Guinea and Ministers to open the country’s most anticipated international gas event

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, September 3, 2018/ — Since the discovery of significant oil reserves in the 1990s, natural gas exploitation and export have become one of the most important assets and economy drivers in Equatorial Guinea. As often expressed by the Government, the country has a vision to become the region’s Gas Hub, which entails close cooperation with local and international energy companies. On the wave of recent developments in the Equatoguinean gas market, and with the vast interest from international and local investors, SONAGAS G.E. and the CWC Group will host…

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