Request for Sample Copy of Report @ https://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/sample/sample.php?flag=S&rep_id=23090This report on the Middle East and North Africa medical aesthetic devices market analyzes the current and future prospects of the market. Skin tightening and body contouring devices are segmented into liposuction devices, skin tightening devices and cellulite reduction devices. In terms of end users, the Middle East and North Africa medical aesthetic devices market is segmented into hospitals, dermatology clinics and cosmetic centersGeographically, the Middle East and North Africa medical aesthetic devices market has been segmented into two regions: Middle East and North Africa. An overview of Middle East and North Africa has been provided, and the Middle East and North Africa region has been analyzed in depth at country as well as application, product and end-user segment level. The countries in Middle East include Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Rest of Middle East.
March 10, 2018 08:48 UTC
Economy Rex Tillerson cancels day's events in Nairobi due to illnessPresident Uhuru Kenyatta (right) greets US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the State House in Nairobi, on March 9, 2018. AFP PHOTO | JONATHAN ERNSTUS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday cancelled a day of events in Nairobi because of illness, the Associated Press reported. The news agency quoted the US Undersecretary of State Steve Goldstein saying that, “The Secretary is not feeling well after a long couple days working on major issues back home such as North Korea.”Mr Tillerson was to hold an interactive meeting with Kenya's Health minister Sicily Kariuki at the Pumwani Maternity Hospital, east of the Nairobi, on Saturday at 9am but the event did not take place. Mr Tillerson arrived in Nairobi on Friday afternoon as part of his five-nation African tour, which has seen him in Chad, Ethiopia and Djibouti. Soon after landing in Nairobi, Mr Tillerson held a meeting with President Kenyatta where they discussed security in the region, particularly the threat of Al-Shabaab and the war in South Sudan.
March 10, 2018 08:37 UTC
Cooperation for the development of trade in Africa was at the heart of the discussions during a recent meeting between Lilia Hachem Naas, director of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in North Africa, and Hani Sonbol, CEO of the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC). Established in 1958 by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), the Economic Commission for Africa is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. ECA’s mandate is to support the economic and social development of its member states, promote regional integration and international cooperation for Africa’s development. The ITFC is an entity of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB). Moody’s A1 rating of the ITFC reflects the effectiveness of its services characterized by responsiveness to customer needs and a market-oriented business environment.
March 09, 2018 18:56 UTC
North Africa focused oil and gas company SDX Energy Inc announced that a gas discovery has been made at its SAH-2 well on the Sebou onshore permit in North-Western Morocco near the Atlantic city of Kenitra. The SAH-2 well was drilled to a total depth of 1,304 meters and encountered 5.2 meters of net conventional natural gas, the company said in a statement. The company will complete the well and conduct further tests to connect it to existing infrastructure, it said. Speaking on this occasion, Paul Welch, President and CEO of SDX said “We are very pleased to be able to announce another discovery, the fifth from seven wells drilled to date in our nine-well Moroccan campaign.”“This was also the first well in the Gharb basin that was successfully drilled using downhole directional tools, which allowed us to penetrate the crest of two individual targets with a single well-bore,” he added, noting that the company “will use these tools when drilling our next well, LNB-1, an exploration well in our Lalla Mimouna concession, for a similar reason. By successfully targeting the crests of specific horizons, we now have the ability to improve the recovery efficiency from individual wells.”SDX Energy Inc (LON:SDX,CVE:SDX) shares rose on Friday after the group confirmed the new gas discovery in SAH-2,
March 09, 2018 17:48 UTC
Khalifa Haftar’s so-called Libyan National Army (LNA) has set March 17 as a deadline for African forces to leave the Libyan territory on grounds that they play a mercenary role in the conflict opposing rival armed groups in the country. The LNA threatened to use force after the nine-day deadline, reported Acharq Al Awsat daily on its website. According to other press reports, forces from neighboring Chad have been identified as foreign intruders fighting Haftar forces. Haftar’s forces have been jeopardizing the GNA efforts to extend its influence across the oil-rich North African country. Fighting in the southern Sabha district has raised fears of escalating violence in the impoverished South, where LNA forces are trying to expand influence through pushing against groups allied with the internationally recognized Tripoli-based Government of National Accord.
March 09, 2018 17:37 UTC
By Sarah GoodmanRabat – The Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) held an official international opening on Saturday, February 24, at the Maaden luxury compound in Marrakech. MACAAL is the first of its kind in North Africa: a nonprofit art museum that showcases not only contemporary Moroccan art but also artists from across the continent. The same weekend, Marrakech hosted the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, which debuted on the African continent after earlier iterations in London and New York. “We are seeing Morocco value its African identity by supporting not only emerging Moroccan artists but also emerging African artists. In 2014, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI opened the kingdom’s first museum of modern and contemporary art in Rabat.
March 09, 2018 16:52 UTC
Morocco and Mali signed five cooperation agreements covering transport, logistics and employment as the two countries continue to build on the momentum ushered by two Royal visits to Bamako in 2013 and 2014. The agreements were signed in Rabat Thursday at a ceremony co-chaired by Head of the Moroccan government, Saad Eddine El Othmani and visiting Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maïga. Regarding the peace and reconciliation process in Mali, Bourita said that Morocco is satisfied at the progress made under the leadership of the President of Mali. In this respect, the Moroccan minister highlighted the pertinence of the G5 counterterrorism force and the need to bring more support to it. He also highlighted the longstanding and multilayered ties between Morocco and Mali, noting that Bamako chose Rabat to train its Imams in line with genuine Islamic precepts.
March 09, 2018 16:07 UTC
Credit rating agency Moody’s maintained Morocco’s BA1 positive ranking, and noted that the country’s credit strengths reflect a structural shift towards higher value-added export industries and fiscal improvements, which could lead to stronger non-agricultural growth and a stabilization and gradual reduction in public sector debt. Non-agricultural growth will continue to be driven by the services sector and the phosphate mining industry. Last year was a record year for tourism, with arrivals exceeding 11 million for the first time, the report said. Morocco’s moderate fiscal strength reflects the relatively high but affordable central government debt stock, Moody’s said, adding that the debt stock is expected to rise to 65.4% of GDP in 2018. “The country’s relatively low foreign-currency exposure – at 22% of central government debt – mitigates the deterioration in its debt metrics by almost 20 percentage points of GDP from 2009 to 2017,” the report said.
March 09, 2018 15:56 UTC
Local Belgian media has revealed that about 10 billion euros ($12.3 billion) have disappeared from four frozen Euroclear Bank accounts belonging to two Libyan state agencies. The accounts containing 16.1 billion euros of state funds were frozen since March 2011 in accordance with a United Nations resolution as part of sanctions against the late Muammar Gaddafi’s inner circle, reports weekly newspaper Le Vif. “There remains a little less than 5 billion euros on the four accounts opened at Euroclear Bank SA,” they quoted Denis Goeman, a spokesman from Brussels prosecutor’s office. Euroclear Bank had refused to hand over the accounts belonging to Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) and its subsidiary Libyan Foreign Investment Company (LFICO) in Bahrain and Luxembourg, prompting the probe. It has since seized about $67 billion from the accounts of the LIA across Europe and North America.
March 09, 2018 13:41 UTC
Statement by Stephen Hickey, UK Acting Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on Democratic Republic of Congo:Thank you Mr President. 40,000 people have fled from Ituri to Uganda in this year alone, bringing the refugee population up to 670,000. This has caused a devastating humanitarian crisis – over 13.1 million are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection. Without this, there is a significant risk of further violence destabilising not just the DRC, but the wider region also. The people of the Democratic Republic of Congo cannot afford to wait any longer.
March 09, 2018 13:18 UTC
I arrive in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, and it’s not as warm as most South Africans know it to be. I know her from Soweto in Johannesburg, where I reside, although she now lives in Durban. The interview is over and I ask Walsh-Vorster for other newsmakers and story ideas in Durban. Shange was born in a village in the south coast of Durban, and moved to the city as a teenager to finish high school. It’s Friday morning and the weather is better, I have enough time for a walk on the beach before breakfast.
March 09, 2018 09:00 UTC
In his first five years in business, Commisso made more than 20 acquisitions. Commisso spent almost a decade as Gerry’s finance chief. “The fear was that the phone companies would enter the cable business and, with their stronger balance sheets and brand names, crush the cable companies,” says Craig Moffett, co-founder of the equity research firm MoffettNathanson. That anxiety made it possible for Commisso to buy cable assets on the cheap, and he went all in. To date he has spent $2.5 billion upgrading his networks, which has deterred other operators from entering his territory.
March 09, 2018 08:26 UTC
Africa deserves a permanent seat on the UN Security Council - Lavrov0By Timo ShihepoWindhoek - Russia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov has said his country supports Africa and Namibia’s calls to reform the UN Security Council (UNSC) and for the continent to occupy a permanent seat on the international security watchdog. His comments on Africa's position on the UNSC reforms become the first time since 1945 that a country, which is one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, has publicly thrown its support behind Africa to occupy a seat on the Security Council. It has five permanent and 10 non-permanent members but none of those permanent members is from Africa, although the continent provides the largest membership to the United Nations. The five permanent members with veto powers are Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States of Africa. This means that the council cannot implement any decision if one of the five permanent members objects to it.
March 09, 2018 07:18 UTC
JOHANNESBURG - Financial services group Sanlam yesterday announced that a subsidiary of its joint venture with insurer Santam would buy the remaining 53.37percent stake in insurance company Saham Finances for $1.05billion (R12.44bn). The transaction enables Sanlam to entrench its direct presence in north Africa, Francophone west Africa and Portuguese-speaking Southern African countries. “The acquisition of 100percent of Saham Finances enables Sanlam to have a meaningful presence across sub-Saharan and North Africa, and is a natural extension of Sanlam’s stated strategy. Saham Finances’ overall performance has been in line with the original business case which was put forward when the initial acquisition of a 30percent interest in Saham Finances was considered, and the Saham Finances’ management teams are working well with the Sanlam and Santam support teams. In terms of the deal, Sanlam Emerging Markets Ireland Limited (Semil) would increase its stake in Saham Finances from 46.6percent to 100percent.
March 09, 2018 06:00 UTC
2017 was the best year on record for African tech startups in funding terms, with 159 companies from across the continent securing a combined total of US$195 million. This is according to the latest Disrupt Africa African Tech Startups Funding Report, which tells a very positive story of the continent’s increasing appeal to investors. But what is clear is that the traditional boundaries between “impact” and “returns-focused” are becoming more and more blurred, with the argument that all investments in Africa are “impact investments” gaining traction and impact firms increasingly as returns-driven as traditional VCs. “The impact investing landscape has broadened in recent years to include funds with a range of definitions of impact and financial returns,” Amee Parbhoo, director of investments at impact firm Accion, told Disrupt Africa. Onyeka Akumah is chief executive officer (CEO) of Nigerian agri-tech startup Farmcrowdy, a for-profit business with undeniable impact that was one of the 159 African tech startups to secure funding last year.
March 09, 2018 06:00 UTC