The Hub Africa Forum has welcomed for its 7th edition held in Casablanca June 12-13 thousands of high-level participants from across the continent. For two days, entrepreneurs from all over the continent had the opportunity to exchange expertise and build partnerships in several areas. The forum, held under the slogan “Open Innovation, serving SMEs in Africa”, gave a large place to innovative SMEs. Held annually since 2012, the Hub Africa forum offers a “multifunctional and multidimensional platform” for discussion between business leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors from Africa, Europe, and from around the world. The pan-African forum, which has earned its status as the meeting place for startups in particular, has gathered about 8,000 participants during the previous edition, according to Alioune Guèye, CEO of Hub Africa and CEO of Africa Challenge Group, organizer of the event.
June 13, 2019 23:37 UTC
But the 34-year-old Shemtov has long dreamed of opening a full-service restaurant to offer Boston-area diners a contemporary twist on Sephardic and Israeli dishes inspired by his Turkish-Israeli roots. And now, finally, comes Simcha, Shemtov’s full-service restaurant that opened in March in his hometown of Sharon, a suburb about 20 miles south of Boston. When his Israeli-born father immigrated as a young man to the US, he went full steam ahead into the restaurant business. Shemtov developed a taste for octopus at a Boston-area Mediterranean restaurant, he told The Nosher. These days, the tables have turned and Shemtov’s parents enjoy meals at their son’s hometown restaurant.
June 13, 2019 22:41 UTC
If church investigators attribute a miracle to Father Tolton, he will be beatified and declared “blessed” by the pope. Church officials are studying “at least one potential miracle” that may have been the result of Father Tolton’s “prayerful intercession,” the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois said Wednesday. The diocese said it and the Archdiocese of Chicago had spent 16 years advocating his sainthood. He was named Augustine after the Christian theologian from Roman North Africa, he said later in life. As a child, Father Tolton fled across the Mississippi River one night in a row boat with his mother and two siblings as Confederate soldiers shot at them from the shore.
June 13, 2019 22:07 UTC
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has allocated Côte d’Ivoire two loans totaling €150 million to strengthen its electricity network. The first loan worth €100 million is for the construction of Atinkou’s combined cycle thermal power plant. The second €50 million loan will allow the west African nation to extend the Azito thermal power plant. This project involves the addition of 253 MW from a 181 MW gas turbine and a 72 MW steam turbine. Côte d’Ivoire’s minister of petroleum, energy and renewable energy, Abdourahmane Cisse, said the funding form AfDB is an important step in the development of electricity generation.
June 13, 2019 22:07 UTC
It has nearly 10,000 armoured fighting vehicles, 60,000 logistical vehicles, 1,092 aircraft, and large oil reserves from which to draw. NigeriaGlobal Ranking: 44The West Africa army has been locked in a battle with the Boko Haram insurgency for the better half of the decade. Nigeria has more than 1,800 armoured vehicles, 250 tanks, and 6,000 logistical vehicles at its disposal, as well as nearly 300 aircraft and 25 high-powered naval vessels. At its disposal are 291 aircraft, 2,720 armoured vehicles, 1,109 tanks and a navy with a fleet of 121 assets. LibyaGlobal Ranking: 77There has not been peace and stability in the North Africa country since the ouster of Muammar Gaddafi.
June 13, 2019 21:56 UTC
The European Union and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have earmarked about €67 million to support the fight against climate change in Niger. The funding will support the Program for Integrated Development and Adaptation to Climate Change (PIDACC) in the Niger Basin. The funding agreement was signed by the Nigerien Minister of Planning, Kané Aichatou Boulama, the EU Representative in Niger, Denisa Elena Ionete, and the AfDB Representative, Kane Dia Nouridine. According to the financial partners, the grant will support the fight against the degradation of natural resources caused partly by the longevity of the dry seasons, and more generally to support the fight against climate change. As of late 2018, an estimated 33 million people in the Sahel are classified as food insecure.
June 13, 2019 21:56 UTC
"When you're in battle, you are not thinking of death so much," Lambert tells the children. "It has gotten now to a time in our lives when most of the World War II guys of my age are passing away and going on," Lambert tells the crowd assembled at the museum. "Now, he is an honorary member of the 1st Division," Lambert tells the crowd. That was before the medic from Alabama landed in the first wave at Omaha Beach. Wright tells Lambert that her grandfather, Clyde Hunt, also served in France during the war.
June 13, 2019 19:52 UTC
Companies Base Titanium shifts mining operations within KwaleBase Titanium General Manager for External Affairs Simon Wall. “Mining on the central dune began in October 2013 and the resource will be depleted at the end of this week, hence the move to the south dune,” he said on Thursday. The Kwale Mineral Sands Project consists of two separate ore bodies — the central and south dune, both of which are contained within Base’s Special Mining Lease No. 23.advertisement“The planning for move to the south dune began in April 2017 and involved among others, the installation of a 1.25MW slurry booster pump and a 1MW process water booster pump. The multinational said it is also planning ahead to mine in the north dune, which has 171 million tonnes of raw titanium reserves.
June 13, 2019 18:56 UTC
The June 2019 edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report forecasts 1.9 billion 5G subscriptions, up from 1.5 billion forecast in the November 2018 edition, an increase of almost 27 per cent. 5G coverage is forecast to reach 45 per cent of the world's population by end of 2024. 5G device sales will pick up momentum next year and hit the one million mark, and by 2023 about 16 million 5G smartphones will be operational in the region. As 5G devices increasingly become available and more 5G networks go live, over 10 million 5G subscriptions are projected worldwide by the end of 2019. The uptake of 5G subscriptions is expected to be fastest in North America, with 63 per cent of anticipated mobile subscriptions in the region being for 5G in 2024.
June 13, 2019 18:10 UTC
The two most important gods worshipped in Carthage were Baal Hammon and Tanit, who together formed the supreme divine couple of the Punic pantheon. Baal Hammon, king of the Punic pantheon, on his throne with a crown and flanked by sphinxes. Other gods who were known as Baal include Baal Qarnem, Baal Iddir, and Baal Oz. This is seen, for instance, in Carthaginian monuments where her name is often placed before that of Baal Hammon. Tanit is considered to be the consort of Baal Hammon, one of her titles being ‘face of Baal’.
June 13, 2019 18:08 UTC
Of all the workhorse weapons in the Allies’ World War II arsenal, from the American M-4 Sherman medium tank and jeep to the British Handley Page Halifax bomber and 25-pounder field gun, none was more widely and effectively deployed than the Douglas C-47 transport plane. Yet the U.S. Army Air Corps gained early experience with the basic aircraft after acquiring production DC-2s in 1936, followed by more specialized variants for use as cargo and personnel transports. So, when the Army Air Corps started issuing contracts in 1940 for the new transport planes designated C-47, the company was well prepared to meet the requirements and get production underway. Skytrains were among the first types of aircraft delivered by the Air Corps Ferrying Command across the North Atlantic to Great Britain in 1942. Six hundred of them were in U.S. Navy service, and a number of them were operated initially by the Naval Air Transport Service, which was established within five days of the Pearl Harbor attack.
June 13, 2019 18:00 UTC
Tourists find some relief from the sun under umbrellas in downtown Athens on Thursday during a weeklong heat wave that has seen temperatures across Greece pushing past the 30 Celsius mark. Meteorologists warned that more hot weather is to come over the next few days, with temperature set to climb as high as 38C in central Greece on Friday and Saturday. Conditions will feel even more oppressive as a result of high humidity levels and dust blowing in from North Africa, the National Observatory’s Meteo service said. [InTime News]
June 13, 2019 18:00 UTC
Who were these nautical explorers, really, and should they even be called Vikings? Eventually the Danelaw, the lands taken over by Danish Vikings, extended across the entire northeastern portion of England. Along the way, Vikings settled, intermixed with the people they conquered, and influenced everything from language to warfare. Between the 9th and 11th centuries A.D., Vikings conducted more raids. Vikings demanded payment, later known as “danegeld,” in exchange for not conducting raids and maintaining peace.
June 13, 2019 17:37 UTC
Right now, several streaming services from Europe, the United States, China and Africa itself are competing for the Nigerian market as well as that of the entire continent. "Some things have to be done in terms of education and infrastructure, but if the streaming platforms are patient, things are going to fall their way." Africans also pay the highest prices for mobile data relative to average monthly income in the world, according to the Alliance for Affordable Internet. "Mexico had a piracy problem, but it changed because the [streaming] services improved in becoming safer, cheaper and better quality," he says. In addition to creating a user-friendly interface, streaming platforms must be patient as markets develop.
June 13, 2019 16:52 UTC
The economic outlook for Lebanon is not nearly as bad as some would have you believe. The country has a fiscal deficit, which measures the amount the government spends more than its revenues, of 11% of GDP in 2018 up from 8.6% the prior year, according to TradingEconomics. A solution to the fiscal crisis is at hand, and the prospects for its implementation look good. In turn, that should lead the price of bonds to rally in line with improvements in the country's credit rating. Plus the opportunity to overhaul the public sector due to pending retirements.
June 13, 2019 16:41 UTC