China's Huawei helps promote innovation, digital transformation in Egypt, North AfricaChina's giant Huawei corporation is helping promote innovation, digital transformation and Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-based solutions that address most pressing problems in developing states including Egypt and North African countries. Ni Zheng, President of Huawei Northern Africa Region Enterprise Business group, said that Huawei cooperates with its partners through OpenLab to provide solution-development platform for industries of safe city, smart government, smart grid, smart education and so on. "We plan to build Huawei Northern Africa OpenLab in northern region. We have comprehensive cooperations with all the four major telecommunications services providers, through which we help Egypt update its telecommunications infrastructure," said Liu Dazhou, Huawei Egypt CEO. "Digital transformation is underway in Egypt.
December 07, 2017 17:15 UTC
John Casson has welcomed LOC Group, the independent marine, engineering consultancy and survey organization, at the opening of a new LOC office in Cairo, Egypt to increase the company’s presence across North Africa and the Middle East. The new Cairo office will be staffed by local engineers and surveyors. Ultimately, the Cairo office will act as a bridge into the North Africa markets giving access to countries to the west and ultimately to be LOC’s regional hub for North Africa. Longer term, LOC plans to develop the Cairo office into a larger multi-function office providing marine warranty surveying, marine surveying, marine casualty response and engineering consultancy. John Casson added “I am happy to welcome LOC as the latest British company entering the Egyptian market which aims to create jobs for bright Egyptians and ultimately make Egypt’s office its hub to the North Africa region.
December 07, 2017 16:52 UTC
Constitutional Court justice Bess Nkabinde has retired following her 12 years of meritorious service as a judge in the highest court in the land. According to an announcement by the court, Nkabinde will be retiring at the end of the year after the completion of the prescribed term. See Also: David Mabuza: Mpumalanga Premier Accused Of Keeping ‘Private Army’A special ceremony to mark her retirement took place at the Constitutional Court this morning. The event was graced by several law practitioners who praised the former acting Chief Justice Bess for her love and dedication to the legal profession. She was subsequently appointed acting deputy chief justice in 2016 following deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke’s retirement.
December 07, 2017 16:07 UTC
The Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC) announced Wednesday the beginning of the voter registration process in view of preparing next year crucial elections said to mark the end of the transitional government and make room for elected institutions. Last time Libyans went to polls was 2014 but the electoral process further divided the country. At a meeting with Salamé, HNEC Head, Emad Alsayah noted that the process will take two months but could be extended as required. Libyans abroad are also expected to take part in the electoral process and can start registering from February 1. Several countries have moved to support the electoral process.
December 07, 2017 14:48 UTC
WASHINGTON, DC — The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) is developing networks across North Africa that seek to attack the continent, Europe, and the United States while it loses control of its so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria, a top U.S. State Department counterterrorism official warned lawmakers. During a hearing Wednesday held by the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Nathan Sales the ambassador-at-large for State’s counterterrorism bureau, testified:advertisementISIS is on the ropes in Iraq and Syria. In particular, ISIS maintains networks in North Africa that seek to conduct or inspire attacks on the continent, in Europe, and against U.S. interests. The counterterrorism official from State acknowledged that al-Qaeda had expanded its reach in North Africa while the international community has primarily focused on annihilating ISIS. U.S. officials are working with their North African partners to address the various terrorist threats in the region.
December 07, 2017 14:37 UTC
President Jacob Zuma has made a volte-face that bodes well for relations between South Africa and Morocco. Following the talks he had with King Mohammed VI in Abidjan on the sidelines of the AU-EU summit, Zuma continues to talk about promising prospects for ties with Morocco making allusions that Morocco’s absence from the African Union (AU) gave the floor to the Algerian-backed separatists. He explained that Morocco’s return to the African Union is bridging points of views about the Sahara issue. He was traveling around the world, looking for countries that could train Umkhonto weSizwe soldiers. They helped us a great deal.
December 07, 2017 13:18 UTC
Nick Birnback, a spokesman for United Nations peacekeeping, paid tribute to Morocco’s commitment to peace keeping saying that the country is the 14th largest contributor with 1,610 military, police and civilian personnel deployed in UN Peace keeping operations. “We are grateful to Morocco for its continued contribution to the maintenance of the United Nations peace and its commitment to contribute to preserving peace and security,” said Birnback in an interview with Morocco’s news agency, MAP. He noted that Moroccan peacekeepers have shown commitment and dedication in performing the lofty duties assigned to them in conflict-stricken countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic. Furthermore, the UN spokesman pointed out that the Moroccan contingent in the Central African Republic is deployed “in some of the most difficult areas of the country” and is now in the south-east of the CAR, namely Bangassou, Zemio, Rafai and Obo. Morocco is contributing 1470 peacekeepers in MINUSCA, which has a total of 12,870 uniformed personnel including 10,750 military personnel and 2,080 police personnel.
December 07, 2017 13:07 UTC
PURCHASE, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo, Inc. today announced that, effective January 1, 2018, Mike Spanos, currently President, PepsiCo Greater China Region, will become Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Middle East and North Africa (AMENA), and Sanjeev Chadha, currently Chief Executive Officer of AMENA, will become Chairman of AMENA through the end of Q1 2018. Prior to leading PepsiCo's China business, he led the sales organization across PepsiCo's North America Beverages portfolio, and served as SVP and General Manager for the West Business Unit of the company's beverage operations. Previously, he served as Frito-Lay North America's (FLNA) Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Previously, he served as (FLNA) Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Chris Turner , currently Senior Vice President of Transformation for Frito-Lay North America , will become Senior Vice President and General Manager of the global PepsiCo Walmart business, reporting to Al Carey , Chief Executive Officer for North America .
December 07, 2017 12:56 UTC
On December 4, commencing at approximately 5:25 p.m. for around 30 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, held a foreign ministers’ meeting with H.E. Mr. Henry Rabary-Njaka, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Madagascar, who is accompanying H.E. In response, expressing gratitude for Japan’s support, Minister Rabary-Njaka stated that he agrees with the points Minister Kono raised, and he hopes to further strengthen the long-standing friendship between the two countries. Minister Rabary-Njaka also expressed his intention to promote Madagascar’s economic reform and social stability placing Japan as a role model. Minister Rabary-Njaka also expressed understanding for Japan’s position on the abduction issue.
December 07, 2017 12:45 UTC
But it was only when CNN broadcast a video in mid-November of a slave auction of African migrants in Libya that the world took note. Those images, evoking a ‘despicable trade … from another era’ as African Union (AU) chairperson Alpha Condé put it, made slavery the unofficial but real theme of the 5th AU-European Union (EU) summit in Abidjan on 29 and 30 November. Around 80 heads of state and government from the 83 states gathered to discuss their joint interests. The official theme, ‘Investing in Youth for Accelerated Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development’, was upstaged by the crisis of the day. Several urgent meetings were held on the margins of the summit – involving the AU, EU, UN and the governments of Libya, France, Germany and others – to try to draft an appropriate response to the outrage.
December 07, 2017 10:07 UTC
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is poised to take over as the new leader of the ruling party after receiving endorsements from an overwhelming number of ANC branches for the December 16th conference scheduled to hold at Nasrec expo centre in Johannesburg. A look at the nomination tally shows that he was nominated to succeed scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma as the leader of the ruling party by 1,860 ANC branches, while 1,330 backed his main rival Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Obviously, this edge means he has taken the lead in the race, although ANC nominations don’t conclusively show who will win an election. Despite Ramaphosa taking the lead the election, his toughest challenge is that ANC’s two biggest regions – KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga – are supporting Dlamini-Zuma. These two provinces would be sending the most delegates to the conference, making it unclear if Cyril will win at last.
December 07, 2017 09:33 UTC
More than 4,000 construction industry professionals including architects, contractors and developers are expected to take part in the second edition of The Big 5 Construct North Africa which kicks off in Morocco next year. Almost 3,000 Moroccan construction professionals visited the launch event earlier this year, sourcing innovative construction products from over 170 exhibiting companies. For its second edition in Casablanca, The Big 5 Construct North Africa 2018 will bring even more international suppliers, featuring thousands of innovative solutions and products for the Moroccan and North African construction industry, said the organisers. Dubai Exports’ Muhamed Almheiri, who was at the debut expo, stated that The Big 5 Construct North Africa was indeed an excellent opportunity for building mutually beneficial business relations. According to Kazi, for the first time, The Big 5 Construct North Africa 2018 will feature five events under one roof.
December 07, 2017 09:00 UTC
The new Kivu Security Tracker will map violence by armed groups and Congolese security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern Kivu provinces, Human Rights Watch and the New York University-based Congo Research Group said today. The joint project will monitor the worst violence in North and South Kivu provinces through maps, graphs, and analytical reports. “As civilians suffer alarming attacks in eastern Congo, the Kivu Security Tracker will provide policy makers, journalists, activists, and others with an innovative new tool to better understand the violence,” said Ida Sawyer, Central Africa director at Human Rights Watch. The Tracker records violent incidents by armed groups and members of the Congolese security forces, both in armed conflict and political violence. “Levels of displacement in Congo today are higher than ever recorded,” said Jason Stearns, director of the Congo Research Group.
December 07, 2017 09:00 UTC
The legendary forward was held up as the man to emulate for young Moroccan players. Work hard, take the risk to go abroad and try rugby at a higher level, and maybe you could do what Benazzi did. I was young and focused on the rugby.”So what was is it like for a North African in French rugby? If you come and take someone’s place and do better than a French guy, sometimes they don’t accept it. “I have some Tunisian friends who came for rugby, some Moroccans.
December 07, 2017 08:15 UTC
Interview with Mauritanian human rights activist Biram Dah AbeidToday in Mauritania, children are still being born into slavery. It is the most prevalent and most extreme expression of Arab racism in North Africa, says human rights activist Biram Dah Abeid and it is time to consign it to the past. Human rights protesters are continually being arrested or thrown into prison. There was an Arab slave trade, but ethnic groups such as the Fula and the Tuareg were also involved. In 2013 he received the United Nations Human Rights Award for his commitment to their cause.
December 07, 2017 08:05 UTC