An explosive device went off in Cairo Monday killing a suspected subside bomber and two security forces who were chasing the man allegedly connected to a Friday attempt attack. One device carried by the man went off as the security forces managed to arrest him, in Cairo’s ancient district, close to the Al Azhar mosque. The blast killed a police officer from national security and an officer from Cairo investigations department, the interior ministry said in a statement. The subside-bomber is believed involved in the Friday attempt attack, which left two security forces and three civilians injured. Though attacks on security forces have been predominant in the Sinai Peninsula, they also spilled to urban areas including the capital.
February 19, 2019 15:00 UTC
Home » Technology Machinery FPT Industrial expands presence in Africa & Middle East through a dealer in Egypt Machinery FPT Industrial expands presence in Africa & Middle East through a dealer in Egypt 3 ViewsFPT Industrial is broadening its business in Africa & Middle East through a partnership with a new dealer in Egypt. FPT Industrial already has a strong presence in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and South Africa. The partner was chosen because of its solid experience in the power generation segment, technical product expertise and after sales services efficiency. For FPT Industrial, Egypt is a strategic country for its commercial operations in North Africa and in the Middle East, and the collaboration will bring valuable outcomes for its business. In its headquarters in Cairo, M. Ahmed Daoud & Co. offers services for FPT Industrial engines, while its other location in 6th of October City oversees engines and FPT Industrial’s genuine spare parts sales.
February 19, 2019 15:00 UTC
The European market is central to the Bulgarian producers, it is highly competitive. But for us, relations with non-EU countries are also very important, and native farmers and processors need to be able to come out in good markets like Morocco and North Africa. Last year it was attended by representatives of 70 countries, including 23 African countries and visited by over 1 million people. Minister Porozhanov reminded that during the European Presidency and now, Bulgaria's priority is to strengthen international contacts. ''Big investments in one country or another are a complicated process, but when there is mutual interest it is absolutely realistic to happen'', Minister Porozhanov concluded.
February 19, 2019 14:48 UTC
Libyan interior minister Fathi Bashagha commended on Monday Morocco’s contributions to his country’s stability, stressing the importance of the UN-brokered agreement inked by Libya’s warring factions in the Moroccan coastal town of Skhirat in 2015. This agreement remains the ideal framework to achieve national reconciliation, he said at a press briefing held in Rabat following talks with Morocco’s minister of foreign affairs Nasser Bourita. His talks with Moroccan top diplomat covered security issues, the fight against organized crime, terrorism and illegal emigration. The Moroccan minister also said that Libya needs stability and strong security institutions to address the spread of armed and terrorist groups in some parts of the country. The UN plan to stabilize Libya calls for organizing a Libyan national conference that would discuss the creation of reliable and transparent political institutions, redistribution of oil revenues, unification of financial institutions, and restructuring and unification of the Libyan national army.
February 19, 2019 14:37 UTC
“Cooking helped me identify myself and find my way back to my roots,” she writes in the introduction to her new cookbook, “Flavors of Africa.” It’s a collection of her favorite recipes from all over the continent of Africa. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the meatballs just until they have formed a dark crust on the bottom, about 6 minutes. Continue to brown the meatballs for 5 minutes, turning occasionally to brown all sides. Season with salt and black pepper and stir to combine.
February 19, 2019 14:26 UTC
Home » Events Cummins showcases its strength in North and West Africa by exhibiting at Salon Halieutis in Morocco EventsMachinery Cummins showcases its strength in North and West Africa by exhibiting at Salon Halieutis in Morocco 5 ViewsCummins showcased its wide range of products including the Fleetguard range of filtration and coolant productsCummins will showcase its strong presence in North and West Africa by occupying three stands at the fifth edition of the Salon Halieutis exhibition from 21 to 24 February 2019 in Agadir, Morocco. Therefore, the OEM’s participation at Salon Halieutis will not only generate brand awareness in the region, but will reiterate that Cummins’ is 100% behind its large customer base. “Our alignment on this vision has translated into a long-term agreement to support the OCP Group with zero-hour certified rebuilds,” Ezzarhouni explains. In addition, Cummins will commit to Cost Per Hour (CPH) contracts to guarantee fleet availability for the OCP Group. Visit Cummins at Stands 15 to 17 at Salon Halieutis exhibition from 21 to 24 February 2019 in Agadir, Morocco.
February 19, 2019 14:15 UTC
A thousand Tunisians have returned home from conflict zones, namely Syria, Iraq and Libya, between 2011 and October 2018. Noting that many of the terrorists return in the country illegally, he said returnees are brought to justice and imprisoned if they are involved in terrorist operations. Nasr also noted that 3,000 Tunisians had left the country to join the conflict zones, a number, which branded the country as “the largest terrorist exporter”. The Tunisian Constitution states that all Tunisians have the right to live in their country, the magistrate added. In this connection, Malek Kochlef, Permanent Secretary of the National Counterterrorism Commission said since 2017 the commission has begun implementing programs to rehabilitate children born in conflict zones and who must return in Tunisia.
February 19, 2019 14:15 UTC
Cairo, Feb 19, 2019 – A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in the heart of ancient Islamic Cairo, killing three policemen who were chasing him through its narrow alleyways, medical and security sources said on Tuesday. Monday evening’s bombing, in the Darb al-Ahmar neighbourhood near the historic Al-Azhar mosque, also wounded two other policemen, the interior ministry said in a statement. Egypt has often announced the killing of jihadists during Operation Sinai 2018, but statements on significant losses by the security force have been rare. On Saturday, the army reported that an attack on a checkpoint in North Sinai left 15 soldiers dead or wounded and seven of the suspected jihadist assailants killed. On Tuesday, the interior ministry announced that 16 suspected jihadists had been killed during raids in the provincial capital El-Arish.
February 19, 2019 14:03 UTC
China’s Poly-GCL Petroleum Group Holdings Limited will build a 767 km gas pipeline between Ethiopia’s eastern Ogadem Basin and an export terminal on the Red Sea, Ethiopian Ministry of Mines and Petroleum said. Ethiopian and Djiboutian government officials agreed that Poly-GCL would begin construction of the pipeline project this year, the ministry said. Last April, the Ethiopian government announced plans to generate $1 billion a year through the extraction of natural gas and crude oil. Recently, Poly-GCL discovered 7 to 8 billion cubic feet of natural gas in the Somali regional state of Ethiopia, located in the east of the country. Approximately 700 kilometers of the pipeline will be located in Ethiopia, while the rest of the pipeline will be located in Djibouti.
February 19, 2019 13:41 UTC
Renovation works on the hydropower plant of Nangbeto at the border of Togo and Benin will cost about $25 million, officials in charge of the management of the plant disclosed. The Beninese-Togolese joint venture, Communauté Electrique du Bénin (CEB), has appointed Voith to carry out the extensive rehabilitation and modernization works of the hydropower plant. A water-treatment plant will supply the neighboring communities with fresh water. The 65 MW-capacity hydropower plant is the only infrastructure supplying power to Benin and Togo. With funding from the World Bank, CEB has previously recruited consultants to improve the management of the Nangbeto plant in anticipation of new hydropower development.
February 19, 2019 13:30 UTC
Morocco’s capital city, Rabat, is hosting this Tuesday an international economic and financial conference organized by Euromoney, which specializes in capital market and connecting companies and governments with the financial institutions that support their growth. The conference program features opening keynote addresses by Abdellatif Jouahri, Governor of Moroccan central bank (Bank Al-Maghrib), Othman Benjelloun, chairman & CEO of BMCE Bank Of Africa Group and Douglas Kelly, regional director of Boeing Company. Panels will focus on Morocco’s economic strategy, banking sector and financial regulations. Participants are also expected to discuss strategic opportunities for banking and financial markets; the impact of One-Belt, One-Road on Morocco; sustainable employment and SME development through innovation. According to experts, Morocco has many of the hallmarks of an exciting emerging market, with huge potential for investment, growth and trade.
February 19, 2019 13:08 UTC
A sharp drop in flows through all four gas pipelines that connect North Africa to southern Europe meant deliveries in Week 7 stood 37.9% lower than they were during the same week in 2018. The most significant decline was registered on the Trans-Med pipeline from Algeria to Italy, where volumes were down by 51.6% year on year and by 27.2% week on week. Total deliveries across all pipelines in Week 7 stood at 587.2...You have reached an article available exclusively to subscribersStay informed with exclusive, accurate and up-to-date energy news, analysis and intelligence. Sign up for 7-day trial access to this and more premium content. Get a free trial Already a subscriber?
February 19, 2019 12:56 UTC
Morocco’s economy is getting lost in translation. Most people speak Moroccan Arabic – a mixture of Arabic and Amazigh infused with French and Spanish influences. When they get to university, lessons switch to French, the language of the urban elite and the country’s former colonial masters. Two out of three people fail to complete their studies at public universities in Morocco, mainly because they don’t speak French. Morocco’s economy cannot absorb all the young people looking for work.
February 19, 2019 12:00 UTC
Zambia is boosting economic transformation in order to fulfil its Vision 2030 target of becoming a middle-income nation. “The prospects of going forward are huge,” states Dr Denny H.Kalyalya, Governor of the Bank of Zambia. We want to make sure that our service provision is on the back of ICT,” clarifies Hon. “The government agenda to come up with smart cities is going to help create demand for the ICT sector and is going to transform the culture of the nation in ICT,” declares Hai Telecommunications Managing Director, Samson Longwe. Geo-LocationOn top of all this, Zambia’s breathtakingly beautiful and alluring geo-location has the enormous potential to become, according to Hon.
February 19, 2019 11:48 UTC
It is August 2009 in Berlin, Germany, at the finals of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships. It’s the 800 meters race; among the eight female runners is 18-year-old South African Caster Semenya, in a yellow track top and green shorts. She had bested the senior and junior South African records held by South African female athletes Zelda Pretorius and Zola Pieterse, popularly known as Zola Budd. Semenya continued to press on training to compete in the IAAF World Championship 2009 in August in Berlin. Despite the controversy with the IAAF, Semenya had been dubbed a hero by many for the way she handled the situation.
February 19, 2019 10:52 UTC