The new service is a result of a strategic collaboration between inwi money and WorldRemit, the global online money transfer service provider, as well as MFS Africa, a leading Pan-African FinTech which operates one among the biggest e-payment platforms in Africa. “Through our partnership with inwi money, MFS Africa extends its network to Morocco. For many years it has welcomed foreign students and workers from across Africa, for whom money transfer is an essential everyday need. Offering a new way of receiving money into inwi’s wallet, WorldRemit provides an affordable, secure and fast money transfer service. inwi customers can now receive money from their loved ones abroad quickly and securely”, said Nicolas Levi, CEO of inwi money.
September 22, 2020 07:50 UTC
from AHMED ZAYED in Tripoli, LibyaTRIPOLI, (CAJ News) – WAR-torn Libya hopes to make the most of the popularity of rugby to overcome its problems. Babbou said the new rugby ground in Libya would provide a bit of ‘normality’ in times of adversity. Forgani Abdulkarem, General Secretary of Libya Rugby, welcomed the new stadium. “This is a historic landmark for Libya Rugby and the result of many years of hard work of everyone involved,” Abdulkarem said. The crisis peaked last year when the rebel Libya National Army attacked Tripoli in a bid to remove the internationally-recognised government.
September 22, 2020 05:48 UTC
© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logoA trove of more than a thousand dinosaur teeth in the Sahara Desert confirms that the largest carnivorous dinosaur on record spent most of its time in the water. Now researchers have identified hundreds of Spinosaurus teeth in the same riverbeds, confirming the giant lizard was a real-life 'river monster.'' According to their report, published in the journal Cretaceous Research, the massive predator was the most common dinosaur in the Kem Kem, which flowed through the Sahara 100 million years ago. Scroll down for video© Provided by Daily Mail Spinosaurus (right) faces off against a T-rex in the movie Jurassic Park III. Terrestrial dinosaurs constituted less than one percent of the dental fragments at one Kem Kem site, and barely 5 percent at another, according to the report.
September 21, 2020 22:07 UTC
Tunisia said Monday that naval patrols had intercepted 19 boats carrying a total of 246 people seeking to cross from the North African nation to Europe overnight Saturday to Sunday alone. The vast majority of those stopped were Tunisians, the interior ministry said, with just 29 people coming from other countries. For Tunisia, a small Mediterranean country with a population of around 11 million, the number of people attempting the crossing dropped sharply from a peak in 2011. But it began rising again in 2017, driven in part by the struggling economy and deep inequalities in the country, almost a decade after a revolution that many hoped would bring change. Tunisia is currently battling high unemployment and political instability, and restrictions to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus have hit its economy hard.
September 21, 2020 21:01 UTC
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global E-commerce Logistics: A Covid-19 Update" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report containsThe trends and developments impacting e-commerce logistics in 2020, including the impact of Covid-19. It also provides original analysis of the technological pressures, ever evolving purchasing habits and continued cross-border e-commerce growth. Global e-commerce Logistics 2020: A Covid-19 Update analyses the full impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the e-commerce market as well as assessing trends and opportunities outside of the fallout from Covid-19. What are the other trends and challenges facing the e-commerce market in 2020 and beyond?
September 21, 2020 14:41 UTC
Second, developing the Kingdom’s power generation capacity; notably through legislative amendments allowing private actors to develop energy projects. Finally, developing more renewable projects, including wind power projects such as repowering the Koudia Al Baida wind farm in northern Morocco, first developed in 1997. Morocco as a renewable energy leaderSince 2009, Morocco has developed an ambitious renewable energy programme aimed at increasing the share of renewable energies in the national energy network to 42 percent by 2021 and 52 percent by 2030. Morocco is now a leader in the renewable energy sector both in North Africa and on the African continent as a whole. Morocco as a Mediterranean energy hub and key partner for EuropeDeveloping a regional energy strategy in partnership with the European Union, in particular a green strategy, would allow Morocco to play a major role in the creation of a Mediterranean energy hub in southern Europe, guaranteeing the energy security of Europe and the world.
September 21, 2020 14:15 UTC
EUROPEAP: Europe scrambles to contain rise in coronavirus cases (Jordans et al., 9/21). AP: Madrid adopts virus restrictions exposing poor-rich divide (Parra et al., 9/21). Bloomberg: Threat of Lethal Autumn Looms in Europe After Covid Reprieve (Kresge et al., 9/20). MIDDLE EASTBorgen Magazine: COVID-19 Impacts Education in the Middle East and North Africa (Mendez, 9/20). USA TODAY: U.S. borders with Canada, Mexico to remain closed through Oct. 21 to ‘slow spread of COVID-19’ (Deerwester, 9/19).
September 21, 2020 14:03 UTC
Germany will host on October 5, Berlin II conference on Libya as follow-up on the first part held in January this year. Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman of the UN Secretary General has confirmed to the media that the UN and Germany are preparing the conference which will be held online. The conference, Haq added, will pick up from where the first conference of January 2020 left. The October conference will come on the heels of Morocco and Switzerland talks between Libyans aiming at resolving the Libyan crisis. The oi-rich African country has descended into chaos since 2011 following the assassination of former leader Muammar Gaddafi, killed in a NATO-led revolution.
September 21, 2020 12:56 UTC
Acoustic Data to deploy wireless monitoring solution in North Africa’s gas projectCreated: Monday, 21 September 2020 11:51Acoustic Data, global wireless well technology provider, has been awarded a contract by a multinational oilfield services company to deploy its SonicGauge Wireless Monitoring System in a gas field project in North AfricaAcoustic Data’s SonicGauge technology is set to deliver real-time surface-read-out (SRO) of downhole pressure and temperature on post-frac well tests via acoustic telemetry at the project. Stephen Murphy, global sales director at Acoustic Data, said, “The SonicGauge’s real-time SRO will ensure fast reservoir evaluation post-frac which will allow the drilling programme to proceed without uncertainty or delay. Performing this work as part of an integrated services package is an ideal first step for Acoustic Data into the North African market. In line with local content development, Acoustic Data plans to hire local engineers as well as training their partner’s personnel to support the project’s ongoing operations. Mobilisation of the SonicGauge technology is already underway and operations will commence in the Q4 2020, according to Acoustic Data.
September 21, 2020 12:22 UTC
Morocco’s farm exports rose 8% in 2019-2020 season to 40 billion dirhams ($4 bln) despite a difficult context marked by a severe drought in some key exporting regions and the surge of the COVID-19 outbreak and its disruption of global supply chains, the agriculture ministry said. This performance shows the resilience and competitiveness of Morocco’s farm sector, which managed to effectively wither the double impact of the lack of rainfall and the pandemic. Compared to 2010, exports jumped 130% as Morocco implements sector-based strategies that aim at boosting the agricultural added value, promote exports, and save irrigation water. Vegetables exports rose 12%, tomatoes 5%, red fruits 22%, watermelons 44% and citrus fruits 26%. Amid the rising demand on Vitamin C, needed for anti-COVID-19 treatment, Morocco expects more citrus exports.
September 21, 2020 12:22 UTC
Tangier is preparing for the opening of a university hospital with a capacity of 865 beds, the largest in the African continent. The hospital, worth 1.3 billion dirhams ($130 million), will help alleviate pressure on the northern regions hospitals. Already 93% of works are completed, auguring well for Tangier, which has been one of the hardest hit Moroccan cities by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tangier is Morocco’s second largest industrial hub. Its population has increased in tandem with the large-scale investments it has attracted in terms of industry, services and transports.
September 21, 2020 12:11 UTC
MFS Africa and Moroccan mobile money provider inwi money are bringing smooth and affordable international digital money transfers and payments to Morocco. This new partnership will provide inwi money with access to MFS Africa’s interconnected payments platform of over 200 million mobile wallets in Africa. inwi money’s 500,000 clients will be able to make use of digital payments beyond their domestic market, receiving money from abroad. Dare Okoudjo, CEO and founder of MFS Africa, said: "Through our partnership with inwi money, MFS Africa is finally expanding its network in Morocco. inwi money clients can now receive money from their loved ones abroad, instantly and securely.”
The Moroccan School of Engineering Sciences (EMSI) again stands out in the field of innovation. The same Moroccan innovation earned a silver medal at Asianinvent (AiSG), Singapore’s international innovation competition, in May. EMSI’s “Smart Hospital Management”, which also earned a gold medal, is an intelligent hospital management ecosystem designed for patients in critical situations. The Moroccan engineering school has won 75 distinctions at major competitions and innovations fairs, both nationally and internationally. EMSI Group and OFEED, a Moroccan science school, organized the competition in tandem with the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM) and Oxford Business Group.
While military and maritime folk rightly focus on managing events in maritime Asia, the headlines serve notice that the Mediterranean Sea is far from placid. While military and maritime folk rightly focus on managing events in maritime Asia, the headlines serve notice that the Mediterranean Sea is far from placid. If the tyranny of distance makes it hard to operate along the far shores of the Pacific theater, the Mediterranean Sea suffers from the tyranny of proximity. After all, shipping can enter or exit the Mediterranean Sea via just three portals. No natural hegemon enjoys dominion over states ringing the middle sea the way the United States bestrides the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico or China dominates the South China Sea.
This snapshot introduces the second analysis of the 4Mi data collected through interviews with refugees and migrants in Italy and focuses on migration routes starting from Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire. It identifies the major stops along these routes, the most dangerous locations as reported by migrants and refugees and what type of risks they face, with the aim to add to the evidence base for policy and programming responses.
September 21, 2020 11:15 UTC