Today, Algebra Ventures, an Egyptian VC firm, announced that it has launched its $90 million second fund. The second fund will be similar — Egypt first, Egypt focused, but allocating investments in East and West Africa, North Africa and the Middle East. The reason behind this stems from the next set of companies Algebra will be looking to invest in. On his return, he became a managing partner at Ideavelopers, a VC firm operating a $50 million fund since 2009. Other large Africa-focused funds include the $71 million fund recently closed by another Egyptian firm, Sawari Ventures; Partech’s $143 million fund; Novastar Ventures’ $200 million fund; and the $71 million Tide Africa Fund by TLcom Capital.
April 06, 2021 10:01 UTC
Data from 6,148 mobile data plans in 230 countries were gathered and analysed by Cable.co.uk between 8 December 2020 and 25 February 2021. Israel is home to the cheapest mobile data plans in the world, with one gigabyte (1GB) of data costing an average of just USD 0.05. The cheapest mobile data in Western Europe is in Italy in fourth place overall, where the average price of 1GB is just USD 0.27. The most expensive mobile data in the region can be found in Yemen, where the average price of 1GB is USD 15.98. The cheapest mobile data plans in Central America can be found in Nicaragua, where 1GB of data costs USD 0.94 on average.
April 06, 2021 09:45 UTC
Integrated logistics and materials management company, ASCO, has appointed Craig Revie as General Manager of its specialist lifting division, NSL. Revie first joined ASCO in 2018 as head of Marine Services, Craig led initiatives in vessel monitoring, marine coordination and vessel sharing, before taking on the role of UK Business Development and Energy Transition Manager. "His expertise in cross-sector market development and growth will be applied to his latest role, as he builds upon NSL’s 30+ years of lifting expertise, guidance and competency development," ASCO siad. "Our cross-sector expertise in managing risk while delivering cost-effective, practical lifting solutions ranges from individual assessments and procedure development, to the provision of on-site specialists, technical assistance, and practical training courses. All are of specific value to our clients at this time of unprecedented industry restructure and transition."
April 06, 2021 09:22 UTC
About this EventThe Arab Spring brought about lasting transformations across the Middle East, radically altering the political and socio-economic fabric of the region. The Arab Spring: 10 Years On takes place on 14 April from 18.00 – 19.30 and will be chaired by Sir Mark Lyall Grant, who was the UK ambassador to the United Nations during the Arab Spring. The panelists will be discussing protests and protest movements in Egypt and Lebanon (Prof Gunning), media and the Arab Spring in North Africa (Dr el-Issawi), Syria (Dr Maher), Palestine (Dr Musgrave), and the Gulf (Dr Krieg). Her latest book, Hamas and the Arab Uprisings: resistance, allegiance, and the departure from Syria is due to be published by I.B. In his research Andreas has focused on a variety of different subjects relating to the academic discipline of Security Studies in the geographic context of the MENA region.
April 06, 2021 09:22 UTC
YouTube Kids has proven to be a popular way for parents to give their children access to a limited collection of YouTube content, even if that collection occasionally includes videos depicting suicide and cannibalism (oops!). The service has slowly been expanding its global reach, and now Google has added 11 more nations to the availability list. According to Google support documents, YouTube Kids has just become available in 11 more countries, all located in Central and South America. Here's the full list:BoliviaCosta RicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEl SalvadorGuatemalaHondurasNicaraguaPanamaParaguayUruguayInterestingly, the page also removed one country: Bosnia. However, only the Android and Android TV apps have been pulled, other platforms are unaffected.
April 06, 2021 09:00 UTC
CAIRO - 6 April 2021: YouTube announced on April 5 the launch of YouTube Kids in Arabic in 15 countries across the Middle East and North Africa. Block Channels or Content: Parents can choose to block specific channels or content with the click of a button. Commenting on the launch of YouTube Kids in MENA, Tarek Abdalla, Google’s Regional Marketing Director for the Middle East & North Africa, said “YouTube Kids helps every family nurture their children’s curiosity and interests, while offering a range of parental controls to tailor the experience based on their needs. The YouTube Kids app is now available in Arabic and is also available in other languages including English and French on the Google Play Store and the App Store or on their browser via https://www.youtubekids.com/. To download the app, visit:Google Play Store: http://goo.gle/3vO4dLnApple App Store: http://goo.gle/3d05x5n
April 06, 2021 08:15 UTC
AFC Energy's ( ) Adam Bond talks to Proactive London from Saudi Arabia ahead of Extreme E after signing a huge non-binding distribution deal for its hydrogen-based fuel cell systems with Altaaqa Alternative Solutions. AFC Energy will cover Saudi Arabia and the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. Bond says you can 'sense the momentum building' as the country gears up to help keep the vehicles powered for the international off-road racing series that uses spec electric SUVs to race.
April 06, 2021 08:03 UTC
“The idea was helping women to help other women,” Vivian said. Although she had made a commitment to Him at a young age, she, like many young adults, rebelled. “In the states, I would help a woman move to a safe place, but here there are no shelters,” she said. She asks that believers pray the following:That Vivian will become more fluent in the language of the people group she serves. A little girl’s big prayer is stirring in northern Africa.
April 05, 2021 21:22 UTC
Counties Skyward adds four flights in North CoastA Skyward Express aircraft. FILE PHOTO | NMGBy CHARLES LWANGAMore by this Author Summary Coast domestic tourism has received a boost after Skyward Express airline announced the reintroduction of four weekly flights to connect Mombasa, Kilifi and Lamu counties. The flights, which shall resume tomorrow, shall bridge the gap left in the North Coast air transport after the government banned flights from Nairobi to Malindi and Lamu to curb the spread of Covid-19. Coast domestic tourism has received a boost after Skyward Express airline announced the reintroduction of four weekly flights to connect Mombasa, Kilifi and Lamu counties. The flights, which shall resume tomorrow, shall bridge the gap left in the North Coast air transport after the government banned flights from Nairobi to Malindi and Lamu to curb the spread of Covid-19.
April 05, 2021 21:00 UTC
Laguna Niguel resident Mondher El Ouaer wanted to support the Berber artisans of his home country of Tunisia who craft handmade products. In December 2019, he opened Lemdeena Home, a home decor boutique at The Shops at Mission Viejo. “The whole purpose of (my store) is to show the American people what Tunisian (artisans) can create,” El Ouaer says. I got the opportunity at the Mission Viejo mall, and we opened in 2019. It’s a small country; we’re all the way at the top of North Africa, miles away from Italy.
April 05, 2021 20:15 UTC
"The United States is home to more than 3.5 million Arab Americans representing a diverse array of cultures and traditions. Like their fellow citizens, Americans of Arab heritage are very much a part of the fabric of this nation," Ned Price, a spokesman, said in a video statement on April 1. "And Arab Americans have contributed in every field and profession, many of them, in fact, serve here at the state department and throughout the interagency."
April 05, 2021 18:56 UTC
High temperatures some 20 degrees or more above average will be replaced by a sudden chill, courtesy of an active jet stream pattern that favors hefty shifts. The U.K. Met Office has much of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland included in yellow warnings for snow, wind and ice. They warned of “frequent heavy snow showers” that could in particular affect northern regions. That’s not too cold in comparison with the early April average of 50, but a chance of snow showers will linger through the midweek. ADADDublin could start the day with temperatures in the lower 30s and snow showers Tuesday.
April 05, 2021 16:07 UTC
Austin Eslinger observes the landing zone at Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, Ga., for an MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, Dec. 10, 2020. The squadron arrived at Moron Air Base in Spain last week for a rotation in support of U.S. Africa Command’s North and West Africa Response Force. A Marine Corps Osprey tiltrotor squadron has arrived at Moron Air Base in Spain for a rotation in support of U.S. Africa Command’s North and West Africa Response Force, which conducts contingency and crisis operations throughout the two regions. Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced) took over the support mission from Squadron 266 on Thursday, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Europe and Africa said in a statement. Countries in the response force’s area of operations include Libya, where civil strife and fighting have contributed to chronic instability since 2011.
April 05, 2021 15:22 UTC
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April 05, 2021 13:27 UTC
- Advertisement -“Boko Haram is waging a war on the people of Cameroon at a shocking human cost,” said Ilaria Allegrozzi, senior Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch also interviewed two victims and a witness to human rights violations in the region by Cameroonian soldiers. It was a bloodbath.”The Boko Haram insurgency began in Nigeria in 2009 then spread across the Lake Chad basin countries, including Cameroon. Cameroon’s international partners should push for accountability for human rights violations and work to strengthen the civilian component of the multinational force and its human rights compliance office, Human Rights Watch said. International humanitarian law, applicable to the armed conflict with Boko Haram, prohibits deliberate disproportionate or indiscriminate attacks on civilians and civilian objects.
April 05, 2021 13:18 UTC