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Convergence of Nations Released in French and Portugese

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This week, Jean – Claude Bastos de Morais – an African Entrepreneur, Investor and Innovation Influencer announced that two additional editions of the highly demanded book (The Convergence of Nations) have been released in French and Portuguese, adding up to the previous English version.

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Developers in Middle East and Africa to compete for $20,000 in Facebook Bots for Messenger Challenge

Facebook Bots for Messenger Challenge

Facebook just launched the Facebook Bots for Messenger Challenge, a contest to recognize and reward developers who are able to create the most innovative new bots on Messenger. From today, 15th February 2016, Facebook will accept applications for its Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge until 28th April, 2017. Over 20,000 USD cash prizes are expected to be won by s developers across the Middle East and Africa region who will be successful in creating innovative bots in the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The contest is designed in three categories: Gaming and Entertainment; Productivity and Utility; and Social Good. Applicants (Developers) in teams (maximum of three) are invited from the Middle East and Africa region to create bots in these categories.

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ISACA Survey: Cyber Security Skills Gap Leaves 1 in 4 Organizations Exposed for Six Months or Longer

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Sophisticated cyber security defenses are increasingly in high demand as a cyber security attack is now viewed as an inevitability. However, a majority of surveyed organizational leaders fear they are ill-equipped to address these threats head-on.

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Advances in Artificial Intelligence Will Help Machines Understand Human Thoughts using Brain Computer Interface.

Artificial Intelligence to present growth opportunities by leveraging thought-controlled interaction with machines, finds Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision team.

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Moroccan and African Youth to Play Vital Role in UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Economic and Social Council hosted its 6th Annual Youth Forum, January 30 and 31 for two days of engagement on global youth issues. Moroccan and African youth are expected to play a priority role in the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals.

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WWD: A Call for Wetlands Protection.

Happy World Wetlands Day (WWD) to everyone who works to protect global wetlands. Wetlands are the link between land and water, and are some of the most productive ecosystems in the world. Some common names for different types of wetlands are swamp, marsh and bog. To be called a wetland, an area must be filled or soaked with water at least part of the year. As wetlands are continuously threatened by human activities, this is a day to spread awareness on the importance of wetlands and call on more people to join hands in protecting wetlands.

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Inaugural Susuk Transaction – $150m Issued by an African Entity.

A leading pan-African multilateral development finance institution and project developer, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), has issued its maiden Sukuk – which the highest-rated Sukuk issuance from an African institution. After attracting high levels of investor interest, the initial target of 100 million USD was more than twice oversubscribed, resulting in the transaction being upsized to 150 million USD and a final order book of approximately 230 million USD. The transaction represents the first Sukuk to be issued by an African supranational entity, and also the first Sukuk transaction in 2017.

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Midsummer and Asia Clients Produces Lightweight Solar Modules

Midsummer, a leading supplier of production lines for cost effective manufacturing of lightweight flexible CIGS solar cells, today announced that its Asian client now manufactures lightweight flexible solar modules with conversion efficiency of 14 per cent.
Midsummer previously announced that they have sold their compact DUO solar cell manufacturing system to an Asian client. The system is in production and it produces flexible solar modules at record levels. The flexible solar module is made of cells from the client’s factory in Asia.

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1.2 Billion People Travelled the World in 2016, 58 million to Africa – UNWTO.

Destinations worldwide welcomed more than 1.2 billion people in 2016; while 6 billion people toured within their borders, in an unprecedented growth of the domestic travel sector. This is according to the latest tourist barometer report released by United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

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Developmental Projects in Ras Al Khaimah Presents an Investment Opportunities

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Obviously, most people around the world wants to have one or two vacation in one of the emirates in the UAE. Dubai receives numerous visitors in a year and currently, the GDP of the emirate is substantially dependent on tourism now. As most visitors will fly into Dubai, the fun and stay of vacations do not stay in Dubai. One hour away from Dubai is one of the emirates hosting some favorite developments in the United Arab Emirates – the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK).

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