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Regional Manager Gulf, Google: “Mobile search is becoming increasingly crucial”

Mohamad Mourad, Regional Manager Gulf, Google is delivering a keynote of the opening day of the Broadband MEA conference, taking place on the 19th-20th March 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE. Ahead of the show we speak to him about his role and what opportunities he sees for Google in the region.

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King Mohammed VI Deepens Morocco’s Economic, Security Ties with African Countries, Gains Support for W. Sahara Initiative

Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire praise Morocco’s reforms under King Mohammed ‘s leadership;
Back Morocco autonomy plan for W. Sahara, cite Mali, stability threat in Sahel

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AfDB in search for solutions to Youth Unemployment

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa

Africa’s regions are looking closely at lessons from the Northern counterparts.

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MIGA Report Finds that Sovereign Default and Expropriation Risks Worry Investors

However, Investors Moving Forward Despite Ongoing Uncertainty

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IT Leaders West Africa Summit

Media Invitation 

The anticipated annual IT Leaders West Africa Summit will take place from 28 to 29 November 2012 in the heart of Ghana’s esteemed capital city, Accra at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel. The summit is produced by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events; key strategic information providers to the IT and telecoms sector within Africa. The summit is proudly endorsed by ITES in West Africa.

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Global Hotel Prices Rise in All Regions

 

Recovery in the hospitality sector gathered speed with a 4% increase in the first half of 2012 but average prices remain at 2005 level, says new Hotels.com Hotel Price Index

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North African youth development another priority

 

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa

It’s fair to say that continental leaders and other world groups are up in arms to deal with issues affecting the youth.

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U.S., France Voice Strong Support for Morocco’s Autonomy Plan to Resolve Western Sahara Dispute, Remove Obstacle to Peace in Region

Also praise Morocco’s role in advancing human rights, democratic reforms

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Syria: UN relief chief ‘horrified’ by violence, urges unrestricted access for aid agencies

 

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos

9 March 2012 – The United Nations relief chief today urged Syrian authorities to allow unrestricted access to humanitarian organizations to deliver aid to people affected by the ongoing violence, saying she was “horrified” by the destruction she had seen in some of the areas she visited during her two-day visit to the country.

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World Bank Announces Broadband Connectivity Initiative for Middle East and North Africa, New Focus on Citizen Participation in ICT Solutions

DOHA, March 6, 2012 — The World Bank today launched a regional initiative to improve broadband connectivity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by bringing utilities’ fiber optic networks into broadband use. The Bank also announced a new focus on citizen participation in the creation of information and communication technologies (ICT) solutions to development problems, building on the success of the Cairo WaterHackathon.

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Sec. Clinton Praises Morocco as Leader for Peace, Democracy in Region — Reaffirms Moroccan autonomy solution in Western Sahara as ‘serious, realistic, credible’

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking to press in Rabat on Sunday with Moroccan Foreign Minister Saad Dine El Otmani, praised Morocco as a leader on Arab Spring reforms and a key partner for peace in the region. She described Morocco’s autonomy initiative to resolve the Western Sahara conflict as “serious, realistic, and credible” and reiterated that U.S. policy “has remained constant.” The U.S. policy supporting a solution based on autonomy under Moroccan sovereignty to end the decades-old dispute has earned the backing of three U.S. Administrations—Bill Clinton, George Bush, and Barack Obama—as well as that of bipartisan majorities in both Houses of Congress.

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