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Morocco shortlists 5 consortia for 800MW Noor Midelt solar hybrid CSP & PV project

The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) has shortlisted 5 consortia to bid for the phase 1 of the 800 MW Noor Midelt solar power complex. Noor Midelt is the first complex that specifies hybrid plants including both CSP and PV. Total capacity is expected to reach 400 MW, of which 150 to 190 MW would be provided by CSP with with minimum of 5 hours storage.
The consortiums officially pre-qualified are: read more

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INTERSOLAR MIDDLE EAST 2017: TOP-CLASS SPECIALIST CONFERENCE

In many of the sun-blessed countries in the Middle East, solar energy generation is at the top of the energy agenda. The Intersolar Middle East conference 2017 in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) pays tribute to this fact. Information on current market trends and framework conditions of the industry, and opportunities and risks of market entry awaits participants, as well as the chance to make contact with key players which are crucial for expanding business relationships in the region. In a comprehensive program held on September 26 and 27 at the Conrad Dubai Hotel, the specialist conference is set to build on the success story of the Intersolar Middle East exhibition 2016. read more

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Zanzibar tourism attracting more emerging markets including the Gulf region

Hafsa Mbamba | Founder & Managing Director read more

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Infomineo reveals rising global interest in the Middle East Africa region from Fortune 500 companies

Overall, there was a 17% increase in the number of companies in MEA in 2016 compared to 2015, with Johannesburg being the leading destination for Africa read more

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Dubai-Africa Partnership for Better Health Roadshow 2017

Dubai-Africa Partnership for Better Health Roadshow 2017

The Dubai-Africa Partnership for Better Health Roadshow 2017 is the first initiative of its kind and is held under the patronage of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in association with Dubai Health Experience (DXH). Organized by SEGMA, the show will bring together health and medical organizations from across Dubai to visit destinations representing fast growing African countries with good potential to improve relations and cooperation between the two sides. read more

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DEAL 2017 to Spur Amusement Industry in Africa.

DEAL 2017

African millennials are changing their consumer spending patterns, from markets to malls, where they can eat, socialize and get entertained at Family Entertainment Centers (FEC) apart from shopping. Also there have been key amusement parks in Egypt, Nigeria, Tunisia and South Africa which have enticed people around the African region. DEAL 2017 will bring to Africa the largest show in the amusement industry and will provide an effective platform for the stakeholders within the African entertainment and amusement sector, as per International Expo Consults – the organizers of the show. In the wake of growing developments in the African region, it is essential for shows like DEAL to bring key players of the amusement and leisure industry to converge at a focal point to showcase ingenious products which can benefit the market. African tourism has seen a boost is simultaneous to the economic growth being experienced across many parts of the continent. Reports predict that direct contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP will increase by 4.8% per annum, to USD121.3bn which is approximately 3.2% of GDP by 2026. read more

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A.M. Best Revises Outlook of the Issuer Credit Rating to Positive for Dubai Insurance Company PSC

A.M. Best Europe – Rating Services Limited is a subsidiary of A.M. Best Company. A.M. Best Company is the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source. read more

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Dubai Expo 2020 reports on two social initiatives in Africa that are helping foster sustainability on a local level

DUBAI, UAE, May 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Under the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, Dubai is building its Expo 2020 bid (http://www.expo2020dubai.ae) on three sub-themes representing the forces that inspire global development: sustainability (lasting sources of energy and water); mobility (smart systems of logistics and transportation); and opportunity (new paths to economic development). Dubai Expo 2020 (http://www.expo2020dubai.ae/en/) reports on two social initiatives in Africa that are helping foster sustainability on a local level.
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60 African countries to participate in the AIM 2013

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Dubai: Annual Investment Meeting (AIM)

Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai read more

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Abu Dhabi opens Shams 1 solar plant

The 1st dedicated exhibition for the PV and solar industries of the MENA region 3–5 September 2013 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has officially opened its first big solar energy plant, the three companies behind the project said in a statement. The 100-megawatt (MW) Shams 1 concentrated solar plant (CSP) took the UAE’s Masdar, France’s Total and Spain’s Abengoa three years to build at a cost of around $600 million. Shams 1 is one of the largest CSP projects in the world and by far the largest solar plant in a fossil fuel reliant region that lags far behind much of Europe, the Americas and Asia in renewable energy. “The region is faced with meeting its rising demand for energy, while also working to reduce its carbon footprint,” Masdar Chief Executive Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber said in a statement to mark the opening of the plant. The UAE’s richest emirate is targeting 7 percent of electricity from alternative sources by 2020. By comparison, that goal was exceeded by 21 of the 27 EU member states four years ago. Shams 1 capacity, which is 10 times larger than the next largest plant in the country, is enough to supply 20,000 UAE homes and will be especially useful for meeting peak demand on hot summer days. “It is apparent that whilst the solar industry in other areas is struggling, right across MENA, the opportunities for companies to get themselves involved with the wealth of opportunities that are presenting themselves. Right now, nothing is hotter for solar than the Middle East” says Derek Burston, exhibition manager, GulfSol 2013. “It is this reason that since the beginning of the year there has been a real surge in space reservations at this year’s inaugural GulfSol exhibition, which will be in Dubai in September. As the only truly dedicated solar and PV show, the exhibition provides the perfect opportunity for companies to present themselves to a high quality visitor base over a three day period” he adds. For more information on confirming your exhibition presence at GulfSol 2013, contact Derek Burston on dburston@bowheadmedia.com or Ben Richardson on

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Equatorial Guinea

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, March 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ On January 11, 2013, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2012 Article IV consultation with Equatorial Guinea.1 read more

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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. read more

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‘Dubai Woodshow 2013’ grows 35% and will kick off with over 550 global exhibitors

From 9th to 11th April 2013

 

The show is set to provide hardwoods and softwoods from over 40 countries read more

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