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Somaliland: Fools Rush Where Angels Fear to Tread

By Mohamed Ahmed Abdi Ba’alul.

No one thinks that he would live enough to see when our peace-makers turn in to trouble-makers.  The upper house of parliament, has no longer most privileged members, or engaged in its hot debates on issues affecting the lives of ordinary citizens. It’s effective, peace-making dispatches to remote hinterlands are not visible in the headlines, despite of recurring inter-clan hostilities. If they were once the symbol of security, consensus, and the glue that holds Somaliland together, today the reality tells you a different story.

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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.

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AFRICA ATTRACTIVENESS: CONTINENT’S SHARE OF GLOBAL FDI INCREASES

Africa’s share of global foreign direct investment (FDI) has grown over the past five years highlighting the growing interest from foreign investors, according to Ernst & Young’s third Africa Attractiveness Survey , released yesterday.

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GulfSol 2013 set to address MENA solar power problems

Solar power in the Middle East seems simultaneously logical with sun-scorched deserts everywhere, and illogical, all that oil, at the same time.

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Time for “Dark Continent” to invest in renewable energy

By Dr Nawal Al-Hosany

Dr Al-Hosany is director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize and the Director of Sustainability at Masdar

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A.M. Best Special Report: The UAE Maintains Insurance Market Hub Status, Despite Economic Slowdown

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Africa Attractiveness Survey: Africa’s Share of Global FDI Increases Over the Last Five Years

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, May 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/

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60 African countries to participate in the AIM 2013

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A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Orient Insurance Company (PJSC)

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Orient Insurance Company (PJSC)

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Altaaqa Global And Caterpillar Inc Signs IPP Agreement

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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

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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 brichardson@bowheadmedia.com

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Director, Product Marketing, Etisalat: “FTTH is necessary for businesses and consumers”

Ahead of the Broadband MEA 2013 conference, taking place on the 19th-20th March 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE, Dubai, UAE, we speak to Maen Haddad, Director/Product Marketing, Etisalat on the latest broadband developments in the region and his views on issues such as piracy and FTTH deployment.

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Sultan Al Mansouri: We will continue our efforts to make the Annual Investment Meeting a true global investment platform

Investment Map Project by the Ministry of Economy is a leading initiative to attract foreign investments

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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

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Dubai sets to host the International Property Show on April 30

About Dubai Land Department:

Dubai Land Department was established in January 1960 to provide a systematic method for registration of land and property and protect the rights of clients and ensure all legal aspects relating to the sale and purchase of land, which enabled the Department to organize the registration process, which aims primarily to protect all relevant parties. In order to organize and develop the real estate sector in the emirate Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) was officially established as a subsidiary of the Dubai Land Department in 2007 under Law No. (16).

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A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to National Takaful Company (Watania) PJSC

A.M. Best Europe – Rating Services Limited is a subsidiary of A.M. Best Company. Founded in 1899, A.M. Best Company is the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source.

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