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Sonatrach Algeria

No more brain drain: Sonatrach’s new leadership team

Brain drain in Alegeria is real. In order to stop and reverse the flow of talent from leaving the country, the CEO of Algeria’s Sonatrach, a state-owned oil firm, has assembled a new leadership...
wind farming, Morocco, blockchain, bitcoins, Soluna, wind, energy, sustainable, renewable,

Wind farming to power bitcoin mining center in Morocco

Wind farming is set to contribute 900-megawatt to Morocco’s energy grid. Soluna, a blockchain company plans on building a 900MW wind farm in order to power a computing center in Dakhla, said John Belizaire, Soluna...
ignacio de la torre

Ignacio De La Torre on microfinance: “It is profitable and sustainable”

ByTheEast: As the founder of Financieros sin Fronteras, you have a wide angle about how foreign countries run their monetary system, about microfinance. How would you compare Spain with other Mediterranean countries? De la Torre:...
OCP fertilizers Kenya agriculture

Fertilizers in Kenya: crisis near a solution

Everyone can now take a deep breath. The Moroccan firm OCP’s Kenyan subsidiary ‬was caught between fires for the past two months. As Kenyan news are fed with food-security scandals and corruption prosecutions, local...
Kiir, Machar, Sudan,

President Kiir Negotiates With Machar

On Wednesday 20, 2018, the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, departed from his country’s capital, reports Reuters. The president is on his way to attend Ethiopia’s peace talks. However, President Kiir is going...
Africa, energy-to-waste, sustainability

Building waste-to-energy infrastructure in Africa

Energy hunger presides over Africa, as the World Economic Forum reports that only “24pc of sub-Saharan Africans” have electricity access, while the capacity to generate energy for the “entire African continent”, leaving only South...
Nigeria, pipeline proposition

Nigeria and Morocco cooperation on pipeline proposition

Nigeria and Morocco cooperation over pipeline proposition to transport gas along the coast of Atlantic to North Africa have come to an agreement.   President Muhammadu Buhari and King Mohammed VI administered the signing event which...
agriculture kenya africa middle east

Sustainable agriculture shapes Africa & Middle East industry future

In a round of sustainable agriculture, ABB & Heliospectra AB partnership in the Middle East and Africa to bring innovative boost in the industry, whereby exploring solutions for greenhouse sustainability as well as “controlled...

Defence deals with North Korea has been scrapped: Sudan

Sudanese authorities have confirmed that defense contracts with North Korea have been scrapped, in what is the first acknowledgment of such a deal with the North Korea which is under heavy U.N sanctions. "Sudan's defense...

President Al-Bashir: Sudan is under “economic embargo”

The President of Sudan, Omar Al-Bashir, talking to the “Khartoum State government” on May 31, 2018, stated that the country was still under the effect of an economic restriction stemming from political motivation. Likewise,...