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Trade Minister calls for raising local integration rate of cosmetic products
July 27, 2017

Trade Minister Ahmed Abdelhafid Saci called the national producers and exporters of cosmetics to raise the local integration rate of the product so to preserve the subsidized products, protect the national economy and the reserve exchanges, said Tuesday a ministry communiqué, APS reported.

The minister chaired a meeting of the Monitoring Unit for Producers and Exporters of Cosmetics and Cleaning Products on Monday (July 24th), in the presence of representatives of the Ministries of Industry and Mining as well as Finance, the statement added.

Mr. Saci opened this consultative meeting by providing a general overview of the Government’s program to support the national product.

On this occasion, the economic operators presented a detailed report on all the problems facing producers, mainly the raw materials used, and requested the support and assistance of the Ministry of Commerce to increase exports"...

July 26, 2017

The Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has advised Ministers of African Petroleum Producers’ Orgnisation (APPO) to evolve workable reforms to solve the energy challenges and improve energy access on the continent.

Osinbajo made the"...

July 20, 2017

Russia is holding talks with Egypt, Algeria and Turkey during the Moscow 2017 International Aerospace Show for potential acquisitions of airplanes and air defence systems, the Russian news agency Sputnik News reported.

“We have planned"...

July 27, 2017
(ME NewsWire)-- Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation today announced that DENSO Corporation (DENSO) is deploying Visconti™4, its latest image-recognition processor dedicated to automotive applications, in next generation, front-camera-based active safety systems. Visconti™4 is a leading-edge, multi-engine road-safety solution that provides drivers with real-time analytics of road conditions and potential dangers. Electronic systems are taking on an increasingly central role in driving, including advanced driver assistance systems and support for autonomous vehicles, and particularly in promoting road safety. The latest iteration of the influential European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), the EU-backed safety standard, adds criteria for evaluating anti-collision features that improve protection for bicyclists and pedestrians. The Visconti™4 image recognition processor is equipped with eight media processing engines, allowing it to execute......

July 26, 2017

Almost three decades ago, an ambitious Kenya unveiled locally made cars in an aim to take a share of Japan’s grip on the world’s auto-manufacturing market. Foreign exchange would pour into the country like waters of the Athi emptying into the Indian Ocean, declared a newspaper supplement. Anxious Kenyans and doubting Thomases, trooped to the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani to witness former President Moi inaugurate ‘Kenya’s miracle’. It"...

July 26, 2017

The World Bank on Monday expressed concern over what it described as laxity by East Africa's ministries of health in healthcare financing.

Khama Rogo, the World Bank's Head of Health in Africa Initiative, said poor financing in healthcare made countries in the region to fail to fulfill the healthcare benchmarks such as the Abuja Declaration which called for committing 15 percent of African governments'"...

July 26, 2017

Foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Algeria on Tuesday discussed strengthening ties and boosting cooperations in all areas, the UAE state news agency WAM reported.

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation of the UAE, met his visiting Algerian counterpart Abdelkader Messahel in Abu Dhabi, holding talks on enhancing collaboration"...

July 26, 2017

Telkom has released its annual report for the year ended March 2017, detailing how the company plans to move forward in the coming year.

Group chairman Jabulane Mabuza, highlighted several challenges facing the group in the 2018 financial year including a deteriorating economy following South Africa’s sovereign rating downgrades, while the country has also moved into a technical recession.


July 26, 2017

The spending of Algeria on cereal, semolina and flour imports increased 5.1 percent in the first half of 2017 compared with the last year, official figures showed on Tuesday, Reuters reported.

The imports bill for durum wheat, soft wheat, semolina and flour reached $1.47 billion in the first six months of 2017, up from $1.39"...