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Nigeria's CcHUB launches Africa’s first ‘Design Lab’ in Kigali
February 17, 2019

Co-creation Hub [CcHUB] will today launch the ‘CcHUB Design Lab’ in Kigali, Rwanda. The design lab is an unprecedented next step in Africa’s growing tech sector, and is set to become a leading creative space where its multidisciplinary team of product designers and engineers will collaborate with scientists and stakeholders globally, to explore the application of emerging technologies that will solve Africa’s systemic problems in Public Health, Education, Governance and the Private Sector.

The new state-of-the-art lab, located in Kigali, Rwanda, sees CcHUB, the leading innovation centre dedicated to accelerating the application of social capital and technology for economic prosperity, expand its physical presence to another African country, for the first time in its eight year history. CcHUB is now looking to partner with both public and private industry bodies from across the continent.

H.E. Minister of ICT and Innovation, Rwanda, Paula Ingabire, will launch the new lab with CcHUB’s Founder and CEO, ‘Bosun Tijani. They will be joined by Kampeta Pitchette Sayinzoga [Director General, National Industrial"...

February 14, 2019

Nissan Motor and Groupe Hasnaoui will invest a total of $160 million in a new Nissan vehicle plant in Algeria to meet growing customer demand in the country and across Africa.

The two companies will set up a joint venture in coming weeks, having received approval by the Algerian government on December"...

February 13, 2019

French wheat producers and exporters are seriously worried about Russia’s possible entry into the market of Algeria. Algeria annually imports 7-8 MMT of wheat, mostly from France. However, in 2018, the country declared the necessity to diversify its imports. French wheat faced competition from Argentina.


February 17, 2019

Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria has officially commenced production of the new Ford Ranger, bringing a raft of product upgrades and refinements to one of South Africa’s best-selling vehicles and export models.

“Following the investment of over R3-billion in our local operations and extensive upgrades to our plants over the past 18 months, we are delighted to see the first"...

February 17, 2019

Global technology company IBM has announced that Vivo Energy, a company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, has selected IBM Services for its digital transformation journey based on SAP S/4HANA®.

A rapid start to the relationship using agile methods has already led to the completion of a major project milestone with two out of fifteen of Vivo Energy's country"...

February 17, 2019

TUNIS - The Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) has received a grant from the African Development Bank to modernise an integrated regional railway network between Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, a step analysts said was crucial to strengthening ties in North Africa.

“The idea of a railway linking Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco is very old,” said Yacine Bendjaballah, CEO of the National Company for Rail"...

February 17, 2019

ANNABA- A total of 38,000 tonnes of clinker produced by the Cilas cement plant in Biskra was exported, Thursday, from the port of Annaba to Côte d’Ivoire, in the presence of Wali, Toufik Mezhoud, and officials of the plant.

This operation represents the fourth shipment of clinker to West Africa with a total of 140,000 tons of this raw material that goes into the production of cement, said"...

February 17, 2019

2019 Serving as the new headquarters for the prominent Al Abdul Karim Holding (AKH) company in Dammam, the AKH Tower is now open for business. Designed and supervised by Dewan Architects + Engineers, the dramatic 37-storey building ranks as the tallest building in Dammam and the 30th tallest in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Setting out to impress, the striking design of the AKH Tower – with its"...

February 17, 2019

The development of new firmware for the Nikon full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6, has been announced today by Nikon Middle East FZE. The firmware in development includes new functions for the Z 7 and Z 6, such as Eye-Detection AF, RAW video output, and support for CFexpress memory cards. In addition, the cameras’ AF/AE functions will be further improved.

The Z series will"...