September 17, 2020


Rwanda government, scientists introduce disease-resistant cassava varieties to farmers

Rwandan farmers lack improved cassava varieties resistant to the main cassava diseases; Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) and Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD). The diseases have affected cassava productivity, threatening the income and food security in the country.

“There are two main diseases that attack cassava in Rwanda and the region, CMD and CBSD. The latter poses a serious threat because once cassava is infected with CBSD, root tubers"...

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September 8, 2020


The Zayed Sustainability Prizes Announces Postponement of 2021 Awards Ceremony

The Zayed Sustainability Prize, the UAE's pioneering global award in sustainability, has announced the postponement of the 2021 Awards Ceremony, which was scheduled to take place in January, as part of the annual Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW). Entities that have submitted their applications this year will be automatically moved to the 2022 cycle.

The decision was made due to travel restrictions for different countries and to ensure international"...

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August 12, 2020


Irrigation cooperatives empower Ethiopia and Somalia communities to combat climate extremes

Long lasting environmental degradation, scarcity of water and grasslands are causing friction between host and refugee communities in the Dolo Ado woreda of the Somali region in Ethiopia.

The woreda is among the provinces that hosts refugees from Somalia. This has put additional strain on the area which has already been severely impacted by recurrent climate extremes.


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July 22, 2020


Algeria to impose 'severe penalties' for violence against doctors

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune yesterday vowed to “tighten lawful penalties against any aggressor on the national medical personnel”, local media has reported.

“As a citizen, I find our doctors and nurses, who have not seen their families over the last four months to fight the novel coronavirus, as fighters in a battle,” Tebboune said, describing attackers as “violators”.


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July 18, 2020


Paxful hits $4.6 billion in volume, reaches 4.5 million registered wallets

Paxful, a leading peer-to-peer bitcoin (BTC) marketplace that aims to provide financial inclusion around the globe, announced that the platform has hit $4.6 billion in trade volume and reached 4.5 million wallet registrations. Additionally, as the platform embarks on its 5th year in service, it has released historical data outlining the progression of peer-to-peer marketplaces over time.

Once reputed to be a breeding ground for fraudulent activity,"...

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July 18, 2020


The Climate Pledge and the We Mean Business Coalition Partner on Comprehensive Effort to Drive Companies to Adopt More Ambitious Carbon Reduction Goals

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and We Mean Business, a global nonprofit coalition working with businesses to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy, today announced they have partnered to establish the world’s most comprehensive effort to drive companies to adopt more ambitious carbon emissions reduction goals. The We Mean Business coalition works with over 1,200 companies, with a total market capitalization of more than $24.8 trillion, to drive business action and policy ambition on climate change and increase chances"...

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July 17, 2020


World’s First Phase III Clinical Trial of COVID-19 Inactivated Vaccine Begins in UAE

The first WHO enlisted global clinical Phase III trial of Sinopharm CNBG’s inactivated vaccine to combat COVID-19 has started in Abu Dhabi, inspired by the UAE Leadership’s commitment to overcome the pandemic through a global collaborative effort.

H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Department of Health, Abu Dhabi, was the first in the world to commence the trial of a Phase III inactivated vaccine for COVID-19"...

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July 16, 2020


Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Military Industries announces a fully integrated defense show starting March 2022

Today the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) announced the launch of ‘World Defense Show’. The show will take center stage in the global defense show circuit, offering exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to participate in Saudi Arabia’s first truly integrated defense show.

Founded by GAMI, World Defense Show is focused on interoperability across air, land, sea, security innovative"...

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July 13, 2020


Emirates Mars Mission Announces the Live Stream Link to the Launch of the ''Hope Probe''

Unique, historic event can be viewed on The Emirates Mars Mission has announced the link to watch the live streaming of the launch of the Hope Probe, starting at midnight UAE Time [20:00 GMT] on Tuesday 14 July, on The link provides an opportunity for everyone to witness this historic event, which is the first interplanetary mission from the Arab World. The probe is being launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan at 00:51:27 UAE Time on 15 July [20:51 GMT on 14 July], marking an important milestone as part of the promising Emirati project to explore the Red Planet. The launch is the culmination of efforts of a large team of young Emirati cadres, comprising 200 engineers, experts and researchers, who over the past six years have prepared for this moment and ensured that all scientific and logistical preparations to control the Probe mission were completed.......

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March 9, 2020


NCC UAE Acts As Strategic Partner of Dubai Police

National Computer Corporation UAE (NCC UAE) took part in the opening of the Security Innovation Lab in Dubai Police. The opening ceremony, which took place on February 27, was attended by HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed al Maktoum, His Excellency Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police and Oleg Fomin, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Dubai and Northern Emirates.

NCC UAE acted as a strategic partner"...

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