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Harnessing rather than suppressing informal trade can give Africa a boost

FAO study offers policy guidance for linking half of all cross-border trade to development goals Africa’s vast but informal cross-border trade can contribute to improving livelihoods and increasing regional integration across the continent, according to a new report presented at a conference here. Informal cross-border trading, in which transactions are …

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Research & Innovation Areas in Germany

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Germany is a land of ideas and a hub for cutting-edge research. One of the most innovative countries worldwide, Germany is internationally renowned for research institutions, such as the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, the  Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Helmholtz Association and the Leibniz Association. Research in Germany divided the following 21 research areas into Environment …

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Science and technology in Germany

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Science and technology in Germany Germany’s achievements in science and technology have been very significant and research and development efforts form an integral part of the country’s economy. Germany has been the home of some of the most prominent researchers in various scientific disciplines, notably physics, mathematics, chemistry and engineering.Before …

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Project for solar-powered electric boat transport in the Middle East and North Africa receives US$1 million UN Energy Grant

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The project “Solar Fuelled Electric Maritime Mobility” by SINTEF, an independent non-profit research institute based in Norway, seeks to demonstrate the feasibility and the social, economic and environmental benefits of solar-fuelled electric boat transport in Tunisia and the wider region A partnership working to promote solar-powered electric vessels in Tunisia …

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Language should not be barrier of innovation, experts say

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This emerged on the second day of the Senior Experts Dialogue (SED-2016) on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), under the theme “Cities as Innovation Hubs for Africa’s Transformation” African innovators should not confine themselves to one language to develop innovations aimed at addressing local needs facing Africa. This emerged on …

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World’s 1st para-drop air defense complex to protect Russian forces

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An air-droppable missile defense complex is being developed for Russia’s airborne forces to ensure that after landing, troops have the means to secure the skies and prevent inbound airstrikes. The system will be the first operating version of its kind in the world. Russia’s airborne troops will soon have the …

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