Hilton, a multinational hospitality company headquartered in Virginia, United States, announced that it will be welcoming guests to the Moroccan capital city of Rabat from 2022 after a landmark deal was signed with Wessal Capital, a sovereign investment fund of Morocco.
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Intelcia, a customer relations outsourcing company based in Morocco, announced the integration of outsourcing sites Outremer Télécom Maurice et Madagascar, which will now conduct business under the Intelcia banner.
Amusement Services International (ASI) will unveil the Industry's first operator-free VR attraction at the Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure show 2018 to transform the indoor themepark experience in Africa.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a multilateral bank headquartered in London, United Kingdom, has completed an equity investment in Bank Audi sal, a banking group in Lebanon.
The CLIx Program from India and the GENIE Program from Morocco have won the 2017 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for innovative use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education.
The First National Bank Mozambique (FNB) and the Kuwait-based National Aviation Services (NAS) inaugurated an exclusive, contemporary lounge at the International terminal of the Maputo International Airport.
Voltalia, a French energy solutions contractor, has received permits for two new hydropower plants in Morocco, one producing 9.8 MW and the second 7.2 MW.
The Phosphates 2018 conference, considered one of the most important conferences in the industry, is coming to the Mövenpick Mansour Eddahbi Hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco on 12-14 March 2018.
As a part of the African Union (AU) initiative, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the launching of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) with the goal of opening up Africa's skies and improving intra-African air connectivity.
A late heavy snow combined with extreme cold in January has shut down access to major transport routes in Morocco's High and Middle Atlas regions. Food shortages and dangerous living conditions are already present.
Royal Air Maroc (RAM) recently ordered 4 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $1.1 billion based on list prices, to continue providing the highest end international air travel service possible for the Moroccan flag carrier.
Varroc Lighting Systems, a global supplier of lighting solutions for automobiles and 2-wheelers headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, is establishing a manufacturing and product development base in Morocco.
Two major new renewable energy projects in Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire just received US $324 million in loan support from the African Development Bank. The goal is both to increase clean energy supply to the countries and to keep the economies growing.
The UCLG Africa (www.AfriqueLocale.org/en) Climate Task Force was established last week at the 3rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Bonn, Germany from November 6 -17 2017.
New York City based Mercer, a global consulting provider in health, wealth, and career, announced it is expanding in Francophone Africa via its new Casablanca Financial City hub in Morocco.
A national support workshop for the implementation of the economic dimensions of decentralization in Morocco will be held on November 2.
Morocco’s national railway operator, ONCF, ran a test of its new high-speed train last week. It ran on a test track between Kenitra and Tangier, and reached a high speed of 170 mph.
In a recent cargo dispute involving a shipment of phosphate mined in Western Africa, the South African Constitution ended up playing a major role in settling a dispute involving two Moroccan companies, South Africa, the disputed region of Western Sahara.
Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels & Resorts just announced plans to double the number of Hyatt Hotels in Africa by 2020. That will bring six new hotels in total in Africa, including ones in Algeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Senegal and Marrakech.
Endeavor Entrepreneurs, in conjunction with Ernst & Young Global's EY Vantage Program, is helping Rabat, Morocco, based Algo Consulting Group transform the way citizens connect with government services.
According to a report from Valencia, Spain, based ForwardKeys on airline capacity in Africa, Lagos, Nigeria in particular is showing a significant seat capacity decline in 2017. According to a spokesperson from AviaDev, a major airline route development conference in Africa, this comes directly from the difficulty in bringing revenues back out of the country in 2016.
The theme of this year's African Union Decentralization Day celebrated on August 10 was "Youth Participation". With 63 percent of Africa's overall population below the age of 25, getting youth involved in all aspects of society is critical to the continent's growth and health.
Senegal-based African fintech company InTouch (www.InTouchgroup.net) recently reached a deal with France-based Total, a global provider of oil, gas and solar energy solutions, and Worldline, a French e-payment service provider. The deal will bring rollout of InTouch's 'Guichet Unique" payment solution to eight African countries.
With a focus on how to help Africa to work together better as well as specifically to help African cities get access to climate finance funds, the Constituent General Assembly of the Network of Chief Technical Officers of Cities and Territories of Africa (Africa TechNet) was held from 03 to 05 July 2017 at Ivotel Hotel, of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire).
The Climate Investment Funds' Clean Technology Fund (CIF CTF) has granted Morocco a US $25 million loan for a project to generate solar power through a hybrid Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV) solution.