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IBM and the Kenyan government are to open a tech research hub in Nairobi, in a joint1 attempt to help solve local issues such as traffic congestion2.
The US firm already has 11 research outposts around the world.
It plans to have up to 50 researchers in the new centre within five years, attracting potential candidates from across the continent.
East Africa – especially Nairobi – has recently become an attractive destination for foreign hi-tech firms.
IBM already has operations in more than 20 African countries, but this will be its first research centre on the continent.
It is not clear how much the company will invest in the new lab, but globally, it spends about $6.5bn per year for research and development.
Kenya plans to contribute $2m over five years, with copyrights for resulting works being shared, according to information and communication permanent secretary Bitange Ndemo.
The initiative is aimed specifically at helping3 Kenya increase the use of technology in public sector4 areas.
“The research lab will be dealing5 with traffic congestion, which is a huge problem, as well as solving the clean water issue, and population density6 in cities,” an IBM spokesman told the BBC.
According to IBM’s 2011 Commuter7 Pain survey, roads in Nairobi are the fourth most congested in the world.
“With a growth rate expected to average 7% annually8 over the next 20 years, Africa is poised9 to become a leading source of innovation in a variety of industries,” IBM said.
I had a bad fall,which put my shoulder out of joint.我重重地摔了一跤，肩膀脫臼了。
We wrote a letter in joint names.我们联名写了封信。
The congestion in the city gets even worse during the summer.夏天城市交通阻塞尤为严重。
Parking near the school causes severe traffic congestion.在学校附近泊车会引起严重的交通堵塞。
The poor children regularly pony up for a second helping of my hamburger. 那些可怜的孩子们总是要求我把我的汉堡包再给他们一份。
By doing this, they may at times be helping to restore competition. 这样一来, 他在某些时候,有助于竞争的加强。
The export sector will aid the economic recovery. 出口产业将促进经济复苏。
The enemy have attacked the 泰州推油 British sector.敌人已进攻英国防区。
This store has an excellent reputation for fair dealing.该商店因买卖公道而享有极高的声誉。
His fair dealing earned our confidence.他的诚实的行为获得我们的信任。
The population density of that country is 685 per square mile.那个国家的人口密度为每平方英里685人。
The region has a very high population density.该地区的人口密度很高。
Police cordoned off the road and diverted commuter traffic. 警察封锁了道路并分流交通。
She accidentally stepped on his foot on a crowded commuter train. 她在拥挤的通勤列车上不小心踩到了他的脚。
Many migratory birds visit this lake annually.许多候鸟每年到这个湖上作短期逗留。
They celebrate their wedding anniversary annually.他们每年庆祝一番结婚纪念日。
The hawk poised in mid-air ready to swoop. 老鹰在半空中盘旋，准备俯冲。
Tina was tense, her hand poised over the telephone. 蒂娜心情紧张，手悬在电话机上。
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