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Emerson Implements Major Green Energy Project in the Middle East with SirajPower

Emerson furthers sustainability efforts with solar rooftop plant at Middle East and Africa regional headquarters in the UAE

Emerson (Emerson.com) has partnered with SirajPower to implement a solar rooftop plant at its Middle East and Africa Head Office in Dubai, making it the largest solar rooftop plant in a single location within Jebel Ali. This significant sustainability project supports Emerson’s long-term commitment and environmental, social, and governance (ESG)…

Source: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

Coronavirus: Statement on COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

An average of 363 000 new cases and 4300 deaths have been reported across the Region on a weekly basis over the last 4 weeks

As of 31 July, WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region has reported almost 12.6 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 236 000 deaths. Many countries are reporting a substantial increase in the number of cases and deaths over the past month, including the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco,…

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Source: SWIFT |

SWIFT launches SWIFT Go, a fast, cost-effective service for low-value cross-border payments

Seven leading global banks already live with the service

New service enables businesses and consumers to send payments in seconds with full transparency and strong security; SWIFT Go (SWIFT.com) is a key building block in the co-operative’s strategy to enable instant and frictionless cross-border transactions; Seven leading global banks already live with the service. SWIFT today announces the launch…

Source: Webb Fontaine |

Webb Fontaine Discusses Technology and Trade in Africa in its Recent Webinar Series

Webb Fontaine brings together panel of industry experts in its recent webinar to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with technology and trade in Africa

Webb Fontaine (www.WebbFontaine.com), one of the leading providers of Customs and Trade solutions to governments worldwide, gathered a panel of industry experts to engage in a thought-provoking conversation about ‘Technology and Trade in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities’ in its recent edition of the webinar series. The panel included Adekunle Oloyede…

Source: KnowBe4 |

Train the hybrid mind (By Anna Collard)

Most people in Africa who work from home are not engaging in safe online behaviour and putting both themselves, and the business, at risk

By Anna Collard More than 50% of IT teams believe that employees have bad security habits. Habits they’ve developed since moving their offices into the home and that put their information, systems and employers at risk. The statistic comes from the Tessian Back to Work Security Behaviors Report (https://bit.ly/2VfndVe) that…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Strengthening Market-led Digital Agriculture Platforms in Malawi

FAO and Government of Malawi enhances access to market linkages for farmer field school networks and cooperatives

“Searching for markets required money, physical stamina and a lot of time travelling. We used to leave this for men,” Monica Rashid, Msambafumu Network, Lisasadzi Extension Planning Area (EPA), Kasungu. Monica is a smallholder farmer in Kasungu district. She faces challenges in accessing produce markets, extension services, and market information…

Source: Temenos |

Silkbank Goes Live with Temenos Infinity to Supercharge Digital Banking in Pakistan

The improved digital onboarding and banking experience gives Silkbank a competitive edge

Pakistan’s Silkbank reimagines digital banking for retail and business customers with AI-powered Temenos Infinity to accelerate adoption, build engagement and drive market growth; digital banking powered by Temenos Infinity will help Silkbank to attract and retain customers and drive customer growth. Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, today announced…

Source: Cellulant |

In a bid to Improve Cross-Border Trade Across Africa, Link Commerce Partners with Cellulant to avail relevant digital payment options to online Shoppers

The partnership between Cellulant and Link Commerce aims to break barriers between local and international commerce by addressing payment needs

Pan-African payments company, Cellulant (www.Cellulant.io), has partnered with Link Commerce, a turn-key B2B eCommerce platform, to avail relevant digital payment options to consumers in Africa; making it possible to purchase goods directly from global retailers online. The number of online shoppers in Africa has surged annually by 18% since 2014,…

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Source: AgriHouse Foundation |

AGRF and Heifer International Launch Pitch AgriHack 2021

Competition provides cash grants to innovators, increasing use of technology and creating jobs across Africa’s agricultural sector

The AGRF (www.agrf.org) and Heifer International (www.Heifer.org) today announced the launch of Pitch AgriHack 2021, a competition focused on accelerating entrepreneurial growth and job creation in the agriculture sector by leveraging advanced technologies and youth participation in Africa’s food security agenda. This seventh edition of Pitch AgriHack is a pitching…

Source: Orange |

Orange Mali and the German Cooperation Inaugurate the 4th Orange Digital Center in Africa and the Middle East, a Center Dedicated to Digital Development and Innovation to Train Young People in Digital Technology and Enhance their Employability

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility approach, Orange Mali wishes to support new ideas

Today, Orange (www.Orange.com) and the German Cooperation are inaugurating, an “Orange Digital Center” in Bamako, an ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation, attended by the highest political and administrative authorities from Mali, the German Ambassador to Mali, Dr. Dr. Dietrich Pohl and the French diplomatic…