Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon launches four new RF lenses – expanding the line-up’s capabilities to super-telephoto photography – plus two RF extenders

The new lenses bring telephoto capabilities to the innovative RF line-up as well as additional portrait and macro photography creative possibilities for professionals and enthusiasts

Alongside today’s launch of EOS R5 and EOS R6 – two cameras reimaginging mirrorless joining Canon’s revolutionary EOS R System – Canon Europe (www.Canon-Europe.com) reveals four new RF lenses and two RF extenders. The new lenses bring telephoto capabilities to the innovative RF line-up as well as additional portrait and…

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA)
Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Meet the imagePROGRAF PRO-300 – a high-quality, professional A3+ photo printer with space-saving design

With a lightweight, compact form factor, this mighty printer can produce gallery quality prints from the convenience of a desktop

Canon Central and North Africa (www.Canon-CNA.com) today launches the imagePROGRAF PRO-300, an A3+ printer with the quality features of the award winning imagePROGRAF PRO series – perfect for semi-pros and aspiring photographers, small studios and photo labs. With a lightweight, compact form factor, this mighty printer can produce gallery quality…

Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Taming post-harvest losses can boost food security in Africa, say church leaders

In sub-Saharan Africa, the loss is estimated at 100 million metric tonnes of food, with the estimated waste being much higher for perishable foods such as vegetables, fruits, meat and dairy

African Church leaders are highlighting the need to tame the continent’s persistent post-harvest losses, as organizations point at rising food insecurity due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although some regions have registered bumper harvests following improved rains, concerns for loss of food in the processes of harvesting, transport, and storage have…

EABW Digital Ltd
Source: EABW Digital Ltd |

East African Business Week News (EABW News) partners with APO Group

This partnership shall enable EABW NEWS to increase its content base in a bid to reach a wider readership in Africa

East Africa’s Leading online business news website East African Business Week News (EABW NEWS) (www.Busiweek.com) has today entered a media partnership agreement with the APO Group to publish its business-related news as it happens. The APO Group provides Africa-related news content to Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC Africa, Africanews.com, Africa.com and many…

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA)
Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6: unrivalled performance, endless creativity

Nothing comes close to the speed and resolution of EOS R5 and EOS R6

Canon (www.Canon-CNA.com) today announces EOS R5 and EOS R6, two advanced full frame mirrorless camera additions to the revolutionary EOS R System built on the future-proof RF Mount. The pro-level EOS R5 delivers 45 megapixel stills at up to 20fps1 and is the first full frame mirrorless ever to record…

Source: Temenos |

Al Ain Finance selects Temenos SaaS to remotely deploy Corporate Banking Solution during Covid-19

Temenos’ front-to-back advanced AI and cloud technology will be remotely implemented to power rapid digital transformation

UAE-based corporate finance institution selects Temenos Infinity and Temenos Transact on Temenos SaaS to address surge in digital banking for SMEs during Covid-19 and beyond ; Temenos’ front-to-back advanced AI and cloud technology will be remotely implemented to power rapid digital transformation; Temenos SaaS solution will replace Al Ain Finance’s…

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
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Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

Coronavirus - In Côte d’Ivoire, pandemic prompts surge in extreme poverty

Targeted measures such as tax relief may help, UNDP study finds

COVID-19 has struck informal workers especially hard in Cote d’Ivoire, causing the number of households considered “extremely poor” to spike nearly four-fold, according to a new assessment by UNDP and national authorities, which will inform policies and programs to help the country recover. Three surveys—of households, businesses, and the informal economy—found the…

Source: Paxful |

Paxful announces strategic partnership with global cryptocurrency exchange OKEx

The partnership offers more bitcoin payment options for users in developing regions as P2P trade surges in South Africa and Nigeria

Paxful, a leading peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace (https://Paxful.com) that aims to bring financial inclusion and access to the underbanked and unbanked in developing countries, has joined forces with OKEx (https://www.OKEx.com/), one of the world’s largest and most diverse cryptocurrency spot and derivatives exchanges. The strategic partnership will offer several payment methods…

Source: South African Government |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Minister Blade Nzimande on funding awards to South Africa Coronavirus COVID-19 testing ability

Department of Science and Innovation ramp up funding awards to South Africa COVID-19 Testing Ability

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), a DSI entity made seven funding awards to local companies, organisations and researchers in order to ramp up the country's ability to produce locally developed reagents and test kits for…

Source: Eutelsat |

Konnect Africa offers Broadband Internet Connection to all Isolation Centers in Sokoto State, Nigeria to fight against Covid-19

Konnect joins the fight of several African governments to combat Covid-19 by allowing access to care for the greatest number of people

Konnect, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) (www.Eutelsat.com), pursues its ambition to connect the entire African continent to very high speed Internet, and more particularly in this context of the current health crisis. Konnect has recently proposed to offer broadband internet connection to isolation centers to fight…