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Catalyzing Digital Innovation: African Development Bank commits $80 million to Ekiti Knowledge Zone Project in Nigeria

State-led pioneering special economic zone project, designed to foster linkages between educators, researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and industries, all within one location

In the heart of Nigeria’s Ekiti State, a groundbreaking initiative is taking shape – the Ekiti Knowledge Zone (EKZ), a bold step to transform the region into a hub for digital innovation and knowledge economy. The African Development Bank has committed $80 million in loan financing for this state-led pioneering…

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Beyond Borders: Webb Fontaine’s Port Community System (PCS) Redefining Global Trade Logistics

By addressing long-standing impediments like port congestions and delays in the release of goods, Webb Ports stands out through the promotion of efficient communication among stakeholders

In the dynamic world of global trade, Webb Fontaine's Port Community System (PCS) (https://www.WebbFontaine.com) emerges as a transformative force, heralding a new era in the automation of port logistics and trade facilitation. At its core, the PCS offers a compelling solution to the complex challenges that nations encounter in their…

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OptiGuide from Orange Digital Center Jordan, Winner of the Orange Summer Challenge 2023 International Prize in Africa and the Middle East

The 3-month summer internship in the form of a competition, which is open to students from a variety of disciplines

For the first time, the Orange Summer Challenge, the flagship event of the Orange Digital Center (ODC) network, pitted eleven national winners against each other to determine the most innovative project in Africa and the Middle East at an international awards ceremony held on February 20 in Casablanca, Morocco. Originally…

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Excessive trust in generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) makes users vulnerable, survey finds

A significant number of people are comfortable sharing their personal information with generative AI tools like ChatGPT, a recent survey conducted by KnowBe4 AFRICA found

The survey, which spanned 1,300 respondents in ten African and Middle Eastern countries, revealed that 63% of users are open to sharing their personal information, while an impressive 83% expressed confidence in the accuracy and reliability of these AI tools. “While the results clearly show that generative AI tools are…

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Check Point Software Unveils Comprehensive 2024 Security Report, Highlighting Ransomware Surge and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Defence Innovations

Highpoints from the report include an analysis on the pervasiveness of ransomware and how defenders are fighting back against AI-powered cyber attacks

Check Point Research (CPR), the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (https://www.Checkpoint.com/) (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading AI-powered, cloud-delivered cyber security platform provider, released its much-anticipated 2024 Annual Security Report. This year's edition delves into the increasing complexity of cyber threats, with a special focus on the dramatic rise…

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Canon celebrates 21st consecutive year of No. 1 share of global interchangeable-lens digital camera market

Canon has continued to launch a range of groundbreaking products, including the professional-model EOS-1D series and the EOS 5D series, which paved the way for digital SLR video recording

Canon Inc. (Canon-CNA.com) announced today that the company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and mirrorless cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share1 of the global market for 21 consecutive years from 2003 to 2023. Canon’s EOS series of interchangeable lens digital cameras are imaging systems based on the basic concept…

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Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) accords Azentio Software’s iMAL latest version with compliance certification for 2024

Certification to reaffirm Azentio’s standing as today’s most relevant Islamic financial services technology provider

Azentio Software (“Azentio”) (www.Azentio.com), a Singapore-headquartered technology firm owned by funds advised by Apax Partners (www.Apax.com), has announced that iMAL™ latest version and the company’s industry-leading digital Islamic core banking platform, has successfully completed the annual compliance exercise and received the certification for the year 2024 from the Accounting and…

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Yango Unveils Yango Play in Middle East and North Africa (MENA): An Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Powered Entertainment Super App with Movies, Series, Music, and Mini-Games

The new super app places significant emphasis on upholding authentic content, celebrating regional production studios and artists

Yango (https://Yango.com), transforming global technologies into everyday services tailored to local needs, today announced the launch of Yango Play (https://Play.Yango.com), the first AI-powered entertainment service that combines video streaming, music, and mini-games in one place. Yango Play offers a diverse range of entertainment options, featuring exclusive premieres of both Arabic and international…

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Five tips for small business owners to help grow their business online

Entrepreneurs can benefit from new ideas on ways to address a particular issue or ideas for growth

Small businesses are embracing digitalization and catering to their customer needs through a variety of online channels. With new technologies emerging such as artificial intelligence, there is no time like the present to help your small business grow by taking advantage of the online world. GoDaddy shares five tips to…

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Stellantis Delivers Record Net Revenues, Net Profit, Industrial Free Cash Flows for Full Year 2023

Net revenues grew 6% y-o-y to €189.5 billion, Net profit rose 11% to €18.6 billion, and Industrial free cash flows increased 19% y-o-y to €12.9 billion

Net revenues of €189.5 billion, up 6% compared to 2022, with consolidated shipment volumes increasing 7%; Net profit grew 11% to €18.6 billion. Adjusted operating income (1) rose 1% to €24.3 billion, with AOI margin of 12.8%; Industrial free cash flows (2) of €12.9 billion, an increase of 19% compared to 2022; Strong…