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    • Valentine Ozigbo, the Chairman of Feet 'N' Tricks International, gives a welcome address at the 2019 African Freestyle Football Championships in Lagos, Nigeria. The contest held in September 2019 in partnership with the World Freestyle Football Association
    • Titi Kone of Cote d'Ivoire wins the Africa Freestyle Football Championships of 2019. Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, Chairman of Feet 'N' Tricks International presents the 2019 Champion in September 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria
    • Valentine Ozigbo (left), the Chairman of Feet 'N' Tricks International presents Evelyn Okafor from Nigeria (2nd left), the first prize winner in the female category at the African Freestyle Football Championships held in Lagos, Nigeria in September 2019. Olisa Adibua, a veteran broadcaster and a Director of the sports promoter is on the far right
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Source: Feet 'N' Tricks International |

MTN Unveiled as Headline Sponsor for Freestyle UNLOCKED Africa 2020, 5 International Judges Announced

Freestyle UNLOCKED Africa 2020 is the virtual version of the African Freestyle Championships organised by the sports promoter

Feet ‘N’ Tricks International (www.FeetAndTricks.com), the organisers of the Freestyle UNLOCKED Africa 2020 has announced MTN as the headline sponsor for the fourth annual games kicking off on Monday, July 1, 2020.  Valentine Ozigbo, the Chairman of Feet ‘N’ Tricks International, in a press statement on Monday, July 6, 2020,…

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…

Source: MainOne |

MainOne Celebrates 10 Years of Enabling West Africa’s Digital Revolution

Since inception, MainOne has invested in over $400m in infrastructure in West Africa as part of its efforts to bridge the digital divide and enable the digital economy

MainOne (www.MainOne.net), West Africa’s leading provider of Wholesale and Enterprise connectivity and data center services celebrates 10 years of delivering innovative, world-class service in West Africa. Ten years ago, the company launched its operations with the commissioning of the first private submarine cable on the West Coast of Africa. The…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Over 600 million mobile subscribers in Africa to benefit from first-of-its-kind digital health platform

The platform will also allow COVID-taskforces to deploy health and economic resources to mitigate the pandemic’s impact

“With this platform, we have the possibility of reaching between 600 million and 800 million mobile subscribers in Africa,” said Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), during the virtual launch of the Africa Communication and Information Platform for Health and Economic Action (ACIP) on 23…

Source: Internet Society (ISOC) |

Internet Society Report Highlights Opportunity to Advance Digital Economy in Africa

Internet Exchange Points play critical role in expanding Internet access and lowering connectivity costs in Kenya and Nigeria

A new report published today by the Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) explains the steps African countries can take to bring faster and less expensive Internet connectivity to the continent. The report illustrates how better connectivity represents a key opportunity for countries to continue to develop more resilient digital economies. Entitled “Anchoring…

Source: Facebook |

Facebook supports African SMB’s through Economic Impact Programmes offered virtually in wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

These programmes, available virtually from June 23rd 2020 will include 90 minute long Instructor-led live webinar sessions featuring presentations, demonstrations, lectures and virtual discussions

Today, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) announced that all its Economic Impact Programmes will be offered virtually as the platform seeks to equip small businesses with digital marketing skills to help them stay open, connect with and acquire new customers to survive challenges presented by Coronavirus.  Facebook’s Economic Impact Programmes include Boost with…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Africa’s agriculture value chains must go digital to transform production - webinar

It explored digital responses that can be quickly deployed to address the disruptions to food systems, caused by COVID-19

Africa must seize the opportunity of the COVID-19 pandemic to deepen the digitalization of agricultural value chains and transform the sector, speakers at a webinar jointly hosted by the FAO Investment Centre and the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) said. The webinar, held on 10 June, is the first of a…

Source: UN Women |

Coronavirus - Libya: Connected by their phones, women peacebuilders lead COVID-19 prevention efforts across Libya

For almost a year now, the Network has met weekly on WhatsApp and Zoom to find ways for Libyan women to enter male-dominated decision-making and negotiation spaces

“We believe that we should be one Libya,” said one member* of the Libyan Women’s Network for Peacebuilding, a new network of women representing a broad social, political, generational and geographic spectrum of war-divided Libya. The network was created with support from UN Women in July 2019. Separated by their…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Coronavirus - Africa: The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Partners to launch the Africa Communications Information Platform in response to COVID-19

The rollout of Phase One starting June 23 2020, will cover mobile users across more than 23 countries

Africa is about to roll out a groundbreaking mobile based public communications platform to provide more than 600 million users across the continent with the latest public health advice. The Africa Communications Information  Platform will also furnish national and regional COVID task forces with user generated survey data and actionable…

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RCS and SES Networks Expand Partnership with SD-WAN Service

RCS to offer superior service availability with SES Networks’ new intelligent SD-WAN service

RCS Communication, an ICT company in South Sudan, has adopted a Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) built upon SES Networks’ SD-WAN service that will enable RCS to deliver an improved user experience while optimising resiliency and bandwidth usage, SES (www.SES.com) announced today. SES Networks’ SD-WAN service is the first of…