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Cyclone Idai: UN allocates $20 million in emergency funding, as full extent of disaster continues to emerge

The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated $20 million on Wednesday to ensure aid reaches those most affected

As the full scale of the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in South-West Africa continues to be assessed, the UN and humanitarian partners are ramping up the provision of emergency food, shelter, water and health care supplies to hundreds-of-thousands who have been affected across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The UN’s…

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Unitel to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group (AFASG), dedicated to dealing with critical fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa

Unitel competed with MTN (which has 18 operations in Africa) and with Wana Corporate, Morocco

Unitel was elected to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group (AFASG), a specific working group dedicated to dealing with critical fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa. The mandate has a period of two years, renewable for two more, upon evaluation of the work…

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VIVA Bahrain delivers a simpler connectivity experience with Gemalto’s eSIM management solution

Users of devices fitted with an eSIM (embedded SIM) can now enjoy instant remote activation of mobile subscriptions

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 - GTO) (www.Gemalto.com), the world leader in digital security, has partnered with VIVA Bahrain, the Kingdom’s telecom provider leaders, to supply them with a remote subscription (https://bit.ly/2Cp6Hpl) management platform that enables customers to instantly activate a mobile connection (https://bit.ly/2Fh5Clq) for devices fitted with an eSIM (https://bit.ly/2Hpd2VW). They will…

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Opening Remarks: Rabat Conference on the Bali Fintech Agenda (by Tobias Adrian)

Promoting progress in Fintech will surely be a daunting challenge for policymakers

by Tobias Adrian Thank you, Governor Jouahri, for your eloquent opening remarks. And thank you to the Bank Al-Maghrib — which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year — for hosting this conference. We’re pleased to join you here in Rabat, as we continue a series of conferences that we’re convening…

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UNITEL, first Angolan company in history of World Economic Forum (WEF) to integrate the list of Partners

Angola has become one of the most interesting countries to do business in sub-Saharan Africa

UNITEL (www.Unitel.ao) is the newest African Associate Partner of the World Economic Forum, the first Angolan company to be included in the exclusive network of Partner level companies. The Partnership will allow UNITEL to support the mission of the Forum in Africa, get actively involved in the projects and be…

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The China Merchants in Djibouti: from the maritime to the digital silk roads (by Thierry Pairault)

The article examines the financial and trade aspects of China Merchants’ presence in Djibouti, particularly in its port

by Thierry Pairault Overall Context* Translated from French (Source :  Espace Géographique et Société Marocaine) The article examines the financial and trade aspects of China Merchants’ presence in Djibouti, particularly in its port.  African ports don’t play a major role in the worldwide arena. Tangier Med, the leading terminal in Africa…

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Combatting Vaccine Misinformation (By Monika Bickert, VP, Global Policy Management)

We will reduce the ranking of groups and Pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations in News Feed and Search

By Monika Bickert, VP, Global Policy Management: We are working to tackle vaccine misinformation on Facebook (www.Facebook.com) by reducing its distribution and providing people with authoritative information on the topic. We are starting by taking a series of steps: We will reduce the ranking of groups and Pages that spread misinformation…

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Who is leading Africa’s digital infrastructure investment to enable the technology of the future?

Leaders from MTN, C-Squared, Seacom and Convergence Partners discuss the critical issues ahead of their speaking roles at TMT Finance Africa in Cape Town 2019

Digital and broadband infrastructure investment is clearly one of the top priorities for Africa’s key telecom operators and investment firms in 2019. In this article, leaders from MTN, C-Squared, Seacom and Convergence Partners discuss the critical issues ahead of their speaking roles at TMT Finance Africa in Cape Town 2019…

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Global Voice Group (GVG) positioned for expansion with new European headquarters

This development supports GVG’s overarching strategy to better serve its existing African client base, while strengthening its position to explore new markets

Global Voice Group (GVG) (www.GlobalVoiceGroup.com) – a provider of IT solutions to governments and regulatory authorities – this week announced the launch of its new headquarters in Madrid, Spain. This development supports GVG’s overarching strategy to better serve its existing African client base, while strengthening its position to explore new…

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Palestine Islamic Bank selects Temenos Software to power its digital banking transformation

Largest Islamic bank in Palestine chooses cloud-native, cloud agnostic next-generation Temenos Infinity and Temenos T24 Transact to transform the customer experience and achieve operational excellence

Temenos (SIX: TEMN) (www.Temenos.com), the banking software company, today announced that Palestine Islamic Bank (PIB), the largest Islamic bank in Palestine, has chosen cloud-native, cloud-agnostic Temenos Infinity and Temenos  T24 Transact to transform its banking systems and drive its digital transformation. Temenos Infinity is an independent, omni-channel digital front office…