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by Shabir Ahmed, Industry Advisor: Energy & Resources at SAP Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 01 March 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- A growing wealth of evidence shows that sustainability has become a mainstream business and societal issue. Leading companies are embracing sustainability not only to reduce harmful practices but also to accelerate business transformation while protecting and creating […]

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ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, 01 March 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Tropical Cyclone (TC) Freddy made landfall on Tuesday evening, 21 February in the coastal town of Mananjary in Madagascar. The track of the cyclone left 2.2 million people exposed to storm surges and flash floods as it ravaged the country. It has been reported that over 16,700 people were affected […]

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New York, USA, 01 March 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/In rural areas of The Gambia, job opportunities are scarce, but villagers like Guidom Sabally are benefiting from practical training, gaining recognized qualifications, and setting up successful small businesses in their communities. Guidom Sabally’s high school education was cut short because his family could no longer afford school fees. […]

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PARIS, France, 28 February 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-After a record-breaking year for recruitment in 2022, Thales is continuing to hire in 2023  In 2023, Thales plans to hire more than 12,000 new employees to support its strong growth trajectory in its three core markets: Aerospace, Defence and Security, and Digital Identity and Security. The Group […]

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The new norms after 2022: crypto exchanges have set a high bar in transparency with 100% verifiable proof of reserves DEXs form an important part of a healthy ecosystem by supporting medium and long-term traders  Bybit has a calling as a CEX: delivering seamless integration into Web3 for everyday users DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 28 February […]

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WASHINGTON DC, United States of America, 28 February 2022, /African Media Agency/- On April 12, 2023, Regulators, Policy Makers, Financial and Technology Industry Executives, Fintech Founders, leading innovators, investors, and Government representatives from around the world will gather in Washington DC, USA, for the 9th edition of the Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS). The summit will take place on 12 April 2023 at Walter […]

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PARIS, France, 27 February 2023 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Viva Technology and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) are delighted to announce the launch of the second edition of the AfricaTech Awards.  This initiative aims to recognize and support Africa-focused companies with innovative tech solutions addressing key development challenges linked to climate change, health care, and financial inclusion. […]

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ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire 27 February 2022-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Niyel, an international, impact-driven campaigns, advocacy and public affairs firm in Africa, has led a sanitation advocacy initiative since 2017 to persuade key decision makers from the national governments of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Senegal, to prioritise sanitation challenges and adopt inclusive policies to […]

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The Dubai-based independent hotel management company has signed an exclusive agreement with Fauchon Hospitality to grow and operate the legendary brand’s luxury hotel portfolio in the Middle East and Africa DUBAI, UAE, 27 February 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Dubai headquartered Aleph Hospitality has announced its partnership with France based Fauchon Hospitality at a recent signing ceremony in […]

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 27 February 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Innovative equity crowdfunding platform GoGetta has listed its first two businesses outside of South Africa.  Scorefam is a sports gaming business which makes it easy for betting fans to deposit and withdraw earnings via its crypto-enabled app. Quiver is a crypto-based savings and loans provider which caters for Africans in the […]

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Plans underway to set up a local recycling system and amplify the recycling landscape in South Africa’s label industry JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 24 February 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY), a leader in global materials science and manufacturing, aims to expand AD Circular, its glassine liner recycling program which seeks to divert waste from landfill […]

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The close integration of 6G and AI technologies represent a key direction in the future of 6G development, transforming the role of communications networks from “connection” to “convergence”. OPPO’s proposed “versatile 6G system with minimized kernel” aims to help build the future mobile world. OPPO is undertaking preliminary 6G research to explore the future of […]

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by Cathy Smith, Managing Director at SAP Africa LAGOS, Nigeria, 24 February 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The last few years have revealed the futility of making predictions about what lies ahead. In our uncertain times, the only guarantee is that the world will keep changing, with change coming at an ever-accelerating rate. Faced with a sharp downturn […]

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New York, USA, 23 February 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/Despite many challenges, Somalia has made significant progress in advancing key national priorities, but enhancing women’s political participation remains critical, UN Deputy Special Representative in the country, Anita Kiki Gbeho, told the Security Council on Wednesday.  Ms. Gbeho said she has welcomed the Federal Government’s continued commitment to implementing the women, […]

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By Imane Charioui, Director of Francophone Africa, WorldRemit  AOUNDE, Cameroon, 22 February, 2023,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The rapid growth of mobile money technology has disrupted the financial sector in Sub-Saharan Africa, fuelling social-economic transformation in many countries and the growth has provided considerable benefits to citizens looking to access reliable financial services.  In fact, Africa accounts […]

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Her inaugural appearance at the fashion extravaganza peaked with her exclusive reveal of a stunning Julien Macdonald FW23 couture to the world for the first time HONG KONG, SAR, 22 February 2022/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Tia Lee (Lee Yu Fen), a global C-pop singer and fashion icon, made waves at the London Fashion Week (LFW) on […]

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New York, USA, 22 February 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/Upcoming local elections represent a “significant opportunity” to advance the peace and political process in the Central African Republic (CAR), the head of the UN mission in the country, MINUSCA, told the Security Council on Tuesday.  Special Representative Valentine Rugwabiza reported on recent progress by the Government, including in election […]

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New York, USA, 21 February 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/Overcoming the current political impasse in Libya can unleash much-needed progress in tackling myriad crises there, the UN chief said on Friday at a high-level meeting of the African Union in the Ethiopian capital. “What is urgently needed is the political will to break the protracted political stalemate and achieve […]

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New York, USA, 20 February 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/South Sudan’s leaders must prioritize a peaceful transition as rampant sexual violence and attacks on civilians continue across the world’s youngest nation, the UN Commission investigating human rights abuses there said on Friday. “The suffering across the country remains immense,” Commissioner Barney Afako said at a press conference in Juba, the […]

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 17 February 2022/ African Media Agency (AMA)/- One of the least known information about the BRICS countries is that the chairmanship of the group is rotated annually amongst its members in accordance with the acronym of B-R-I-C-S. Last year, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi chaired the bloc. This year, President Xi Jinping of China […]

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New York, USA, 17 February 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and partners are seeking $84 million to provide humanitarian and development assistance to over one million migrants in the Horn of Africa and communities hosting them.  The Regional Migrant Response Plan, launched this week, will address the dire needs and protection risks facing people […]

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ABUJA, Nigeria, 16 February, 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL), a global health organization focused on preventing 100 million deaths from cardiovascular disease and making the world safer from epidemics, has announced the appointment of Dr. Iruka Okeke, Professor of Pharmaceutical Microbiology at University of Ibadan in Nigeria, to the RTSL Nigeria Board […]

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New York, USA, 16 February 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/Women leaders called for swift, concerted action to advance gender rights at the first International Conference on Women’s Transformational Leadership, in Juba, South Sudan on Tuesday. Almost 400 women leaders from 15 African countries joined the UN-backed three-day conference, which opened on Monday, including former and current presidents. The goal is […]

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LAGOS, Nigeria, 15 February 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- West African businesses are adopting cloud technologies at an unprecedented rate to unlock a range of competitive capabilities through digital transformation.  According to Titilayo Adewumi, Managing Director for West Africa at SAP, the past few years have seen a sharp increase in the adoption of cloud technologies among West […]

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A call for collaboration towards building vigorous communities PRETORIA, South Africa, 13 February 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Be it social media, the news, or your community WhatsApp group, there has been no shortage of commentary about the apparent escalation of vaping among teenagers. In a market sector largely unregulated in South Africa, it is seemingly too easy […]

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New York, USA, 13 February 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/Africa is currently experiencing an exponential rise in cholera cases, amid a global surge in the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday.  Across the continent, cases in January were 30 per cent higher than for the whole of last year. Most new infections and deaths have occurred in […]

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Mitsumi Distribution opened State-of-the-Art Logistics Centre (MLC) in Jafza – Dubai A Second advance technology Logistics Centre in Jebel Ali free Zone for Streamlined Operations and Supply Chain Transformation ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, 10 February 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Mitsumi Distribution is thrilled to unveil the opening of the Mitsumi Logistics Centre (MLC), its second brand-new warehouse […]

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New York, USA, 09 February 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/Zambia’s police force will get nearly $1 million to boost women’s participation in global peace operations, a UN Women-hosted trust fund announced on Tuesday. “My Command appreciates the recognition of female officers as a catalyst of systematic change within the Zambia Police Service,” said the Inspector General of Police […]

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NAIROBI, Kenya, 08 Frebruary 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Today, climate resilience venture launcher Triggering Exponential Climate Action (TECA) has announced the selection of seven startups to each receive $55,000 in funding to advance their solutions for the blue economy in Africa. The startup founders were selected following their participation in TECA’s fellowship program, where they were supported to create […]

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By Darryl Pietersen, Director of Anglophone Africa, WorldRemit ACCRA, Ghana, 7 February, 2023,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Inflation rates in Ghana are at a record high, but what is causing the increase, and how does it affect you? Ghana’s inflation rate currently stands at over 40%. Predictions suggest that inflation in Ghana will peak in the first […]

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