Johannesburg Stock Exchange launches JSE Eris Interest Rate Swap Futures

The new JSE Eris Interest Rate Swap (IRS) Futures will be based on the Johannesburg Interbank Agreed Rate (JIBAR) and denominated in South African Rand (ZAR)

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 31, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) (http://www.jse.co.za), the continent’s largest exchange, today have officially launched JSE Eris Interest Rate Swap (IRS) Futures.

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The new JSE Eris Interest Rate Swap (IRS) Futures will be based on the Johannesburg Interbank Agreed Rate (JIBAR) and denominated in South African Rand (ZAR).

The product will follow the standard South African swap market conventions while using the Eris MethodologyTM, allowing the contracts to replicate the cash flows of over the counter (OTC) swaps. The new product offering will be available for trading by all registered Interest Rate market members and their clients and will be cleared through JSE Clear.

“Bringing this product to market has been a collaborative effort between us, our clients and our partnership with Eris.  After significant engagement with market participants we took a global product and modified it to make it a truly South African product relevant to the South African market needs,” says Warren Geers, Head: Interest Rates and Currencies at the JSE.

“Eris congratulates the JSE on today’s launch of JSE Eris Swap Futures, which utilise the Eris Methodology to offer the South African market the cash flows of interest rate swaps in a capital-efficient futures form,” said Neal Brady, CEO of Eris Exchange. “We look forward to growth in JSE Eris Swap Futures similar to what we have seen in the U.S., where year-to-date volumes are twice that of last year.”

The new IRS Swap Futures will be competitively priced; clients will be charged R1 per contract (R100 000) for 1 and 2 year tenors and R2 for any tenors greater than 2 years.  The JSE will make appropriate pricing alignment as the product gathers more trading momentum.

The swap futures which are based on the Eris Methodology remain futures throughout the full lifecycle of the contract with no risk of physical delivery and can be held to their maturity date.

In a first of its kind and truly innovative move, the JSE will use a portfolio VaR framework to determine the amount of initial margin participants should post for position in the swap futures product suite, instead of the traditional portfolio scanning framework (j-SPAN) that is used for all other futures at the JSE.  Portfolio level initial margin will thus recognise the offsets associated with trading long and short positions across the curve.

“We believe that providing these swap futures products via the JSE will offer our clients the regulatory certainty of futures and allow market participants to operate within the familiar eco-system of exchange traded futures,” concludes Geers.

Looking forward, the JSE expects trading of the IRS Swap Futures to pick up in the last quarter of 2015 as clients are in the process of ensuring their systems are equipped to start trading the new Eris Interest Rate Swap (IRS) futures.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

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ABOUT JSE

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Capitalizar o mercado de trabalho atual em mudança para impulsionar o sucesso empresarial

Tal como em muitos outros setores, o setor da logística tem sido tradicionalmente dominado pelo sexo masculino, mas este domínio tem vindo a mudar ao longo do tempo

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, August 31, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ O panorama do mercado de trabalho evoluiu significativamente ao longo das últimas décadas, tendo as mulheres na liderança e os mileniais (Geração Y) tomado os lugares centrais como impulsionadores do desempenho empresarial no futuro.

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(Charles Brewer, Diretor-Geral da DHL Express na África Subsariana (SSA)

Tal como em muitos outros setores, o setor da logística tem sido tradicionalmente dominado pelo sexo masculino, mas este domínio tem vindo a mudar ao longo do tempo. Charles Brewer, Diretor-Geral da DHL Express na África Subsariana (SSA) (http://www.dpdhl.com), afirma que a empresa realizou grandes progressos na evolução das suas estruturas de liderença na SSA e desde 2011 o número de colaboradoras nos cargos de liderança duplicou.

“Há quatro anos, 15% dos nossos cargos de liderança em toda a SSA eram preenchidos por mulheres, em comparação com mais de 35% na atualidade e estamos comprometidos em continuar a aumentar o número de membros do sexo feminino ao nível da gestão. De forma similar, parece haver um debate contínuo sobre como gerir e liderar a geração do milénio – para nós, perspetivamos a geração mais jovem como aqueles que irão desenvolver a nossa empresa, reconhecendo e aceitando assim que as diferenças e similitudes entre eles e a Geração X são cruciais para o sucesso da empresa.”

“Longe vão os tempos da abordagem hierárquica à liderança, sendo necessário manter a flexibilidade e abrir as linhas de comunicação. Os colaboradores da atualidade pretendem ter um equilíbrio positivo entre o trabalho e a vida pessoal, executar trabalho frutuoso e compreender os caminhos de crescimento que estão ao seu dispor. Se for capaz de capitalizar as suas ambições e objetivos, a sua empresa verá os benefícios”, afirma Brewer.

A pesquisa realizada pela empresa de consultoria de gestão do desempenho global Gallup revela que os colaboradores mais empenhados estão psicologicamente mais comprometidos com o seu trabalho do que aqueles que não estão. “Na DHL acreditamos que ter uma mão-de-obra motivada levará a uma maior qualidade do serviço, o que irá traduzir-se em clientes leais e operações empresariais sustentáveis e rentáveis.”

“As análises do desempenho longas e rígidas também deixaram de ser eficazes – num ambiente acelerado como o nosso, consideramos a micro-orientação mais eficaz. Focamo-nos em sessões de retorno mais pequenas e mais regulares que podem consistir numa discussão de cinco minutos durante o almoço mas que possui uma estrutura e é mais curta, menos formal e mais frequente. A orientação inversa é de igual modo importante – no momento existe uma geração dinâmica com conhecimentos técnicos na ponta dos dedos, é importante aprender com ela e obter ideias inovadoras.”

“Consideramos valioso expor os colaboradores com elevado potencial no palco global. Como empresa em rede encontramo-nos na posição afortunada de proporcionar oportunidades para os colaboradores aprenderem as melhores práticas com os diversos escritórios internacionais e implementá-las no seu trabalho em toda a região da SSA”, acrescentou Brewer.

O foco na motivação do colaborador e no compromisso recompensou. No início deste ano, o Top Employers Institute atribuiu à DHL Express a certificação de Top Employers Africa e Top Employers Global de 2015. Esta atribuição complementou as certificações de Melhor Empregador para a DHL em seis países africanos individualmente. “Somos uma de apenas cinco empresas no mundo que atingiram o estatuto de Melhores Empregadores Globais”, acrescentou Brewer.

“Agora, mais do que nunca, é importante liderar os seus colaboradores em oposição a meramente geri-los. Eles pretendem aprender consigo, sabendo no entanto que os seus pensamentos e opiniões são importantes. Se conseguir alavancar as suas atitudes positivas proativas, tal irá afetar diretamente o sucesso da sua empresa ‘”, conclui Brewer.

Distribuído pela APO (African Press Organization) em nome da Deutsche Post DHL.

Contacto dos meios sociais:

Megan Collinicos

Diretora de Publicidade e Relações Públicas, África Subsariana

DHL Express

Tel. +27 21 409 3613 Telemóvel +27 76 411 8570

megan.collinicos@dhl.com

DHL – A empresa de logística para o mundo

A DHL (http://www.dpdhl.com) é a marca global líder no setor da logística. A família de divisões da DHL oferece uma carteira de serviços de logística sem precedentes que variam entre entrega de encomendas nacional e internacional, transporte expresso internacional, rodoviário, aéreo e marítimo e gestão da cadeia de fornecimento industrial. Com mais de 325.000 colaboradores em mais de 220 países e territórios em todo o mundo, esta família de divisões liga pessoas e empresas de forma segura e fiável, permitindo fluxos de comércio globais. Com soluções especializadas para os mercados e setores em crescimento, incluindo comércio eletrónico, tecnologia, ciências da vida e cuidados de saúde, energia, indústria automóvel e venda a retalho, um compromisso comprovado para com a responsabilidade empresarial e uma presença ímpar nos mercados em desenvolvimento, a DHL encontra-se decisivamente numa posição de “A empresa de logística para o mundo”.

A DHL faz parte do Grupo Deutsche Post DHL. O Grupo gerou receitas superiores a 56 mil milhões de euros em 2014.

Para mais informações: www.dpdhl.com

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Tirer parti de l’évolution de la main-d’œuvre d’aujourd’hui pour faire prospérer nos entreprises – DHL

Tout comme beaucoup d’autres secteurs, l’industrie logistique a traditionnellement été dominée par les hommes, mais cela a changé avec le temps

LE CAP, Afrique du Sud, 31 août 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ La composition de la main-d’œuvre a beaucoup évolué au cours des dernières décennies, avec l’apparition des femmes aux postes de direction et la Génération Y sur le devant de la scène comme moteur des performances commerciales futures.

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(Charles Brewer, directeur général de DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa (SSA)

Tout comme beaucoup d’autres secteurs, l’industrie logistique a traditionnellement été dominée par les hommes, mais cela a changé avec le temps. Charles Brewer, directeur général de DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) (http://www.dpdhl.com), déclare que la société a fait de grands progrès en faisant évoluer ses structures de direction en Afrique subsaharienne, et que depuis 2011, le nombre de femmes employées à des postes de direction a plus que doublé.

« Il y a quatre ans, 15 % de nos postes de direction en Afrique subsaharienne étaient occupés par des femmes ; aujourd’hui, nous dépassons les 35 % et nous nous engageons à encore augmenter le nombre de femmes dans notre personnel de direction. De même, il semble y avoir débat sur la manière dont gérer et diriger la Génération Y. Selon nous, c’est la jeune génération qui fera avancer notre entreprise. Par conséquent, le fait de reconnaître et accepter les différences et points communs entre les Générations X et Y est essentiel à la réussite de l’entreprise.

« L’époque d’une approche hiérarchique de la direction est révolue ; il nous faut rester souple et ouvrir les voies de la communication. Les employés d’aujourd’hui souhaitent avoir un équilibre positif entre le travail et la vie privée, faire un travail intéressant et comprendre les  parcours professionnels qui leur sont proposés. Si vous savez tirer profit de leurs ambitions et de leurs objectifs, votre entreprise en récoltera les fruits, » explique M. Brewer.

Une recherche de Gallup, société mondiale de conseil en gestion des performances, montre que les employés qui se sentent plus engagés sont psychologiquement plus dévoués à leur travail. « Chez DHL, nous estimons qu’avoir une main-d’œuvre motivée nous permettra d’obtenir une grande qualité de service qui se traduira elle-même par des clients fidèles et des opérations commerciales rentables et durables.

« Les évaluations de performance conduites de manière rigide et fastidieuse ne sont plus efficaces aujourd’hui ; dans un environnement qui avance aussi rapidement que le nôtre, nous trouvons en effet que le micro-tutorat a plus d’impact. Nous nous concentrons sur des séances de rétroaction plus courtes et plus régulières qui peuvent prendre la forme d’une discussion de cinq minutes au cours du déjeuner, mais celles-ci sont structurées, plus courtes, moins formelles et plus fréquentes. Le tutorat inversé est tout aussi important. Vous avez aujourd’hui à portée de main une génération dynamique et douée en technologie. Il est important d’apprendre de ces jeunes esprits et d’aller à la recherche d’idées nouvelles.

« Exposer les employés à fort potentiel sur la scène internationale révèle pour nous des avantages notables. En tant qu’entreprise disposant d’un vaste réseau, nous avons la chance de pouvoir envoyer nos employés dans divers bureaux internationaux pour qu’ils y apprennent les bonnes pratiques professionnelles et les appliquent ensuite dans leur travail, et ce, dans toute l’Afrique subsaharienne, » ajoute-t-il.

Cet intérêt porté à la motivation et à l’engagement des employés a fini par payer. Plus tôt cette année, le Top Employers Institute a décerné à DHL Express les certifications Top Employers Africa 2015 et Top Employers Global 2015. Celles-ci s’ajoutent aux certifications Top Employers que DHL a également reçues dans six pays africains. « Nous faisons partie des cinq seules entreprises à avoir atteint le statut Top Employers Global, » ajoute M. Brewer.

« Maintenant plus que jamais, il est important de savoir diriger vos employés plutôt que de simplement les gérer. Ils veulent apprendre de vous, tout en sachant que leurs pensées et leurs opinions comptent. Si vous pouvez tirer profit de leur attitude positive, cela aura un impact direct sur la réussite de votre entreprise, » conclut-il.

Distribué par APO (African Press Organization) pour Deutsche Post DHL.

Contact médias :

Megan Collinicos

Directrice Publicité et Relations publiques, Afrique subsaharienne

DHL Express

Tél. : +27 21 409 3613 Mobile : +27 76 411 8570

megan.collinicos@dhl.com

DHL – Le spécialiste mondial de la logistique

DHL (http://www.dpdhl.com) est le leader mondial du marché dans l’industrie de la logistique. La famille de divisions DHL représente un portefeuille inégalé de services logistiques allant de la livraison nationale et internationale de colis au transport international express par route, air et mer pour les chaînes d’approvisionnement des industries. Avec plus de 325 000 employés dans plus de 220 pays et territoires à travers le monde, DHL connecte les personnes et les entreprises d’une façon sûre et fiable en facilitant les flux de commerce au niveau mondial. Ses solutions spécialisées pour les marchés et industries en croissance, notamment l’e-commerce, la technologie, les sciences de la vie et les soins de santé, l’énergie, le secteur automobile et la distribution, son engagement manifeste envers la responsabilité d’entreprise et sa présence inégalée dans les marchés en développement permettent à DHL de se positionner clairement comme « le spécialiste mondial de la logistique ».

DHL fait partie du groupe Deutsche Post DHL.  Ce groupe a généré plus de 56 milliards d’euros de revenus en 2014.

Pour plus d’informations : www.dpdhl.com

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Capitalize on today’s changing workforce to drive business success – DHL Africa

As with many other industries, the logistics industry has traditionally been male-dominated, but this has been changing over time

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, August 31, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ The workforce landscape has evolved quite significantly over the last few decades, with women in leadership and milliennials (Generation Y) taking centre stage as the drivers of business performance in the future.

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(Charles Brewer, Managing Director for DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa)

As with many other industries, the logistics industry has traditionally been male-dominated, but this has been changing over time. Charles Brewer, Managing Director of DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) (http://www.dpdhl.com), says that the company has made great strides in evolving their leadership structures in SSA and since 2011, the number of female employees in leadership roles have more than doubled.

“Four years ago, 15% of our leadership roles across SSA were filled by women, compared to over 35% now and we are committed to further increase the number of female staff members at management level. Similarly, there seems to be an ongoing debate about how to manage and lead the millennial generation – for us, we see the younger generation as the ones who will move our business forward, therefore recognizing and accepting the differences and similarities between them and Generation X is crucial to business success.”

“Gone are the days of a hierarchical approach to leadership, you have to keep things flexible and open the lines of communication. Employees of today want to have positive work-life balance, do meaningful work and understand the growth paths available to them. If you are able to capitalize on their ambitions and goals, your business will see the benefits,” says Brewer.

Research by the global performance-management consulting company Gallup shows that employees, who are more engaged, are psychologically more committed to their job than those who are not. “At DHL, we believe that having a motivated workforce will lead to great service quality which will translate into loyal customers and sustainable and profitable business operations.”

“Lengthy and rigid performance reviews are also no longer effective – in a fast paced environment such as ours, we find micro-mentoring more effective. We focus on smaller and more regular feedback sessions that may be a five minute discussion over lunch but it has a structure and it is shorter, less formal and more frequent. Reverse mentoring is just as important – you now have a dynamic, tech-savvy generation at your fingertips, it’s important to learn from them and get some fresh new ideas.”

“We find significant value in exposing high potential employees to the global arena. As a network business, we are in the fortunate position to provide opportunities for employees to learn best practices from various international offices and implement them in their work across the SSA region,” adds Brewer.

The focus on employee motivation and engagement has paid off. Earlier this year, the Top Employers Institute awarded DHL Express the 2015 Top Employers Africa and Top Employers Global certification. This is in addition to Top Employer certifications for DHL in six individual African countries. “We are one of only five companies in the world that have achieved Global Top Employers status,” adds Brewer.

“Now more than ever, it is important to lead your employees as opposed to merely managing them. They want to learn from you, while knowing that their thoughts and opinions are important. If you can leverage their positive can-do attitudes, it will directly affect your business’ success,” concludes Brewer.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of Deutsche Post DHL.

Media Contact:

Megan Collinicos

Head: Advertising & Public Relations, Sub-Saharan Africa

DHL Express

Tel +27 21 409 3613 Mobile +27 76 411 8570

megan.collinicos@dhl.com

DHL – The logistics company for the world

DHL (http://www.dpdhl.com) is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. DHL’s family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With more than 325,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories worldwide, they connect people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including e-Commerce, technology, life science and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 56 billion euros in 2014.

For more information: www.dpdhl.com

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Deutsche Post DHL


SimbaPay announces Instant Deposit Service to all Choice Bank accounts in Kenya

SimbaPay has partnered with Choice Microfinance Bank a microfinance institution founded by Kenyans abroad

NAIROBI, Kenya, August 31, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ SimbaPay (http://www.simbapay.com) – a leading digital money transfer provider – today announced the expansion of its free instant deposit service to Choice Microfinance Bank in Kenya. SimbaPay has partnered with Choice Microfinance Bank a microfinance institution founded by Kenyans abroad.

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Money transfers made to Choice Microfinance Bank by Kenyans living abroad using SimbaPay will be free of transfer fees. In addition, the recipient Choice Microfinance Bank accounts will be credited instantly.

Victor Karanja, Head of Operations for SimbaPay commented that “Our customers who already bank with Choice Microfinance Bank or have friends & family using the bank will be glad to see their transfers being credited instantly”.

Stanley Kasyoka, Deputy CEO at Choice Microfinance Bank added that “We are very excited about this new partnership with SimbaPay which is heavily engaged with the economic force that is Kenyans living abroad. Kenyans abroad are the country’s largest earner of foreign exchange today”.

SimbaPay and Choice Microfinance Bank announced the partnership on 29 Aug 2015 in London at the annual “Kenya in the Park” event where they also exhibited the service. The two companies jointly sponsored the event together with other businesses targeting Kenyans abroad. The event is an annual celebration of Kenya’s rich vibrant culture.

For ease of use, Choice Bank has been pre-loaded on to the SimbaPay platform which eliminates the need for customers having to remember the Choice Bank pay bill details. At the time of making a money transfer using SimbaPay, customers will be required to select the bank from a database of Pay Bill businesses and then enter the destination account number and amount.

Kenyans living in the UK with a bank account, debit card or credit card are now able to use the SimbaPay app to make money transfers from any mobile phone, tablet or computer. The service will be rolled out to Kenyans living in other EU countries in the near future.

SimbaPay also launched free, instant transfers to all Nigerian banks in May 2015.  In June it became the first platform in the world to allow Kenyans living abroad to make M-Pesa Pay Bill payments and continues to disrupt the cross-border remittance industry with its focus on speed and convenience.

The SimbaPay app can be downloaded for free from the Apple or Android app stores.

Visit http://www.SimbaPay.com for more information.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of SimbaPay.

To learn more about this announcement, please contact:

SimbaPay:

            Alex Maganga

            Email:             alex@SimbaPay.com

            Tel:                 +44 (0)20 3137 8517

About SimbaPay

SimbaPay (http://www.simbapay.com) is a mobile app transforming the international remittance space. With a focus on breakneck speed, convenience and constant innovation, users are able to send money to loved ones or even vendors in Africa, from wherever they are at any time of day or night.

The company is headquartered in London and can be found online at www.SimbaPay.com .

Twitter:          @SimbaPay    www.twitter.com/SimbaPay

Facebook:       www.facebook.com/SimbaPay

Blog:               http://blog.SimbaPay.com

About Choice Microfinance Bank

Choice Microfinance Bank is incorporated in Kenya and regulated by the Central Bank of Kenya. Choice Microfinance Bank started as a diaspora story that has evolved to become a local story as well.

It is a link of Kenyan Diaspora Investments to the local people’s need of small credit facilities to improve their livelihood and break the poverty cycles. The idea traces its roots to the mid 1990’s & 2000’s when Kenyans migrated in masses to the Europe & North America in search of opportunity. After years of being in the land of opportunity there was a strong desire to create opportunities for Kenyans back home.

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Twitter:          @ChoiceMFBank      www.twitter.com/ChoiceMFBank

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Leading dentistry experts exhibit in 2nd edition of Dental Africa

Hands on workshops and experts provide attendees with latest dental technologies and updates in the industry

LAGOS, Nigeria, August 31, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ The Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos, Nigeria will once again host the 2nd annual Dental Africa Exhibition & Conference (http://www.dentalafrica.com). The only specialised dental event to benefit from the privilege support of the Nigerian Dental Association. The exhibition will host some of the region and world’s well-known names in dentistry to bring the best practices, technology and innovation together under one roof.

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(Dental Africa Conference 2014)

The event will feature hands on workshops and a conference that will highlight the latest technology, procedures and developments in the field of dentistry. Dental Africa Exhibition will showcase the latest products by the frontrunners in the field from Africa and beyond. Attendees will benefit from the opportunity to network with some of the biggest local and international names, including Casa Dente Nigeria LTD, Oral B, S&S Biomat, Trinity Dental Supplies and more.

According to Roland Yammine, Managing Director, Casa Dente Nigeria LTD, “This is our first official presence within the Nigerian dental field, and as a newly established dental company that is specialized in oral implantology, Dental Africa is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure and recognition in the Nigerian dental industry .As for the workshop, we will include an interactive hands on and lecture about MEGAGEN as well as a product introduction on the features and benefits of this exciting system.”

Casa Dente Nigeria LTD will offer dental implantation workshops during the Dental Africa Exhibition & Conference. The event, organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, will take place from 7-9 October 2015 at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos, Nigeria.

“The workshop will demonstrate innovatively inducing Calcium Phosphate nano-particles to the Titanium layer of the implant and the unique implant design that eliminates the loss of crestal bone/biological width. This will lead to a faster loading period and faster treatment and recovery,” highlighted Mr Yammine.

The event will host more than 2000m2 of exhibition space, more than 1500 participants, 25 local and international speakers, and a 3 day CPD accredited conference all dedicated to the dental industry in West Africa and Nigeria.

“We chose to set up in Nigeria because we wanted to be in a growing market in its early stages, where the sector is healthy and developing steadily. We have strategically chosen to be present here after conducting several market studies for over a year. This is a promising opportunity because we can have the chance to operate in a low competitive market and grow simultaneously with our customers, creating strong bonds and customer loyalty, which will pay off on the long run,” says Mr Yammine.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions.

For media enquiries please contact:

Weaam El Ataya

Public Relations and Social Media Executive

Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions

T: +971 4 408 2813

F: +971 4 336 4021

Weaam.elataya@informa.com

Note to Editors

Dental Africa Exhibition and Conference (http://www.dentalafrica.com) is organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions (http://www.informalifesciences.com) and will be held at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos, Nigeria on 7-9 October 2015. The event will provide a platform for companies to interact with professionals from the West African dental industry. It will provide a combination of business networking and trade opportunities along with high quality workshops.

About Dental Africa Exhibition and Conference:

For more information, please visit www.dentalafrica.com

About Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions:

For more information, please visit www.informalifesciences.com

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Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions


 

AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Mauritius: “Keeping intra-country internet traffic within the country”

 

PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, August 31, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ The African Union Commission (AUC), through the Infrastructure and Energy Department, in collaboration with the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation today officially operationalized the Internet Exchange Point in Mauritius.

 

After the launch H.E. Dr. Elham Ibrahim, African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, paid a courtesy call to H.E. Bibi Ameenah Firdaus Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius.

 

H.E. Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy congratulated H.E. President of Mauritius on her recent appointment that happened during the AU year for women for empowerment. She further briefed the President on the AU Agenda 2063, the Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa and the African Internet Exchange System Project.

 

Through the African Internet Exchange System (AXIS) project, the African Union Commission has extended capacity building support to facilitate the establishment of internet exchange points in 30 Member States including Mauritius.

 

Following the capacity building support, the following twelve Member States have since set up their Internet Exchange Points (IXPs): Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Congo Republic, Cote D’Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Liberia, Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles and Swaziland.

“The Government of Mauritius has adopted Vision 2030 as the country’s economic blue print and the ICT sector is expected to drive the economy. I therefore wish to thank the African Union Commission for supporting the operationalization of the Mauritius Internet Exchange Point, said Mr. Jugdish .D. Phokeer, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation.”

An Internet Exchange Point (IXP) is a neutral physical infrastructure whose purpose is to facilitate the exchange of Internet traffic between different Internet Service Providers (ISPs) within a given territory, thereby keeping local Internet traffic local to that territory

“Africa is currently paying overseas carriers to exchange intra- continental traffic on our behalf. This is both costly as well as an inefficient way of handling exchange of local Internet traffic. I look forward to the advancement of the internet exchange point in Mauritius to be able to put its potential at the service of citizens in Mauritius and Africa.” Said H.E. AU Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy.”

 

A recent impact assessment on the African Union supported internet exchange point in Namibia indicated an estimated cost saving of USD 1.8 Million and reduction of latency from 300ms to 2ms. For the Serekunda internet exchange point in Gambia, an estimated cost saving of USD 100,000 and reduction of latency from 100ms to 2ms.

 

The launch was officiated by Mr. Jugdish .D. Phokeer, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation and H.E. Dr. Elham Ibrahim, African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy and attended by Senior Ministry Officials, and Leaders of the Industry.

 

For more information on the African Internet Exchange System Project of the African Union, visit http://www.au.int/axis

 

SOURCE 

African Union Commission (AUC)


Investment community to gather in Abuja led by IFC and World Bank

The 1st Annual Powering Africa: Nigeria meeting is fast approaching

ABUJA, Nigeria, August 31, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ The 1st Annual Powering Africa: Nigeria meeting (http://www.poweringafrica-nigeria.com) is fast approaching and despite no sign of the new APC cabinet, the Nigerian power sector is still gaining momentum. In fact, President Buhari ensured that the government signed the World Bank Partial Risk Guarantees which will enable the 450MW Azura project to move forward swiftly!

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The international investment community is surely taking notice. This week, EnergyNet is pleased to announce that the International Finance Corporation and World Bank Group are confirmed as participants at the meeting on 14 and 15 September at the Hilton Transcorp in Abuja.

Of course, the name of the game is investment – it is very clear however, that investors are sitting back, waiting for a success story before getting involved in the market and with this show of good faith and commitment by the President, the sector seems poised for take-off.

To guide these discussions and give investment advisement, the newly appointed Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission, Ms U. Aisha Hassan-Baba will join the delegation, as well as the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority represented by Obinna Ihedioha.

Development financiers are also making a strong show at the meeting with the FMO, GIZ and KfW confirmed, and of course the African Finance Corporation, who will lead discussion on releasing private sector capital.

Beyond the obvious case for increasing gas to power generation in the country, there has been an overwhelming interest in making a case for renewable integration, particularly from the solar developers – Pan Africa Solar and Access Power will fly the flag for cleantech to discuss the rich landscape for development of sustainable resources in Nigeria. FMO and GIZ (aka the Nigerian Energy Support Programme backed by the European Union) have stressed their support for promoting this side of the energy mix.

For a full list of speakers and for more information on how to join the meeting in Abuja, please see www.poweringafrica-nigeria.com or reach out directly to:

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of EnergyNet Ltd.

Event Information

Date: 15 – 16 September 2015

Venue: Transcorp Hilton, Abuja

Contact: Michael Cluskey

Tel:  +44 (0) 207 384 7833

Email: michael.cluskey@energynet.co.uk

SOURCE

EnergyNet Ltd.


 

1st Meeting of the Specialized Technical Committee on Communication and Information Technologies (STC-CCICT)

 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 31, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA

 

What: Meeting of the Specialized Technical Committee on Communication and Information Technologies (STC-CCICT)

 

Who: The meeting is organized by the Directorate of Information and Communication and the Department of Infrastructure and Energy of the African Union Commission

 

When: 31st August – 4th September 2015 divided as follows:

Highlights for media include the official opening of the experts meeting on 31 August 2015 at 09:00; the ministerial meeting on 3 September at 09:00, the Round table discussion on 3 September at 11:00 and the closing ceremony followed by a press conference at 15:30 on 4 September.

 

Time: 09:00 A.M

 

Where: African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

Objectives: The main activities and aims of the CCICT in its areas of concern are:

•    Prepare projects and programmes of the Union and submit them to the Executive Council;

•    Ensure the supervision, follow-up and evaluation of the implementation of adopted programmes decisions taken by the organs of the Union;

•    Ensure the coordination and harmonization of projects and programmes of the Union;

•    Submit to the Executive Council either on its own initiative or at the request of the Executive council reports and recommendations on the implementation of the AU programmes;

•    Carry out any other functions assigned to it for the purpose of ensuring the implementation of the provisions of the African Union Constitutive Act;

•    Establish African Common e-strategies;

•    Establish Pan-African TV and Radio Channels;

•    Discuss resources mobilization and capacity building for the implementation

•    Oversee the promotion, co-ordination and the strengthening of CIT programmes for the accelerated economic growth of Africa;

•    Develop mechanisms through which CIT contributes to the establishment of the African information Society;

•    Promote public investments on CIT infrastructure services and applications;

•    Develop frameworks for the harmonization policies and regulations in the Continent.

 

Outcome: Ministerial declaration with recommendations drawn from the reports, strategies and action plans for projects and programs implementation

 

Background: The Specialized Technical Committees (STCs), which constitute an important technical organ of the African Union (AU), were established under Article 25 of the African Economic Community Treaty (the Abuja Treaty). The STCs are expected to work in close collaboration with the various departments of the AU Commission (AUC) so as to provide well-informed inputs in their areas of specialization to the work of the Executive Council. They should also, be involved in monitoring programme development and implementation by the AUC and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) on behalf of the Executive Council.

Therefore, the early operationalization of the STCs becomes imperative, given the overall objective of accelerating continental integration and the importance attached to the effective implementation of programmes and projects of the Union. To this end, the Assembly of the Union adopted The Decision; Assembly/AU/Dec.227 (XII) reconfiguring the existing STCs and created one on Communication and Information Technologies called Committee on Communication and ICT (CCICT);

 

 

Media representatives are invited to cover the official opening of the experts meeting on 31 August 2015 at 09:00; the ministerial meeting on 3 September at 09:00, the Round table discussion on 3 September at 11:00 and the closing ceremony followed by a press conference at 15:30 on 4 September.

 

SOURCE 

African Union Commission (AUC)


 

Mohamed Ibn Chambas reiterates the support of the UN to a successful conclusion of the transition in Burkina Faso

 

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, August 28, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA), Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, conducted a three-day mission to Ouagadougou from 25 to 27 August 2015, to hold consultations in the context of the ongoing electoral process in Burkina Faso.

During his visit, Mr. Chambas met with the transitional authorities, national institutions of defense and security, leaders of political parties as well as representatives of Burkina Faso civil society organizations.

Following the announcement of the decision of the Constitutional Council regarding the ineligibility for some candidates to the polls of 11 October 2015, Mr. Chambas encourages all political actors to express their positions through legal and political channels and in peaceful manner, taking into account the overall interest of the people of Burkina Faso, and in compliance with their commitments towards the Agreement of good conduct adopted on 21 August 2015.

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General reiterates the United Nations commitment to support the electoral process based on broad popular support, a pledge of the enhancement of participatory democracy in Burkina Faso.

Mr. Chambas therefore calls on everyone to continue working toward peace and social cohesion, to allow that Burkina Faso remains a pole of stability in the West African region.

 

SOURCE 

UNITED NATIONS


 

Mohamed Ibn Chambas réitère le soutien de l’ONU à un aboutissement heureux de la transition au Burkina Faso

 

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, 28 août 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ Le Représentant Spécial du Secrétaire général de l’ONU et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’ouest (UNOWA), M. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, a effectué une mission à Ouagadougou, du 25 au 27 aout 2015, pour mener des consultations dans le cadre du processus électoral en cours au Burkina Faso.

 

Au cours de son séjour, M. Chambas a eu des entretiens avec les autorités de la transition, les institutions nationales de défense et de sécurité, les leaders des partis politiques, ainsi que des représentants des organisations de la société civile burkinabé.

 

Suite à l’annonce de la décision du Conseil Constitutionnel relative à l’inéligibilité de certains candidats aux compétitions électorales du 11 octobre 2015, M. Chambas encourage tous les acteurs politiques à exprimer leurs positions par des voies légales et politiques et de manière pacifique, tenant compte de l’intérêt général du peuple burkinabé, et en conformité avec les engagements qu’ils ont pris dans le cadre du Pacte de bonne conduite adopté le 21 aout 2015.

 

Le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général de l’ONU réitère l’engagement des Nations Unies à accompagner le processus électoral fondé sur une large adhésion populaire, gage de l’enracinement de la démocratie participative au Burkina Faso.

 

M. Chambas en appelle donc à tous pour continuer à œuvrer dans la voie de la paix et de la cohésion sociale, afin que le Burkina Faso demeure un pôle de stabilité dans la région ouest africaine.

 

SOURCE 

NATIONS UNIES

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Déclaration sur le Burundi attribuable au porte-parole du Secrétaire général


 

Déclaration sur le Burundi attribuable au porte-parole du Secrétaire général

 

NEW YORK, 28 août 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ Aujourd’hui, le Burundi commémore le quinzième anniversaire de la signature, en Tanzanie, de l’Accord d’Arusha pour la paix et la réconciliation. Ce processus a vu naître la première génération de Burundais sans aucune expérience directe de la guerre depuis l’indépendance du pays.

 

Jamais l’esprit de l’Accord d’Arusha n’aura été autant remis en cause qu’au cours des cinq derniers mois.

 

Le Secrétaire général encourage le peuple burundais à renouer avec l’esprit de dialogue, de consensus, de démocratie et de résolution pacifique des différends incarné par l’Accord d’Arusha. Il appelle les dirigeants burundais à travers tout l’échiquier politique à faire preuve de courage et de clairvoyance en renouant le dialogue avec leurs adversaires politiques et en transcendant leurs différends. Aussi grands que ces différends politiques puissent sembler, ils sont bien plus modestes que le prix d’un retour à la violence.

 

Un mois après la signature de l’Accord d’Arusha, le Facilitateur du processus de paix burundais, l’ancien Président de l’Afrique du Sud, Nelson Mandela, a déclaré au Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies : “Le Burundi est sur le point d’aborder un chapitre tout à fait nouveau de son histoire. L’histoire jugera très durement ceux qui ont délibérément choisi de barrer la route de la paix et du progrès.”

 

Aujourd’hui, le Secrétaire général fait écho à ce message. Il espère sincèrement que tous les dirigeants politiques burundais, y compris ceux qui sont en exils, pourront trouver un terrain d’entente et faire preuve de leur engagement à consolider la paix et la stabilité que l’Accord d’Arusha a apporté au pays.

 

SOURCE 

United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General

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Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Burundi


 

Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Burundi

 

NEW YORK, August 28, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ Today, Burundi marks the fifteenth anniversary of the initial signing of the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Tanzania. This process gave birth to the first generation of Burundians with no direct experience of war since independence.

 

Never has the spirit of Arusha been as sorely tested as in the past five months.

 

The Secretary-General encourages the people of Burundi to recapture the spirit of the Arusha Agreement, based on dialogue, consensus, and the peaceful settlement of disputes. He calls on all leaders from across the political spectrum to show the courage and vision to resume dialogue with their rivals and look beyond their political differences. No matter how great these difference may seem, they are smaller than the price of returning to violence.

 

A month after the signing of Arusha Agreement, the Facilitator of the Burundian Peace Process, the late President of the Republic of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, stated before the United Nations Security Council that “Burundi stands at the threshold of a completely new chapter in its history. That history will judge very harshly those that deliberately choose to obstruct the road to peace and progress.”

 

Today, the Secretary-General echoes that message. He expresses his sincere hope that all of Burundi’s political leaders, including those in exile, will find common cause and show their commitment to build on the peace and stability that the Arusha Agreement has brought to the country.

 

New York, 28 August 2015

 

SOURCE 

United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


 

La Présidente de la Commission de l’Union africaine fait ses adieux au Président sortant de la Banque africaine de dèveloppement , Donald Kaberuka

 

ADDIS ABEBA, Ethiopie, 28 août 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ La Présidente de la Commission de l’Union africaine, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, arrive à Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, ce vendredi 28 août 2015, pour faire ses adieux au Président sortant de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), Donald Kaberuka.

 

La Présidente de la Commission de l’Union africaine sera rejointe par le Secrétaire exécutif de la Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique (CEA), Dr. Carlos Lopes. Les deux dirigeants des principales institutions continentales africaines auront une réunion à huis clos avec Dr Kaberuka et prendront également la parole à une des fonctions d’adieu organisée pour le Président sortant de la BAD.

 

Depuis sa prise de fonction à la Commission de l’Union africaine au cours du dernier trimestre de 2012, Dr. Dlamini Zuma a œuvré en étroite collaboration avec Dr Donald Kaberuka sur un vaste éventail d’enjeux d’intérêt continental. La Commission de l’Union africaine, la CEA et la BAD ont collaboré sur divers programmes, projets et activités pour faire avancer le programme d’intégration de l’Afrique, y compris pour élaborer le plan directeur de développement pour l’Afrique, notamment Agenda 2063.

Cette collaboration au niveau de ces dirigeants est illustrée dans la lutte contre la maladie due au virus Ebola et dans les visites de solidarité qu’ils ont effectuées conjointement aux pays affectés.

 

Dr Donald Kaberuka quitte la BAD le 1er septembre 2015 après y avoir fourni 10 années des service remarquable et de leadership.

 

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, ancien Ministre de l’Agriculture du Nigéria, succède au Dr Donald Kaberuka. Dr Adesina a été élu en mai 2015 lors de la 50e réunion annuelle de la Banque africaine de développement.

 

SOURCE 

African Union Commission (AUC)

Posted by: africanpressorganization | 28 August 2015

IOM, UNICEF Host Mozambique Emergency Response Workshop


 

IOM, UNICEF Host Mozambique Emergency Response Workshop

 

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 28, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ IOM, UNICEF and Mozambique’s National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) yesterday (27/08) convened a workshop, attended by 35 government officials and NGO representatives, to revise the current system of assessing humanitarian needs in emergencies.

 

As one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change and environmental hazards, Mozambique faces major humanitarian crises almost every year in the form of extreme floods and cyclones.

 

The workshop, which was facilitated by emergency assessment specialists, Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS), responds to calls from the government to improve the way humanitarian needs are monitored and assessed, drawing on the lessons learnt from Zambezia’s flooding emergency in January this year.

 

Yesterday’s participants included members from the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), and directors from INGC, humanitarian organizations, and from various ministries including Education and Public Affairs.

 

“Under the current system, critical information on the ground must pass through a series of levels of government before it reaches the National Emergency Operations Centre (CENOE), by which point it can be outdated,” says IOM Project Officer Joczabet Guerrero.

 

“In addition, the current form used by local leaders to collect population data during the first 72 hours of the emergencies is very lengthy and technical, often leading them to misinterpret questions or leave sections blank, creating issues with data consistency.”

 

IOM has developed a revised rapid assessment form as a proposal to replace the current one, which will be piloted by INGC in a nation-wide emergency simulation in October this year. Government members yesterday agreed that other measures must be taken to streamline the system, such as investing in mobile phone and other messaging technologies to allow information to flow more quickly.

 

The workshop was part of IOM’s ongoing programme to facilitate the Mozambican government’s decentralization of its emergency response, as well as to improve disaster response capacity. The programme was launched shortly after the passing of new disaster legislation in April 2014, which sought to increase the autonomy and capacity of local government to implement preventative or rescue measures in their localities.

 

“The participation of IOM is very important for us,” said CENOE Information Analyst Igor Honwana. “And the fact that IOM has already developed a tool that will be tested in the simulation is a significant step for us,” he added.

 

SOURCE 

International Office of Migration (IOM)

Posted by: africanpressorganization | 28 August 2015

IOM Resumes Evacuation of South Sudanese Refugees in Ethiopia


 

IOM Resumes Evacuation of South Sudanese Refugees in Ethiopia

 

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 28, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ IOM Ethiopia this week resumed its emergency evacuation of South Sudanese refugees from the border, which had been halted since late July 2015 as all receiving camps had reached their maximum capacity.

 

Following the establishment of Pugnido 2 camp by the Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA), this week alone, IOM evacuated 3,618 refugees to the newly constructed camp. With the addition of this camp, the country’s refugee accommodation capacity has increased by 50,000.

 

As Ethiopia keeps its door open to refugees, UNHCR has announced that the country continues to accommodate the largest number of refugees in Africa, with over 700,000 refugees.

 

Despite the recently signed South Sudanese peace deal announced this week, refugees are still crossing into Ethiopia, with previously arrived refugees seeking evacuation to safe camps inside the country.

 

Building on a longstanding partnership and successful cooperation in providing ongoing assistance to asylum seekers from South Sudan, ARRA, UNHCR and IOM are providing transportation, shelter and other vital assistance to the refugees.

 

By October 2015, ARRA, IOM and UNHCR are planning to relocate over 20,000 South Sudanese refugees now living in different border camps, in the expectation of new arrivals.

 

Since the conflict broke out on December 2013, 221,376 refugees have crossed to Ethiopia seeking asylum. Including 46,473 refugees who have been relocated from camp to camp, IOM Ethiopia has moved a total of 253,085 refugees to safe areas in in Gambella and Benishangul Gumuz Regional State during the period.

 

SOURCE 

International Office of Migration (IOM)


Frost & Sullivan récompense DERMALOG pour ses prestations dans le secteur de la biométrie en Afrique

DERMALOG rencontre en particulier un grand succès au Nigéria où l’entreprise a installé avec succès un système biométrique destiné aux banques

LAGOS, Nigeria, 28 août 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ La société de conseil aux entreprises Frost & Sullivan a décerné le « 2015 African Biometrics Company of the Year Award » au plus important fabricant de produits biométriques d’Allemagne, DERMALOG Identification Systems (http://www.dermalog.com), pour ses solutions sur mesure et ses produits utilisés en Afrique. DERMALOG rencontre en particulier un grand succès au Nigéria où l’entreprise a installé avec succès un système biométrique destiné aux banques.

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(L’installation biométrique de DERMALOG a déjà permis au Nigéria d’enregistrer avec succès plus de 18 millions de clients)

Le fabricant allemand de produits biométriques DERMALOG Identification Systems s’est vu décerner dans la métropole économique sud-africaine le prix « 2015 African Biometrics Company of the Year Award ». Ce prix est venu récompenser l’entreprise hambourgeoise pour sa grande réussite dans pas moins de vingt pays africains. Ce succès a permis à DERMALOG de devenir l’entreprise leader en Afrique dans le domaine de la biométrie.

L’une des raisons principales qui ont contribué à l’obtention par DERMALOG de cette récompense réside dans sa gamme innovante de scanners d’empreintes et d’appareils biométriques. Dans des pays tels que l’Angola, le Ghana, la Tanzanie et la Zambie, l’entreprise contribue largement et durablement à proposer des solutions aux défis rencontrés localement, parmi lesquels on peut citer l’usurpation d’identité, la corruption, la démographie et la migration. L’entreprise contribue ainsi de manière importante au développement économique de ces pays.

Actuellement, au Nigéria, DERMALOG coopère avec la banque centrale et 23 autres banques à un grand projet qui prévoit l’enregistrement de tous les clients des banques du pays grâce à DERMALOG Biometrie. Les clients reçoivent ainsi un numéro de vérification bancaire avec lequel ils peuvent effectuer toutes leurs transactions en toute sécurité et avec une grande fiabilité grâce à leurs empreintes digitales. En 2013, DERMALOG avait remporté un appel d’offres international lancé par la banque centrale nigériane pour un projet doté de 50 millions de dollars.

Entretemps, l’installation biométrique de DERMALOG au Nigéria est déjà parvenue à enregistrer avec succès plus de 18 millions de clients. Ce système est si efficace, qu’il a jusqu’à présent permis d’empêcher quotidiennement environ 10.000 usurpations d’identités, ainsi que des enregistrements multiples. Il a donc permis de prévenir des tentatives d’escroquerie et de blanchiment d’argent dans le secteur financier. Au total, ce ne sont pas moins d’un million de personnes qui ont pu être découvertes par le DERMALOG ABIS (Automated Biometric Identification System) alors qu’elles tentaient d’usurper une ou plusieurs identités. Toutes les banques participant à ce projet sont désormais en mesure, grâce aux scanners d’empreintes et au logiciel DERMALOG, de garantir en toute fiabilité l’identité de leurs clients lors de transactions, puisque ceux-ci doivent être personnellement présents pour l’enregistrement.

L’entreprise hambourgeoise novatrice, leader dans le secteur de la biométrie poursuit actuellement son développement dans ce pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest. Ainsi, les clients des banques enregistrés pourront bientôt retirer de l’argent à un distributeur automatique et payer aux caisses en utilisant leurs empreintes digitales.

DERMALOG Identification Systems, dont le siège se situe à Hambourg, représente le plus grand fabricant allemand dans le secteur de la biométrie et au niveau international, l’entreprise se classe également parmi les leaders de l’identification biométrique. Des scientifiques et des informaticiens travaillent en permanence de concert pour mettre au point de nouveaux produits innovants. La gamme de produits de DERMALOG s’étend des technologies de contrôle biométrique aux frontières en passant par les cartes d’identité biométriques et les nouveaux lecteurs d’empreintes digitales pour se connecter ou pour payer ses achats. Les marchés les plus importants pour DERMALOG sont, en-dehors de l’Allemagne et de l’Europe, en particulier l’Afrique, l’Asie, l’Amérique latine et le Moyen-Orient.

En Allemagne, DERMALOG a déjà livré au total plus de 20.000 scanners d’empreintes aux administrations telles que l’état civil et les autorités chargées de l’immigration. Ces scanners permettent d’intégrer les empreintes digitales des personnes dans les nouveaux passeports, cartes d’identité et titres de séjour. Au niveau international, DERMALOG a déjà livré quelques 150.000 scanners d’empreintes supplémentaires dans plus de 70 pays. D’importantes installations ABIS (ABIS = Automated Biometric Identification System) de DERMALOG sont utilisées par plus de 130 clients gouvernementaux répartis dans le monde entier.

DERMALOG propose également des solutions aux banques et aux fabricants de distributeurs automatiques, tels que Wincor Nixdorf qui a, dans le monde entier, équipé plus de 1.000 distributeurs automatiques de scanners d’empreintes de DERMALOG afin de remplacer les codes PIN bien moins fiables.

Vous trouverez de plus amples informations sur le site www.dermalog.com.

Distribué par APO (African Press Organization) pour DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH.

Contact presse :

DERMALOG Identification Systems

Attaché de Presse

Jon Augestad

Mittelweg 120

20148 Hambourg

Allemagne

Tel. : +49 (40) 413227-0

Fax : +49 (40) 413227-89

E-mail : Jon.Augestad@dermalog.com

www.dermalog.com

SOURCE

DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH


Frost & Sullivan honors DERMALOG with biometrics prize for achievements in Africa

DERMALOG is particularly successful with a large bank installation in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria, August 28, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ The consulting company Frost & Sullivan has awarded Germany’s largest biometrics manufacturer DERMALOG (http://www.dermalog.com) and its customized solutions and products for Africa with the “2015 African Biometrics Company of the Year Award”. DERMALOG is particularly successful with a large bank installation in Nigeria.

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(The biometric installation from DERMALOG has successfully registered over 18 million bank customers in Nigeria)

In South Africa’s economic hub, the German biometrics manufacturer DERMALOG was honored with the “2015 African Biometrics Company of the Year Award”. The prize was awarded to the Hamburg-based company for its outstanding achievements in twenty African countries. DERMALOG has thus become the leading biometrics company in Africa.

A key reason for the award is also the innovative portfolio of fingerprint scanners and biometric systems from DERMALOG. In countries such as Angola, Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia, it contributes sustainably and decisively to solving local challenges such as identity theft, corruption, demography, and migration as well as the economic development of these countries.

In Nigeria, DERMALOG currently cooperates with the Central Bank and 23 other banks in a major project in which all bank customers in the country are registered via DERMALOG biometrics. Customers receive a bank verification number with which all of their transactions can be completed securely and reliably via fingerprint. In 2013, DERMALOG won an international tender from the Nigerian Central Bank for the 50-million-dollar project.

Meanwhile, the biometric installation from DERMALOG has successfully registered over 18 million customers in Nigeria. So far, approximately 10,000 double identities and multiple registrations have been averted every day, thereby preventing fraud and money laundering in the financial sector thanks to the reliability of the installation. The DERMALOG ABIS (Automated Biometric Identification System) has detected over one million individuals attempting to obtain double or multiple identities. Using DERMALOG fingerprint scanners and software, all participating banks can ensure that for all transactions, the identity reliably matches the customer because the customer must always be physically present for the registration.

The Hamburg-based biometrics innovation leader is continuing to build on its success in the West African country. In the near future, registered bank customers will also be able to withdraw cash from ATMs and pay at cash machines using their fingerprints.

DERMALOG Identification Systems, which is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, is the largest German biometrics manufacturer and one of the world’s leading companies for biometric identification. Engineers and computer scientists are continually developing new and innovative products. The product portfolio ranges from biometric border control to biometric ID cards to new “FingerLogin” and “FingerPayment” solutions. In addition to Germany and Europe, the major markets of DERMALOG include Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

In Germany, DERMALOG has supplied over 20,000 fingerprint scanners to registration offices and immigration authorities. Fingerprints are thus stored in new passports, ID cards, and residence permits. DERMALOG has meanwhile delivered an additional 150,000 fingerprint scanners to over 70 countries. Large ABIS (Automated Biometric Identification System) installations from DERMALOG have been delivered to more than 130 governmental customers worldwide.

DERMALOG also provides solutions to banks and ATM manufacturers such as Wincor Nixdorf, which has provided worldwide more than 1,000 ATMs with fingerprint technology from DERMALOG, thereby replacing the less secure PIN.

For more information, please visit www.dermalog.com.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH.

Press contact

DERMALOG Identification Systems

Media Relations

Jon Augestad

Mittelweg 120

20148 Hamburg

Germany

Tel.: +49 (40) 413227-0

Fax: +49 (40) 413227-89

E-mail: Jon.Augestad@dermalog.com

www.dermalog.com

SOURCE

DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH

Posted by: africanpressorganization | 28 August 2015

Déplacement d’Annick GIRARDIN au Gabon


 

Déplacement d’Annick GIRARDIN au Gabon

 

PARIS, France, 28 août 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mme Annick GIRARDIN, secrétaire d’État chargée du Développement et de la Francophonie, se rend en visite en République du Gabon, les 28 et 29 août 2015

 

Aux côtés de Mme Ségolène Royal, ministre de l’Ecologie, du développement durable et de l’Energie, Mme Girardin participera au sommet économique panafricain « New York Forum Africa », particulièrement consacré cette année aux initiatives des pays du sud pour le climat. À quelques semaines de la Conférence Paris Climat, Annick Girardin y évoquera la place centrale des pays africains dans la construction de l’accord de Paris et saluera leur mobilisation dans la lutte contre le dérèglement climatique. Alors que l’Afrique est le continent le plus touché par le bouleversement du climat, la secrétaire d’État rappellera l’exigence de solidarité envers les pays et les citoyens les plus vulnérables.

Au cours de son déplacement, Ségolène Royal et Annick Girardin s’entretiendront avec le Président du Gabon, M. Ali Bongo.

Le Gabon est le premier pays africain à avoir publié sa contribution à l’accord de Paris. A l’occasion d’une visite au Parc de Pongara, Annick Girardin échangera avec les autorités gabonaises sur la question centrale de la préservation des forêts, qui est au cœur des engagements des pays d’Afrique centrale pour la COP21. La secrétaire d’Etat inaugurera également le centre d’imagerie satellitaire et d’analyse des données AGEOS, qui concourt à la gestion durable des ressources naturelles et de l’environnement en Afrique centrale.

Au cours de son déplacement, Annick Girardin signera avec le gouvernement gabonais et l’Agence Française de Développement un projet de 17,8 millions consacré à la lutte contre le braconnage des éléphants et le trafic d’ivoire au Gabon.

Il s’agit du troisième déplacement de la secrétaire d’Etat en Afrique autour de la question du climat.

 

Programme :

 

Vendredi 28 août

16h30 Participation au New York Forum Africa, Libreville

20h30 Dîner officiel au New York Forum Africa

 

Samedi 29 août

09h30-11h00 Visite du Parc forestier de Pongara

12h00 Intervention de Mme Girardin au New York Forum Africa

12h15 Signature de la convention de financement AFD pour la lutte contre le braconnage des éléphants

 

13h45 Inauguration du centre d’imagerie et d’analyse AGEOS, Nkok

 

SOURCE 

France – Ministry of Foreign Affairs


 

Young woman risks 20 lashes for ‘indecent dressing’ – UN experts urge Sudan to overturn “outrageous conviction”

 

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 28, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ A group of United Nations human rights experts* expressed alarm after a female Sudanese student, Ferdous Al Toum, was sentenced to public flogging and a heavy fine for charges of ‘indecent dressing’. Another student, Rehab Omer, received a hefty fine for the same charges. “Public flogging of women is a continuing practice in the country, and the offence of modesty and the penalty of flogging are disproportionately used to punish women,” they noted.

 

“This outrageous conviction must be overturned and the girls must be immediately released,” the UN experts urged. “We also call upon the Government of Sudan to repeal all legislation that discriminates on the grounds of gender and to comply with international standards.”

 

The human rights experts have officially expressed concern to the Sudanese authorities about current legislation that allows corporal punishment of women, and the devastating consequences that such violence has on their physical and psychological integrity and well-being.

 

“There is a pressing need to address the pattern of discrimination, abuse and torture as well as the oppression and denigration of women in the country,” they said. “We urge the Government of Sudan to put an end to these grave violations of women’s human rights.”

 

The cases:

 

On 25 June 2015, the Public Order Police arrested twelve female students between 17 and 23 years old, originally from the war-torn Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan State. They were taken by Police in front of the Evangelical Baptist Church in Khartoum North, where they had attended a ceremony, and were brought to a local police station in Khartoum North. At the time of their arrest, some were wearing trousers and others skirts. It was reported that the Police subjected the students to degrading treatment and humiliating verbal abuse during their detention.

 

Two of the students were released about four hours after their arrest. The ten others were released on bail on 27 June 2015 but charged with “indecent dressing” under Article 152 of Sudan’s 1991 Criminal Act which gives the Police extensive powers to arrest any person under that ground. The punishment, if they were to be found guilty, would be 40 lashes, or a fine, or both. In practice the law has been reported to be used exclusively against women.

 

These 10 women were taken to court on 28 June 2015 where the charges against them were confirmed and court dates set. One student, Fardos Al Toum, 19, appeared in court on 6 July 2015, wearing another dress deemed indecent by the judge who, disregarding any due process, immediately sentenced her to a fine of 500 Sudanese pounds ($83) or a month in prison. Her fine was paid by human rights defenders and she will appear in court again in relation to the original charge.

 

While cases against eight of the ten female Christian students charged with ‘indecent dressing’ under Article 152 of the 1991 Penal Code of Sudan have concluded with either a not guilty verdict or a fine being imposed, other two girls have been sentenced to flogging and/or heavy fines.

 

On 16 August, Ferdous Al Toum was sentenced to be flogged 20 lashes and a fine of 500 Sudanese pounds (SDG). On 14 July Rehab Omer Kakoum was sentenced to a fine of 500 SDG. Both girls have filed appeals, but no date has yet been given for the appeal trials.

 

Three other girls were convicted on 12 August and sentenced to pay a fine of 50 Sudanese pounds (SDG) each. The other five were declared innocent and set free on 12 and 16 August.

 

The experts expressed serious concerns at the physical and psychological integrity of Ferdous Al Toum and Rehab Omer, with regard to the alleged sentence of flogging and heavy fines.

 

(*) The experts: Ms. Eleonora Zielinska, Chairperson-Rapporteur of the UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice; Ms. Dubravka Simonovic, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences; Mr. Aristide Nononsi, UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan; and Mr. Juan E. Méndez, UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

 

SOURCE 

United Nations – Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)


ECAir, the national airline of the Republic of Congo, signs a partnership agreement with the WHO

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo, August 28, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ Fatima Beyina-Moussa, Director General of ECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines (www.flyecair.com), the national airline of the Republic of Congo, and also President of the Association of African Airlines (AFRAA), hosted a press conference this Wednesday, 26 August 2015 at ECAir House, the headquarters of ECAir, with Dr Fatoumata Binta Diallo, representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Congo.

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(Fatima Beyina-Moussa (DG ECAir)

ECAir and the WHO have signed a partnership agreement within the framework of strengthening a public-private partnership. The signing of this agreement reflects the efforts that ECAir continues to deploy in order to defend and enhance the image of the Republic of Congo, and the African continent in general around the world, by supporting businesses as well as national and international organisations.

“At ECAir we are very sensitive to issues related to health and well-being. The ECAir Foundation has launched a campaign to fight against malaria. This is a project close to our heart,” noted Fatima Beyina-Moussa. “You know, our company is the official carrier for the fiftieth anniversary of the African Games, which are to be held in Brazzaville from 4 to 19 September. Within this context, we’ll be transporting thousands of athletes and officials. Additionally, our teams will be available to support WHO activities and to assist with conveying the message on the prevention of cancer, alcohol abuse and HIV/AIDS, and raising awareness of the Ebola virus.”

For Dr Fatoumata Binta Tidiane Diallo, the WHO representative in Congo, “collaborating with ECAir is an honour for the WHO, because the Congolese national airline is also involved in social issues and regularly demonstrates an ongoing awareness of health-related challenges. For us, ECAir is a key partner.”

ECAir connects Brazzaville to 12 destinations (Pointe-Noire, Ollombo, Libreville, Douala, Cotonou, Bamako, Dakar, Paris, Dubai and Beirut as well as Kinshasa and Brussels via multi-modal transport).  The company will expand its regional network in the last quarter of 2015 with the opening of the following destinations: Ouesso (Republic of Congo), Bangui (Central African Republic), N’Djamena (Chad), Yaoundé (Cameroun) and Abidjan (Ivory Coast).

With a fleet of seven aircraft (one Boeing 767, two Boeing 757s and four Boeing 737), ECAir has already carried nearly one million passengers. The company will host the 47th General Assembly of the AFRAA from 8 to 10 November 2015 in Brazzaville. This event will be under the patronage of His Excellency, Mr Denis Sassou-Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of ECAir (Equatorial Congo Airlines).

ECAir Communications & Public Relations:

Nicolas Négoce

Tel.: +242 06 510 30 23

E-mail: Nicolas.negoce@flyecair.com

About ECAir:

The national airline of the Republic of the Congo, ECAir (Equatorial Congo Airlines) (http://www.flyecair.com), was created in 2011 and employs over 500 people. In 2014, the airline transported close to 400,000 passengers. ECAir operates up to 136 weekly flights from Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo) to Paris CDG, Dubai, Beirut, Cotonou, Douala, Libreville, Bamako, Dakar, Pointe-Noire and Ollombo. Equatorial Congo Airlines, which has a fleet of 7 aircraft, has also created a river shuttle for passengers travelling from or to Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and another shuttle between Paris CDG and Brussels. ECAir is the first Congolese airline to connect the continent directly to the Middle East, with flights to Dubai and Europe and flights to Paris. Visit Flyecair.com or telephone +(33) 01 78 77 78 77 or +(242) 06 509 05 09. Our head office is located opposite Maya-Maya Airport in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.

For more information:

*Information and reservations: http://www.flyecair.com

*Visuals: http://www.flyecair.com/gallery

*Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ECAir-Equatorial-Congo-Airlines

*Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ECongoAirlines

*Instagram: econgoairlines

SOURCE

ECAir (Equatorial Congo Airlines)


 

AU Commission Chairperson meets Outgoing ACALAN Executive Secretary in farewell meeting

 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 28, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ The African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has met with the Outgoing Executive Secretary of the African Academy of Languages ACALAN Prof. Sozinho Francisco Matsinhe, who was at the AU Commission to bid farewell before retirement.

 

ACALAN is a specialized institution of the African Union mandated to develop and promote the use of African languages in all the domains of the society.

 

In their discussion, Professor Matsinhe presented the Chairperson with a book co-produced by ACALAN entitled Language Rich Africa: Policy Dialogue”. He also informed the Chairperson of an on-going project by African language experts to produce a KiSwahili language course, as part of the effort to promote the use of African languages.

 

“I believe that Africa can move quickly if it has a common language that we all can communicate in, notwithstanding the use of the other languages”, the AUC Chairperson responded, while endorsing the usefulness of the new production.

 

In a protocol on the amendments to the Constitutive Act of the African Union adopted by the 2nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union in Maputo, Mozambique on 11 July 2003, KiSwahili is one of the official languages of the Union.

 

SOURCE 

African Union Commission (AUC)


WorldVentures Foundation Plants Seeds of Hope in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe, August 28, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ As the world mourned Cecil the Lion and debated the humanity of hunting big game in Zimbabwe, a baby found abandoned in a pit latrine was being loved back to life nearby. How she got there, no one knows, but her plight fuelled purpose for those who joined WorldVentures Foundation™ (WVF) (http://www.worldventuresfoundation.org) in August for Volunteer Days at the Rose of Charity Orphanage and its Community Center in Victoria Falls.

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“My heart breaks when I think of that sweet baby, left to drown in human waste,” said WVF Executive Director Gwyneth Lloyd, as she fought back tears. “The inhumanity is unspeakable but, as horrible as it is, stories like hers are all-too common. It’s why we are called to serve.”

Lloyd and her team led two groups of WorldVentures Representatives and Members to Zimbabwe August 9-16 and August 13-16 to clean, paint, furnish and construct a sustainable food garden at the Victoria Falls orphanage. The beautiful humanitarian Simangele Moyo founded the home in 2007 as a haven for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Today, services have expanded to include personal empowerment workshops, education assistance, therapeutic counselling and more. WorldVentures Foundation raises funds and provides volunteer support for outreach organizations like Rose of Charity to fulfil its mission to positively impact children worldwide.

Lloyd said education and clear paths to self-sufficiency will help end the cycle of teen pregnancy and baby abandonment that leads to institutionalization in Zimbabwe. To that end, WVF volunteers are helping to collaborate on funding a school dropout prevention program at the orphanage that includes vocational training for careers in tourism and hospitality. Lloyd also invited the management at nearby Elephant Hills Hotel about partnering with the home on training and job placement.

“Without the selfless contributions of our volunteers, none of this would be possible,” Lloyd shared. “They’ve built more than a garden here; they’ve planted seeds of hope.”

WorldVentures Rep Misty Anderson of Chattanooga, Tenn., was among the volunteers who came to lend support. With a heart for giving that stems from her own disadvantaged youth, she expressed her passion for the Volunteer Days program.

“I’m passionate because I was kinda raised like this,” she said tearfully, while watching the orphans play. “I want to give because I didn’t really have anybody to give back for me. Being able to overcome some of the things I’ve come from, I want to help others overcome. I would advise anybody to do this because of what you get out of it.”

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of WorldVentures.

Media Contact:

Laura Wards

Corporate Affairs

WorldVentures Holdings

(972) 805-5154

press@worldventures.com

About WorldVentures

WorldVentures (http://www.worldventures.com) is the leading international direct seller of vacation club memberships and helps people achieve more fun, freedom and fulfilment by offering DreamTrips™ memberships, which include premium vacations at reduced prices. WorldVentures is a privately held company based in Plano, Texas, with active Representatives and members in 28 countries. For more information, please visit www.worldventures.com.

SOURCE

WorldVentures Holdings

Posted by: africanpressorganization | 28 August 2015

Singapore / Kenya / Presentation of Credentials Ceremony, 27 August 2015


 

Singapore / Kenya / Presentation of Credentials Ceremony, 27 August 2015

 

SINGAPORE, Singapore, August 28, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ The following foreign Head of Mission presented its credentials to President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam in ceremony at the Istana today:

 

The High Commissioner of the Republic of Kenya

Her Excellency Florence Imisa Weche

 

 

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

27 AUGUST 2015

 

 

HE FLORENCE IMISA WECHE

 

HIGH COMMISSIONER TO

 

THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

 

THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA

 

BORN:

1 March 1958

 

AGE:

56

 

MARITAL STATUS:

Married

Has four children

 

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, University of Nairobi, 1980

 

Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy, University of Nairobi, 1986

 

CAREER:

1980 – 1983

Assistant Secretary, Kenya International Conference Centre, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife

 

1983 – 1989

Assistant Secretary, Africa and African Union Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

1989 – 1997

First Secretary, Kenya High Commission, Tanzania

 

Deputy Head of Mission, Kenya High Commission, Tanzania

 

Jul 1997

– Mar 1998

Principal Finance and Establishment Officer, Kenya Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

Mar – Dec 1998

Deputy Head, Africa and African Union Division, Kenya Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

Jan 1999

– Dec 2003

Deputy Head of Mission, Kenya Embassy, China

 

Jan 2004

– Jan 2005

Deputy Head, Africa and African Union Division, Kenya Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

Feb 2005

– Sep 2006

Head, Great Lakes Office, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region

 

Sep 2006

– Sep 2009

Deputy High Commissioner, Kenya High Commission, South Africa

 

Sep 2009

– Oct 2010

Deputy Head of Mission, Kenya High Commission, Zimbabwe

 

Oct 2010

– May 2011

Acting Director, Americas Directorate, Kenya Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

May 2011

– Feb 2013

Director, Americas Directorate, Kenya Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

17 Jul 2013 to date

High Commissioner to India

 

27 August 2015

High Commissioner to Singapore

 

SOURCE 

Singapore – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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