INGOT Brokers Officially Launches Business in Nairobi, Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via InvestorWire — Following the attainment of the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) license, INGOT Africa Ltd (INGOT Brokers) announced the opening of its first office in Nairobi, Kenya, during a celebratory event held at the Mövenpick Residences Nairobi at the beginning of 2023.

The CMA license allows the company to operate as a Non-Dealing Online Foreign Exchange Broker under the Capital Markets Act (Cap 485 A of the laws of Kenya) and the Capital Markets (Online Foreign Exchange Trading) Regulations, 2017. This means that the company will be able to pursue its mission of empowering youth in Kenya and surrounding countries by providing transparent and reliable financial brokerage services and helping people redefine their financial goals.

INGOT Brokers is determined about enhancing financial literacy through its education unit designed to teach and train individuals, particularly youth, on investing and trading global financial markets. The unit pays special focus on identifying, educating, and training Introducing Brokers (IBs) and affiliates to grow their online trading services and optimize their potential returns, where it grants them access to utilize INGOT Brokers’ facilities and benefit from its educational materials, webinars, seminars, and personal training sessions.

The company and its shareholders have obtained licenses from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Jordan Securities Commission (JSC), Financial Services Authority (FSA) – Seychelles, Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) – South Africa, in addition to Capital Markets Authority (CMA) – Kenya. It is also registered in several countries around the globe, including Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Dubai, and Qatar. INGOT Brokers has physical offices, operation hubs, and/or consultants in Pakistan, UAE, Australia, Jordan, Saint Vincent, Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam, South Africa, Kenya, Seychelles, Iraq, and Qatar. Rules and regulations vary according to the jurisdiction the client is signed under, and should be taken into consideration.

About INGOT Africa Ltd

INGOT Africa Ltd is a premium multi-asset brokerage firm aiming to make financial markets available and accessible to all traders. The company has fostered and sustained a world-class trading environment with the highest quality of online financial services. It provides traders with an award-winning platform, excellent training conditions, significant liquidity, and accessibility to financial markets. It consistently delivers a unique trading experience. These cover a variety of financial derivatives and CFD instruments, including commodities, stocks, indices, ETFs, and currencies.

INGOT Africa Ltd is registered in the Republic of Kenya – Registration No. PVT-JZUG9YA5.
For more information, contact:
Sylvesters Munubi| Marketing Lead| INGOT Brokers Africa
s.munubi@IngotBrokers.com
Tel: 254707392645

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Synchronoss annonce une forte croissance de ses plateformes de messagerie en Asie-Pacifique, stimulée par son activité Advanced Messaging

Les prestataires du monde entier utilisent les plateformes de Synchronoss pour fournir des services à valeur ajoutée à des dizaines de millions d’abonnés

BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey, 27 févr. 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (« Synchronoss » ou la « Société ») (Nasdaq : SNCR), un leader mondial et innovateur en matière de produits et plateformes numériques, de messagerie et de cloud, a annoncé aujourd’hui une forte croissance en Asie-Pacifique, principalement stimulée par la croissance de son activité Advanced Messaging. À travers des partenariats avec des prestataires de services de toute la planète, en particulier en Japon, la société continue d’étendre son empreinte mondiale, soutenant des dizaines de millions d’abonnés dans la région.

Au Japon, la technologie Rich Communications Service (RCS) permet aux consommateurs de s’engager avec des marques et entreprises en toute sécurité et offre la meilleure expérience utilisateur qui soit aux clients japonais. Par l’intermédiaire d’un partenariat de longue date avec WIT Software, Synchronoss Advanced Messaging permet aux opérateurs mobiles NTT DOCOMO, KDDI et SoftBank de déployer une expérience RCS multi-opérateurs soutenant 32,5 millions d’abonnés.

« Nous sommes ravis de témoigner de la réussite exceptionnelle du service +Message au Japon sur la base de la plateforme de messagerie RCS WIT, et aux côtés de Synchronoss, nous sommes prêts à tirer parti de notre offre commune de messagerie enrichie pour les autres opérateurs souhaitant générer de nouvelles opportunités de revenu », a déclaré Luis Silva, PDG de WIT Software.

Un autre prestataire majeur en Asie-Pacifique a récemment annoncé une étape importante, à savoir fournir des services de messagerie électronique à plus de 50 millions d’utilisateurs. La plateforme de messagerie électronique de bout en bout, s’appuyant sur Synchronoss Email Suite et la plateforme de messagerie de base Mx9, est ultra-évolutive et assure la sécurité et la confidentialité des données à ses abonnés.

« Les récents déploiements et étapes majeures stimulent l’élan de nos plateformes Messaging dans la région Asie-Pacifique », a commenté Jeff Miller, PDG de Synchronoss. « Cette année, nous sommes impatients de travailler avec nos partenaires stratégiques, en particulier WIT Software, afin de fournir des solutions de messagerie innovantes offrant de nouvelles façons de se connecter, de collaborer, de s’engager et de faire des affaires. »

À propos de Synchronoss
Synchronoss Technologies (Nasdaq : SNCR) est un développeur de logiciels permettant aux entreprises du monde entier de se connecter à leurs abonnés de manière fiable et pertinente. Sa gamme de produits aide à rationaliser les réseaux, simplifier l’intégration et interagir avec les abonnés afin de créer de nouvelles sources de revenus, de réduire les coûts et d’accélérer la mise sur le marché. Plusieurs centaines de millions d’abonnés font confiance à Synchronoss pour rester en phase avec les individus, les services et les contenus qu’ils aiment. Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur www.synchronoss.com.

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Synchronoss Anuncia Forte Crescimento da Plataforma de Mensagens na Ásia-Pacífico Alimentado por Mensagens Avançadas

Provedores de Serviços Globais Utilizam Plataformas Synchronoss para Fornecer Serviços de Valor Agregado a Dezenas de Milhões de Assinantes

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (“Synchronoss” ou a “Empresa”) (Nasdaq: SNCR), líder global e inovadora em nuvem, mensagens e produtos e plataformas digitais, anunciou hoje o seu forte crescimento na região Ásia-Pacífico, como resultado do crescimento do Synchronoss Advanced Messaging. Por meio de parcerias com provedores de serviços globais, especificamente no Japão, a empresa continua a expandir sua presença global, apoiando dezenas de milhões de assinantes na região.

No Japão, a tecnologia Rich Communications Service (RCS) permite que os consumidores se envolvam com segurança com marcas e empresas, e proporcionem a melhor experiência de usuário para os clientes japoneses. Através de uma parceria de longa data com a WIT Software, a Synchronoss Advanced Messaging está permitindo que as operadoras móveis NTT DOCOMO, KDDI e SoftBank implantem uma experiência RCS entre operadoras com 32,5 milhões de assinantes.

“É um grande prazer testemunhar o sucesso único do serviço +Message no Japão com base na plataforma de mensagens WIT RCS e, juntamente com a Synchronoss, estamos prontos para alavancar a nossa oferta comum de mensagens amplas para outras operadoras que desejam gerar novas oportunidades de receita”, disse Luis Silva, CEO da WIT Software.

Outro proeminente provedor de serviços na Ásia-Pacífico anunciou recentemente um marco importante, o fornecimento de serviços de e-mail para mais de 50 milhões de usuários. A completa plataforma de e-mail, alimentada pelo Synchronoss Email Suite e pela plataforma de mensagens principal Mx9, é altamente escalonável e garante a segurança e a privacidade dos dados dos assinantes.

“As recentes implantações e marcos são resultado do impulso das nossas plataformas de mensagens na região da Ásia-Pacífico”, disse Jeff Miller, Presidente e CEO da Synchronoss. “Este ano, esperamos trabalhar com nossos parceiros estratégicos, especialmente a WIT Software, para oferecer soluções de mensagens inovadoras que permitam novas maneiras de conectar, colaborar, engajar e realizar negócios.”

Sobre a Synchronoss
A Synchronoss Technologies (Nasdaq: SNCR) cria software que capacita empresas ao redor do mundo a se conectarem com seus assinantes de forma confiável e significativa. O conjunto de produtos da empresa ajuda a agilizar as redes, simplificar a integração e envolver os assinantes, permitindo novos fluxos de receita, redução dos custos e aumento da velocidade no mercado. Centenas de milhões de assinantes confiam nos produtos da Synchronoss que se mantêm em sincronia com as pessoas, serviços e conteúdo que elas gostam. Saiba mais em www.synchronoss.com

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South Africa business people pleased with trade leads generated in UAE

PRETORIA, Feb 28 (NNN-SANEWS) — South African businesspeople who participated in the Gulfood Exhibition that took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates last week, have said they are pleased with the trade leads that they generated.

They recorded over 4,000 promising trade leads that they hope will soon translate into substantially tangible deals.

The 16 agro-processing companies, including the South African Fruit and Vegetables Canners Export Council (SAFVEC), showcased their products in a National Pavilion that was set up by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic).

The main objective of the support provided by the dtic through the Export Marketing and Investment Assistance scheme (EMIA) was to create a platform for these companies to develop export markets for their products.

The Founder of Makhamisa Foods and a Black Industrialists Programme beneficiary, Terence Leluma, was part of the SA delegation.

Leluma, who manufactures unique chilli-based condiments, said his company’s products received huge interest from countries such as Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, India and African countries such as Malawi and Kenya.

“The UAE market received our products well and believe our products deserve to be on the global food industry platform. We met a number of prospective clients and secured strong leads. We will be back for follow-up meetings in a month or two,” Leluma said.

“We are excited to have forged these relations. Dubai is the centre of trade and I am honoured to have been offered the opportunity to fly the South African flag high in this part of the world and take our products to the global market.”

The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Naturezone, that produces fitness waters and herbal teas from natural ingredients with zero calories, Peter Foulis, described his participation in the show as remarkable.

“We have received quality enquiries and leads. We are expecting great things to follow as we follow up on these leads. We appointed three agents at the show for UAE, Russia and India. Our neighbouring countries Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia have also shown interest in our drinks,” Foulis said.

The Project Manager of RFG Foods, the manufacturers of canned fruits and vegetables and juices, Thasha Thaver, said her stand received hundreds of visitors with a lot of interest from the Middle East and Africa.

“Some existing customers came to look for new products that we have introduced. It was a great week. We have seen the value of attending the show. Being present at the trade shows has improved our turnover and offered a vehicle to create new relations,” she said.

“More South African companies should attend and see what the rest of the world is doing, benchmark and continue to improve products so as to offer the customers innovative products,” Thasia said.

The 2023 Gulfood exhibition is regarded as the largest food and beverage trade exhibition in the Middle East.

According to the Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Fikile Majola, South Africa’s participation in the Dubai Expo 2020 was part of SA’s efforts to revive the economy and create opportunities for inclusive growth.

“It paved a way to further unlock opportunities by leveraging more trade events in the region, such as Gulfood, which offers a follow-through opportunity for South African firms,” he said. — NNN-SANEWS

Source: Nam News Network

France Revisits Relationship With Africa – Again

French President Emmanuel Macron heads to central Africa Wednesday on a four-nation visit marked by what he said ahead of his planned Wednesday departure.

On Monday, he announced a revamped relationship with Africa, amid an increase in anti-French sentiment in some places— and rising Russian and Chinese influence.

“Partnership,” “humility,” and “reorganization” are part of Macron’s lexicon this week, with his new, recalibrated strategy for Africa.

He said French military bases in Africa would be reorganized — with some becoming military academies or run in collaboration with African and European partners — based on goals defined by African hosts.

He said France will conduct more training, supply more equipment and work more closely with local troops, according to their needs.

Macron also said France must show a “profound humility” and carve out a “new balanced and mutual responsible relationship” with African nations.

Macron’s revamped Africa strategy will be put to the test this week, as he heads first to Gabon on Wednesday for a summit on forests. He then goes on to visit Angola, the Republic of Congo and the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. Only two countries on his list — Gabon and the Republic of Congo — are former French colonies.

His Africa visit follows key setbacks for France, especially in the Sahel region, as a partnership to fight an Islamist insurgency unravels. France has ended military operations in Mali and Burkina Faso, amid deteriorating relationships with the military power-holders, and rising anti-French sentiment.

Paris is also feeling pressure from other foreign powers on the continent. That includes the private Russian military group Wagner, present in places like Mali and the Central African Republic, where it is accused of committing human rights violations.

Macron derided Wagner as a so-called “life insurance policy for failed regimes and putschists.” His government accuses Russia of spreading anti-French disinformation.

“The past 10-15 years, every French president comes to power with the idea of sort of reforming the relationship with Africa — moving beyond the old legacy of post-colonial relations,” said Martin Quencez, the Paris office director for the German Marshall Fund. He spoke to VOA before Macron’s speech. He said every recent reset effort has failed.

Shortly after becoming president in 2017, Macron called for turning a “new page” in French-African relations at a meeting with university students in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. It didn’t happen the way he planned — at least not in Burkina Faso.

“Macron right now is in a position where clearly France has lost influence in a region where we have invested a lot of money and military capacity in the region,” Quencez said. “The results are quite limited, to say the least.”

It’s not clear how Macron’s latest recalibration effort will fare.

Some Africans interviewed by French media said they heard nothing new in Macron’s speech. But others were more receptive.

Speaking to France’s TV5 Monde, Alioune Tine, founder of Dakar-based research group the Afrikajom Center, noted Macron was addressing not just African allies, but countries like Mali where France has problems. He said it was good the French president was trying to improve ties — but that it takes two to do so.

Separately, Macron’s push to return African artifacts taken during colonial times has also drawn praise, and objects have been returned to Benin and Senegal. He announced draft legislation to return objects to more African countries.

Source: Voice of America

Bahrain Ambassador to Denmark meets MENA Deputy Director at Danish Foreign Affairs Ministry

Copenhagen, Feb. 28 (BNA): Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Kingdom of Denmark, residing in Brussels, Abdullah bin Faisal bin Jabur Al-Doseri, met with the Deputy Director for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Affairs at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Anders Kaldan, in the presence of the Deputy Director-General for Development Policy at the Ministry, Casper Jensen.

During the meeting, the Ambassador affirmed the keenness of the Kingdom of Bahrain to develop the friendship and cooperation relations between the two countries, noting the importance of advancing these relations in many fields in the service of common interests.

Kaldan expressed his appreciation for the level of cooperation and coordination between Denmark and Bahrain at various levels, stressing the interest of his country to continue to intensify joint bilateral cooperation and coordination to achieve common goals.

The two sides reviewed the existing relations between the two countries in various fields, and discussed a number of regional and international issues and topics of common concern.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Synchronoss Announces Strong Messaging Platform Growth in Asia Pacific Fueled by Advanced Messaging

Global Service Providers Utilizing Synchronoss Platforms to Deliver Value-Added Services to Tens of Millions of Subscribers

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (“Synchronoss” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SNCR), a global leader and innovator in cloud, messaging and digital products and platforms, today announced strong growth in Asia Pacific, primarily fueled by growth in its Advanced Messaging business. Through partnerships with global service providers, specifically in Japan, the company continues to expand its global footprint, supporting tens of millions of subscribers in the region.

In Japan, Rich Communications Service (RCS) technology enables consumers to engage with brands and businesses safely and securely, and provide the best user-experience for the Japanese customers. Through a long-standing partnership with WIT Software, Synchronoss Advanced Messaging is enabling mobile operators NTT DOCOMO, KDDI, and SoftBank to deploy a cross-operator RCS experience supporting 32.5 million subscribers.

“We are delighted to witness the unique success of the +Message service in Japan based on the WIT RCS messaging platform, and together with Synchronoss we are ready to leverage our common offer of rich messaging for other carriers that want to generate new revenue opportunities,” said Luis Silva, CEO at WIT Software.

Another prominent service provider in Asia Pacific recently announced a major milestone, delivering email services to over 50 million users. The end-to-end email platform, powered by Synchronoss Email Suite and the Mx9 core messaging platform, is highly scalable and ensures security and data privacy for its subscribers.

“The recent deployments and milestones are fueling the momentum of our Messaging platforms in the Asia Pacific region,” said Jeff Miller, President and CEO of Synchronoss. “This year, we look forward to working with our strategic partners, especially WIT Software, to deliver innovative messaging solutions that enable new ways to connect, collaborate, engage, and transact business.”

About Synchronoss
Synchronoss Technologies (Nasdaq: SNCR) builds software that empowers companies around the world to connect with their subscribers in trusted and meaningful ways. The company’s collection of products helps streamline networks, simplify onboarding, and engage subscribers to unleash new revenue streams, reduce costs and increase speed to market. Hundreds of millions of subscribers trust Synchronoss products to stay in sync with the people, services, and content they love. Learn more at www.synchronoss.com.

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IOM East and Horn of Africa Drought Response – Situation Report (1-31 January 2023)

1,477,089 people reached in January 2023

9% Increase from December 2022

48% of people reached are female

2,747,071 people reached since January 2022

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Following a historic fifth consecutive failed rainy season in the Greater Horn of Africa, more than 36 million people have been affected by the drought in the region, of which more than two million people have been forced to leave their homes in search of life-saving assistance. A recent Famine Review Committee report for Somalia stated: “… if funding, outreach, management and coverage in all sectors and in particular in health and WASH are not scaled up, famine is a strong possibility and not only in the April-June 2023 period but well beyond that.” In November 2022, IOM issued a regional drought appeal, targeting six million people with multisectoral assistance—IOM Ethiopia has since finalized an updated appeal, targeting an additional 100,000 people.

Source: International Organization for Migration