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Youtap partners with MatchMove to deliver open-loop payments for mobile money customers

ASIA
NAIROBI, Kenya This partnership is in response to the growing demand for Mastercard companion cards connected with mobile money accounts globally Youtap a global provider of contactless mobile money payments and financial services software, has announced a partnership with MatchMove that will provide Youtap’s customers in Africa and Asia with an off-the-shelf open-loop payment acceptance solution for closed-loop wallets.Youtap has worked closely with MatchMove to provide integration to Youtap Pay, Youtap’s mobile money payment processing platform. The combined solution will enable mobile operators to issue Mastercard companion cards to their mobile money customers. Cards can be branded and integrated with an operator’s current mobile wallet app. It makes it possible for

European Union supports combating Climate Change in Sudan

EUROPE
KHARTOUM, Sudan, Delegation of the European Union to Sudan announced € 8.5 million for projects addressing climate change in Sudan On June 5, 2017, we celebrate the World Environment Day. The environment is essential in every aspect of life. The air, water, soil, food we need for survival, all depend on the environment. On this occasion, the Delegation of the European Union to Sudan announced € 8.5 million for projects addressing climate change in Sudan. The projects are financed by the EU Global Climate Change Alliance+ (GCCA+). The objective of these projects is to improve the ability of Sudanese communities to respond to the challenges posed by climate change. This will be achieved through the protection and better management of farmlands, forests and

Konnect Africa set to reshape the satellite broadband industry

ASIA
LONDON, United Kingdom, With products aligned with the preferences and habits of end-users, Konnect Africa is making a strong push with a double objective: to be a partner of choice on the continent and to demonstrate how satellite technology is today the most relevant solution for unlocking access to the Internet in Africa With new-generation services starting today in Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda, Konnect Africa is confirming its bold ambitions for Sub-Saharan Africa. The company’s innovative service offerings and products, included packaged offers inspired by ‘pay as you go’ models and Wi-Fi hotspots schemes, have already convinced a number of local operators, telecom companies and resellers. With products aligne

$1 billion Israeli solar commitment to ECOWAS

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MONROVIA, Liberia, $20 million agreement for Liberia’s first solar field inked as Prime Minister Netanyahu arrives; “Power to the African people,” says Israeli MP NeguiseUnder the MOU signed today between the State of Israel and ECOWAS, Israel’s leading solar developer will invest $1 billion over the next four years to advance green energy power projects across the 15 member states of the West African economic community.    “In honor of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s two terms in office, and Liberia’s friendship with the State of Israel, Energiya Global and our international partners will finance and build a commercial-scale solar field at the Roberts International Airport, which will supply 25% of the country’s generation capacity,” says Yosef I. Abramowitz

Argentine cooperation in South Africa

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, In the context of the project "Development of experimental plots in sustainable agriculture", carried out through the Argentine Fund of South-South Cooperation (FO.AR) in South Africa, Argentine experts from the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) participated in the exhibition On 16-19 May, Argentine Cooperation was present in NAMPO, the most important agroindustrial exhibition of the African continent, held this year in Bothaville, South Africa. South African companies and institutions, such as Grain SA and the University of Pretoria, also participated in the event, under the oversight of the Agriculture Research Council In the context of the project "Development of experimental plots in sustainable agriculture", carried ou...

Argentina-Netherlands-Mozambique triangular cooperation

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, The Argentine Republic thus reaffirms its commitment to cooperate with African countries in the field of agro-industry, through public-private and third sector partnershipsOn 22-23 May, experts from the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA), with the Directorate General for International Cooperation and the Argentine Embassy in Mozambique, held working meetings in the city of Maputo with the NGO Technoserve, at which it was agreed to work on the development of no-till farming demonstration plots in the central region of the country. The project seeks to show how the implementation of the Argentine production system and its related technologies can raise food production levels while reducing environmental degradation. The Argentine Re...

ICC World Cricket Division 3; Canada, Oman and Singapore on same points, Uganda lost.

ASIA
 Oman and Singapore secure second wins; Canada slumps to defeat as Malaysia wins first match Oman pulled off a convincing win against Uganda to join Canada and Singapore on four points at the midway stage of the ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 on Friday, 26 May. Jatinder Singh top-scored with 58 to lead Oman to victory by six wickets after Uganda had been bowled out earlier in the day for 144 at the Kyambogo Cricket Oval, Kampala. Singapore defeated the USA by seven wickets after an unbeaten 162 runs fourth wicket partnership between Arjun Mutreja (101 not out) and Chetan Suryawanshi (74 not out) secured a convincing win for the Asian side. Earlier, Steven Taylor had scored 69 to help his side to 237 all out in 47 overs. Canada suffered a surprising six-wicket

President Museveni meets Rajiv Shah, Rockefeller Foundation President

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Tuesday, 23rd May 2017   Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has received and held a meeting at State House, Entebbe, with a delegation from the Rockefeller Foundation, led by Foundation’s President, Dr. Rajiv Shah. The Foundation CEO has prioritized the East African Region since he took office on March 1st this year. The Rockefeller Foundation support to Uganda dates back to the 1930s with investments in health and education sectors. President Museveni, who warmly welcomed Dr. Rajiv Shah and his delegation to Uganda, briefed his guests on the areas of support that Uganda could secure from the Rockefeller Foundation. “Uganda Government is fighting against ticks in livestock. Our target is to have vaccines against tick-borne diseases developed. We shall be pleased if you c