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 Sub-Saharan Africa’s Mobile Economy Valued at More Than $150 Billion in 2018

KIGALI, Rwanda-Wednesday 17 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the world’s fastest-growing mobile region over the coming years as millions of young African consumers become mobile users for the first time, according to a new GSMA study. It reveals that more than 160 million new unique mobile subscribers1 will be added across the region by 2025, bringing the total to 623 million, representing around half of the region’s population, up from 456 million (44 per cent) in 2018. Subscriber additions will be concentrated in high-growth markets such as Nigeria and Ethiopia, the report says.

“A new generation of youthful ‘digital natives’ across Sub-Saharan Africa are set to fuel customer growth and drive adoption of new mobile services that are empowering lives and transforming businesses,” said Akinwale G ... Read more »

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NEW YORK-Wednesday 17 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, announced today it will release its results for second quarter 2019 on Thursday, August 1, 2019.

MSCI's senior management will review the second quarter 2019 results on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time. To listen to the live event, visit the events and presentations section of MSCI's Investor Relations homepage, http://ir.msci.com/events.cfm, or dial 1-877-376-9931 conference ID: 7743929 within the United States. International callers dial 1-720-405-2251 conference ID: 7743929. The earnings release and related investor presentation used during the conference call will be made available on MSCI's Investor Relations homepage.

An audio recording of the conference call will be available on our Investor Relations website, http://ir.msci.com/event ... Read more »

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 Allvision Parkview Uses Kaarta Platform with Velodyne Lidar to Inventory Roads, Curbs, and Sidewalks

 

SAN JOSE, Calif. & PITTSBURGH-Wednesday 17 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced Kaarta has included Velodyne’s smart, powerful lidar technology in Kaarta’s new Stencil 2-32 ground surface mapping solution. Equipped with Velodyne lidar, Stencil 2-32 accurately scans ground level surfaces, mapping items such as curbs, manholes, signs, poles, and other features at a fraction of the cost of traditional mobile mapping systems. The Stencil platform helps enable city planning for infrastructure improvements as well as parking and traffic management.

The 3D data generated by Stencil 2-32 can be utilized for a range of applications including BIM modeling, geospatial data analytics, and cataloging tools. For example, Allvision uses Stencil 2-32 along with data from an autonomous vehicle dev ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO-Wednesday 17 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Andersen Global is proud to announce a collaboration agreement with Cabex, one of the oldest legal and tax consulting firms in Senegal. Senegal thus becomes the thirteenth African country where Andersen Global has a member or collaborating firm offering legal services.

Located in Dakar, Cabex has been offering services to local and foreign clients from the public and para-public sectors on matters relating to national and international issues for nearly thirty years.

“Collaborating with Andersen Global shall expand our international scope and our transborder capabilities while giving us additional opportunities to expand into new markets,” Papa Alassane Ndir, Partner & General Manager at Cabex, said. “Henceforth, we are going to collaborate with many colleagues and experts from around the world and will be in a position to provide our clients more in-depth expertise.& ... Read more »

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 ‘We Care’ Launched in Rwanda to Drive Mobile Internet Uptake and Promote Digital Skills, Supported by Rwanda’s Ministry of ICT and Innovation

KIGALI-Wednesday 17 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rwanda’s mobile industry has joined forces with the GSMA to drive mobile internet adoption and increase digital literacy in the country. It was announced at the ‘Mobile 360 Africa’ event in Kigali this morning that local operators Airtel and MTN will commence a programme of activity around digital inclusion as part of the GSMA’s We Care initiative in Rwanda. We Care is launched in collaboration with Rwanda’s Ministry of ICT and Innovation and the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), supporting government efforts to boost ICT penetration and digital services across the country.

“I am glad to see the mobile operators, Airtel and MTN, coming together to work towards a common goal that will be ... Read more »

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PARIS-Friday 12 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- During the U7+ Summit held in Paris on 9-10 July 2019 under the high patronage of Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, 47 presidents from leading universities in the world engaged within the newly created U7+ discussed, voted and signed 6 commitments that tackle 5 major global challenges on the multilateral agenda: the key role of universities in a global world, climate change and energy transition, inequality in societies, technological transformations, and community engagement and impact.

The U7+ final declaration was adopted in the perspective of the upcoming G7 Biarritz Summit. The declaration results from discussions held during the 2-day summit, based on recommendations produced by international working groups led by personal representatives in the respective universities.

All proposed principles were adopted.

Multiple tangible actions are associated with each adopted princ ... Read more »

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NEW DELHI-Tuesday 16 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- On World Youth Skills Day, HBR Ascend, a mobile-first learning platform for young professionals from Harvard Business Review, released the 2019 edition of the HBR Ascend Youth Skills Survey providing valuable insights about the new perspectives and opinions of millennials about their work. HBR Ascend surveyed over 2,700 young professionals and graduating students from 100+ countries.

“The HBR Ascend Youth Skills Survey reveals that Millennials are hungry to learn and willing to invest in upskilling to acquire soft skills like Strategic Thinking, Negotiation Techniques, Networking Skills, Communications, and Analytical Thinking,” says Vivek Chachra, Country Manager (India), Harvard Business Publishing.

Insights from the Survey

    Almost three out of four respondents are confident about their technical ability. Less than 10% expressed a lack of confidence in their te ... Read more »

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KAMPALA, Uganda-Tuesday 16 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With the first reported case of Ebola emerging this week in Goma, a populous city in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) next to the Rwandan city of Gisenyi, medical care providers and public health advocates from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) are speaking out loudly—declaring that the time has come for immediate action from World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus – who, by his own admission, stated that this new revelation about the Goma case is a “game-changer.”

As of July 12, there have been 2,477 Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that have resulted in 1,655 deaths. In addition, the virus spread to neighboring Uganda, where as of June 24, there have been a total of three confirmed cases of Ebola. All three individuals had recently travelled to the DRC, and all succumbed to the disease.

D ... Read more »

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The centre in Bareen International Hospital in MBZ City will offer the latest services 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday 16 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

CosmeSurge, one of the region’s most trusted brands for cosmetic and aesthetic procedures, has launched its 15th centre in the UAE and Oman. Located on the second floor of Bareen International Hospital in Mohammed Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi, the centre will provide innovative, high quality aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery services for which the brand is renowned.

NMC Health’s Chief Operating Officer Michael Davis inaugurated the new facility, which is CosmeSurge’s fourth centre in Abu Dhabi. A team of six specialists in dermatology and aesthetic services provide facial rejuvenation, laser treatments, intravenous vitamin (IV) infusion therapy and more.

“We are excited about the opening of this new branch in the capital; the intention is to provide th ... Read more »

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The Study Is Financed by the Directorate General for the Treasury

 

RUEIL-MALMAISON, France-Friday 12 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The study examined the feasibility of bringing electricity to 142 villages in Madagascar; an effort that is no stranger to Sagemcom, who has been a leader in turnkey/ EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) projects for rural electrification since 2017. Carried out for the benefit of the Agency for the Rural Electrification Development, (ADER), the study also analyzed the hydroline potential of 15 Malagasy villages.

The project was facilitated thanks to a generous contribution of Private Sector Study and Assistance Funding (FASEP) by the French Directorate General for the Treasury. Villages were selected following a study conducted in collaboration with the Agency for the Rural Electrification Development, (ADER), between September 2018 and May 2019. Support from the HACSE design office, the soci ... Read more »

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