CORPORATE APPOINTMENTS/DEPARTURES

ViacomCBS Promotes Olivier Jollett To New Streaming Strategy & Mobile-focused Role

By Nina Tsintsadze For Tatyana Kozlova, there is no better feeling than to see the fruits of her labour. This loan officer from, Stepnogorsk a small town in Kazakhstan bursts with pride when her clients succeed and feels happy to have contributed to their success. Tatyana’s story is one with humble beginnings. She joined KMF, the largest microfinance organisation in Kazakhstan, as a cashier. Since then, Tatyana has been on the up and up, first being promoted to the administration department, and recently becoming a loan officer. Hard work, commitment...
MEDIA

Disney+ Launches Star Hub With Thousands Of Hours Of Shows And Movies

By Jonathan Easton Disney has launched adult-oriented Star, the first major expansion to Disney+ since the SVOD’s launch in November 2019. Available across Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, the new hub launches as a dedicated brand within Disney+. It comes with a catalogue of thousands of hours of movies and shows from Disney General Entertainment Content, including Disney Television Studios (ABC Signature and 20th Television), FX Productions, 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures, and others. The expansion should help to allay common criticisms that the platform has failed to deliver...
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Andersen Solidifies Africa Platform

By Kingsley I. Ilechukwu, Correspondent Lagos Following its rapid expansion in Africa, Andersen Global is now unifying its African member firms under the brand “Andersen.” As part of this transition, five former collaborating firms will become member firms of Andersen Global, solidifying its platform in Africa. The announcement comes on the heels of the adoption of the Andersen brand by the founding US member firm in 2019, and member firms in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East in 2020. Andersen Global member firms in Nigeria and Kenya—previously operating under...
CYBER SOLDIERING

HALCON Unveils UAE’s First Air Defence Missile

C-RAM forms Part Of Rheinmetall AG’s Skynex Air Defence System By Ron Chen, Correspondent A regional leader in the production and supply of precision-guided weapons, HALCON unveiled SkyKnight - the first UAE designed and manufactured counter-rocket, artillery, and mortar (C-RAM) missile system, at the International Defence and Exhibition Conference (IDEX) 2021. EDGE, the parent company of HALCON, has been developing a short-range air defence system, as has Germany-based Rheinmetall AG, which was actively seeking a missile system to form part of its Skynex air defence system. The companies decided to...
DIPLOMATIC ECONOMY

Delegation Of Nigeria’s Ministry Of Petroleum Resources Holds A Bilateral Meeting With The Ministry Of Mines And Hydrocarbons Of Equatorial Guinea

By Precious John, Special Correspondent Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima met with Minister of State Petroleum Resources of Nigeria H.E. Timipre Sylva, at the presidential palace in Malabo intending to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries. The meeting included a signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which will consolidate new opportunities for the hydrocarbons sector for both countries and, allow the counterparts to collaborate on maritime piracy protection strategies as security remains a major concern for energy infrastructure, with attacks...
DIPLOMATIC ECONOMY

Cameroon’s Tradex Inaugurates Its First Service Station In Equatorial Guinea As Part Of Its Expansion Plan

By Precious John, Special Correspondent Equatorial Guinea’s Head of State H.E. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo officially inaugurated Cameroonian oil operator, Tradex’s first service station last week after nine months of construction work. The new filling station located in Malabo II was constructed by Equatoguinean company, Alammarin For Construction SL and has a storage capacity of 100,000 litres of fuel and 300 tanks of 12.5kg of butane gas. The launch of Tradex’s flagship filling station in the country signals its entrance into Equatorial Guinea’s petroleum products market and, forms part of...
INDEX/REPORT/SURVEY

Research From STL Partners And Vertiv Reveals Why Telcos Should Prioritize Efficiency And Sustainability In 5G Networks

By Ron Chen, Correspondent ASEAN Region 5G will be the most transformative communications technology in a generation and enable a universe of new services, including advanced energy management capabilities that will be critical to solving growing energy and sustainability challenges. But new research highlights the practical challenges of 5G energy management facing telecommunications operators. Estimates suggest 5G networks can be up to 90 per cent more efficient per traffic unit than their 4G predecessors, but they still require far more energy due to increased network density, heavy reliance on IT...
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

ICD And JSCB Sign US$ 25 Million Line Of Financing Agreement

By Ron Chen, Correspondent ASEAN Regio The CEO of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), Ayman Amin Sejiny and the Chairman of the Management Board of Uzbek Industrial and Construction Bank (JSCB), Sakhi Annaklichev signed a US$25 Million Shari’ah-compliant Line of Financing Agreement which will be utilized by JSCB to local finance private sector businesses, especially Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The ICD, the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDBG), extended its third Line of Financing facility to JSCB with the...
EDUTECH

La Fondation Dassault Systèmes Supports The Launch of InnoTechLab In Cameroon To Transform Local Innovation And Education

By Francois Giudice, Correspondent France La Fondation Dassault Systèmes, a foundation dedicated to transforming the future of education and research with the learning and discovery capabilities of 3D technology and virtual universes, today announced it supported the nonprofit Digital Transformation Alliance on the creation and launch of InnoTechLab, the first high-tech innovation center for technology, industrialization and education in Cameroon. The aim of InnoTechLab is to instill an inclusive and sustainable transformation of African society based on an industrial, technological and digital revolution. This can be achieved by fostering greater...
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