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Integrated mobility concept planned for Rwanda

Volkswagen

KIGALI – IN another step to develop market potential in Africa, Volkswagen is set to establish an environmentally compatible local vehicle production facility in Uganda. It will be set up in the capital city Kigali to cover vehicle demand for the integrated mobility concept. Francis Gatare, Director of the Rwanda Development Board, and Thomas Schäfer, Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Group ...

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Hello Group gives migrants peace of mind

PRETORIA , ( CAJ News ) – MILLIONS of migrants have over the years fled economic and political problems and sought sanctuary in South Africa. However, while most of the migrants, officially put at 1,7 percent of South Africa’s population of more than 51 million, secure employment, sending money to sustain their families or communicate with family members back home ...

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MTN Rwanda launches platform for youth

KIGALI, (CAJ News) – MTN Rwanda has launched of a new proposition campaign targeted at the youthful subscribers on its network. Titled “YOLO, Go Be Great,” the campaign targets the 16-24 age group, offering them access to a unique platform that includes an exciting voice and data offering called the Yolo Pack. The campaign and the offer tied to it ...

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Collaboration set to enhance global digital transformation

From  SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Orlando, Florida, US ORLANDO, FLORIDA (CAJ News) – SAP has announced a collaboration to help business leaders run live in the digital era. The enterprise application software firm announced the LeadershipGarage research program and the Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) are collaborating with SAP Education Network for Digital Transformation. SAP Education Network for Digital Transformation is an initiative to ...

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Cloud solution identified as key to African challenges

From SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Orlando, United States ORLANDO, (CAJ News) – AFRICA’S prevailing challenges such as disaster  management, service delivery issues and inaccurate weather forecasts can  be averted if governments and the private sector embrace new innovations. This is according to experts from the leading global software corporation, Systems Applications Products (SAP), who add that even pressing issues such as traffic congestion, ...

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French tech firm announces Lagos expansion

LAGOS, (CAJ News) – ORANGE, the business-to-business division of the Orange Group, is reaffirming its commitment to support enterprises in Africa . The French-headquartered has established a new sales office in addition to the existing customer support activities in Nigeria . The objective is to support senior IT decision makers with strategies to grasp the market opportunities being brought by ...

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MTN appoints Fouladi IT systems executive

JOHANNESBURG , ( CAJ News ) – THE MTN Group has announced the appointment of Babak Fouladi  as Group Executive: Technology and Information Systems. Fouladi will lead the delivery of MTN’s network and information technology  strategy across the Group. On joining MTN, he would temporarily assume  responsibility for the vacant Chief Technology Officer role in MTN South  Africa, until a permanent ...

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Global firm fosters Africa digital literacy

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SAP SE, the market leader in enterprise application software, will train more than 150 000 youth in 30 African countries this year to foster digital literacy and equip the continent’s rising generation with job-relevant digital skills. Africa Code Week 2016, a programme organized by SAP, will run from October 15–23, with thousands of free coding workshops ...

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SAP: African start-ups to adapt in modern warfare

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE name Shaka Zulu is synonymous with one of the most influential monarchs in African history. The erstwhile king of the Zulu Kingdom in South Africa is lauded for changing the nature of warfare in Southern Africa through a number of innovations. Shaka, dissatisfied with the long throwing spear, is credited with introducing a short stabbing ...

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Orange invests in Africa e-commerce industry

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News)- ORANGE has announced the acquisition of a 75 million-euro equity interest in Africa Internet Group. The French mobile operator joins AXA, Goldman Sachs and long-standing investors MTN Group, Millicom and Rocket Internet. Through this investment, which will be accompanied by a series of strategic partnerships between the subsidiaries of the two groups, Orange will help Jumia and other websites run by ...

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