Daily Archives: February 22, 2020

Huawei leads in 5G commercial contracts, over half from Europe

BEIJING, Feb. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A news report by China.org.cn on Huawei, over half of the 5G commercial contracts are from Europe.

China’s tech giant Huawei announced it had secured a total of 91 5G commercial contracts worldwide to date, putting it ahead of all other major vendors despite tightening restrictions from the United States.

Ryan Ding, executive director of the Board and president of Huawei's Carrier BG, speaks on a 5G product and solution launch in London on Feb. 20

Ryan Ding, executive director of the Board and president of Huawei’s Carrier BG, speaks on a 5G product and solution launch in London on Feb. 20.

Over half of the contracts, 47, come from Europe, while 27 are in Asia, thanks to increased customer recognition, said Ryan Ding, executive director of the Board and president of Huawei’s Carrier BG, during a 5G Products and Solutions Launch in London on Feb. 20.

The company has also shipped over 600,000 5G Massive MIMO AAU (Active Antenna Unit) modules, a type of key modem used in 5G base stations, to its global customers.

As a leading global 5G supplier, Huawei is committed to developing the best end-to-end 5G solutions, which will include the industry’s highest-performance 5G base station supporting all scenarios and the Blade AAU with the industry’s highest level of integration, Ding said in his keynote speech.

The Chinese telecom company is the first in the industry to provide industrial 5G modules for vertical applications. With 4G, people can share their videos and voices, while given the ultra-high bandwidth offered by 5G, people will be able to enjoy immersive AR and VR experiences, allowing them to convey their thoughts and feelings like never before.

Ding said these amazing experiences will create incredible new value. As 5G enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) matures, high-definition video services will drive the massive growth of 5G B2C services.

5G B2B services have also shown huge potential. Huawei and some operators have jointly released 5G white papers and explored B2B applications in order to drive 5G application in numerous industries, including new media, campus, healthcare, agriculture, and mining.

At the event, Ding launched the 5G Partner Innovation Program, witnessed by many of Huawei’s industry partners. Through the program, the company plans to invest US$20 million in innovative 5G applications over the next five years, to support innovative use cases, foster development of a 5G ecosystem, and accelerate commercialization.

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Electra to Launch Their First Electric Vehicle

That will revolutionize the business and compete against all others companies in mid-range budget consumer

LEBANON, Beirut, Feb. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Electra looking to outperform, out price and out class the current EV market by building an ecofriendly supercar fit for the mid-range consumer. The ultimate symbol of strength and renewal, Electra is built with the finest EV technology available.

The priority for Electra is to replace the current ICE (internal Combustion Engine) car market to Electric Vehicles by 50% therefore having a greater impact on the Environment rather than super profits for the company.

“While watching the market for electric vehicles we noticed that either the EV cars were very expensive or not appealing in look to the customer base, in order to increase customer interest, we decided to design and build a car that will be ranked as a supercar, but still be affordable to the medium budget client;”
Mr. J Mohammad, Founder EV ELECTRA LTD.

EV Electra Limited is on a mission to support and accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy, while not compromising, on design, performance and affordability.

Planning its first appearance in Q2 2020, booking will be starting soon after.

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فارم كراودي تستحوذ على شركة اللحوم المصنعة بيست فودز إل آند بي ليمتد

من المزمع تدشين مراكز لبيع اللحوم بالتجزئة في جميع أنحاء نيجيريا خلال الربع الثاني من 2020

لاغوس، نيجيريا، 21فبراير / شباط، 2020 /PRNewswire/ — أعلنت اليوم شركة فارم كراودي “Farmcrowdy” عن الاستحواذ على شركة بيست فودز (إل آند بي) ليمتد “Best Foods (L&O) Limited” للتوسع في الإنتاج الحيواني وحلول اللحوم المصنعة بالسوق. وتمتلك الآن فارم كراودي غالبية الأسهم بشركة بيست فودز (إل آند بي) التي تقدم خدمات بيع الماشية بالجملة والمنتجات الزراعية من الإنتاج المحلي بأسعار ميسورة. وتعد الشركة إحدى أكبر شركات اللحوم المصنعة في نيجيريا بسعة معالجة 120 – 200 ثور يوميًا.

 وبهذا الاستحواذ، تواصل فارم كراودي التوسع في سلسلة القيمة بسوق اللحوم مع تحسين إنتاج الماشية واللحوم المصنعة لتلبية المعايير الدولية. كما صارت فارم كراودي كذلك المصدر المفضل للحوم المصنعة في جميع أنحاء نيجيريا بدءًا من لاغوس. وستخدم الشركة أكثر من 50 سوقًا للحوم بمنطقة جنوب غرب نيجيريا، وتدير أكثر من 100 منفذ بيع للمستهلك.

The Chairman, Best Foods L&P Limited, Mr. Emmanuel Ijewere and Founder and CEO of Farmcrowdy, Onyeka Akumah signing the acquisition deal at the Farmcrowdy office in Lagos, Nigeria.

وطبقًا لأونيكا أكوماه “Onyeka Akumah“، المؤسس والرئيس التنفيذي لشركة فارم كراودي، من المزمع أن تدخل منصة أغتك “AgTeck” سوق بيع اللحوم بالتجزئة مع تدشين مراكز فارم كراودي لبيع اللحوم في الربع الثاني من 2020 لتوفير إمكانية وصول إلى لحوم عالية الجودة من خلال التقنية، يتم إنتاجها وتصنيعها بواسطة شركة فارم كراودي.

ويوضح كينيث أوبياجولو “Kenneth Obiajulu“، عضو مجلس الإدارة المنتدب بشركة فارم كراودي، حيث يشير: “توفر بيست فودز فرصة لشركة فارم كراودي لتحسين خدماتها في الإنتاج الحيواني، وأنشطة التصنيع والتوريد”. ويضيف، “ويدعم الاستحواذ استراتيجية فارم كراودي لقيادة السوق وتلبية الاشتراطات الضرورية لزيادة سعة الإنتاج التي تقدر بـ 45 رأس ماشية يوميًا”.

وبدوره أشار إيمانويل إيجيويري “Emmanuel Ijewere“، مؤسس بيست فودز، قائلاً: “تعد هذه الصفقة مع فارم كراودي بمثابة تطور محمود لنا حيث إنه يتيح فرصة كبيرة للنمو لكلتا الشركتين. ونحن متحمسون إزاء الفرص الكبيرة”. وسينضم إيجيويري إلى فارم كراودي بصفته عضوًا بالمجلس الاستشاري.

نبذة عن فارم كراودي

تعد فارم كراودي “Farmcrowdy بمثابة أولى المنصات الزراعية الرقمية في نيجيريا التي تربط صغار المزارعين بتقنيات الزراعة الذكية، والمستلزمات الزراعية عالية الجودة، وإمكانية الوصول إلى أكبر الأسواق لتحقيق هامش ربح لائق مقارنة بالأرباح المكتسبة من التداول داخل المجتمع المحلي.

نبذة عن بيست فودز

تعد بيست فودز بمثابة مجموعة مختصة بأعمال الزراعة تتجاوز خبراتها 16 عامًا حيث تركز على أعمال اللحوم المصنعة من خلال تربية الماشية والدواجن بشركة بيست فودز والإنتاج الزراعي عبر مزارع ييست فودز فريش فارمز “Best Foods Fresh Farms“، وتسويق الإنتاج الزراعي من خلال نيجا برايد “Naijapride“، لتجارة الجملة والتجزئة وتوفير منتجات الألبان ومتعددة التخصصات. وتم تأسيس الشركة بهدف توفير رؤوس الماشية بالجملة والمنتجات الزراعية المحلية للمستهلكين بأسعار ميسورة. كما تعد بيست فودز من أوائل الشركاء النيجيريين مع شوبرايت “Shoprite“، أحد أكبر متاجر التجزئة المتخصصة في بيع الأطعمة في نيجيريا.

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South Sudan’s Rivals Form Unity Government Aiming to End War

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN – South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a coalition government that many observers prayed would last this time around.

A day after President Salva Kiir dissolved the previous government, opposition leader Riek Machar was sworn in as his deputy, an arrangement that twice collapsed in fighting during the conflict that killed nearly 400,000 people.

Kiir declared the official end of the war, and we can now proclaim a new dawn. Peace is never to be shaken ever again, the president said, adding that he had forgiven Machar and asking for Machar’s forgiveness, to applause. He called on their respective Dinka and Nuer ethnic groups to do the same.

The world’s youngest nation slid into civil war in 2013, two years after winning a long-fought independence from Sudan, as supporters of Kiir and Machar clashed. Numerous attempts at peace failed, including a deal that saw Machar return as vice president in 2016 � only to flee the country on foot months later amid fresh gunfire.

Intense international pressure followed the most recent peace deal in 2018. Pope Francis in a dramatic gesture kissed the feet of Kiir and Machar last year to coax them into putting differences aside. Saturday’s ceremony began with a presentation to them of that photo as a reminder.

Exasperation by the United States, South Sudan’s largest aid donor, and others grew as Kiir and Machar in the past year pushed back two deadlines to take the crucial step of forming the coalition government. But with less than a week before the latest deadline Saturday, each made a key concession.

Kiir announced a painful decision on the politically sensitive issue of the number of states, and Machar agreed to have Kiir take responsibility for his security. On Thursday, they announced they had agreed to form a government meant to lead to elections in three years’ time � the first vote since independence.

Finally, peace is at our doorstep, a reporter with the U.N.-backed Radio Miraya declared from Bor in long-suffering Jonglei state. In Yambio, youth with flags were reported in the streets. I rejoice with the South Sudanese, especially the displaced, hungry and grieving who waited so long, the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, tweeted.

Hugs and applause followed Machar’s swearing-in. He vowed to South Sudanese to work together to end your suffering.

And both he and Kiir thanked the pope for his gesture. We are proud to report to him that we have also reconciled, Kiir said. We were greatly humbled and challenged by him, Machar said.

Even as citizens breathed a careful sigh of relief, aid groups, analysts and diplomats warned of major challenges ahead. In a likely sign of caution, no heads of state aside from Sudan’s leader, Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, attended the swearing-in.

While much work remains to be done, this is an important milestone in the path to peace, the U.S. Embassy said in a message of congratulations.

Tens of thousands of rival forces still must be knitted together into a single army, a process that the U.N. and others have called behind schedule and poorly provisioned.

And observers have stressed that this new government must be inclusive in a country where fighting has often occurred along ethnic lines and where several armed groups operate. Not all have signed on to the peace deal.

Kiir and Machar have said outstanding issues will be negotiated under the new government.

Other vice presidents named by Kiir on Friday include Taban Deng Gai, a former ally of Machar who switched to the government side and last month was sanctioned by the U.S. over involvement in serious human rights abuses. Another is Rebecca Garang, the widow of John Garang, who led a long fight for independence from Sudan.

The humanitarian community, which has seen more than 100 workers killed since the civil war began, hopes the new government will lead to far easier delivery of food and other badly needed support as roughly half of South Sudan’s population of 12 million remain hungry. Some 40,000 are in famine conditions, a new report said Thursday, and now a major locust outbreak in East Africa has arrived.

Another more than 2 million people fled South Sudan during the civil war, and Kiir has urged them to come home.

The U.N. Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan warns that serious abuses continue. Civilians are deliberately starved, systematically surveilled and silenced, arbitrarily arrested and detained and denied meaningful access to justice, its latest report said Thursday. It said scattered deadly violence, the use of child soldiers and sexual violence imperil the fragile peace.

The Sentry, an investigative team that has alleged corruption among some South Sudanese officials, urged the international community to keep up pressure.

Years of conflict have bred deep distrust among South Sudan’s politicians, heightening the potential for a return to civil war, it said Friday. The ability to hold South Sudan’s politicians accountable throughout the process, rather than waiting until it is too late, is essential to the survival of the peace agreement.

As some analysts said the threat of further sanctions pushed Kiir and Machar to make peace once more, envoys from neighboring Sudan, Kenya and Uganda in remarks after the swearing-in called for the lifting of existing sanctions, to applause.

Source: Voice of America

Home of Togo Opposition Candidate Surrounded by Security Forces

LOME, TOGO – The home of a key Togo opposition candidate was surrounded by security forces just hours after polls closed Saturday in elections widely expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe claim a fourth term in power.

Troops could be seen outside the house of Agbeyome Kodjo, considered an important challenger in the electoral race, as the government confirmed the move and said it was for “his own safety.”

“We are largely in the lead everywhere. My house is surrounded by soldiers,” Kodjo told AFP.

Security forces were blocking all access to the property in the capitalm Lome, according to AFP journalists at the scene, while military roadblocks were being put up in the city.

Calm during vote

Polls closed earlier Saturday in an election that was initially reported to be calm with a moderate turnout, although many voters had vowed not to take part in an election they described as neither free nor fair.

Gnassingbe has led the West African country of 8 million people since 2005 following the death of his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, who ruled with an iron fist for 38 years.

Kodjo, who served as prime minister under Gnassingbe’s father, is seen as a potential dark horse after winning the backing of an influential former Catholic archbishop.

The Togo security minister, Yark Damehame, said both Kodjo’s home and that of the former archbishop had been surrounded as a precaution.

“We have received reports that he is at risk of an attack on his house by unruly individuals, but I cannot tell you from which side,” he said.

Source: Voice of America