Kasisto Establishes Itself as the Intelligent Digital Assistant Leader for Banking on the African Continent

Kasisto makes key organizational hires within the African market as the firm experiences significant growth and selection of KAI by 3 of the top 5 financial institutions within this important region NEW YORK and JOHANNESBURG, May 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Kasisto, creators of KAI, the leading digital experience platform for the financial services industry, announced today […]

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French Pres Macron hosts summit on post-Covid Africa finance

PARIS, May 18 (NNN-AGENCIES) — French President Emmanuel Macron Tuesday hosts African leaders and chiefs of global financial institutions for a summit meeting that will seek to provide Africa with critical financing swept away by the Covid-19 pandemic. Africa has so far been less badly hit by the pandemic than other global regions — with a total of 130,000 dead across the continent. But the economic cost is only too apparent, with the International Monetary Fund warning in late 2020 that Africa faces a shortfall in the funds needed for…

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Africa Financing Summit in Paris Ends With Calls for Funding, Vaccines

PARIS – A Paris summit on supporting African nations hard-hit by COVID-19’s fallout wrapped up Tuesday with sweeping calls for massive financial and vaccination support for Africa — and a broader sea change in relations between donor nations and the continent. French President Emmanuel Macron called earlier for a new deal for Africa. Among the goals he and other leaders outlined were doubling COVID-19 vaccination targets for Africa by the end of 2021 under the COVAX vaccine-sharing scheme; persuading International Monetary Fund member states to triple so-called special drawing rights…

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US Ambassador to UN Pledges Partnership Ahead of Key Africa Meeting

JOHANNESBURG – U.N. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a longtime Africa specialist, laid out the Biden administration’s policies on Africa ahead of a U.N. Security Council meeting Wednesday on the topic. She also noted she is working behind the scenes with African nations on the Security Council to address the current conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Thomas-Greenfield, who forged her diplomatic career in Africa, said she doesn’t see the continent as a challenge but as a home away from home. That’s the attitude she plans to take into…

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Marshmello To Headline Unprecedented UEFA Champions League Final Opening Ceremony Presented By Pepsi®

– PLATINUM-CERTIFIED MUSIC PRODUCER, ARTIST AND DJ TO TAKE THIS YEAR’S OPENING CEREMONY TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH ONE-OF-A-KIND PERFORMANCE – PURCHASE, N.Y., May 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — #FORTHELOVEOFIT – Today, UEFA and Pepsi® reveal that award-winning global superstar Marshmello will headline this year’s UEFA Champions League final Opening Ceremony presented by Pepsi. The platinum-certified artist/producer known for smash hits ‘Happier,’ […]

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Viasat Obtains Full Suite of Operating Licenses in Nigeria; Plans to Deliver High-Quality Satellite Internet to Help Create Digital and Social Inclusion

ABUJA, Nigeria and CARLSBAD, Calif., May 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Working in partnership with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, proudly announced today it was granted a full suite of operating licenses—Internet Service Provider (ISP) license, VSAT license and  three Earth Stations in Motion (ESIM) licenses—in order to […]

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