Download logoKaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) continued to deliver stable growth in 2018 and increased its global unaudited IFRS revenue to a total of USD 726 million*, representing a 4% YOY revenue increase. Commenting on the year’s results, Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab, said: “2018 was a crucial year for us. In 2018, Kaspersky Lab advanced the progress of its Global Transparency Initiative (http://bit.ly/2Ncc1Ay) by undertaking a number of significant actions. About Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) is a global cybersecurity company which has been operating in the market for 21 years. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them.
February 19, 2019 10:41 UTC
Hesitant to start treatment, Brown thought about the rumors she heard about the side-effects of ARV. If one is taking ARV treatment, the efficacy of the treatment is proven by an undetectable viral load. From a quick social media search, it is evident many users are not well-informed about what an undetectable viral load means. Through hashtags such as #UequalsU and #UndetectableEqualsUntransmittable, awareness around being ‘HIV undetectable’ has spread globally, giving freedom to many HIV positive people to share their status. Despite the great strides taken to improve HIV treatment, a cure is still nowhere to be found.
February 19, 2019 10:18 UTC
Morocco’s economy is getting lost in translation. Most people speak Moroccan Arabic – a mixture of Arabic and Amazigh infused with French and Spanish influences. When they get to university, lessons switch to French, the language of the urban elite and the country’s former colonial masters. Two out of three people fail to complete their studies at public universities in Morocco, mainly because they don’t speak French. “Sometimes we find ourselves giving French language courses during economy classes,” said Amine Dafir, economy professor at Hassan II University, a public institution in Mohamedia, near Casablanca.
February 19, 2019 09:22 UTC
“The industry’s worth $100 billion and yet 90 percent of coffee farmers in Ethiopia live on less than $2 a day.”That is partly because most exporters process the beans elsewhere, but also down to price fluctuations and other factors that make coffee growing a precarious business. Fruit farmers in Caribbean nations are also looking at using blockchain to attract better-paying customers, bring traceability and build a credit trail. Davis’s latest research shows climate change and deforestation are putting more than half of the world’s wild coffee species at risk of extinction. Both Davis and the FAO’s Kelly however cautioned that blockchain technology was not going to be a “quick fix”, with farmers around the world facing multiple challenges. “Farmers need access to affordable seeds, to affordable finance and credit when they need it … and these things are not going to be given by blockchain,” said Kelly.
February 19, 2019 09:22 UTC
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) recently concluded the Final Investment Decision (FID) on the development of the 4.3 trillion cubic feet Assa North/Ohaji South Fields (ANOH). The project is being developed by NNPC and its Joint Venture partners including Shell Petroleum Development Company, Total Exploration and Production Nigeria and Nigeria Agip Oil Company. Executing the gas projectAccording to Dr Baru, the successful completion of the multi-faceted project which is an integral part of the 7-Critical Gas Development Projects, would be dependent on synergy and team work between NNPC and all the key stakeholders. 📷 Highlights: Signing ceremony of Heads of Terms between @NNPCgroup and OML 118 (Bonga) Contractor Parties, at the @NNPCgroup Towers, yesterday. NNPC has engaged two project management consultants (DeltaAfrik/Worley Parson & Crestech/Penspen) to work with in achieving set project deliverables.
February 19, 2019 07:41 UTC
Busi Mabuza has just been appointed Chair of the South African chapter of the BRICS Business Council. What is your first point of focus as the chair of the South African chapter of the BRICS Business Council? On the administrative side, I have noticed our sister countries, the business councils of the other countries, are much more coercively organized, more streamlined, business has a very strong voice and business facilitates all of it. I think it is an opportunity to make sure business rolls up its sleeves and we actually benefit from the linkages our political principles have cemented. What is on the 2019 agenda for business in South Africa?
February 19, 2019 07:07 UTC
Market News State set to pay for oil field landOutgoing NLC chairman Muhammad Swazuri. FILE PHOTO | NMGThe State is expected to shell out billions to more than 516 landowners for parcels in the oil-rich South Lokichar Basin in Turkana County. Tullow Oil is developing the Lokichar-Lamu crude oil pipeline project in partnership with Africa Oil, French energy firm Total and the Kenyan government. The 750km-long export pipeline will run from the South Lokichar basin to the Coast. The South Lokichar basin comprises the 10BB and 13T blocks located in Turkana in the north-western part of Kenya.
February 18, 2019 18:35 UTC
Ideas & Debate What market watchers miss in bull, bear danceEyes on the Nairobi Securities Exchange stock price board, but what are you seeing? My friend was, and still is, on a mission to do something I strongly advise against on matters stock market investment: timing the bottoming out of the market. By the start of that year, the NSE was showing signs of shrugging off the after-effects of 2008 bear run. The 20 Share closed Quarter Two 2009 at 3,294, up 17.4 percent from its close of First Quarter. I bought into the fad hook, line, and sinker, took all my pittance earnings and ploughed them into the market.
February 18, 2019 18:35 UTC
The European Union Monday reaffirmed its commitment to the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen and to further support the UN-led political process. The EU reaffirms that only a negotiated and inclusive political solution can end the conflict in Yemen. The EU calls on all parties to maintain their commitment to the UN-led process in view of the upcoming talks, and reiterates that sustainable peace can only be achieved through negotiations involving the meaningful participation of all parties concerned, including civil society, women and youth. At this critical juncture for the future of Yemen, the Council reiterates the EU’s full support for the UN-led political process and the work of UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and of the UN mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA). The EU has contributed over €560 million of assistance to Yemen since the beginning of the conflict.
February 18, 2019 17:37 UTC
Back in December 2018, two US officials urged Trump’s administration to assist Morocco on the Western Sahara conflict. Rabat – Middle East and North Africa expert at the US Institute of Peace (USIP) Thomas Hill expressed satisfaction with the US administration’s decision to sign the 2019 spending bill. The bill reiterates Morocco’s position that Western Sahara should be considered as part of the US aids funds allocated to Morocco. The expert said that Morocco is one of the strongest allies of the US in Africa, in North Africa and in the Middle East. “Morocco is and continues to be a reliable ally of the United States in North Africa,” he added.
February 18, 2019 17:03 UTC
Source: Xinhua| 2019-02-19 00:23:40|Editor: Mu XuequanVideo Player CloseAMMAN, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- The World Economic Forum will host its regional meeting on the Middle East and North Africa in Jordan on April 6-7. The meeting, held in partnership with the King Abdullah II Fund for Development, will be the 10th meeting in Jordan and 17th meeting in the region, according to an official statement from the forum on Monday. More than 1,000 government, business and civil society leaders from over 50 countries will convene to discuss the impact of new technologies on the Arab world, means to strengthen entrepreneurship, peace and reconciliation efforts across the region, and the effects of climate change and other environmental challenges, according to the statement.
February 18, 2019 16:41 UTC
The third electricity link between Morocco and Spain will have a capacity of 700MW bringing the combined commercial capacity of all links to 1500 MW, Spanish grid operator Red Electrica de Espana said. An agreement was signed in that regard last week at a ceremony in Rabat chaired by King Mohammed VI and his guest King Felipe V of Spain. Feasibility studies will be conducted by the Spanish grid operator and its Moroccan counterpart ONEE while the cost would amount to $150 million, shared equally between the two countries. The interconnection could bring in revenues of €140 million to the Spanish electricity system, gained from tolls and congestion rent since an auction system for the management of the exchange capacity could be implemented, the Spanish grid operator said. The two countries have also signed a second collaboration agreement that is aimed at establishing a strategic partnership on energy with objectives focused on the integration of networks and the energy markets, development of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
February 18, 2019 16:30 UTC
The UN mission in the Sahara, MINURSO, has taken seriously the recent threats voiced by Polisario propagandists via social networks against the presence of peacekeepers in the Guerguarat region. The mission’s commander, Chinese Major-General Wang Xiaojun, is considering seeking the help of UNpol, the UN civil police, to face the threats, reports the e-journal le360. On February 5, the media had reported that a Polisario propagandist, settled in Norrköping, in Sweden had posted on social networks a message calling for killing the MINURSO peacekeepers in the Guerguarat region. The Minurso Commander Major-General Wang Xiaojun who took the threat seriously traveled last week to meet with a senior UNpol executive, Luis Carrilho. While the main role of MINURSO peacekeepers is to monitor compliance with the ceasefire agreement in the Sahara, UNpol has the role to enhance international peace and security by supporting Member-States in conflict, post-conflict and other crisis situations.
February 18, 2019 16:18 UTC
An angry mob lynched and burnt to death a suspected armed robber who was among a gang of seven that invaded Eziama area in Aba on Monday. NAN learnt that the incident occurred at Uche Street in Eziama, Aba North LGA in the early hours of Monday. “But luck ran against one of them who was caught by the irate mob and they burnt him to death. “We are nosing around to find out the identity of the burnt suspect because when things like this happen, people will be skeptical to talk to the police,” he said. He said that some of the valuables the robbers forcefully took from their owners at gun point had been recovered.
February 18, 2019 16:18 UTC
Cooperation relations between Morocco and the United Arab Emirates was reviewed at a meeting Sunday in Abu Dhabi, with focus on defense cooperation. The meeting gathered Moroccan Minister Delegate in charge of the National Defense Administration, Abdellatif Loudiyi, and Emirati Minister of State for Defense, Mohammed bin Ahmad Al Bawardi. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the IDEX 2019 International Defense Exhibition, which opened earlier Sunday in the presence of senior government and military officials from several countries. During their meeting, the two officials reviewed several aspects of Moroccan-Emirati cooperation and discussed ways to strengthen it, especially in the field of defense. The International Defense Exhibition and the International Naval Defense Exhibition will run until February 21.
February 18, 2019 15:22 UTC