COVID-19 crisis doubled mobile, internet banking users at Bank Audi

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has doubled the number of Bank Audi – Egypt’s mobile and internet service users, according to the bank’s CEO and Managing Director Mohamed Bedir. Bedir revealed, in an exclusive interview with Daily News Egypt, that the bank has targeted the automation of some procedures relating to applying for loans and cards through digital onboarding systems. Here, Bedir tells us more on how the bank was affected by the global health crisis, and how it managed its transformation plans. How has COVID-10 affected the bank’s plans…

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Covid19 North America 

U.S. admits first group of asylum-seekers as Biden rolls back Remain-in-Mexico policy

As part of its efforts to wind down a Trump-era policy that kept tens of thousands of asylum-seekers outside U.S. territory, the Biden administration on Friday admitted the first group of migrants who had been previously required to wait in Mexico for their immigration court hearings. U.S. border officials processed 25 Latin American asylum-seekers at the San Ysidro port of entry in southern California and allowed them to stay in the country for the duration of their proceedings. The Jewish Family Service of San Diego received the asylum applicants, who…

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Information Services 

GIZ and Orange launch Digital Center in Ethiopia to Train Young People in Digital Technology

GIZ, (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), Orange, the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, the Ethiopian Investment Commission and the Industrial Parks Development Corporation have today launched the Addis Ababa Orange Digital Center, an ecosystem that is entirely dedicated to digital skills and innovation. Following launches in Tunisia and Senegal, Ethiopia will be home to the third Orange Digital Center in Africa and the Middle East. Occupying a space of 500m2, it is the first center in East Africa that will operate as a strategic network, allowing experiences and expertise to…

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Manufacturing 

Gambia: Yorro Basse Inaugurates New Fish Factory

Tanjai comminunty in Kombo South, West Coast Region of The Gambia over the weekend witnessed the inauguration of a new fish company by a Senegalese fish-processing firm, Yerro Basse Group. The inauguration graced by the first lady, senior government officials, Senegalese dignitaries, among others, was described as good bilateral relationship between the two nations. Momodou Sidibeh, deputy director Ministry of Fisheries said the establishment of the new fish processing plant in the community will help reduce the ongoing post-harvest loss of fish. He added that the post-harvest loss of fish…

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Africa Covid19 

Ghana to roll out Covid -19 vaccines in March

The Government of Ghana has announced a roll out programme for COVID -19 vaccines in March, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health, the vaccination will be deployed  in three phases that would  target   population groups starting with health workers, security agencies, government officials, journalists and the general public. Ghana is among 145 counties listed to receive vaccines from a number of suppliers through the COVAX Facility according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The country is earmarked to take delivery of 2.4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine which…

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