INGOT Brokers Officially Launches Business in Nairobi, Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via InvestorWire — Following the attainment of the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) license, INGOT Africa Ltd (INGOT Brokers) announced the opening of its first office in Nairobi, Kenya, during a celebratory event held at the Mövenpick Residences Nairobi at the beginning of 2023.

The CMA license allows the company to operate as a Non-Dealing Online Foreign Exchange Broker under the Capital Markets Act (Cap 485 A of the laws of Kenya) and the Capital Markets (Online Foreign Exchange Trading) Regulations, 2017. This means that the company will be able to pursue its mission of empowering youth in Kenya and surrounding countries by providing transparent and reliable financial brokerage services and helping people redefine their financial goals.

INGOT Brokers is determined about enhancing financial literacy through its education unit designed to teach and train individuals, particularly youth, on investing and trading global financial markets. The unit pays special focus on identifying, educating, and training Introducing Brokers (IBs) and affiliates to grow their online trading services and optimize their potential returns, where it grants them access to utilize INGOT Brokers’ facilities and benefit from its educational materials, webinars, seminars, and personal training sessions.

The company and its shareholders have obtained licenses from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Jordan Securities Commission (JSC), Financial Services Authority (FSA) – Seychelles, Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) – South Africa, in addition to Capital Markets Authority (CMA) – Kenya. It is also registered in several countries around the globe, including Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Dubai, and Qatar. INGOT Brokers has physical offices, operation hubs, and/or consultants in Pakistan, UAE, Australia, Jordan, Saint Vincent, Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam, South Africa, Kenya, Seychelles, Iraq, and Qatar. Rules and regulations vary according to the jurisdiction the client is signed under, and should be taken into consideration.

About INGOT Africa Ltd

INGOT Africa Ltd is a premium multi-asset brokerage firm aiming to make financial markets available and accessible to all traders. The company has fostered and sustained a world-class trading environment with the highest quality of online financial services. It provides traders with an award-winning platform, excellent training conditions, significant liquidity, and accessibility to financial markets. It consistently delivers a unique trading experience. These cover a variety of financial derivatives and CFD instruments, including commodities, stocks, indices, ETFs, and currencies.

INGOT Africa Ltd is registered in the Republic of Kenya – Registration No. PVT-JZUG9YA5.
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Sylvesters Munubi| Marketing Lead| INGOT Brokers Africa
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Synchronoss annonce une forte croissance de ses plateformes de messagerie en Asie-Pacifique, stimulée par son activité Advanced Messaging

Les prestataires du monde entier utilisent les plateformes de Synchronoss pour fournir des services à valeur ajoutée à des dizaines de millions d’abonnés

BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey, 27 févr. 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (« Synchronoss » ou la « Société ») (Nasdaq : SNCR), un leader mondial et innovateur en matière de produits et plateformes numériques, de messagerie et de cloud, a annoncé aujourd’hui une forte croissance en Asie-Pacifique, principalement stimulée par la croissance de son activité Advanced Messaging. À travers des partenariats avec des prestataires de services de toute la planète, en particulier en Japon, la société continue d’étendre son empreinte mondiale, soutenant des dizaines de millions d’abonnés dans la région.

Au Japon, la technologie Rich Communications Service (RCS) permet aux consommateurs de s’engager avec des marques et entreprises en toute sécurité et offre la meilleure expérience utilisateur qui soit aux clients japonais. Par l’intermédiaire d’un partenariat de longue date avec WIT Software, Synchronoss Advanced Messaging permet aux opérateurs mobiles NTT DOCOMO, KDDI et SoftBank de déployer une expérience RCS multi-opérateurs soutenant 32,5 millions d’abonnés.

« Nous sommes ravis de témoigner de la réussite exceptionnelle du service +Message au Japon sur la base de la plateforme de messagerie RCS WIT, et aux côtés de Synchronoss, nous sommes prêts à tirer parti de notre offre commune de messagerie enrichie pour les autres opérateurs souhaitant générer de nouvelles opportunités de revenu », a déclaré Luis Silva, PDG de WIT Software.

Un autre prestataire majeur en Asie-Pacifique a récemment annoncé une étape importante, à savoir fournir des services de messagerie électronique à plus de 50 millions d’utilisateurs. La plateforme de messagerie électronique de bout en bout, s’appuyant sur Synchronoss Email Suite et la plateforme de messagerie de base Mx9, est ultra-évolutive et assure la sécurité et la confidentialité des données à ses abonnés.

« Les récents déploiements et étapes majeures stimulent l’élan de nos plateformes Messaging dans la région Asie-Pacifique », a commenté Jeff Miller, PDG de Synchronoss. « Cette année, nous sommes impatients de travailler avec nos partenaires stratégiques, en particulier WIT Software, afin de fournir des solutions de messagerie innovantes offrant de nouvelles façons de se connecter, de collaborer, de s’engager et de faire des affaires. »

À propos de Synchronoss
Synchronoss Technologies (Nasdaq : SNCR) est un développeur de logiciels permettant aux entreprises du monde entier de se connecter à leurs abonnés de manière fiable et pertinente. Sa gamme de produits aide à rationaliser les réseaux, simplifier l’intégration et interagir avec les abonnés afin de créer de nouvelles sources de revenus, de réduire les coûts et d’accélérer la mise sur le marché. Plusieurs centaines de millions d’abonnés font confiance à Synchronoss pour rester en phase avec les individus, les services et les contenus qu’ils aiment. Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur www.synchronoss.com.

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Synchronoss Anuncia Forte Crescimento da Plataforma de Mensagens na Ásia-Pacífico Alimentado por Mensagens Avançadas

Provedores de Serviços Globais Utilizam Plataformas Synchronoss para Fornecer Serviços de Valor Agregado a Dezenas de Milhões de Assinantes

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (“Synchronoss” ou a “Empresa”) (Nasdaq: SNCR), líder global e inovadora em nuvem, mensagens e produtos e plataformas digitais, anunciou hoje o seu forte crescimento na região Ásia-Pacífico, como resultado do crescimento do Synchronoss Advanced Messaging. Por meio de parcerias com provedores de serviços globais, especificamente no Japão, a empresa continua a expandir sua presença global, apoiando dezenas de milhões de assinantes na região.

No Japão, a tecnologia Rich Communications Service (RCS) permite que os consumidores se envolvam com segurança com marcas e empresas, e proporcionem a melhor experiência de usuário para os clientes japoneses. Através de uma parceria de longa data com a WIT Software, a Synchronoss Advanced Messaging está permitindo que as operadoras móveis NTT DOCOMO, KDDI e SoftBank implantem uma experiência RCS entre operadoras com 32,5 milhões de assinantes.

“É um grande prazer testemunhar o sucesso único do serviço +Message no Japão com base na plataforma de mensagens WIT RCS e, juntamente com a Synchronoss, estamos prontos para alavancar a nossa oferta comum de mensagens amplas para outras operadoras que desejam gerar novas oportunidades de receita”, disse Luis Silva, CEO da WIT Software.

Outro proeminente provedor de serviços na Ásia-Pacífico anunciou recentemente um marco importante, o fornecimento de serviços de e-mail para mais de 50 milhões de usuários. A completa plataforma de e-mail, alimentada pelo Synchronoss Email Suite e pela plataforma de mensagens principal Mx9, é altamente escalonável e garante a segurança e a privacidade dos dados dos assinantes.

“As recentes implantações e marcos são resultado do impulso das nossas plataformas de mensagens na região da Ásia-Pacífico”, disse Jeff Miller, Presidente e CEO da Synchronoss. “Este ano, esperamos trabalhar com nossos parceiros estratégicos, especialmente a WIT Software, para oferecer soluções de mensagens inovadoras que permitam novas maneiras de conectar, colaborar, engajar e realizar negócios.”

Sobre a Synchronoss
A Synchronoss Technologies (Nasdaq: SNCR) cria software que capacita empresas ao redor do mundo a se conectarem com seus assinantes de forma confiável e significativa. O conjunto de produtos da empresa ajuda a agilizar as redes, simplificar a integração e envolver os assinantes, permitindo novos fluxos de receita, redução dos custos e aumento da velocidade no mercado. Centenas de milhões de assinantes confiam nos produtos da Synchronoss que se mantêm em sincronia com as pessoas, serviços e conteúdo que elas gostam. Saiba mais em www.synchronoss.com

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France Revisits Relationship With Africa – Again

French President Emmanuel Macron heads to central Africa Wednesday on a four-nation visit marked by what he said ahead of his planned Wednesday departure.

On Monday, he announced a revamped relationship with Africa, amid an increase in anti-French sentiment in some places— and rising Russian and Chinese influence.

“Partnership,” “humility,” and “reorganization” are part of Macron’s lexicon this week, with his new, recalibrated strategy for Africa.

He said French military bases in Africa would be reorganized — with some becoming military academies or run in collaboration with African and European partners — based on goals defined by African hosts.

He said France will conduct more training, supply more equipment and work more closely with local troops, according to their needs.

Macron also said France must show a “profound humility” and carve out a “new balanced and mutual responsible relationship” with African nations.

Macron’s revamped Africa strategy will be put to the test this week, as he heads first to Gabon on Wednesday for a summit on forests. He then goes on to visit Angola, the Republic of Congo and the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. Only two countries on his list — Gabon and the Republic of Congo — are former French colonies.

His Africa visit follows key setbacks for France, especially in the Sahel region, as a partnership to fight an Islamist insurgency unravels. France has ended military operations in Mali and Burkina Faso, amid deteriorating relationships with the military power-holders, and rising anti-French sentiment.

Paris is also feeling pressure from other foreign powers on the continent. That includes the private Russian military group Wagner, present in places like Mali and the Central African Republic, where it is accused of committing human rights violations.

Macron derided Wagner as a so-called “life insurance policy for failed regimes and putschists.” His government accuses Russia of spreading anti-French disinformation.

“The past 10-15 years, every French president comes to power with the idea of sort of reforming the relationship with Africa — moving beyond the old legacy of post-colonial relations,” said Martin Quencez, the Paris office director for the German Marshall Fund. He spoke to VOA before Macron’s speech. He said every recent reset effort has failed.

Shortly after becoming president in 2017, Macron called for turning a "new page” in French-African relations at a meeting with university students in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. It didn’t happen the way he planned — at least not in Burkina Faso.

“Macron right now is in a position where clearly France has lost influence in a region where we have invested a lot of money and military capacity in the region,” Quencez said. “The results are quite limited, to say the least.”

It’s not clear how Macron’s latest recalibration effort will fare.

Some Africans interviewed by French media said they heard nothing new in Macron’s speech. But others were more receptive.

Speaking to France’s TV5 Monde, Alioune Tine, founder of Dakar-based research group the Afrikajom Center, noted Macron was addressing not just African allies, but countries like Mali where France has problems. He said it was good the French president was trying to improve ties — but that it takes two to do so.

Separately, Macron's push to return African artifacts taken during colonial times has also drawn praise, and objects have been returned to Benin and Senegal. He announced draft legislation to return objects to more African countries.

Source: Voice of America

Jill Biden Departs Africa, Leaving Message of Warmth, Hope in Wake

There was none of the U.S. presidency's muscular, national security-focused approach on display as Jill Biden, in flowery dresses and pin-thin heels, hugged and smiled her way through Namibia and Kenya on her debut trip to the continent as first lady, which concluded Sunday.

Biden used hopeful words to address tough social issues.

"We face many of the same challenges, from climate change to economic inequality to strengthening democracy, which is why the U.S. African Leaders Summit was held in Washington, D.C., in December because it was so important to him," she said, referring to her husband, President Joe Biden, in a speech to a room full of dignitaries and diplomats who gathered to hear her at Namibia's State House on Thursday.

"And it's why I'm proud to be standing here, standing with a strong democracy. … As Joe said at the summit, African voices, African leadership and African innovation are all critical to addressing the most pressing global challenges and realizing the vision. We all share a world that is free."

She brought along one of her seven grandchildren to spotlight how girls and women can be powerful engines of change.

Jill Biden is up against major hurdles, say analysts who focus on gender and development issues.

"Every country has a woman problem, I would say," said Caren Grown, a senior fellow in the Center for Sustainable Development at the Brookings Institution. "There's no country around the world in which women are absolutely equal to men across all domains.

"We've made a lot of progress globally, and many countries have made progress over the last many years, especially in terms of education. But we still have really big gaps between men and women in employment, labor force participation, earnings. There's no country around the world where women make more or earn more than men, although the gaps have closed. We're still not at parity."

And as young people, women and activists showed Biden on her five-day trip, Africa, too, has a woman problem.

In an informal settlement outside of Windhoek, Namibia's capital, Biden met a teen who told her how her pregnancy forced her out of 11th grade.

In Nairobi, Kenya's capital, she met with youths at a screening of a South African MTV series that shows that for South Africa's young women, transactional sex is the norm, not the exception. South Africa's president has described gender-based violence as "a second pandemic."

And in Nairobi's sprawling Kibera slum, she and Kenya's first lady met with women who, because of their lack of access to conventional finance, set up an informal lending network. Systems like these lack the protections or guarantees of banks, and often traffic in much smaller sums.

President Joe Biden — who often refers to himself as "Jill Biden's husband" — said after her return on Monday that her effort showed his administration's strong commitment to Africa.

"She met with the presidents and first ladies of both countries," he said. "She spoke to more than a thousand young people — the first generation born out of apartheid in Namibia. … In Kenya, she met families affected by devastating drought and food insecurity … made worse by Putin's brutal assault on Ukraine. And made it clear that America's commitment to Africa is real."

And by choosing to hold all of her high-profile substantive events with female leaders, America's first lady conveyed a clear message of her own and made a not-so-subtle nod to Namibia's first lady Monica Geingos, whose husband's second and final term ends next year.

"It's always time to have a female president, no matter what country you're in," Jill Biden said as she toured a local charitable organization with Geingos on Thursday. "So I'm very supportive of women running for office."

Analysts say it's unclear whether the trip will result in new initiatives or policy changes for the continent.

But, Grown says, Biden's efforts challenge a belief that pervades to this day, and not just on the mother continent: that being born a girl means you lose in life.

"Dr. Biden has been a role model, not only in the education field but with everything that she's done in her capacity as first lady," she said. "That gives hope to girls who can grow up knowing that there's many roles that they can take on as adults, and they can move into fields that might have been denied to them; they might be able to get education."

Source: Voice of America

Global Service Providers Utilizing Synchronoss Platforms to Deliver Value-Added Services to Tens of Millions of Subscribers

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (“Synchronoss” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SNCR), a global leader and innovator in cloud, messaging and digital products and platforms, today announced strong growth in Asia Pacific, primarily fueled by growth in its Advanced Messaging business. Through partnerships with global service providers, specifically in Japan, the company continues to expand its global footprint, supporting tens of millions of subscribers in the region.

In Japan, Rich Communications Service (RCS) technology enables consumers to engage with brands and businesses safely and securely, and provide the best user-experience for the Japanese customers. Through a long-standing partnership with WIT Software, Synchronoss Advanced Messaging is enabling mobile operators NTT DOCOMO, KDDI, and SoftBank to deploy a cross-operator RCS experience supporting 32.5 million subscribers.

“We are delighted to witness the unique success of the +Message service in Japan based on the WIT RCS messaging platform, and together with Synchronoss we are ready to leverage our common offer of rich messaging for other carriers that want to generate new revenue opportunities,” said Luis Silva, CEO at WIT Software.

Another prominent service provider in Asia Pacific recently announced a major milestone, delivering email services to over 50 million users. The end-to-end email platform, powered by Synchronoss Email Suite and the Mx9 core messaging platform, is highly scalable and ensures security and data privacy for its subscribers.

“The recent deployments and milestones are fueling the momentum of our Messaging platforms in the Asia Pacific region,” said Jeff Miller, President and CEO of Synchronoss. “This year, we look forward to working with our strategic partners, especially WIT Software, to deliver innovative messaging solutions that enable new ways to connect, collaborate, engage, and transact business.”

About Synchronoss
Synchronoss Technologies (Nasdaq: SNCR) builds software that empowers companies around the world to connect with their subscribers in trusted and meaningful ways. The company’s collection of products helps streamline networks, simplify onboarding, and engage subscribers to unleash new revenue streams, reduce costs and increase speed to market. Hundreds of millions of subscribers trust Synchronoss products to stay in sync with the people, services, and content they love. Learn more at www.synchronoss.com.

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Synchronoss Announces Strong Messaging Platform Growth in Asia Pacific Fueled by Advanced Messaging

Global Service Providers Utilizing Synchronoss Platforms to Deliver Value-Added Services to Tens of Millions of Subscribers

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (“Synchronoss” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SNCR), a global leader and innovator in cloud, messaging and digital products and platforms, today announced strong growth in Asia Pacific, primarily fueled by growth in its Advanced Messaging business. Through partnerships with global service providers, specifically in Japan, the company continues to expand its global footprint, supporting tens of millions of subscribers in the region.

In Japan, Rich Communications Service (RCS) technology enables consumers to engage with brands and businesses safely and securely, and provide the best user-experience for the Japanese customers. Through a long-standing partnership with WIT Software, Synchronoss Advanced Messaging is enabling mobile operators NTT DOCOMO, KDDI, and SoftBank to deploy a cross-operator RCS experience supporting 32.5 million subscribers.

“We are delighted to witness the unique success of the +Message service in Japan based on the WIT RCS messaging platform, and together with Synchronoss we are ready to leverage our common offer of rich messaging for other carriers that want to generate new revenue opportunities,” said Luis Silva, CEO at WIT Software.

Another prominent service provider in Asia Pacific recently announced a major milestone, delivering email services to over 50 million users. The end-to-end email platform, powered by Synchronoss Email Suite and the Mx9 core messaging platform, is highly scalable and ensures security and data privacy for its subscribers.

“The recent deployments and milestones are fueling the momentum of our Messaging platforms in the Asia Pacific region,” said Jeff Miller, President and CEO of Synchronoss. “This year, we look forward to working with our strategic partners, especially WIT Software, to deliver innovative messaging solutions that enable new ways to connect, collaborate, engage, and transact business.”

About Synchronoss
Synchronoss Technologies (Nasdaq: SNCR) builds software that empowers companies around the world to connect with their subscribers in trusted and meaningful ways. The company’s collection of products helps streamline networks, simplify onboarding, and engage subscribers to unleash new revenue streams, reduce costs and increase speed to market. Hundreds of millions of subscribers trust Synchronoss products to stay in sync with the people, services, and content they love. Learn more at www.synchronoss.com.

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France Unveils New Africa Strategy

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to deliver an address Monday unveiling France’s new Africa strategy.

Later in the week, the French leader travels to Gabon, Angola, the Republic of Congo and Congo.

Macron’s visit to Africa comes as many nations there have expressed an anti-France sentiment that has included street protests in some West and North African countries.

France is also finding that its long economic ties with Africa are starting to fray as Russia, China and Turkey make inroads.

In addition, Mali has replaced the French troops stationed there with Russian military contractors, something France would not like to see replicated.

The French leader will also attend a forest-themed climate summit in Gabon.

Source: Voice of America