Daily Archives: July 26, 2018

KT Builds Digital System for National Identification in Tanzania

– South Korea PM and Tanzania Home Minister Visit New Data Center

– KT to Undertake More ICT Projects in Gabon, Botswana and Angola

SEOUL, South Korea, July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — KT Corp. (KRX: 030200; NYSE: KT), South Korea’s largest telecommunications company, completed a new digital system for national identification in Tanzania, marking major progress for the company in Africa as KT continues to tap into new business opportunities throughout the continent.

South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-Yon (center, seated) and Tanzanian Home Affairs Minister Alphaxard Lugola (second from right, seated) photographed with government officials and representatives from KT and Samsung C&T at the main data center of Tanzania’s new national electronic resident registration system in Kibaha on July 22.

South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-Yon, Tanzanian Home Affairs Minister Alphaxard Lugola and other officials from the two countries visited the main data center for Tanzania’s countrywide registration system on July 22. The data center is located in Kibaha in eastern Tanzania.

The recently launched registration system is a significant step in KT’s endeavor to expand its cooperation throughout Africa. KT is currently working on various projects to improve the ICT infrastructure in the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent, including high-speed communications networks in Gabon and Botswana and a public security network in Angola.

In May, the Korean telecom leader completed the construction of Africa’s first nationwide LTE network in Rwanda and also won a project to establish a surveillance system that will help prevent illegal fishing in the West African countries Sierra Leone and Liberia.

“Our latest projects in Rwanda and Tanzania will encourage other Korean enterprises to explore promising African markets,” said Yun Kyoung-Lim, head of KT’s future convergence and global businesses. “KT will continue to introduce Korea’s outstanding ICT technologies to the African continent through more scheduled projects.”

The new IT-based public administration system in Tanzania includes the digital national identification data center in Kibaha, a backup center, 13 regional resident registration offices, a fingerprint identification and management system, a network control system and a resident registration website.

KT formed a consortium with Samsung C&T Corp. to undertake the 52.6 billion won (US$47 million) project, which was commissioned by Tanzania’s National Identification Authority. The project began in April 2015 and included the participation of 15 Korean small- and medium-sized companies. KT remains responsible for the system’s repair and maintenance until June 2020.

KT expects that the digital registration system will help boost the economic and social development of the East African country. Tanzania has a population of some 56 million people and a 6 to 7 percent annual economic growth exceeding that of its neighbors.

Tanzania is a mountainous and densely forested country sprawling over a vast territory in the African Great Lakes region, which presented many challenges to the construction of a nationwide digital public administration system. While physical national registration offices were as far as 1,100 kilometers (684 miles) away from one another, they are now connected on the new digital system.

There were particular difficulties constructing buildings and laying optical fiber cables in the northwestern region of Mwanza, also known as the City of Rocks. KT’s vast experience in building and operating data centers throughout different countries helped overcome the acutely challenging obstacles in Mwanza.

The Tanzanian government is expected to soon implement the new digital system for national identification. The nation hopes to use the system to improve public services in education, hygiene and healthcare. The government also expects to use the system to alleviate some of the country’s social problems by targeting certain crimes and tax evasion.

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KT Corporation, Korea’s largest telecommunications service provider reestablished in 1981 under the Telecommunications Business Act, is leading the era of innovations in the world’s most connected country. The company leads the 4th industrial revolution with high speed wire/wireless network and innovative ICT technology. After installing 4.5 million fixed lines for 20 million users in just 12 years, KT was the first telecom provider to introduce 5G broad-scale trial service in 2018. It is another step in KT’s continuous efforts to deliver essential products and services as it seeks to be the No.1 ICT Company and People’s Company.

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Africa’s Biggest Exchange Golix Adds XinFin’s XDCE Token to Its Currency Lineup

SINGAPORE / ACCESSWIRE / July 26, 2018 / In line with its drive to open Africa to various cryptocurrencies, Golix – the pan African digital currencies trading platform has listed the XDCE token on its exchanges.

This makes XDCE the ninth digital currency to be listed on the exchange. Similar to the other tokens available on Golix, the XDCE token will be tradeable in the 7 African countries where Golix is live, providing a fiat to cryptocurrency trading option.

XDCE is an Ethereum based token launched by XinFin, while XDC is a native fuel to run various network features on XinFin hybrid blockchain and is also using blockchain technology to enable finance and international trade on platform called Tradefinex.org. XDC token can be utilised to power various infrastructure projects at Tradefinex.org platform.

Both the tokens are swappable at 1:1 ratio at alphaex.net digital exchange.

The listing of XDCE on Golix expands XinFin’s global presence to the fast growing African economy. It also extends the company’s use case to a continent whose booming markets have a significant need for efficient, cost-effective transactional solutions.

Yeukayi Kusangaya, Golix’s product manager spoke enthusiastically about the introduction of XDCE into the African cryptocurrency space calling the relationship between Golix and XinFin strategic for global fintech.

“Golix has a strong belief in the extension of financial autonomy to all of Africa and it has embraced blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies as the tools to achieve this. XinFin has displayed similar values, adopting blockchain solutions in the world of fintech. Our objectives and preferred solutions are aligned so it is strategic and befitting for us to work together.”

Enthusiastic on the listing, Chris Neill, Ecosystem Development and Community Manager, XinFin said, “XinFin is really excited to collaborate with Golix and we believe that this partnership will help our growing community in Africa to trade XDCE tokens against other major cryptocurrencies.”

The XDCE can be traded by anyone with an account on Golix. Users in the respective countries in Africa where Golix operates can buy it on golix.com.

About Golix

Golix is a Pan-African fintech startup company that runs a cryptocurrencies exchange with the same name.

Launched in Zimbabwe in December 2014 as BitFinance by Tawanda Kembo and Verengai Mabika, it was the country’s first Bitcoin company. It currently has live exchanges in Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

Its customers use its platform to buy and sell cryptocurrencies using fiat deposits. The cryptocurrencies traded are used for remittances to and international payments from African countries.

Golix’s mission is to give every person in Africa financial autonomy. It is doing this by providing infrastructure that gives access to cryptocurrencies. It acts as the bridge between conventional payment methods and ubiquitous channels, and the digital currencies that characterise the global economy.

About XinFin

XinFin is a global open source Hybrid Blockchain protocol/platform with independent community contributors comprising of long term backers, network utility and tech developers. XinFin Network [XDCE] (https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/xinfin-network/) is a utility network that lets enterprises deploy real world applications on Hybrid Blockchain Protocol in a conducive, compliant and regulation friendly environment for diverse use cases in trade, finance, remittance, supply chain, healthcare and other industrial areas to improve business efficiency. XinFin has developed TradeFinex, a consortium owned hybrid blockchain platform for the development of IAC i.e. Infrastructure as an Asset Class.

Follow XinFin on Twitter (@XinFinF), Telegram (https://t.me/xinfintalk), Slack (https://xinfin-public.slack.com/) and contribute to GitHub (https://github.com/XinFinorg) channel.

SOURCE: XinFin

Africa’s Biggest Exchange Golix Adds XinFin’s XDCE Token to Its Currency Lineup

SINGAPORE / ACCESSWIRE / July 26, 2018 / In line with its drive to open Africa to various cryptocurrencies, Golix – the pan African digital currencies trading platform has listed the XDCE token on its exchanges.

This makes XDCE the ninth digital currency to be listed on the exchange. Similar to the other tokens available on Golix, the XDCE token will be tradeable in the 7 African countries where Golix is live, providing a fiat to cryptocurrency trading option.

XDCE is an Ethereum based token launched by XinFin, while XDC is a native fuel to run various network features on XinFin hybrid blockchain and is also using blockchain technology to enable finance and international trade on platform called Tradefinex.org. XDC token can be utilised to power various infrastructure projects at Tradefinex.org platform.

Both the tokens are swappable at 1:1 ratio at alphaex.net digital exchange.

The listing of XDCE on Golix expands XinFin’s global presence to the fast growing African economy. It also extends the company’s use case to a continent whose booming markets have a significant need for efficient, cost-effective transactional solutions.

Yeukayi Kusangaya, Golix’s product manager spoke enthusiastically about the introduction of XDCE into the African cryptocurrency space calling the relationship between Golix and XinFin strategic for global fintech.

“Golix has a strong belief in the extension of financial autonomy to all of Africa and it has embraced blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies as the tools to achieve this. XinFin has displayed similar values, adopting blockchain solutions in the world of fintech. Our objectives and preferred solutions are aligned so it is strategic and befitting for us to work together.”

Enthusiastic on the listing, Chris Neill, Ecosystem Development and Community Manager, XinFin said, “XinFin is really excited to collaborate with Golix and we believe that this partnership will help our growing community in Africa to trade XDCE tokens against other major cryptocurrencies.”

The XDCE can be traded by anyone with an account on Golix. Users in the respective countries in Africa where Golix operates can buy it on golix.com.

About Golix

Golix is a Pan-African fintech startup company that runs a cryptocurrencies exchange with the same name.

Launched in Zimbabwe in December 2014 as BitFinance by Tawanda Kembo and Verengai Mabika, it was the country’s first Bitcoin company. It currently has live exchanges in Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

Its customers use its platform to buy and sell cryptocurrencies using fiat deposits. The cryptocurrencies traded are used for remittances to and international payments from African countries.

Golix’s mission is to give every person in Africa financial autonomy. It is doing this by providing infrastructure that gives access to cryptocurrencies. It acts as the bridge between conventional payment methods and ubiquitous channels, and the digital currencies that characterise the global economy.

About XinFin

XinFin is a global open source Hybrid Blockchain protocol/platform with independent community contributors comprising of long term backers, network utility and tech developers. XinFin Network [XDCE] (https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/xinfin-network/) is a utility network that lets enterprises deploy real world applications on Hybrid Blockchain Protocol in a conducive, compliant and regulation friendly environment for diverse use cases in trade, finance, remittance, supply chain, healthcare and other industrial areas to improve business efficiency. XinFin has developed TradeFinex, a consortium owned hybrid blockchain platform for the development of IAC i.e. Infrastructure as an Asset Class.

Follow XinFin on Twitter (@XinFinF), Telegram (https://t.me/xinfintalk), Slack (https://xinfin-public.slack.com/) and contribute to GitHub (https://github.com/XinFinorg) channel.

SOURCE: XinFin

10th Rhino Dies After Transfer to Kenyan Park

Kenya’s ministry of tourism and wildlife says another rhinoceros has died from drinking salty water at a new sanctuary in a national park. The black rhino was the 10th to die since being transferred to the park earlier this month. Yet another rhino at the sanctuary was injured after being attacked by lions.

Speaking to reporters in Nairobi, Tourism and Wildlife Minister Najib Balala gave details on the latest rhino casualties in Tsavo National Park.

“Unfortunately yesterday the 10th rhino died, and we have just done the postmortem, and we have the result of the postmortem,” Balala said. “Also, unfortunately, the eleventh rhino has been attacked by lions yesterday was treated and so far we are monitoring that eleventh rhino. It’s a sad situation of what has happened.”

A total of 14 black rhinos were sent to the new park four weeks ago. Government findings show the rhinos died of drinking salty water from boreholes.

The black rhinos were moved to the new park with the goal of increasing their population and also to move them to a safer place away from poachers.

Rhino numbers have dropped in recent years, mainly due to poaching. Poachers kill the animals to satisfy the black market for rhino horn, which is wanted in Asia as a status symbol and for the false belief it has healing qualities.

According to the non-profit group Save the Rhino, more than 7,200 African rhinos have been lost to poaching during the past decade.

In regards to the latest deaths, Balala said the rhinos were not killed for their horns, but said there was negligence and lack of communication by the Kenya Wildlife Service officers at the Tsavo national park.

“I am told all the rhino carcasses decomposed immediately because of the salt poisoning done by the boreholes,” Balala said. “So all this are part of the responsibility that KWS has failed as officers, and we are taking action on them.”

Six KWS officials have been suspended in connection with the rhino deaths.

Source: Voice of America

10th Rhino Dies After Transfer to Kenyan Park

Kenya’s ministry of tourism and wildlife says another rhinoceros has died from drinking salty water at a new sanctuary in a national park. The black rhino was the 10th to die since being transferred to the park earlier this month. Yet another rhino at the sanctuary was injured after being attacked by lions.

Speaking to reporters in Nairobi, Tourism and Wildlife Minister Najib Balala gave details on the latest rhino casualties in Tsavo National Park.

“Unfortunately yesterday the 10th rhino died, and we have just done the postmortem, and we have the result of the postmortem,” Balala said. “Also, unfortunately, the eleventh rhino has been attacked by lions yesterday was treated and so far we are monitoring that eleventh rhino. It’s a sad situation of what has happened.”

A total of 14 black rhinos were sent to the new park four weeks ago. Government findings show the rhinos died of drinking salty water from boreholes.

The black rhinos were moved to the new park with the goal of increasing their population and also to move them to a safer place away from poachers.

Rhino numbers have dropped in recent years, mainly due to poaching. Poachers kill the animals to satisfy the black market for rhino horn, which is wanted in Asia as a status symbol and for the false belief it has healing qualities.

According to the non-profit group Save the Rhino, more than 7,200 African rhinos have been lost to poaching during the past decade.

In regards to the latest deaths, Balala said the rhinos were not killed for their horns, but said there was negligence and lack of communication by the Kenya Wildlife Service officers at the Tsavo national park.

“I am told all the rhino carcasses decomposed immediately because of the salt poisoning done by the boreholes,” Balala said. “So all this are part of the responsibility that KWS has failed as officers, and we are taking action on them.”

Six KWS officials have been suspended in connection with the rhino deaths.

Source: Voice of America