Daily Archives: July 27, 2018

KT crée un dispositif numérique pour l’identification nationale en Tanzanie

– Le Premier ministre de la Corée du Sud et le ministre de l’Intérieur de la Tanzanie visitent un nouveau centre de données

– KT s’apprête à mener un plus grand nombre de projets consacrés aux technologies de l’information de la communication (TIC) au Gabon, au Botswana et en Angola

SÉOUL, Corée du Sud, 27 juillet 2018 /PRNewswire/ — KT Corp. (KRX : 030200 ; NYSE : KT), la plus importante société de télécommunications en Corée du Sud, a mis au point un nouveau dispositif numérique d’identification nationale en Tanzanie, ce qui représente un progrès majeur pour la société en Afrique, alors que KT continue d’exploiter de nouvelles opportunités d’affaires sur l’ensemble du 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.

Le 22 juillet, Lee Nak-Yon, Premier ministre sud-coréen et Alphaxard Lugola, ministre de l’Intérieur en Tanzanie, accompagnés d’autres fonctionnaires des deux pays, ont effectué la visite du principal centre de données abritant un dispositif d’enregistrement à l’échelle nationale pour la Tanzanie. Le centre de données est situé à Kibaha, dans l’est de la Tanzanie.

Le dispositif d’enregistrement, qui a récemment vu le jour, constitue une étape importante de l’effort de KT pour étendre sa coopération à travers l’Afrique. KT travaille actuellement sur différents projets afin d’améliorer l’infrastructure des technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) sur le deuxième continent au monde par sa taille et par sa population ; des réseaux de communications à grande vitesse au Gabon et au Botswana sont envisagés, ainsi qu’un réseau de sécurité publique en Angola.

Au mois de mai, au Rwanda, le chef de file coréen en matière de télécommunications a terminé la construction du premier réseau LTE national en Afrique et a également remporté un projet visant à mettre au point un dispositif de surveillance qui permettra d’éviter la pêche illégale en Sierra Leone et au Liberia, en Afrique de l’Ouest.

« Nos projets les plus récents au Rwanda et en Tanzanie encourageront d’autres entreprises coréennes à explorer des marchés prometteurs en Afrique », a déclaré Yun Kyoung-Lim, responsable de la convergence future et des affaires internationales de KT. « KT continuera à présenter des technologies de l’information et de la communication remarquables de la Corée au continent africain, à travers plus de projets planifiés. »

En Tanzanie, le nouveau dispositif de l’administration publique, basé sur les technologies de l’information, comprend le centre de données d’identification numérique national de Kibaha, un centre de sauvegarde, 13 bureaux régionaux d’enregistrement des résidents, un dispositif d’identification et de gestion des empreintes digitales, un système de contrôle de réseau et un site Internet d’enregistrement des résidents.

KT a créé un consortium avec Samsung C&T Corp., afin de réaliser un projet de 52,6 milliards de won (47 millions $US), commandé par le Bureau national de l’identification de Tanzanie. Le projet, auquel participent 15 petites et moyennes entreprises coréennes, a débuté en avril 2015. KT est responsable de la réparation et de la maintenance du dispositif jusqu’en juin 2020.

KT prévoit que le dispositif d’enregistrement numérique contribuera au développement économique et social de ce pays d’Afrique de l’Est. La Tanzanie compte environ 56 millions d’habitants et sa croissance économique annuelle dépasse celle de ses voisins de six à sept pour cent.

La Tanzanie est un pays montagneux, densément boisé, qui s’étend sur un vaste territoire dans la région des Grands Lacs africains, ce qui a posé de nombreux défis à la mise en place d’un dispositif d’administration publique numérique à l’échelle nationale. Bien que les bureaux d’enregistrement nationaux sur le terrain se trouvent parfois éloignés de jusqu’à 1100 kilomètres (684 milles), ils sont maintenant connectés au nouveau dispositif numérique.

La construction de bâtiments et la pose de câbles en fibre optique ont présenté des difficultés particulières dans la région au nord-ouest de Mwanza, également connue sous le nom de City of Rocks (ville des rochers). L’importante expérience de KT dans la construction et l’exploitation de centres de données dans différents pays a permis de surmonter les obstacles rencontrés à Mwanza.

Le gouvernement tanzanien devrait rapidement mettre en œuvre le nouveau dispositif numérique d’identification nationale, qui permettra à la nation d’améliorer ses services publics en matière d’éducation, d’hygiène et de soins de santé. Le gouvernement espère aussi utiliser le dispositif pour atténuer certains problèmes sociaux au niveau du pays, en ciblant certains délits et la fraude fiscale.

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KT Corporation, le plus important fournisseur de services en télécommunications en Corée, rétabli en 1981 en vertu de la loi sur les télécommunications, est à la pointe de l’ère des innovations dans le pays le plus connecté au monde. La société mène la quatrième révolution industrielle, grâce à un réseau câblé à haute vitesse ou sans-fil et une technologie de l’information et de la communication innovante. Après avoir installé 4,5 millions de lignes fixes destinées à 20 millions d’utilisateurs en seulement 12 ans, KT a été le premier fournisseur de télécommunications à présenter un service d’essai 5G à grande échelle, en 2018. Cette nouvelle étape montre les efforts continus de KT pour fournir des produits et services essentiels, en tant que meilleure société de technologies de l’information et de la communication, reconnue par tous.

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Trump Open to Visiting Moscow After Putin Invite

President Donald Trump is open to visiting Moscow, the White House said on Friday after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he had invited the American leader.

Despite the uproar in Washington after the two met in Helsinki last week, Putin said another meeting with Trump was still on the agenda and that both leaders want additional summits.

“Regarding our meetings, I understand very well what President Trump said. He has a desire to have further meetings,” Putin told reporters in South Africa, where he was attending a summit of BRICS nations: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

“I am ready for that,” Putin said. “We need for the appropriate conditions to exist, to be created, including in our countries.”

Following the backlash in the United States over Trump’s cordial public tone with Putin at the Helsinki summit, U.S. and Russian officials backed away from Trump’s proposal to schedule a follow-up meeting in Washington in the fall.

Two days after postponing that invitation, the White House made clear on Friday that Trump remained enthusiastic about another Russia summit.

“President Trump looks forward to having President Putin to Washington after the first of the year, and he is open to visiting Moscow upon receiving a formal invitation,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

The last time Trump was in the Russian capital was in 2013, to attend a Miss Universe beauty pageant. Referring to the proposal for a meeting in the United

States, Putin said: “I am ready to go to Washington. I repeat

once again, if the right conditions for work are created.”

Putin said that, in the meantime, it was possible that he and Trump would meet on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Argentina in November or at another international event.

Source: Voice of America

Former Rebel Leader’s Return Could Upend DRC Election

The re-emergence of a former rebel leader convicted of war crimes could make the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s upcoming presidential election even more volatile.

Jean-Pierre Bemba will return to Congo in August and plans to run for president in the country’s December polls, said Eve Bazaiba, the secretary general of the Movement for the Liberation of Congo.

Bemba’s presence could galvanize a base of supporters eager to see incumbent President Joseph Kabila dislodged from power. But observers worry about the possibility of violence in a country already on edge.

Flouting term limits

In 2001, when he was just 29 years old, Kabila rose to power days after his father, Laurent, the sitting president, was assassinated.

He won elections in 2006 and 2011, reaching the end of his second, and final, term in 2016. But elections for a successor were delayed in a move that drew widespread condemnation.

Now, with the country set to vote at the end of the year, the international community has grown increasingly concerned that Kabila will seek a third term in violation of the constitution or cause further delays.

Kabila is, for sure, trying to run in these elections. This is his ‘Plan A,’ Adeline Van Houtte, a research analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, told VOA.

One way Kabila could try to stay in power, Van Houtte said, is by exploiting a loophole in the constitution, which the country changed in 2011. That amendment reduced the number of rounds of voting from two to one, a change that Kabila might argue resets the number of terms he’s been in office.

If that doesn’t work, Van Houtte said, Kabila might hand-pick a successor and retain power in an informal role.

Warlord-turned-politician

After leading rebel forces in Congo’s civil war, Bemba became one of four vice presidents serving under Kabila in 2003.

He ran against Kabila for the presidency three years later, securing 42 percent of the vote to Kabila’s 58 percent in a hotly contested runoff election.

Bemba’s political aspirations soon dwindled.

In 2008, he was arrested and later charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity. The charges stemmed from actions that troops under Bemba’s command took in the Central African Republic in 2002. His trial began in 2010 and became one of the International Criminal Court’s most high-profile cases, with a guilty verdict coming six years later.

But last month, Bemba’s convictions were overturned, on appeal, by the ICC, paving the way for his return to the DRC.

‘Dangerous’ connections

Despite the accusations of human rights violations and the time he spent outside the country, Bemba still has a large base of support, especially in the north and west of the DRC.

His return could bring instability to an already contentious process because he has the capacity to start a movement, Van Houtte said.

Congolese voters might otherwise accept another delay or a hand-picked successor, but Bemba could force a reckoning, if Kabila refuses to relinquish control, or if questions about the credibility of the election gain traction.

[Bemba] has the ability to find support at the grassroots level, and he has connections in former rebel networks. So that could easily become dangerous, Van Houtte said.

Bemba’s presence could also help Kabila by dividing the opposition.

It risks complicating the opposition’s effort to unite behind a single presidential candidate, Van Houtte said. Bemba announced that he would like, at least, to have a single candidate for the opposition, but that doesn’t mean that they will agree on this.

It’s also not clear how strong the field of opposition candidates will be.

One potential candidate, MoA�se Katumbi, a wealthy businessman and the former governor of Katanga Province, was forced into exile in Belgium and is being tried on charges of harming domestic security.

So far, he’s attempted to campaign remotely via the internet.

Unknown intentions

Congo has been besieged with war and violence during Kabila’s tenure, and international pressure continues to mount for the country to respect the term limits enshrined in its constitution.

Key officials were sanctioned ahead of the planned 2016 election due to concerns they had used violence and intimidation to delay the vote.

And Thursday, in a meeting with the United Nations Security Council, U.S. Deputy U.N. Ambassador Jonathan Cohen expressed the United States’ regret that Kabila has not yet confirmed that he won’t run for a third term.

Kabila has made no official announcement of his intentions, but recent moves suggest he’s getting ready for a fight.

In May, he appointed three high court judges likely to be sympathetic to his interpretation of the constitution.

Earlier this month, he reshuffled the army, giving high-level promotions to several generals under international sanctions for violent crackdowns on civilians.

Candidates have until August 8 to register their campaigns.

Source: Voice of America

Higher Education and Training holds TVET Month campaign 1 to 31 Aug

Deputy Minister Buti Manamela to open the 2018 TVET Month campaign at Umfolozi TVET College

The Department of Higher Education and Training officially launched and declared August as Technical and Vocational Education and Training College Month in 2014.

The month of August will be dedicated to engaging communities about programmes and career pathways available in TVET Colleges.

Activities for the month will be targeted at Grade 9-12 learners, NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) youth, college students and industry. All colleges are encouraged to organise their own events during TVET Month and invite prospective students.

2018 TVET Month coincides with the centenary celebrations of the former President of the Republic of South Africa, Dr Nelson Mandela and Ms Albertina Sisulu. The theme for 2018 TVET Month is Women’s Rights and Equality.

Deputy Minister Buti Manamela will take part in these different activities during the month

Source: Government of South Africa

Limpopo Legislature on Palabora Mining Company

Statement by the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development on their meeting with the Palabora Mining Company

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development, Environment and Tourism in the Limpopo Legislature, Hon Speedo Dau, has send messages of condolences to the families of the 6 miners who died at the Palabora Mining Company. Hon Dau said that as a Committee they ‘were satisfied with the multi-stakeholder engagement and their endeavors to ensure that a similar incident does not repeat itself at the operation.’

Hon Dau led a multi-party delegation of members of the Portfolio Committee on a fact finding mission, at the Palabora Mining Company. The Mine had a fatality on Sun, 15 July 2018, and part of the meeting was to brief the Portfolio Committee on measures to prevent a similar incident in the future. The mine, had in the past, experienced sporadic incidents of fatalities, but this is ‘is a first of its kind’, where 6 miners died at once.

Hon Dau has indicated that the Committee is satisfied with steps taken by the Dept of Mineral Resources, which has dispatched a team of experts to investigate the cause of the fire. This is in addition to Minister Gwede Mantashe’s visit to the Operation immediately after the incident.

The Mayor of the Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality, who was also in attendance, indicated that for their part, the Municipality had mobilized the community to provide moral support to the affected families. This, they did, by organizing memorial services in the communities of the affected miners.

Source: Government of South Africa