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KT noue un partenariat avec le gouvernement du Ghana pour la préparation aux épidémies

  • KT signe un accord avec le Ghana Health Service pour la prévention des maladies
  • Le leader coréen des télécommunications apporte la technologie afin d’aider les personnes à travers le monde

SÉOUL, Corée du Sud, 23 novembre 2018 /PRNewswire/ — KT Corporation (KRX : 030200 ; NYSE : KT), la plus grande société de télécommunications de Corée du Sud, a conclu la semaine dernière un accord important avec le Ghana pour combattre les épidémies et aider les populations en Afrique et ailleurs dans le monde grâce sa technologie innovante.

Officials from KT Corporation, Ghana Health Service (GHS), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and other related agencies are photographed during a signing ceremony between KT and GHS on the use of Big Data in preventing infectious diseases on November 16.

Le 16 novembre, le leader coréen des télécommunications a signé un accord avec le Ghana Health Service concernant l’utilisation des mégadonnées dans la prévention des maladies infectieuses. Yoon Jong-Jin, le vice-président directeur principal chargé des relations publiques de KT et le Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare, le directeur général du Ghana Health Service (GHS), étaient présents à la cérémonie de signature à Accra, au Ghana.

Parmi les autres principales personnalités figuraient Kim Sung-Soo, ambassadeur à l’ambassade de Corée au Ghana, Michael Melchior, directeur national des Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) du Ghana, le Dr Owen Laws Kaluwa, représentant national de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) au Ghana, Fiachra McAsey, représentant adjoint de l’UNICEF au Ghana et M. Yukyum Kim, directeur national de la KOICA au Ghana.

L’accord de KT Corp. sur le contrôle des maladies, le premier que la société signe avec une agence de santé publique, a attiré l’attention de la communauté sanitaire internationale, notamment en raison de l’emplacement du Ghana en Afrique de l’Ouest. Entre 2014 et 2016, la région a souffert de l’épidémie de virus Ebola la plus répandue de l’histoire, alors qu’à ce jour, il n’y a aucun cas confirmé de maladie à virus Ebola au Ghana, selon l’OMS.

« Nous aiderons le Ghana à prendre l’initiative en matière de soins de santé en Afrique de l’Ouest », a déclaré, M. Yoon de chez KT. « Nous irons au-delà de l’Afrique et ferons pression en faveur de la prévention des maladies dans d’autres parties du monde où les infrastructures en matière de soins de santé et d’éducation sont encore en développement. »

Le système de prévention des maladies de KT analyse les informations en fonction de la localisation, y compris les données d’itinérance qu’il recueille ; il utilise ces données pour guider ses clients dans la prévention des épidémies et développe un système de surveillance qui aide les autorités sanitaires à évaluer le risque d’infection au stade initial d’une épidémie.

KT a commencé à travailler sur le système en 2016 avec le ministère des Sciences et des TIC ainsi qu’avec l’Agence nationale de la société de l’information pour démontrer de quelle façon il est possible d’utiliser les mégadonnées dans le contrôle des maladies. Le projet a vu le jour un an après que le MERS (syndrome respiratoire du Moyen-Orient) a frappé la Corée. Aujourd’hui, il est considéré comme une vitrine de la collaboration entre les secteurs public et privé.

Compte tenu du succès du projet, KT cherche à collaborer avec des gouvernements étrangers et des organisations internationales sur l’utilisation des mégadonnées et de la technologie de l’information pour prévenir la propagation des maladies infectieuses. À cette fin, la société coréenne a proposé, en janvier de cette année, la création d’une plateforme mondiale de prévention des épidémies lors de la conférence annuelle du Forum économique mondial.

En tant que leader mondial dans le secteur des TIC, KT invite également les pays asiatiques à participer à son projet. Parmi les pays cibles figure la République démocratique populaire lao (RDPL). KT cherchera à lancer un projet de prévention des épidémies avec le ministère de la Santé du Laos et la Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH), une filiale publique du ministère de la Santé et des Affaires sociales de la Corée du Sud.

Du 11 au 17 novembre, KT a dépêché des volontaires en informatique au Laos avec le KOFIH et la KT Group Hope Sharing Foundation, l’organisme de contribution sociale de l’entreprise. Le groupe d’employés volontaires de KT a fourni du matériel informatique pour les stations de quarantaine de l’aéroport international de Wattay et du pont de l’amitié lao-thaïlandaise.

Les volontaires en informatique ont formé les responsables du Département du contrôle des maladies transmissibles du ministère de la Santé du Laos à l’utilisation des ordinateurs, smartphones et logiciels pour prévenir la propagation des maladies infectieuses. Les volontaires de KT ont visité une école élémentaire à Vientiane avec l’Africa-Asia Development Relief Foundation, une ONG coréenne, où les élèves ont appris davantage sur l’informatique, la RV (réalité virtuelle) et d’autres sujets.

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KT Corporation, le plus grand fournisseur coréen de services de télécommunications rétabli en 1981 en vertu de la loi Telecommunications Business Act, est à la pointe de l’ère de l’innovation dans le pays le plus connecté au monde. L’entreprise mène la 4e révolution industrielle avec son réseau filaire et sans fil à grande vitesse, ainsi que sa technologie innovante en matière de TCI. Après avoir installé 20 millions de lignes fixes en seulement 12 ans, KT a été le premier opérateur télécom à introduire le service 5G à grande échelle en 2018. Cela constitue une nouvelle étape dans les efforts continus de KT visant à fournir des produits et services essentiels alors que la société cherche à devenir la première entreprise de TIC et la première entreprise populaire.

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez consulter notre site Web en anglais à l’adresse suivante https://corp.kt.com/eng/

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Yutong Bus Reaches 15,000 Buses Delivered to African Markets

ZHENGZHOU, China, Nov. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., Ltd. (600066:CH) (Yutong Bus or “the Company”), the world’s leading bus supplier, has produced its 15,000th bus to be delivered to Africa at its factory in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. The Minister from Ethiopia and representatives from over 30 African countries’ embassies, including South Africa, Nigeria and Congo, visited the plant to witness the bus rolling out of the factory and praise Yutong Bus for its support of transportation development across the continent.

Representatives from African countries visit Yutong factory in Henan

The bus to be delivered to Africa is one of Yutong Bus’ most recent models, the ZK6122H9. Since entering the market in 2004, Yutong Bus has been the top Chinese bus exporter to Africa. Over the past three years, the Company’s exports to Africa have accounted for 45% of China’s total bus exports to the continent.

The 15,000th bus for Africa rolls out of the factory

“15,000 buses is a huge milestone for us and for the African markets that we serve,” said Hu Huaiban, General Manager for overseas markets at Yutong Bus. “As a major Chinese firm, one of our top priorities as we expand overseas has been localizing our strategies to help drive local employment.”

The Company has established a comprehensive sales and service network in nearly 50 African countries including South Africa, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Angola, Ghana and Algeria. It also supports factories in Nigeria and Ethiopia, bringing technical and talent support to local workers, providing a foundation for the local automotive industry and helping diversify economic development.

In 2017, Yutong saw a total sale of 67,568 large- and medium-sized buses including 24,865 new-energy buses. It has become the world-leading new-energy bus maker with international recognition, successfully entering the markets in the United Kingdom, France, Chile, Bulgaria, Iceland and Macao in China.

About Yutong Bus 

Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., Ltd. (600066.CH) (Yutong Bus) is a modern manufacturing company specialized in the R&D, manufacturing and sales of buses, with annual sales of 67,568 units and over 100,000 new energy buses delivered to date. The first company in China’s bus industry to list on equity markets, Yutong Bus recorded turnover of 33.2 billion yuan in 2017. Yutong Bus sells buses in over 30 countries across six continents with a market share of over 30% in China and over 15% globally.

For more information, please visit http://en.yutong.com/.

For Media Inquiries:
Fernando Li
+ 86-371-6671-8999
sales@yutong.com

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9 Dead in Suspected IS Attack in Libya

At least nine security service members were killed in a suspected Islamic State group attack in the southeastern Libyan town of Tazerbo on Friday, a senior security official said.

Eleven other people including civilians and a security chief were also kidnapped by members of the extremist group, which attacked a police station in the oasis town, added the official.

The Tazerbo desert region is controlled by the forces of strongman KhalifaHaftar, who heads the self-styled National Libyan Army (ANL).

The capital Tripoli is the seat of a rival administration � the internationally-backed government led by Fayez al-Sarraj.

The attack, which has not yet been claimed, is the second in less than a month targeting forces loyal to Haftar.

The first, claimed by IS, killed at least five people in October in the central Kufra region.

Another attack in August claimed by IS killed 11 people including nine members of the ANL.

Torn apart by power struggles and undermined by chronic insecurity, Libya has become a haven for jihadists since the ouster and killing of MoamerKadhafi in 2011.

IS took advantage of the chaos to gain a foothold in the city of Sirte in 2015 but forces loyal to a UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) resumed control of the city in December 2016 after eight months of deadly fighting.

Since then, some jihadists have returned to the desert in an attempt to regroup and reorganise.

In September, IS claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on the headquarters of the Libya’s National Oil Company (NOC) in the heart of Tripoli which left two dead and 10 wounded.

Four months earlier, it also claimed an attack on the electoral commission headquarters which left 14 dead.

Source: Voice of America

The United Nations World Food Programme ships 11,500 tonnes of sorghum from Las Palmas for humanitarian emergencies in East Africa

LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA � The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) logistics base in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is preparing a shipment of 11,500 tonnes of sorghum for Djibouti and its subsequent distribution in humanitarian operations in East Africa.

The President of State Ports, OrnellaChacon, the President of the Port Authority of Las Palmas, Juan Jose Cardona, and the Corporate Director of State Ports, MagecMontedescoa, today visited the sorghum loading operation on the ship MV Inchcap, chartered by WFP for the occasion. This is the first shipment of food to East Africa from WFP’s logistics base in Las Palmas.

Through this sorghum shipment to Yemen, WFP’s Las Palmas base demonstrates its ability to respond to the most pressing humanitarian needs wherever they occur, said IvelinaNunes, Incoming Director of WFP’s Las Palmas logistics base. This is possible thanks to the benefits and services available at the Port of Las Palmas, as well as the constant encouragement of the Spanish authorities.

Most of the sorghum shipment is expected to be distributed to the most vulnerable people in South Sudan, where WFP is working to provide food for five million people affected by the conflict.

In Las Palmas, MV Inchcap will load 6,500 tonnes of sorghum in bulk and 5,000 tonnes of cargo in bags in order to facilitate their unloading at the destination port. Once the loading operation, which will last several days, is completed, the ship will depart for Djibouti.

Las Palmas logistics base contributes to WFP’s humanitarian emergency response operations by pre-positioning and transhipping food and other supplies needed for humanitarian work. Las Palmas facility is integrated into an innovative management system that has reduced WFP’s food delivery time from 120 days to 38 days in a continuous improvement effort to save lives.

The base was established in 2012 thanks to an agreement between WFP, State Ports and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, through the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID). Meanwhile, Cabildo de Gran Canaria supports the work of the base by ceding the use of facilities.

Source: World Food Programme

SOUTH AFRICA: PRES RAMAPHOSA MAKES CHANGES TO HIS CABINET

PRETORIA– President Cyril Ramaphosa has added Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to his Cabinet as the Minister of Communications.

The President announced changes to the National Executive at the Union Buildings, with two serving Ministers being moved to new ministries and a new one being added.

The President has appointed NomvulaMokonyane as the Minister of Environmental Affairs (previously Minister of Communications) and DrSiyabongaCwele was appointed as the Minister of Home Affairs (previously Telecommunications and Postal Services).

The changes to the National Executive have been occasioned by the passing away Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa and the recent resignation of the Minister of Home Affairs, MalusiGigaba.

Ramaphosa has also decided to merge the ministries of Communications and of Telecommunications and Postal Services into a single Ministry of Communications under new Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams, who served as Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services.

This move is going to ensure that we have better alignment and coordination on matters that are critical to the future of our economy in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The two departments that will report to the new ministry � namely, the Department of Communications and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services � will remain as separate departments until the end of the fifth administration, the President said.

He said the decision to merge the two ministries is in line with the work that government has undertaken and in line with the announcement that he made during the State of the Nation Address about realigning government.

In anticipation of the sixth democratic administration, we will have completed this work and when we have completed it we will make a more comprehensive announcement on how we will realign government.

The merging of Communications and Telecommunications and Postal Services is the first wave but it is also to help with the realignment process, which we need right now in order to put into effect the transformation that we are effecting with regards to economic management, Ramaphosa said.

He said in making the changes to the national executive he was determined that the cabinet should have an appropriate mix of members with experience, capabilities as well as a gender and a generational mix.

He also announced the resignation from the National Executive of the Deputy Minister of Energy ThembiMajola, with effect from 1 January 2019, to attend to family commitments.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK