Édouard Philippe, Veran, Salomon, Sibeth Ndiaye, searched

As part of a judicial investigation on the management of the coronavirus pandemic in France, former Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, former Minister Agnès Buzyn, the current Minister of Health, the Director of Health, Jérôme Salomon , Sibeth Ndiaye, as well as other politicians saw their offices and homes searched this Thursday. Overall, 50 police officers and gendarmes were mobilized within the framework of these searches. The investigators are looking to see if “the government has voluntarily refrained from taking measures that could have ensured the safety of citizens. Thus, an investigation for abstaining from fighting a disaster is triggered by 09 complaints from individuals, doctors and associations.
The case was investigated by the High Court of Justice which also remains the only body empowered to examine ministers for faults committed in the exercise of their functions. In case of conviction because of their management of the pandemic, they risk 2 years of imprisonment and a 30,000 euros fine …


The opposition casts doubt on a boycott

Boycott, not boycott? The opposition maintains the vagueness for the moment as the electoral campaign in Côte d’Ivoire for the Presidential opens this Thursday and it has left to be very unstable. Many observers fear a pre-election or post-election crisis, ten years after that of 2010-2011 which left 3,000 dead and plunged the country into chaos, remind several international media. And for good reason, President Alassane Ouattara is seeking a controversial third term in the face of an opposition which called for “civil disobedience” and leaves doubt on a boycott of the ballot in a tense context, peppered with violence, writes Tv5.

The presidential election scheduled for October 31 will pit in addition Alassane Ouattara (78 years), former president Henri Konan Bédié (86 years), as well as two outsiders, Pascal Affi N’Guessan (former Prime Minister of Laurent Gbagbo) and the former deputy Kouadio Konan Bertin.


30 students chosen by Huawei.

Huawei Technologies organized this Monday morning the launch ceremony of the “Seeds For the Future” Program. Sowing the seeds of the future, or how to develop local ICT talents and bridge the gap between countries and culture. The multinational higher school of telecommunications is among the 30 students selected through the Huawei ICT Competition.

This Huawei initiative, recalled Olivier Sagna, the representative of the Ministry of Higher Education, is in line with public policies at the national level and both at the sectoral level. The Director of the Cabinet of the Minister of Telecommunications commended Huawei’s commitment to work for the development of the digital ecosystem in our country. The Seeds for the Future program was first launched by Huawei in Thailand in 2008. By the end of 2019, through university partnerships and outreach activities, 5,773 students from 126 countries had completed the program and some from 111 countries participated. Some of them joined Huawei or other ICT companies, contributing to the development of the ICT industry as a whole. For Senegal: from 2016-2019, 29 students benefited from training in China. For the year of 2020, due to the health situation, the 30 students chosen will follow the program online …


The Islamic State claims the deadly ambush against the Borno governor’s convoy.

It did not take long for the deadly ambush against the Borno governor’s convoy to be claimed. The Nigerian branch of the Islamic State claims to be the perpetrator.

According to a statement from its propaganda organ, Amaq, the ambush was carried out by “caliphate soldiers” who caused “the death of 30 apostates”, thus confirming the toll provided by security sources quoted by several media.

The jihadists also claimed to have seized “2 4X4 vehicles and various weapons and ammunition”.

The attack occurred this Friday, September 25 in northeastern Nigeria, between Munguno and Baga. The governor of Borno, Babagana Zulum, whose life is saved, was traveling to Baga to prepare for the return of the displaced people from Maiduguri.


Korean Yoo in favorable waivers

The first step in the selection process for the new head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) noted the elimination of candidates from Mexico, Egypt and Moldova.

Nigeria, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Great Britain and South Korea represented by its Minister of Commerce Yoo Myung-hee will be decided in the next round scheduled for next Thursday. Three out of five candidates will be eliminated, leaving just two candidates in the third and final round for the top post at the world trade body on October 6. The final result, which will be determined by consensus among the 164 member countries, should be communicated in early November. For now, therefore, the candidates are increasing alliances and meetings with government representatives to try to obtain support. In favorable ballot, Ms. Yoo Myung-hee, the South Korean candidate and Minister of Commerce of her country, went to Switzerland and France.

It must be said that most States appreciate its profile and its experience of 25 years of expertise plead in its favor. But also the leadership acquired through various negotiations with developed and developing countries, and Korea’s experience in achieving economic development through trade liberalization.

According to the “Yoonhap” agency in France, the Minister discussed with Franck Riester, Minister Delegate to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs in charge of foreign trade and attractiveness, the role of the World Trade Organization ( WTO) in strengthening the multilateral trading system. They also discussed the measures put in place by their respective governments to restore international trade and the world economy against the backdrop of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Yoo plans to meet with other French government officials.

The Minister of Commerce also traveled to Washington where she met officials in charge of commerce and the US government. The visit focused on discussing a wide range of issues related to South Korea’s economic ties with the United States. Support from the United States is seen as crucial to winning the top WTO job, as the United States is the largest contributor to the WTO in terms of budget.

Yoo is committed to rebuilding confidence in the multilateral trading system by making it more relevant, resilient and more responsive if chosen as the new leader. His candidacy comes amid growing trade tension between the United States and China, and strained relations between South Korea and Japan.

West African countries will probably support the Nigerian or Kenyan candidate in the second round. But it is possible to envisage the relationship of cooperation and development between Korea and West Africa. Sharing Korea’s development experience from a developing to an advanced country cannot be ruled out.


The Crs du Pds congratulates the bravery of the people and …

Member of the PDS steering committee, Ngouda Dione “welcomed the bravery of the Malian people” this Wednesday, September 16, 2020 during the press conference of PDS executives.

Thus, as regards the political situation in Senegal, the framework of the party of the Pope of Sopi invites the Senegalese people to do the same. This is the best system they can adopt to “fight against the constitutional coup” because, “as heads of state in the sub-region have said, the 3rd term is a coup d’etat. “This is why the PDS promises to go down on the political ground to face Macky Sall …


Heavy sanction for Layvin Kurzawa, Neymar is doing well, Di Maria summoned …

Following the incidents which animated the end of the match between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille, the disciplinary committee of the LFP ruled. Sanctions are important on both sides.

According to Foot transfer window, it was Layvin Kurzawa who received the heaviest penalty, with 6 firm matches of suspension. Then comes Jordan Amavi, with 3 firm matches. Long awaited, the decision for Neymar generally sticks to the scale, with 2 firm matches + 1 suspended match. Same price for Leandro Paredes. Last player concerned by the disciplinary committee this Wednesday, Dario Benedetto, who only collects a suspension match, rather logical since he had been sent off for two yellow cards.

On the Angel Di maria case, the disciplinary committee decided to summon the Parisian player, so that he can explain his spitting in the direction of Alvaro Gonzalez. This same Alvaro Gonzalez can also fear what will happen next. The commission decided to place the case under investigation, which means that it has elements to conduct its investigation.

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“There are too many untruths! “(Abdoulaye Baldé)

Finally! He gave a sketch of his next communication that looked like a denial piece by piece. The mayor of Ziguinchor, Abdoulaye Baldé in a telephone connection with Dakaractu, did not want to go too far. Questioned by the president of the Pastef / Les Patriotes party on the 200 million allocated for the cleaning of the gutters and other questions, Abdoulaye Baldé maintained that when the time comes, he will provide a response to the height of the accusations and arrests.
“When the time comes, I will answer. There are too many untruths ”he served us. In view of the situation, the political future of the city of Ziguinchor promises to be turbulent, especially as local elections are looming on the horizon and all means will be good to destabilize its potential adversary.
Before the reply announced by deputy Abdoulaye Baldé to his counterpart Ousmane Sonko, it is the young people of the Ucs who will deny this Wednesday in Ziguinchor to wash down their mentor, Abdoulaye Baldé.


The Promobile group intends to defend its interests to the end

The CEO of Sirius telecoms Africa / Promobile, Hamadoul Mbackiyou Faye, does not intend to stand idly by following the failure of the partnership to link his mobile operator to Tigo, now Free.

This partnership which could not see the light of day is, according to him, the result of “numerous and unfair delaying tactics and anti-competitive practices by the new leader of Free”.

Returning to the abortion of this partnership during the signing ceremony of an operator agreement between Promobile and Sonatel held this Monday, August 31, 2020, the CEO of Sirius telecoms Africa / Promobile said that “the group intends to defend its interests until the end in order to obtain all the reparations that the laws and regulations of this country allow us ”.

Because, he says, “despite the referral to the high authorities of this country and the fines imposed for this purpose by the regulatory authority (Artp), the latter have never varied in their position to challenge the State of Senegal causing thus a heavy financial loss to our group. Everything will not go through profit and loss, ”he said.


malware found in Tecno-branded devices

Chinese society Tecno has sold thousands of low-cost smartphones containing malware called Triada in Africa. Even though the countries concerned are Ethiopia, Ghana, Cameroon and South Africa, according to a report released this week in partnership with BuzzFeed, this phone brand remains very popular in Senegal. Spyware installs a piece of code called xHelper on compromised devices, automatically subscribing unwitting users to services that consume prepaid airtime – the only way to pay for digital products in many developing countries
The anti-fraud platform that conducted this research, according to “CNN Business” recorded 19.2 million suspicious transactions since March 2019 from more than 200,000 unique devices.
The Chinese company defended itself according to the same source, saying the issue “was an old, globally resolved mobile security issue, for which it released a fix in March 2018. Consumers who are currently experiencing difficulties should download fix it on their phone or contact customer service, he added.
Secure D’s investigation found evidence in the code and traffic data to link at least one of xHelper’s components to fraudulent subscription requests via the Tecno W2 phone. Its analysis was carried out on phones of existing users and on newly purchased handsets. No sign of Triada malware has been found to affect other cellphones manufactured by Transsion, Secure-D said.