Daily Archives: November 15, 2018

Huawei Cloud Unveils in South Africa, Enabling to Build a Fully Connected Intelligent Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — HUAWEI CLOUD, the cloud-computing services of Huawei, announced it had unveiled a new region in South Africa at AfricaCom 2018 on November 14, making the company the world’s first cloud service provider that operates a local data center to provide cloud services in Africa.

Huawei Cloud South Africa region will start providing cloud services at the end of this year, allowing organizations operating inside South Africa and its neighboring countries to access lower-latency, reliable, and secure cloud services, such as Elastic Cloud Server (ECS), Elastic Volume Service (EVS), and Object Storage Service (OBS). Huawei Cloud also indicated a plan to unveil more new regions in Africa.

Director-General, National Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, South Africa Mr. Robert Nkuna said: “Huawei has been a great technology partner to our country and they have regularly brought cutting edge technologies to our shores. The launch of the Huawei Cloud is taking place in an exciting period in our country. For an example we are investing in skills development with numerous partners. We’ll engage Huawei to transfer cloud technology skills to SA and the continent. We are convinced that we can fast track our development if we work in partnership with other stakeholders.”

Li Peng, President of Huawei Southern Africa Region, said:” Huawei has been operating in Africa for 20 years, contributing to social and economic development and enriching African people’s lives with its ICT solutions and services. We have in-depth understanding of African market and is capable of better meeting customers’ current and potential needs. South Africa is one of the most diverse and promising emerging markets globally with tremendous potential. With cloud services, we are aiming to unleash the latent capacity by introducing cloud computing, one of key engines drive the growth in this era.”

Edward Deng, Vice President of Huawei Cloud Business Unit, commented, “With over 30 years of technical accumulation in ICT infrastructure and products, Huawei provides reliable, secure, and sustainable cloud services to customers worldwide. Looking forward, Huawei Cloud’s innovative technologies and services, such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence, will help African governments, carriers, and enterprises in a variety of industries such as finance, energy, agriculture, to leapfrog to a fully-connected, intelligent era.”

In the event, Huawei Cloud released the Africa Partnership Program with local channel partners, such as Altron, ATOS, BCX, Datacentrix, EOH, Gijima, StorTech, TCM, Tech Mahindra, T-systems and XON.

In additional, Huawei also launched InTouch Aggregator, a PaaS platform powered on HUAWEI CLOUD, which helps connect carriers, open up telecom capabilities, enable OTT, and build up the cloud ecosystem.

With over 30 years of technical accumulation in ICT infrastructure and products, Huawei provides reliable, secure, and sustainable cloud services to customers worldwide. Huawei Cloud and its partners’ global reach cover Southeast Asia, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Africa, and China, with 22 regions and 37 availability zones. A growing number of organizations, such as Groupe PSA, Santander Bank, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Falabella, and Andreani, have chosen Huawei Cloud and partners, thanks to their cutting-edge technologies and professional local technical support.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

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Ochewa Ofewa embraces promotion of primary education

Lilongwe: The Lilongwe based Chewa heritage group know as Ochewa Ofewa said it has embraced in supporting primary schools, in a quest to promote primary education in the country.

The group is providing learning and teaching materials such as; exercise books, pens, pencils, chalk and food items to primary schools situated in various areas in the country.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) Ochewa Ofewa Chairperson, Terry Kavalo said that his organization is focusing to reduce the rate of school dropout among primary school learners.

As Ochewa Ofewa we are reaching out to primary schools with various material support so that many children across the country are not dropping out of school due to lack of school basic needs, for this reason we embarked on donating various items that are relevant to primary pupils, said Kavalo.

In May 2018, the group visited Mphando Primary School in Namitete area in Lilongwe District where they cheered learners and donated learning materials, sports equipment, rolls of cloth for uniforms and shoes.

Recently, the Chewa socialite group also visited Mua School for the Deaf in Dedza District where they donated various items such as; exercise books, pens, pencils, cooking oil, bales of sugar, bales of soya pieces, beans, plastic cups, cartons of soap and soccer balls all worthy K500, 000.

Kavalo is optimistic that through the initiative of charity works which his group is currently doing would help to motivate children in primary schools to concentrate on their studies and excel in education.

As a group, we are confident that our plans will help primary school learners to focus on their education and achieve their different goals in future, he said.

Ochewa Ofewa, a group of 72 highly sociable members said that is planning to extend its charity work to prisons and hospitals in the country.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA

Gospel artist CMG releases a new video

Lilongwe: One of Malawi’s upcoming gospel artist based in Lilongwe, CMG whose real name is Cornelius Geoff Mbulo has released a new video titled ‘Cholinga changa’.

The newly released hit music video is already enjoying the airwaves on the country’s local TV stations like Mibawa, Times and AFtv.

CMG revealed to Malawi News Agency (Mana) in an interview that the new music video which was shot and directed by Mest Media production is his fourth music video to be recorded by the same production house.

Cholinga Changa is a song that talks about our life morals. It’s like most of the people have made this world their home forgetting that we were created for a purpose.

Life is a journey and we do not just end here on earth, but heaven is our destination. So basically the song is all about living for Christ alone and nothing else, CMG said.

The cholinga changa video track has featured artists like Saxess and Bethel on the chorus, making it to be a danceable piece suitable for all ages.

The Cholinga Changa hit maker said nothing else motivated him to release the video song but it was mainly because of the response that came from people to shoot a video soon after the audio was released.

So all I can say is that the motivation came from the people who listened to the audio, he confessed.

According to Mbulo, he has aligned his music video with nature to proclaim the gospel of the Lord Jesus and expose to people that everything God created is for a reason.

Nature connects you to God as it puts you in a good perspective to truly appreciate God’s wisdom and power of creation, he added.

The ‘Cholinga changa’ artist ventured into music in 2018 after being motivated by his friends at Phwezi Secondary school in Rumphi district.

Apart from music, CMG is also an entrepreneur whose company known as Mango Tech offers good and excellent ICT services to young people who are within and outside.

We offer ICT training services that will help to close the technological gap among youths in the country, he pointed out.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA

Bandawe Station Choir to launch ‘Mulumbike’ album

Lilongwe: Bandawe station choir of Thipula congregation under Bandawe presbytery of the synod of Livingstonia in Nkhata Bay is set to launch its third DVD album titled ‘Mulumbike’ on December 2 at Thipula CCAP church.

The album’s message is about the greatness of our Lord Jesus Christ, his wonders and also talking about salvation. The word ‘Mulumbike’ is a Tonga word meaning to be glorified.

Speaking with the Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Monday, the music director of Bandawe station choir, Joseph Ganiza said all is set and they are well prepared to give the best, claiming people will not regret coming to the function.

On this day, we have organized a launch in form of fundraising whereby people will buy food from us. Soon after the Sunday service, we shall start selling meals to all people who will be available including the invited guests, he said.

This is our third album, we did our first and second albums some time back and now we are launching our third album, added Ganiza.

Ganiza further explained that people should expect good performances from the choir, disclosing that the DVD has 10 songs seven of which are in Tonga language while three are in Chichewa.

We have invited different choirs from different places to spice up the event such as gospel ambassadors from Lilongwe, Mchengautuwa, from Mzuzu and many more, Ganiza explained.

He said people can find the album at their church library (chintheche) or at Nkhata Bay, Uncle Willy music centre, or Uncle Willy shop in Mzuzu main market.

We are appealing to all Malawians to come in large numbers and support us. The day has been organized to meet your entertainment requirements, said Ganiza.

The Bandawe Choir Master, Peter Mphande confirmed about the album launch saying all is set and people should come to participate and support them.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA

Pursue your dreams with determination- APM

Lilongwe: President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Wednesday advised University of Malawi (UNIMA) graduating students to pursue their dreams with determination if they are to succeed in life.

Mutharika, who is also Chancellor of the University of Malawi, was speaking in Lilongwe when he presided over the congregation for the awarding of certificates, Diplomas and Degrees for students from the constituent colleges of the University.

The colleges include Chancellor College, College of Medicine and the Polytechnic.

He said every success begins with a dream, and it was up to the students to be determined about their future, and pursue their goals with a positive mindset.

Graduating is a passage to achieve more and there are bigger and better things out there and it is all up to you to have a positive mindset, he said.

He said the nation needs people of their calibre who would contribute their skills to help in developing the country.

Mutharika said the university was the highest place of learning and every student who passes through university education had to exhibit a character that showed that they are different from the rest of the society, hence the advice for them to be the change that the society needs.

As graduating students, be the positive mindset that will help the society see things in better perspective by showing others that it is possible to change things from the way they are now, he said.

He attested his government’s commitment to improving the quality of university education in the country by modernizing the university colleges with state-of-the-art facilities, incorporating E-learning modules and improving access to universities by increasing access to loans through the loans board.

We are stocking libraries with adequate books and making sure that lecturers are equipped with teaching materials, all this is in an effort to improve the country’s university education so that students attain the best education, he explained.

Vice Chancellor of the University of Malawi, Professor John Saka, commended government for the efforts it is making to improve university education in the country.

Saka revealed that UNIMA ranking in the African Universities diaspora has moved from position 98 to position 89, which according to Saka was evidence enough of government’s efforts to improving the education system in the country.

He said the country’s universities are now equipped with state of the art facilities that are a major milestone to the country’s education sector.

Further, he said UNIMA is also committed to graduating students who are not only both intellectually sharpened and skilled, but also those with knowledge and wisdom that will help in developing the country.

On the day, a total of 479 students graduated, with 388 students graduating with undergraduate degrees and diplomas and 91 students with postgraduate degrees.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA