Africa’s top 20 Best Places to Work revealed

LONDON, Jan. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Best Places to Work organization announced today the top 20 Best Places to Work in Africa for 2022. The program recently compiled its annual list based on the assessment of over 500 organizations operating across the continent. Findings from this year indicated that the top performing organizations in Africa continued to invest in creating a highly-engaged workforce, with an average engagement score of 81%, compared with a market average of 69%. Additionally, 92% of top ranked organizations invested in having the right HR technology to improve productivity that could drive future success.

Topping this year’s ranking was Lundbeck, a global pharmaceutical company engaged in the research, development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of pharmaceuticals followed by Teleperformance, a leading global service provider in Customer Interaction and Process Management. Zoetis, a global animal health company secured the third position. To be considered, companies must be identified as outstanding employers at least in one of the countries across the continent.

The ranking was determined based on feedback from employees gathered through anonymous surveys and an HR assessment evaluating the people management practices against the best workplace standards.

The top 20 list includes:

  1. Lundbeck
  2. Teleperformance
  3. Zoetis
  4. Groupe Vipp
  5. Comdata Group
  6. Novo Nordisk
  7. BSH
  8. Chaabi LLD
  9. Ekuity Capital
  10. STKE
  11. SG ATS
  12. iNova Pharmaceuticals
  13. Somezzo
  14. Schindler
  15. Coface
  16. Meridiam
  17. Roche
  18. Paps
  19. Ipsen Pharma
  20. IHS Towers

“This year’s Best employers in Africa demonstrated open communication and top team alignment, with clear differentiators of having a continuous approach across employee experience initiatives,” commented Hamza Idrissi, Program Manager for the Best Places to Work in Africa.


Best Places to Work is the most definitive ‘Employer of Choice’ certification that organizations aspire to achieve. Every year, the program certifies and recognizes leading workplaces in many countries around the world with a rigorous assessment methodology and a framework which reflects the very latest in workplace trends focusing on 8 Workplace factors including leadership, HR & people policies, compensation, benefits, teamwork & relationships, employee engagement, workplace & procedures and corporate social responsibility. 

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Cuentas Signs Binding Letter of Intent to Purchase SDI Black 011 LLC and Mango Tel LLC for $3.2M

Acquisition Will Expand Cuentas’ Retail and Mobile Reach and Drive Growth in Key Target Markets

MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / January 10, 2022 / Cuentas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CUEN)(NASDAQ:CUENW) (“Cuentas”), a leading fintech provider of mobile banking and payment solutions, has signed a binding letter of intent to acquire the operations and distribution network of prepaid wireless and digital provider SDI Black 011 (SDI), as well as Mango Mobile and Black Wireless. The deal is expected to close by or before May of this year.pic2152

Cuentas previously invested in the expansion of the SDI network, and will leverage these assets to accelerate reach of the Cuentas prepaid debit card and digital wallet via retail, mobile and other channels. SDI generated more than $9 million in retail revenue in 2021.

“This acquisition will drive more recurring revenue and create new operational efficiencies for Cuentas.” said Jeff Johnson, CEO of Cuentas. “We expect SDI’s profitable assets to contribute to economies of scale across our business, and enable more solutions within the Cuentas mobile app, driving higher profits and accelerating market growth in our core fintech business.”

The SDI B2B portal serves over 30,000 US bodegas, wireless retailers and convenience stores, and will enable retailers to sell from a portfolio of hundreds of virtual products without carrying inventory, generating incremental profits in real-time.

Black011 and its brands already have hundreds of thousands of subscribers who purchase services via the SDI website and digital portal, both of which connect via API to the largest wireless companies in the world. This technology allows SDI to be one of the largest distribution channels for wireless services in the New York City metro tri-state area and nationwide.

Through this acquisition, both retailers and Black011 subscribers will benefit from access to Cuentas solutions including the Cuentas Prepaid Debit card, OMNY Transit, Amazon cash, prepaid gift cards, rebates, new offers and more.

About Cuentas

Cuentas, Inc. (Nasdaq: CUEN & CUENW) is a fintech e-banking and e-commerce service provider with proprietary technology that delivers digital financial services to the underbanked and un-banked Hispanic, Latino and immigrant population including mobile and online banking, prepaid debit, ACH and mobile deposits, cash remittance, peer to peer money transferring, and other services. The Cuentas General Purpose Reloadable (GPR) Card includes a digital wallet, discounts for purchases at major

physical and online retailers, rewards, and the ability to purchase digital content. For more information, visit

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‫الإعلاميان محمد اليحيائي وداهم القحطاني على شاشة “العربي: أخبار”

الدوحة قطر, 10 يناير / كانون الثاني 2022 /PRNewswire/ —

انضم إلى تلفزيون “العربي: أخبار” مؤخراً الإعلاميان محمد اليحيائي وداهم القحطاني ، ليقدما برنامجي “خليج العرب” و”قراءة ثانية”. 

سيقدّم الإعلامي العُماني محمد اليحيائي برنامج “قراءة ثانية” في شكله الجديد، إلى جانب المساهمة بإعداده، ويستقبل البرنامج ضيوفاً مختصين، وأكاديميين بارزين لقراءة أحداث ومفاهيم سياسية وتاريخية بشكل يزيل ما يحيط بها من مبالغات، أو انحياز غير موضوعي

ولليحيائي خبرة تمتد إلى أكثر من ثلاثين عاماً في المجال الإعلامي، إذ تنقّل بين الصحافة المطبوعة والتلفزيون في كلّ من سلطنة عُمان والولايات المتحدة الأميركية، وتخصص في تقديم البرامج الحوارية ذات الطبيعة السياسية، والفكرية الثقافية

يعرض برنامج “قراءة ثانية” على شاشة التلفزيون العربي منذ يونيو من عام 2019، ويقوم البرنامج على حوار واع وموضوعي بين نخبة من المتخصصين الذين يقدمون قراءة مختلفة عن السائد، ويفندون ما يحيط المفاهيم والأحداث من مبالغات ومغالطات

بدأ الموسم الأول للبرنامج بتناول قضايا فكرية ذات طابع ديني، ليقدم قراءة ثانية في قضايا جدلية مثل حد الرجم في الإسلام، ومفهوم الدولة في الإسلام، كما قدم البرنامج خلال حلقاته الأولى قراءة لشخصيات تاريخية إسلامية، ومن بين أبرزهم ابن تيمية.

في موسمه الثاني، انتقل البرنامج إلى قراءة قضايا سياسية تهم المواطن العربي، من بينها “الإسلاميون وعلاقتهم بالديمقراطية”، وأراد خلال موسمه الثاني طرح نظرة موضوعية لمفاهيم من بينها العلمانية، والليبرالية، والشعبوية

في المرحلة الجديدة يطلق البرنامج صيغة تجمع بين التقارير الميدانية والأرشيفية المطولة، والحوار بين المختصين، مع التركيز على قضايا تاريخية وسياسية عامة

وينضم كذلك إلى أسرة “العربي: أخبار”، الإعلامي الكويتي داهم القحطاني، مقدّماً لبرنامج “خليج العرب”، ومتناولاً الشأن الخليجي على مختلف الصعد بالنقاش والتحليل في محاولة لتعزيز القواسم المشتركة بين أبناء الخليج وإثارة التساؤلات الشائكة في واقعه وعلاقات دوله

انطلق برنامج “خليج العرب” على شاشة التلفزيون العربي قبل أكثر من 4 سنوات، ويعد أحد برامج القناة السياسية الرئيسية، وهو يناقش كل ما يهم المواطن الخليجي، سياسياً واجتماعياً وثقافياً، كما يعرف المواطن العربي عموماً بدول الخليج لما لها من تأثير إقليمي ودولي ملحوظ

واستضاف البرنامج خلال حلقاته السابقة مسؤولين وباحثين من مختلف دول الخليج، وتناول ملفات عدة من بينها سنوات حصار دولة قطر، والتي انطلق البرنامج بالتزامن مع بدايتها، ثم حرب اليمن، والملف النووي الإيراني

ويهدف البرنامج خلال المرحلة المقبلة إلى الانفتاح على القضايا الخليجية ذات البعد الثقافي والاجتماعي، فضلا عن القضايا السياسية، ويخصص مساحة للزيارات الميدانية إلى دول خليجية، بالتزامن مع فاعليات ثقافية وسياسية واجتماعية

وعمل القحطاني صحافياً في جريدة “الرأي العام” الكويتية، والتي عرفت لاحقاً باسم “الرأي”، كما قدّم برنامجاً حوارياً على الهواء مع آخرين في قناة “اليوم” الكويتية. وفي وقت لاحق، ساهم في إنشاء مشاريع إعلامية عدة، من بينها “جريدة الآن” الإلكترونية، وهي أول جريدة إلكترونية تصدر في الكويت والخليج العربي، كما ساهم في تأسيس أول نقابة للصحافيين في الكويت والخليج العربي، والتي تولى فيها منصب نائب النقيب، وأنشأ القحطاني كذلك “مركز عبد الله السالم لدعم الديمقراطية” وتولى إدارته سابقاً

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العربي: أخبار”، قناة إخبارية ناطقة باللغة العربية تبث من العاصمة القطرية الدوحة ومن لندن وبيروت. تعنى “العربي: أخبار” بمتابعة الحدث وخلفياته وتfقديم الخبر والتحليل والتقييم والتحقيق. تلتزم القناة بتقديم صحافة ذات مصداقية عالية، ومحتوى موضوعي ومهني، وبتكريس مبادئ حرية التعبير، معتمدة على أعلى المعايير المهنية المعمول بها عالمياً

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GoodWe rebrands, highlighting the role of smart tech in transforming the future of energy

SUZHOU, China, Jan. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — GoodWe has refreshed its brand in line with the evolution of the global new energy space, emphasizing on collaboration and digitalization. At the core of this new brand identity is GoodWe’s commitment to harnessing smart tech to drive the global energy transition and bring about a more sustainable future for all.

GoodWe considers technological innovation a key brand pillar, and so both its new logo and the accompanying brand slogan “Smart Energy Innovator” were rebranded to bring out this high-tech identity. The new logo will be officially launched January 7–8, 2022. Following that, new product designs will incorporate the new logo, highlighting the innovative brand identity behind the products.

As a smart energy innovator, GoodWe has committed itself to innovating around net-zero-enabling technologies, and digital interconnection is a key tenet of its vision for the future of new energy. The company has made it its goal to provide complete and integrated solutions in digitalized new energy. It has made significant investments in the research and development of products and systems that operate intelligently and efficiently, and are able to ultimately increase the productivity, safety, cost, and sustainability of energy systems.

GoodWe has also revamped its website and adopted a cleaner look that is optimized to offer site visitors a smooth, user-friendly experience. GoodWe’s brand personality has also been redefined and now emphasizes a brand identity that is “Strong, capable, and reputable.” This new identity reflects the brand’s core values of professionalism and reliability.

Collaboration and sharing are also part of GoodWe’s core values, and that is why it has set out to build communities in sustainable energy that are able to deliver value to all its key stakeholders, while creating a sustainable future for the Earth, humanity, and future generations.

GoodWe Smart Energy Innovator

GoodWe CEO and founder Daniel Huang has emphasized that, “GoodWe is determined to become a major driving force in the global energy transition, and global efforts to build a sustainable future.” This mission is guided by the company’s ultimate vision of driving the world’s smart energy transition.

On January 8, 2022, GoodWe will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for its new company headquarters in the Suzhou High-Tech Zone in Jiangsu. The headquarters — which will extend 20 floors above ground and 3 floors underground — are a major investment, set to feature smart tech and house a smart energy R&D facility where some of the company’s PV product and technology research will be conducted.

GoodWe headquarters

GoodWe’s rebrand delivers a cleaner and more streamlined look, in spirit with its commitment to help its customers transition to cleaner, more streamlined products and energy systems that deliver on efficiency. The brand sees smart tech as a critical tool in the transformation of the global energy space, and has committed itself to developing smarter and more efficient energy solutions that help meet the energy needs of the future so as to realize the shared global net-zero goals.

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Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Receives Phone Call from Libyan Prime Minister

Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received today a phone call from Abdul Hamid Al-Dbeibah, Prime Minister of Libya, who condemned the Houthi attacks on civilian facilities and sites in the UAE that caused several injuries and deaths.
According to WAM, Al-Dbeibah stated that the attacks violate international laws and human values, stressing his country’s solidarity and support for all actions deemed necessary by the UAE to protect its security and safety.
He also extended his condolences to the victims’ families and wished the injured a speedy recovery, praying to Allah Almighty to protect the UAE and its people and ensure its security, stability and prosperity.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed thanked al-Dbeibah for his initiative and kind gesture, wishing Libya security and peace.


Source: Saudi Press Agency

Virender Sehwag joins cricket NFT universe with Rario

NEW DELHI, Jan. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Former Indian opening batsman and World Cup winning icon Virender Sehwag becomes the latest cricketing star to join the NFT bandwagon, as he signs on with leading cricket NFT platform Rario. Rario, the world’s first officially licensed cricket digital collectibles platform, enables fans to buy and trade NFTs of their favourite cricketers and international leagues. The partnership gives Rario the exclusive opportunity to leverage the legendary batsman’s finest cricketing moments in the form of NFTs.

Rario Logo

Speaking about the partnership, Virender Sehwag said, “During my playing days, I always tried to think out of the box and come up with innovative solutions to improve my performance on the field and engage with my fans. This is why I am thrilled to join this journey with Rario, which is set to change the way fans interact with cricket. Until a few years ago, one couldn’t have imagined it would be possible for fans to do more than watch the game from the stands or on television. With NFTs, they can participate and own historical moments in cricket, which is incredible. I believe this is a great step for me to be closer to my fans.”

Rario Co-founder and CEO, Ankit Wadhwa said, “Virender Sehwag is undoubtedly a legend of the game and it is a matter of immense pride for us to have him represent Rario officially. We all have memories of Viru’s mega innings of 200s and 300s and I doubt any of us have seen a more fluent player in our lifetime. With this partnership, we will be exclusively launching Virender Sehwag’s NFT videos, cards and memorabilia – must-haves for his millions of fans and followers. We are entering a new era of cricket fandom and digital cricket entertainment and we are excited to see Virender Sehwag leading from the front in this evolution as he did with his bat.”

Based on blockchain technology, these NFTs give fans a chance to claim ownership over their favourite pieces of cricket history in a tangible and verifiable way.

Earlier in 2021, Rario signed on with a slew of top cricketers including Zaheer Khan, Rishabh Pant, Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, AB De Villiers, Shakib Al Hassan and Faf du Plessis.

Rario also took on exclusive NFT rights for the Caribbean Premier League, T10 and Lanka Premier League as well.