Quantexa Debuts Q Assist, New Context Aware Generative AI Technology Suite

New AI advancements are helping industry leaders get data ready for AI and make impact

Q Assist, New Context Aware Generative AI Technology Suite from Quantexa
Q Assist, a context aware generative AI technology suite to help organizations augment trusted decision-making across teams of front-line and information workers
  • HSBC is among several industry leaders participating in Quantexa’s Lighthouse Program for early adopters
  • HSBC anticipates that streamlining of analysis and acceleration of processes could lead to significant productivity gains within the first year of deployment
  • Q Assist combines Quantexa’s Decision Intelligence Platform and Generative AI to augment decisions for sales, customer service, and compliance teams in financial services, TMT, and government agencies

LONDON, June 10, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — This Monday, on the Centre Stage at London Tech Week 2024Quantexa, the global leader in Decision Intelligence (DI) solutions for the public and private sectors debuted Q Assist, a context aware generative AI technology suite to help organizations augment trusted decision-making across teams of frontline and information workers. The announcement demonstrates progress against the company’s platform innovation roadmap and comes nearly a year after Quantexa detailed a significant investment in the global artificial intelligence (AI) industry and previewed Q Assist as a stand-alone LLM agnostic copilot.

With the new Q Assist Technology Suite, Quantexa customers will be able to operationalize generative AI for transformational gains without significant investment in infrastructure, tooling, and additional skilled resources.

Frontline and information workers can leverage the power of copilots, linked data, Quantexa’s knowledge graph capability, and other Decision Intelligence Platform features to enhance the accuracy and reliability of generative AI models that interact with all data (structured and unstructured), context, and insight across their organization. Combining LLMs with the rich context within Quantexa’s Decision Intelligence Platform enables a better understanding of data, safely grounds responses, increases performance and trust, and ensures teams have the most accurate, up-to-date information in a single place.

Q Assist, a context aware generative AI technology suite to help organizations augment trusted decision-making across teams of front-line and information workersFind out what Q Assist is and how it works with Quantexa’s Decision Intelligence Platform.
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Helping Customers Succeed in the Era of AI
HSBC is one of the organizations currently participating in the Lighthouse Program for early adopters. Each organization in the program envisions using Q Assist in several ways, including:

  • Streamlining analysis, investigation, and reporting tasks for information and knowledge workers to achieve greater efficiency.
  • Reducing the reliance on data science and operations teams for ad-hoc data requests, giving them time to focus on more strategic tasks.
  • Empowering customer facing teams with access to enriched data and insights they need to increase revenue and enhance customer experiences.
  • Enabling teams across an organization to consistently make trusted decisions that are traceable and accelerate operational process improvement.

BNY Mellon is currently evaluating joining HSBC in Lighthouse effort. Quantexa worked with Lighthouse Program participants to project one-, three-, and five-year benefits from deploying Q Assist within their customer facing, data science, and investigative teams. It found an almost immediate productivity gain across three core areas: time saving and efficiency, new opportunity identification, and increased conversion rates.

HSBC anticipates that democratizing analytics and accelerating processes across these areas could lead to productivity gains within the first year of deployment. The company also expects to free up employee’s time, allowing them to refocus on other strategic tasks.

David Rice, Global Chief Operating Officer, Commercial Banking at HSBC, said: “This new solution has the potential to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of complex tasks such as anti-money laundering investigations and sales strategies by providing trusted data and contextual analytics. The introduction of contextual analytics and innovation will enable HSBC to concentrate our resources more productively and ultimately help our customers.”

Quantexa estimates that a tier one global financial institution with three levels of defense in financial crime and fraud compliance efforts, generating approximately 15k alerts a month, could realize significant efficiencies and cost savings by deploying the Q Assist Generative AI Technology Suite:

  • Over £17M in savings enabled annually by enhancing and automating investigating and reporting processes across financial crime and fraud.

Quantexa’s CTO, Jamie Hutton, said: “Quantexa’s engineering principle of shaping solutions to deliver maximum customer value has allowed our clients to play an integral role in helping to shape the product requirements for Q Assist. Through the company’s Lighthouse Program for early adopters, we have the benefit of working with industry leaders that provide valuable feedback throughout our roadmap process.”

Eric Hirschhorn, Chief Data Officer, BNY Mellon, said: “We are excited to see this continued innovation from Quantexa. Our multi-year collaboration has helped us to break down data silos and unify our data with unprecedented accuracy. The next phase in our innovation efforts will see us exploring the potential of enabling frontline workers across the bank to use Gen AI to act on the data insights confidently and reach new levels of efficiency in the process.”

How the New Q Assist Generative AI Technology Suite Works
Quantexa’s new generative AI technology suite will combine Quantexa’s Decision Intelligence Platform and Generative AI through a new data integration layer, prompt builder, and copilot that accelerates the ability of teams to make critical business decisions.

Q Assist delivers trusted, extensible AI anchored by Quantexa’s Decision Intelligence Platform. This lets non-technical teams benefit from Quantexa’s critical platform capabilities including a connected data foundation, graph analytics, modeling, and scoring to augment and automate decision making. The Q Assist Technology Suite is comprised of three components:

  • Q Assist Integration Layer: the nerve center of Q Assist. It is a framework of tools, connectors, and APIs designed to securely link Quantexa’s Decision Intelligence Platform with LLMs and conversational AI systems right out-of-the-box.
  • Q Assist Prompt Builder: an extensible prompt management and sharing capability that easily integrates with external prompt engineering tools and frameworks, such as Microsoft’s Azure Prompt Flow, Semantic Kernel or AutoGen, to put the power in the hands of administrators to define and control prompts and responses that are grounded in contextual data generated by Quantexa’s Decision Intelligence Platform.
  • Q Assist Copilot: allows users to query large and disparate data via a natural language interface, understand and summarize data, insights, and findings in real-time, and automate research, investigation, and reporting tasks.

Today, the company is making Q Assist Generative AI Technology Suite capabilities available to a limited set of customers, with wider public availability planned for early 2025.

To learn more about how Quantexa is helping organizations get their data ready for AI, or to download the Total Economic Impact™ of Quantexa’s Decision Intelligence Platform by Forrester and start measuring the ROI of Decision Intelligence investments, please visit https://www.quantexa.com/discover/ai/.

About Quantexa
Quantexa is a global AI, data and analytics software company pioneering Decision Intelligence to empower organizations to make trusted operational decisions with data in context. Using the latest advancements in AI, Quantexa’s Decision Intelligence platform helps organizations uncover hidden risk and new opportunities by unifying siloed data and turning it into the most trusted, reusable resource. It solves major challenges across data management, customer intelligence, KYC, financial crime, risk, fraud, and security, throughout the customer lifecycle.

The Quantexa Decision Intelligence Platform enhances operational performance with over 90% more accuracy and 60 times faster analytical model resolution than traditional approaches. An independently commissioned Forrester TEI study on Quantexa’s Decision Intelligence Platform found that customers saw a three-year 228% ROI. Founded in 2016, Quantexa now has more than 700 employees and thousands of platform users working with billions of transactions and data points across the world.

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e& lidera como a melhor marca empregadora no setor de telecomunicações no Employer Brand Index 2024

  • e& EAU é a principal marca empregadora no setor de telecomunicações no ranking de Brand Finance
  • e& ficou em 16º lugar entre as 20 principais marcas empregadoras em todas as categorias em 16 países
  • A realização reflete a reputação mais ampla dos Emirados Árabes Unidos como um centro global de talentos

LONDRES, June 09, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — e&, o grupo global de tecnologia, alcançou a posição mais alta no primeiro Employer Brand Report 2024 da Brand Finance, com sua unidade dos Emirados Árabes Unidos classificada como a maior empregadora global do setor de telecomunicações.

O grupo também garantiu o 16º lugar entre as 20 principais marcas empregadoras entre as que foram avaliadas nos setores de serviços financeiros, telecomunicações, mídia e tecnologia (TMT), petróleo, gás e energia, serviços profissionais, varejo, automotivo e bens de consumo rápido (FMCG) na África, Ásia, Europa e Estados Unidos.

Ali Al Mansoori, Diretor de Pessoal do Grupo, e&, disse: “Esse reconhecimento como empregador preferencial reflete a incrível dedicação e paixão de nosso pessoal, que é nosso maior patrimônio. Ele também reafirma nosso compromisso de cultivar uma cultura empresarial unificada, na qual todos os colaboradores têm autonomia para pensar de forma diferente, experimentar sem medo e inovar continuamente. No atual cenário em rápida evolução, é mais importante do que nunca contar com uma força de trabalho talentosa.”

David Haigh, CEO da Brand Finance, disse: “As marcas de telecomunicações do Oriente Médio vêm ultrapassando cada vez mais a concorrência europeia e americana como lugares desejáveis para se trabalhar. Isso se deve às oportunidades de carreira e aos empolgantes desenvolvimentos tecnológicos criados pelos investimentos consistentes e de alta qualidade no Oriente Médio.”

Na vanguarda em termos de marca empregadora e desenvolvimento de talentos nos Emirados Árabes Unidos, o grupo alcançou uma pontuação alta em vários quesitos, inclusive como “marca de prestígio”, “visão inspiradora”, “trabalho agradável e gratificante” e “empresa bem administrada e dirigida”. A conquista da e& reflete a reputação geral dos Emirados Árabes Unidos como um centro global de talentos e o destino preferido para pessoas que buscam construir um futuro próspero.

“Na e&, temos o compromisso de equipar nosso pessoal com as habilidades necessárias para transitar e prosperar na era digital. Nossa visão não consiste apenas em acompanhar o ritmo das mudanças, mas em liderá-las. Estamos constituindo uma força de trabalho resiliente e com visão de futuro, capaz de levar nossa empresa e nossa comunidade a patamares mais elevados. Nossa estratégia inclui programas de treinamento completos, parcerias com instituições de ensino e um ambiente que premia a criatividade e o pensamento arrojado. Estamos comprometidos com a criação de oportunidades de crescimento profissional e com o apoio à nossa equipe enquanto ela desenvolve as habilidades tecnológicas e a mentalidade essenciais para o futuro”, acrescentou Al Mansoori.

O primeiro relatório do “Employer Brand Index” apresenta as principais marcas do mundo com tabelas de classificação globais e regionais. O estudo baseado em pesquisa é o primeiro do gênero, medindo as percepções internas e externas das marcas empregadoras de 16 países. O Índice é calculado com base nas respostas de uma pesquisa anônima com o público de vários setores, realizada por meio de painéis on-line independentes.

O Employer Brand Index 2024 da Brand Finance ocorre após a divulgação, em janeiro, da classificação global de marcas, na qual a e& EAU foi classificada como a marca de telecomunicações mais forte do mundo (classificação AAA) e a marca mais forte do Oriente Médio e da África (MEA) em todas as categorias.

A Brand Finance é a principal consultoria mundial de avaliação de marcas. Há mais de 25 anos, a empresa vem preenchendo a lacuna entre marketing e finanças, avaliando a força das marcas e mensurando seu valor financeiro para ajudar empresas de todos os tipos a tomar decisões estratégicas. Todos os anos, a Brand Finance realiza mais de 5.000 avaliações de marcas, respaldadas por pesquisas de mercado originais, e publica mais de 100 relatórios que classificam as marcas em todos os setores e países.

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e& se classe au premier rang des meilleures marques employeurs dans le secteur des télécommunications dans l’Employer Brand Index 2024

  • L’entité e& des Émirats arabes unis, élue meilleure marque employeur dans le secteur des télécommunications selon le classement Brand Finance
  • e& classée 16e dans le Top 20 des marques employeurs toutes catégories confondues dans 16 pays
  • Cette réussite reflète la réputation plus large des Émirats arabes unis en tant que pôle mondial de talents

LONDRES, 10 juin 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — e&, le groupe technologique mondial, s’est hissé à la première place du tout premier rapport Employer Brand 2024 de Brand Finance grâce à son entité des Émirats arabes unis qui se classe au premier rang mondial des employeurs dans le secteur des télécommunications.

Le groupe a également obtenu la 16e place parmi le Top 20 Employer Brands lors d’une évaluation effectuée au sein des marques employeurs dans les secteurs des services financiers, des télécommunications, des médias et des technologies (TMT), du pétrole, du gaz et de l’énergie, des services professionnels, de la vente au détail, de l’automobile et des produits et biens de grande consommation (PGC) en Afrique, en Asie, en Europe et aux États-Unis.

Ali Al Mansoori, Directeur des Ressources humaines du groupe e&, a déclaré : « Cette reconnaissance en tant qu’employeur de choix reflète l’incroyable dévouement et la passion de nos collaborateurs, qui sont nos meilleurs atouts. Cela réaffirme également notre engagement à favoriser une culture d’entreprise unifiée où chaque employé est encouragé à penser différemment, à expérimenter sans crainte et à innover en continu. Dans le contexte actuel en évolution rapide, il est plus crucial que jamais de disposer d’une main-d’œuvre talentueuse. »

David Haigh, PDG de Brand Finance, a confié : « Les marques de télécommunications du Moyen-Orient dépassent chaque jour un peu plus leurs homologues européennes et américaines si l’on se place du point de vue de l’entreprise où il fait bon travailler. Cela reflète les opportunités de carrière et les développements technologiques passionnants rendus possibles par des investissements constants et de haute qualité réalisés au Moyen-Orient. »

En chef de file des marques employeurs et du développement des talents aux Émirats arabes unis, le groupe a obtenu d’excellents résultats dans plusieurs domaines, notamment en tant que « marque prestigieuse », porteuse d’une « vision inspirante », où le « travail est agréable et gratifiant » et une « entreprise bien gérée et gouvernée ». La réussite de e& reflète la réputation plus large des Émirats arabes unis qui s’affirment en tant que pôle mondial des talents et destination privilégiée pour les personnes qui cherchent à façonner un avenir prospère.

« Chez e&, nous nous engageons à doter notre équipe des compétences nécessaires pour s’adapter et prospérer à l’ère numérique. Notre vision n’est pas seulement de suivre le rythme du changement, mais de l’initier. Nous construisons une main-d’œuvre résiliente et visionnaire, capable de propulser notre entreprise et notre communauté vers les plus hauts sommets. Notre stratégie englobe des programmes de formation complets, des partenariats avec des établissements d’enseignement et un environnement qui récompense la créativité et l’audace intellectuelle. Nous sommes déterminés à créer des opportunités de croissance professionnelle et à soutenir notre équipe dans l’acquisition de compétences technologiques et d’un état d’esprit indispensables pour l’avenir, » a ajouté Al Mansoori.

Le tout premier rapport « Employer Brand Index » met en avant les meilleures marques au monde avec des classements réalisés à l’échelle mondiale et régionale. Cette étude axée sur la recherche, est la première du genre, mesurant les perceptions internes et externes des marques d’employeurs dans 16 pays. L’indice est établi à partir des réponses à une enquête anonyme menée auprès du public dans divers secteurs d’activité au moyen de panels en ligne indépendants.

L’indice Employer Brand 2024 de Brand Finance fait suite à la publication, en janvier dernier, du classement mondial des marques, dans lequel e& UAE a été classée comme la marque de télécommunications la plus forte au niveau mondial (note AAA) et la marque la plus forte au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique (MEA), toutes catégories confondues.

Brand Finance est le premier cabinet de conseil en évaluation de marques au monde. Depuis plus de 25 ans, son objectif est de combler le fossé entre le marketing et la finance en évaluant la force des marques et en quantifiant leur valeur financière afin d’aider les organisations de toutes sortes à prendre des décisions stratégiques. Chaque année, Brand Finance réalise plus de 5 000 évaluations de marques, étayées par des études de marché uniques, et publie plus de 100 rapports classant les marques dans tous les secteurs et tous les pays.

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Three injured as cash-in-transit truck, metro train collide near Manouba University campus

Tunis: Three people were injured when a cash-in-transit truck and a metro train collided on Monday near Manouba University campus, said local Civil Protection Director Salim Yousfi.

The truck driver and his two companions were taken to Charles-Nicolle hospital and the National Neurology Institute, La Rabta, he added.

The accident took place when the truck, which had just left the post office at the Manouba University campus, crashed as it crossed the railway tracks into the front of a metro train bound for downtown Tunis.

Damage to the train and the truck was reported, with no injuries among the metro train’s passengers, he added. An investigation has been initiated to determine the circumstances of this accident.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

The terrorism hitting Burkina is in reality a ‘war of predatory’, Minister Bazié

Ouagadougou: The Minister of Civil Service, Bassolma Bazié, declared Monday in Geneva that the terrorism which strikes Burkina Faso is in reality ”a war of predation to better plunder its wealth”.

‘Since 2015, a predatory war called terrorism has been cowardly imposed on Burkina Faso to better plunder its wealth,’ Bassolma Bazié said on Monday.

The Burkinabè Minister of State in charge of Labor spoke at the podium of the 112th session of the International Labor Conference, in Geneva, Switzerland

Source: Burkina Information Agency

The citizen watch demonstration and the crisis shaking LONAB, covered by the daily newspapers

Ouagadougou: The discontent of the citizen watch following accusations of abuse by the Burkinabè army and the sit-in by LONAB staff, are the main subjects covered in the columns of the newspapers on Monday 10 June 2024.

‘Crisis at LONAB, staff call for intervention from the head of state’, headlines the state daily Sidwaya.

The daily indicates that workers and the sales force of the national games of chance hosted a press point last Friday to call on the highest authorities to look into the crisis.

On the same subject, the private daily L’Observateur Paalga, informs that the staff and sales force of the state company observed a work stoppage on Friday June 7, 2024 to denounce “the discourteous remarks and allegations made by the minister in charge of finance against them.

In another register, the citizen watch demonstration against the allegations of massacre of civilians by the national army.

In this regard, the public newspaper Sidwaya writes that the national coordination of citizen watch associations
expressed before the United Nations headquarters its dissatisfaction with the UN declarations on supposed abuses against civilians by the FDS and VDP.

According to the demonstrators, reports the newspaper of all Burkinabè, these accusations by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Turk, are perceived as an unjustified and biased attack against the efforts of Burkinabè fighters in the fight against terrorism.

In the same vein, L’Observateur Paalga, writes that the demonstrators have on occasion ‘requested that these accusations be publicly withdrawn to restore the honor’ of the army of the country of honest men.

For its part, the newspaper Le Pays indicates that a letter was given to the acting resident representative of the United Nations system, who promised to pass it on to whom it may concern.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Gourma: Environment Day celebrated with a city sanitation session

The Regional Directorate in charge of the Eastern Environment, organized on a delayed basis, on Saturday June 8, 2024 in Fada N’Gourma, activities falling within the framework of the celebration of the World Environment Day celebrated around the world on June 5 each year.

The regional directorate in charge of the Eastern Environment, commemorated World Environment Day on Saturday June 8, 2024 in Fada N’Gourma, through several activities including awareness and sanitation sessions in the city. of Yendabili.

According to the Eastern Regional Director of Environment, Lieutenant-Colonel of Water and Forests Romuald Nikiéma, and his men, cleaned the arteries of the town of Fada N’Gourma and cleaned the Fada N Regional Hospital Center ‘Gourma, the garrison and the governorate of the East.

The Water and Forestry agents explained to the populations near the gutters the importance of not obstructing the water passages by throwing garbage there in order to avoid flooding.

They also invited them to keep their work a
nd living spaces clean, avoiding throwing away plastic bags, especially in the open air.

The Secretary General of the Eastern region, Siaka Ouattara welcomed and encouraged the actions that the Lieutenant-Colonel and his men have just taken.

Also, he added, if the framework is deliverable, it is not only the authorities who benefit, it is the entire population.

Siaka Ouattara urged people to follow the advice of technicians by making their living environment healthier because according to him, by making the environment healthy, we would reduce more than half of their medical prescriptions.

Lieutenant-Colonel Romuald Nikiéma expressed his gratitude to the regional and municipal authorities and to the populations who accompanied them in celebrating this day.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Loroum: Titao supplied with basic necessities

The town of Titao was once again supplied with basic necessities on Friday June 7, 2024, after 3 months of shortage.

Departing on the morning of Friday June 7, 2024, around 9 am, it was around 2 pm that the convoy of vehicles, tricycles and motorcycles set foot on Titao, to the cheers of onlookers along the tracks.

A few weeks before, the need for fuel was felt in the city.

The generators of the Veneem Electric Cooperative had stopped working and the locality had plunged into darkness again.

There was no longer any ice water or packaged water sachets on the market.

‘We returned to manual packaging of water in plastic bags in order to deal with emergencies,’ said a woman in full activity.

Drinking establishments and some restaurants had been closed due to lack of fuel.

‘There’s not much going on in Titao right now. There isn’t even any fuel. We do our shopping on foot,’ added another resident.

Sitting on goods in the trucks or in the public transport buses of the convoy, several hundred people decided
to return home.

‘Our journey went well. There were only a few mines that the Defense and Security Forces successfully defused,’ said a trader.

With the arrival of the convoy, Titao regained its former animation. The market square was stormed by residents who came to stock up on products.

‘We are relieved with the arrival of the convoy. Several basic necessities are now available,’ rejoiced a woman who came to the market.

Another, basket in hand, added, ‘Only, we no longer have anything to pay for the products, because money is scarce in the city.’

All night, the transporters unloaded their cargoes and reloaded other goods, notably market garden products for Ouahigouya and Ouagadougou.

The procession of several vehicles set off early the next Saturday morning for the return trip, leaving behind an enthusiastic population.

The city of Titao has been going through a difficult security situation since 2021, but with the multiple efforts of the armed forces and the recent creation of the Rapid Intervention
Brigade (BIR) 21, several opening-up initiatives are being undertaken to the delight of local populations.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Léraba/Promotion of civics: PAVAL welcomes the raising of the national flag in Douna

The High Commissioner of the province of Léraba, Mahamadi Congo, chaired on Thursday June 6, 2024, the ceremony of ‘act 17’ of the solemn raising of the national flag associated with the follow-up visit of the achievements of the Léraba plain development and development project (PAVAL), in Niofila, Dounia department.

In order to promote and consolidate the spirit of citizenship and patriotism through the observation of citizen attitudes towards the symbols of the State, particularly the national colors, the first authorities of Léraba, second province of the Cascades region initiated the solemn and rotating raising of the flag in the public structures and services of the province.

Launched on June 9, 2022 within the confines of the Léraba high commission, the Léraba plain development and development project (PAVAL), is the 17th service which has just honored this tradition this Thursday June 6, 2024 in Niofila, Dounia department.

The High Commissioner of the province of Léraba, Mahamadi Congo, with the acc
ompaniment of the constituted bodies, carried out a visit to the achievements of the project on the ground.

170 ha have been fully developed and the remaining 600 ha have a completion rate of more than 21%.

Mahamadi Congo affirmed to be satisfied with the achievements likely to answer the question of the much desired agricultural offensive.

As for PAVAL project manager, Solima Kaboré, ‘Currently, the activity is in the process of installing operators for the upcoming winter season.’

After receiving the torch, the provincial director in charge of Professional Training in Léraba, Adama Konfé, appreciated the initiative of rotating the flag in state services.

‘Thanks to this ceremony, almost all provincial services in Léraba are highlighted with the presence of the national flag flying in their enclosure,’ he added.

Adama Konfé has promised to equip his service with a flagpole with everything needed to succeed next Thursday, July 4, in this ceremony of raising the national colors.

Source: Burkina Informa
tion Agency

Burkina presents its conditions to now join international conventions and organizations

Ouagadougou: Burkina Faso presented its ‘priority social contract’, the basis on which the country will now ratify international conventions and join international organizations, Monday at the podium of the International Labor Organization ( ILO) in Geneva.

‘The Burkinabè People have designed their priority social contract (…) it is now and only in this sense of conquest of our sovereignty that the ratifications of Conventions, their implementation and our presence in Organizations will be subject to the sovereign decision of the People and not to please or please anyone,’ declared the Minister of State, Minister in charge of Labor, Bassolma Bazié, head of the Burkina Faso delegation to the 112th ILO conference.

‘Having further understood and remembered that the survival, stability, development and true social progress of a country will not result from tonnages of ratified Conventions, even less from an artificial presence in a multitude of organizations, the People Burkinabè is resolutely committed and det
ermined in a struggle by making sacrifices commensurate with the historic challenge which is the conquest of its full and complete sovereignty. Because it is only on this condition that we will live free and with dignity,’ the minister said in his speech.

Burkina Faso’s priority social contract, contained in the Action Plan for Stabilization and Development (PASD), puts at the forefront the security of the entire national territory, the urgent and efficient response to the humanitarian crisis, the promotion of good governance and the fight against corruption.

Political, administrative and institutional reforms with a view to strengthening democratic culture and consolidating the rule of law as well as national reconciliation and social cohesion and the organization of free, transparent and inclusive elections are also part of this, recalled the Burkinabè Minister of Civil Service, Labor and Social Protection.

According to him, this social contract of Burkina Faso is consistent with the vision of the ILO as
set out in the report of the Director General of the International Labor Office, entitled ‘Towards a new social contract’

‘However, this should be understood and experienced in reality by world leaders in general, and especially, African ones,’ launched Minister Bazié

The head of the Burkinabè delegation also denounced the ‘discounted representation of African people in international bodies’, a lack of consideration which, according to him, violates even the simple principles and rules of decency.

‘If the ILO wants to survive as a specialized body of the UN, its tripartite constituents must courageously assume responsibility,’ warned the Burkinabe minister.

Burkina Faso, but also Mali and Niger, have been facing terrorist attacks for a decade that appeared after the operations to destroy Libya orchestrated by members of NATO with the agreement of the UN.

Hence a word of recognition from the minister to ‘the brotherly peoples of Mali and Niger with whom we form the Alliance of Sahel States (AES)’, and to
all Partner States in the world ‘who understand and show solidarity with our people in their fight for their full and complete sovereignty.’

The three AES countries are waging their fight against terrorism without any real support from the UN, which for its part regularly expresses concerns about human rights in combat zones.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Sourou: A musician artist supports the FDS and VDP with 40% of his concert revenue

The musician artist from Sourou, Issa Emile Boro alias Leussa, handed over on Friday May 31, 2024, to the provincial authorities, 40% of his concert income, to support the Defense and Security Forces (FDS) and the Volunteers for the Defense of the Fatherland (VDP), engaged in the reconquest of national territory . The ceremony was chaired by the High Commissioner of Sourou, Désiré Badolo .

Leussa or Issa Emile Boro, at the civil registry organized on April 27, 2024 at the Tougan multipurpose hall, a concert that he called ‘Concert of Resilience’.

The artist Leussa has committed to paying 40% of the tickets sold, at the end of his concert, to the public treasury to contribute to the Patriotic Support Fund (FSP).

According to him, despite the security context which prevails in the province of Sourou, the event kept all its promises.

‘Through this concert, I not only want to enliven the city, salute the resilience of the population of Tougan but also salute the work of the fighting forces in the area (FDS AN
D VDP), declared the artist.

The provincial director of youth and employment of Sourou, Fousseni Paré, representing the high commissioner, thanked the artist for his initiative.

Mr. Paré expressed the availability of the provincial authorities to support the artist Leussa for the influence of culture, in general and music, in particular, in the province of Sourou.

It should be noted that the artist Leussa actually kept his promise, at the end of his concert, by handing over the sum of 58,000 FCA to the authorities.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Burkina Faso expresses ‘its deep compassion’ to Iran, Russia and Palestine

Ouagadougou: Burkina Faso expressed on Monday its deep compassion and solidarity with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Russia and Palestine for the painful moments they are experiencing.

‘Our deep compassion, solidarity and sincere condolences to the Iranian, Russian and Palestinian people for the painful moments experienced in their respective countries,’ declared Monday, the Burkinabè Minister of State in charge of Labor, Bassolma Bazié, from the podium of the 112th session of the International Labor Conference, in Geneva, Switzerland.

As a reminder, Iran lost its president Ebrahim Raïssi on May 20, 2024 in a helicopter crash while Russia, in the name of its security, has been waging a war against Ukraine supported by the West since February 2022.

Israeli bombings in Palestinian territories have caused at least 37,000 deaths since October 7, when Hamas killed more than 1,100 Israelis.

‘We salute, on the one hand, the brotherly Peoples of Mali and Niger with whom we form the Alliance of Sahel States (AES),
and on the other hand, all the Partner States in the world who understand and show solidarity with our people in their fight for their full sovereignty,’ added Minister Bazié.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

ATFP, ANETI and Italian AVSI ink framework agreement to recruit 150 Tunisian vocational training graduates

Tunis: A tripartite framework agreement was inked, Monday at the headquarters of the Employment and Vocational Training Ministry in Tunis, between the Tunisian Agency for Vocational Training (French: ATFP), the National Agency for Employment and Self-Employment (French : ANETI) , and the Italian NGO AVSI.

The goal of the agreement is to meet the needs of Italian companies for Tunisian manpower by initially recruiting 150 vocational trained graduates in industrial maintenance, welding and metal construction.

The signing of this agreement is part of the implementation of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Tunisia and Italy last March with the aim to recruit 12,000 Tunisian workers with vocational training qualifications by Italian companies over a period of 3 years, ATFP Director General Marouane Ben Slimane told TAP on the sidelines of the inking ceremony.

The signing of this framework agreement comes after the signing of a tripartite agreement between ATFP, ANETI and the Italian Associati
on of Construction Contractors (ANCE), which helped 40 jobseekers registered with the employment and self-employment offices and graduates of the national vocational training system in construction and related fields to be recruited by Italian companies operating in the construction and public works sector, he added.

Ben Slimane further pointed out that a competition will be announced by ANETI to select 150 jobseekers registered with the employment and self-employment offices. They will then receive two months training in Italian language, Italian civilisation and Italian law, before preparing their applications in coordination with the Italian side (visas, work contracts, residence and travel expenses, etc.).

For his part, Chief of Staff to the Minister of Employment and Vocational Training Abdelkader Jemmali told TAP that the agreement will run for 5 years and stipulates the recruitment, initially, of 150 jobseekers from among those registered with the employment and self-employment offices, who are gradu
ates of the national vocational training system in welding, industrial maintenance and light construction.

A new agreement will shortly be inked with the Italian side to recruit 2,000 young Tunisian vocational training graduates over 3 years, pursuant to a MoU between Tunisia and Italy aimed at managing migratory flows and promoting regular migration, Jemmali said.

Taking the floor, Italy’s Ambassador to Tunisia Alessandro Prunas pointed to the importance of scaling up cooperation between Tunisia and Italy in all vocational training fields in a bid to meet the need of Italian companies and reduce irregular migration.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Ministry of the Family planning study on typical profiles of perpetrators of violence against women

Tunis: The Ministry of the Family, Women, Children and the Elderly, in coordination with the National Observatory for Combating Violence against Women, is planning to carry out a study on the typical profiles of perpetrators of violence against women in Tunisia, according to a press release issued by the ministry on Monday.

During a working session to monitor the progress of the programmes implemented by this observatory, the Minister for the Family called for the need to speed up the preparation of a study on the typical profiles of perpetrators of violence against women, based on a sample of people who have committed crimes of violence against women.

In this context, she recommended the launch of a consultation for the preparation of a study on media coverage of violence against women and cases of violence against young girls.

The minister also called for the rapid creation of a portal for recording data on violence to ensure digital networking between the various parties involved.

According to the same
press release, the ministry will publish a quarterly report with statistics on cases reported to the toll-free telephone number 1899.

During the meeting, Moussa stressed the need to prepare a national report on regional coordination to combat violence against women and to implement a pilot project to record forms of violence in 6 governorates, namely Nabeul, Bizerte, Kef, Kairouan, Ben Arous and Ariana.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

‘Ibsar’ Association announces organization of competition for best journalistic work

Tunis: The Tunisian Association Ibsar for Culture and Entertainment of the Visually Impaired announced, Monday, the organization of a competition for the best journalistic work which advocated for the rights of the disabled, adding that the deadline is July 7.

In a statement issued on Monday, Ibsar, clarified that the journalistic productions can be either news articles, investigations, news reports or written on electronic, audio-visual or paper material.

The theme of the competition focuses on advocating the rights of persons with disabilities to access the beach and fully enjoy it under Article 54 of the 2022 Constitution, Convention on the Rights of Person with Diasbilities (CRPD) and the legislation in force, the same source said.

According to the Ibsar association, several prizes including flight tickets and electronic gadgets will be awarded to the winners.

Candidates send their work via the following link: https://bitly/4bPII8F

The prizes will be awarded during a ceremony which will be held late
in July 2024.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse