Daily Archives: May 10, 2019

La marque chinoise de spiritueux, Moutai, lance une campagne de marketing à grande échelle en Tanzanie

Les amateurs de la boisson alcoolisée chinoise accueillent avec enthousiasme la délégation de Moutai culturel, voyage une ceinture, une route dans le Guizhou coloré, commençant la campagne de promotion de la marque dans les pays de l’Afrique de l’Est.

DAR ES-SALAAM, Tanzanie, 10 mai 2019 /PRNewswire/ — À la suite d’une campagne de promotion menée en avril en Amérique du Sud, la marque chinoise de spiritueux Moutai a lancé une autre campagne de marketing à grande échelle en Tanzanie le 7 mai à 16 h, heure locale. Une délégation, dirigée par le secrétaire adjoint du parti du Kweichow Moutai Group, Wang Yan, et le directeur général adjoint, Yang Jianjun, est arrivée à Dar es-Salaam, la plus grande ville de Tanzanie. Cet événement marque le début officiel du Moutai culturel, voyage une ceinture, une route dans le Guizhou coloré, commençant la campagne de promotion de la marque dans les pays de l’Afrique de l’Est.

Kweichow Moutai Group deputy party secretary Wang Yan and deputy general manager Yang Jianjun warmly shaking hands with enthusiastic fans

Il s’agit là d’une autre campagne de promotion de Moutai visant le continent africain, moins de deux ans après un effort similaire mené en Afrique du Sud en novembre 2017.

Moutai, une des marques nationales emblématiques de la Chine, a accéléré son expansion internationale. Ce succès, illustré par la croissance du nombre d’amateurs de la boisson alcoolisée chinoise dans le monde, témoigne de la présence nettement accrue du fabricant d’alcool. À son arrivée à l’aéroport international Julius Nyerere de Dar es-Salaam, lors d’une journée ensoleillée, la délégation a été entourée d’une foule enthousiaste d’amateurs est-africains de Moutai. Ils étaient vêtus de t-shirts décorés du logo Moutai superposé à un contour du continent africain et brandissaient des banderoles et des drapeaux arborant les mots « Bienvenue à la délégation de Moutai ».

Les amateurs ont exprimé leur accueil et leur enthousiasme quand ils ont crié wo ai moutai (« Nous aimons Moutai »), dans leurs meilleurs efforts pour prononcer les mots chinois, et ont chanté des chansons aux rythmes est-africains, montrant collectivement l’attachement émotionnel à la marque. MM. Wang et Yang ont chaleureusement serré la main des amateurs enthousiastes, en plus de se joindre à eux pour chanter les chansons et poser pour une photo de groupe. Les amateurs ravis ont attiré l’attention des foules de passagers en train de débarquer ou d’attendre un vol à l’aéroport.

L’Afrique fait partie intégrante de l’expansion internationale de Moutai. Le fabricant d’alcool chinois prévoit de se concentrer sur les pays de l’Afrique de l’Est, notamment la Tanzanie, le Kenya et l’Éthiopie, au cours de cette campagne, mettant ainsi en œuvre son projet de tenir une conférence de promotion de la marque à grande échelle à Dar es-Salaam.

La délégation organisera une série d’événements, notamment un grand rassemblement culturel, plusieurs petites séances de dégustation ainsi que des visites dans les ambassades de Chine dans plusieurs pays, au cours des deux prochaines semaines, dans le but d’accroître la visibilité du fabricant en Afrique de l’Est. Dans le même temps, la délégation s’engagera également dans une vaste initiative d’étude de marché et organisera le symposium des revendeurs résidents, afin de mieux comprendre les tendances du marché de l’Afrique de l’Est et de s’appuyer sur les connaissances acquises pour établir la stratégie et la feuille de route de la société en vue d’une expansion mondiale.

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EWTN To Launch African News Agency

ROME, May 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — (EWTN) – EWTN Global Catholic Network announced May 10 that it will launch a news service for the African continent. ACI-Africa will be a Nairobi, Kenya-based Catholic news agency, which will publish content in English, French and Portuguese. EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw formally introduced the project during an event at EWTN’s Vatican bureau. The news agency will officially begin operations on August 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption, the same date on which EWTN Founder Mother Angelica launched EWTN in 1981.

EWTN Global Catholic Network announced May 10 that it will launch a news service for the African continent. ACI-Africa will be a Nairobi, Kenya-based Catholic news agency, which will publish content in English, French and Portuguese. ACI-Africa will be headed by Father Don Bosco Onyalla, a priest of the Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan.

“I am pleased to announce that EWTN will soon be launching a news agency which will cover the Church across the continent of Africa,” Warsaw said. “The Church in Africa is vibrant and continues to see exponential growth. My hope is that this new service from EWTN will help continue to build up the African Church and also ensure that the voice of the African Church is heard more clearly around the world with content that is shared through EWTN’s other news platforms.”

The Association for Catholic Information in Africa (ACI-Africa) will be headed by Father Don Bosco Onyalla, a priest of the Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan. He is a journalist who established and previously oversaw the Catholic News Agency For Africa (CANAA), a project of the African bishops conference since May 2013. Onyalla’s work has included producing websites, newsletters and social media updates for the bishops, as well as working with diocesan, national and regional episcopal communication directors throughout Africa. He speaks English, French, and Swahili, as well as the local languages of Luhya and Dinka.

“I look forward to interacting with fellow Catholic journalists under the EWTN umbrella, to facilitating the telling of Africa’s story by Africans, and to the challenges involved in setting up a news agency in the vast and multi-cultural context that is Africa,” Onyalla said.

ACI-Africa will be a part the ACI Group which was acquired by EWTN in 2014 and includes ACI Prensa, the world’s largest Spanish-language Catholic news organization with headquarters in Lima, Peru; ACI Digital, the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil-based news organization, which serves the Portuguese-speaking world; and ACI Stampa, the Italian-language news organization based in Rome. ACI Group is part of the larger EWTN News, Inc. division, which also includes Denver-based Catholic News Agency (CNA), the German language news service, CNA Deutsch, and several other Catholic news outlets.

EWTN Global Catholic Network

“We were honored to welcome Vatican officials, journalists, and distinguished guests to our event announcing the birth of ACI-Africa,” said Alejandro Bermudez, Executive Director of the ACI Group. “This new Agency aimed at covering all Africa for Africa and the world is an expression of the growing role African Catholicism is having in the universal Church. This is a significant step forward for the ACI Group as well as for the larger EWTN News family.”

The launch of ACI-Africa is the latest development in EWTN’s efforts to continue to expand its news presence in the global Catholic digital and multimedia marketplace. In 2013, the Network launched “EWTN News Nightly,” a daily news program from Washington, D.C. covering news and world events from a Catholic perspective. In 2011, EWTN acquired “The National Catholic Register,” the leading Catholic newspaper in the United States. In addition, EWTN’s radio and digital media services have greatly expanded their news content in recent years.

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 38th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 global TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 300 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN platforms also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; one of the largest Catholic websites in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including Catholic News Agency, “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and several global news wire services; as well as EWTN Publishing, its book publishing division.

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South Africa Ruling Party Maintains Lead in Key Poll

JOHANNESBURG South Africa’s ruling African National Congress maintained a lead as vote counting neared its end on Friday, with what appeared to be a decisive surge for the party’s most outspoken, far-left challenger, and a surprise uptick for a fringe party that has long lurked on the sidelines.

The ANC first came into power in 1994, when the nation held its first democratic election. In recent years, though, corruption scandals and the sluggish economy have tainted the ANC’s image and led some voters to defect. As a result, this year’s returns have given the ANC less than 60% of the vote nationally. The far-left Economic Freedom Fighters, in its second national election, picked up slightly more than 10%.

The country’s Democratic Alliance is coming in just above 20%.

But top ANC officials said Friday they were undaunted by what appears to be a loss of confidence in the ANC.

No disappointment, no surprises, we are where we thought we would be at this point in time, Jessie Duarte, deputy secretary general of the African National Congress, told reporters at the main counting center in Pretoria.

EFF national chairperson Dali Mpofu told reporters the party was thrilled to have topped its 2014 result, in which the party won 6% of the vote in its debut election.

We are quite happy with where we are now because for the whole day we are north of what we received in 2014, he said.

What no one saw coming, however, was the surge in votes won by the Afrikaans-speaking VF Plus party, whose English name is Freedom Front Plus. The party’s aim is to create a homeland for the nation’s white Afrikaans-speaking minority. The fringe party surprised many casual observers by eclipsing its one-percent take in the 2014 election.

It’s actually wonderful that we’re doing well, we’re doing better than we expected, chairperson Anton Alberts told reporters.

Final results are set to be released Saturday, and the new government will be formed later in May.

Source: Voice of America

PARLIAMENT READY TO SWEAR IN NEW MPS AFTER ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS

Parliament, Following months of intense preparations for the establishment of the Sixth Democratic Parliament, Parliament is ready to welcome new Members of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces. With the election results scheduled for announcement by the Independent Electoral Commission soon, the list of candidates of political parties will be handed over by the Chief Justice to Parliament ahead of their swearing in as Members of Parliament.

According to the Constitution of South Africa both Houses of Parliament must be established within fourteen (14) days of the IEC’s declaring results of the election, and this takes place at the first sittings of each of these Houses. The Chief Justice of South Africa has the powers, under the Constitution, to determine the dates and times of these first sittings and presides over key aspects of them.

The first sitting of the National Assembly is provisionally scheduled for 22 May and that of the National Council of Provinces for 23 May. These dates are subject to official announcement by the Chief Justice.

At the NA first sitting, the Chief Justice will preside over each Member of the National Assembly’s swearing in or affirmation of faithfulness to the Republic of South Africa and obedience to the Constitution. The House may be constituted of no fewer than 350 and no more than 400 members.

The Chief Justice will also preside over election of the Speaker of the National Assembly, who will preside over the election of the Deputy Speaker.

In the same House sitting, the Chief Justice will then preside over the election of the President, selected from amongst the Members of Parliament in the National Assembly. The President, once elected, ceases to be a Member of Parliament and must take up office within five days of being elected.

In the same vein, during the NCOP first sitting, the Chief Justice will preside over the swearing in or affirmation of faithfulness to the Republic of South Africa and obedience to the Constitution from the House’s permanent delegates. He will then also preside over election of the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, who is selected from the permanent delegates. As with the National Assembly, the NCOP Chairperson will then preside over election of the Deputy Chairperson, House Chairpersons and the Chief Whip.

Prior to the first sitting of the NCOP taking place, each of the Provincial Legislatures must have held their first sittings and sworn in their Members. Thereafter, the provincial legislatures must appoint their permanent delegates to the NCOP (10 delegates from each province). Four of the ten delegates are special delegates and six are permanent delegates.

Political parties are entitled to delegates in proportion of their representation. If a person who is a member of the provincial legislature is appointed as a permanent delegate, that person ceases to be a member of the provincial legislature. And this is how the proportional representation applies (90 permanent delegates/seats) to the National Council of Provinces versus 400 MPs/seats of the National Assembly.

Upon conclusion of these processes and various other logistical arrangements involving the three arms of State (The Presidency, the Judiciary and the legislature), the newly elected President of the Republic of South Africa is expected to deliver the State of the Nation Address of the Sixth Democratic Parliament to a joint sitting of both Houses. The date of the SONA is provisionally scheduled for 20 June 2019. The President and the Presiding Officers of Parliament will determine and decide on the date.

Source: Parliament