Ndèye Tické Ndiaye Diop
Ndèye Tické Ndiaye Diop is a Senegalese politician from Thiès. She became the Minister of Digital Economy and Telecommunication in April 2019. Career She is an engineer in fisheries technology.She carried out activities to support the population of Thiès, such as granting credits to women and investing in hygiene facilities. She was awarded the Icone 2016 award for her activities. She first served as Secretary General to the Ministry of Fisheries. In 2017, she was appointed head of the Senegal National Agency for Maritime Affairs (ANAM). In April 2019, she was appointed as the Minister of Digital Economy and Telecommunication (succeeding Abdoulaye Baldé) as well as Spokeswoman of the Government.
Madam Minister of Digital Economy and Telecommunications Ndèye Tické Ndiaye Diop visiting the headquarters of the Sonatel Group. After ADIE, it is the Sonatel Group's turn to receive the new Minister of Digital Economy and Telecommunications & nbsp; on a working visit to the telephone operator. A visit which enabled the Director General Mr. Sékou Drame and the entire Management Committee to present to the Minister the Social Hub, a latest generation system for sharing information, & nbsp; listening and monitoring that the company has put in place in order to provide its customers in real time and in complete transparency with the right information but also to better take charge of their complaints. The CEO and his staff then presented to the Minister and members of her delegation the major achievements of the company in terms of infrastructure and CSR, in particular the preservation of the environment and the improvement of the framework. people's lives with the "And Défar Sunu Gox" projects, and the recycling of plastic waste. The expectations vis-à-vis the Ministry were also mentioned during this working session. These include, among other things, the level of fiscal levies deemed very high by the Director General, the lack of electrification in certain rural areas, easements and regulatory constraints, etc ... & nbsp; & nbsp; By speaking, the Minister first magnified the vision of the Head of State President Macky Sall to make digital technology a basis for the economic and social development of the country & nbsp; through the implementation of the Senegal Digital SN2025 strategy. She then congratulated Sonatel for all the actions carried out within the framework of its Corporate Social Responsibility. In addition, she asked Sonatel to work for a better quality of the network, especially in isolated areas of the country, but also for more synergies with the Ministry. Finally, the Minister reassured & nbsp; the Chief Executive Officer by reiterating to him all his availability and his willingness to support the telephone company in its development impetus. She also promised to contact her colleagues from other affected ministerial departments in order to & nbsp; find together lasting solutions to the problems raised. & nbsp; This visit is the second in a series of meetings that the Minister intends to carry out with the structures under the supervision of the Ministry of the Digital Economy and Telecommunications. SBS welcomes Ndèye Tické Ndiaye Diop for Dakar new offices Following Morocco, Tunisia, Cameroon, Côte-d’Ivoire, Algeria, and Gabon, Dakar is now Sopra Banking Software’s seventh office in Africa. Operating on the continent for over 40 years, by launching a subsidiary in Senegal, Sopra Banking Software is reaffirming its commitment to banks and its contribution to the success of the digital revolution on the continent. Sopra Banking Software is an established leader in banking and financial institution transformation, with over 250 customer banks in 40 countries in Africa and nearly 1,000 employees. This new location is part of SBS’s strategy to forge close relationships with local customers and the entire digital ecosystem in Africa. The Minister commended Sopra Banking Software’s reinforcement in West Africa, supporting banks with their development and digital transformation. The Minister shared her vision of digital strategy in Senegal, in coordination with the PSE (the emerging Senegal plan), which aims to strengthen Senegal’s position as an innovation leader in Africa. Eric Pasquier, CEO at Sopra Banking Software commented, “This new location reflects our customer proximity, which is an essential part of our DNA. Banks have a key role to play and we are both proud and delighted to be considered as their trusted partner”. He added, “Our goal is, above all, to support banks and financial institutions with their development challenges in three major domains in particular: regulation, financial inclusion and digital. These issues go far beyond technology and represent key development factors for the African continent. With over 16 customer banks in Senegal, Sopra Banking Software’s local reinforcement was very well received on the market. About Sopra Banking Software With 4 300 experts, a pro forma turnover 2018 of € 373,7 million and one of the deepest, broadest portfolios of software and services, Sopra Banking Software is a trusted, long-term partner of over 800 banks in more than 70 countries. Sopra Banking Software has an unequalled ability to address the requirements for banks and financial institutions of any size and scope, allowing them to innovate and expand their services. Sopra Banking Software is a subsidiary of the Sopra Steria Group, a European leader in digital transformation, with more than 44 000 employees. In 2018, Sopra Steria generated a revenue of €4,1 billion. After her departure from the government last November: Ndèye Tické Ndiaye Diop appointed Ambassador of Senegal to Brazil
After leaving the government, last November, Mrs. Ndèye Tické Ndiaye Diop landed at the Senegalese Embassy in Brazil. Engineer in General Fisheries Technologies, the former Minister of Telecommunications is indeed “appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Senegal to Jair Bolsonaro, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, with residence in Brasilia, replacing Madame Fatoumata Binetou Rassoul Corréa, called to other functions ”, indicates the press release of the Council of Ministers. It should also be noted that Alioune Aïdara Niang, principal civil administrator, until now Director of the Cabinet of the Minister of the Interior, becomes the Secretary General of the Ministry of the Interior. He replaces Ibrahima Sakho, who is also called to other functions.
First edition of the Digital Women’s Day in Africa: 13 and 14 June in Dakar, Senegal
“We are honoured that the Senegalese capital has been chosen as the international platform to launch Digital Woman’s Day in Africa. Our country has great ambition when it comes to strengthening and developing ICT and creating a sustainable digital economy, which we support through a multitude of initiatives like the project ‘Dakar Digital City’,” explains Soham EL WARDINI, Mayor of Dakar. After the Oscars and the Césars… the Margaret Awards! The Margaret Awards pay tribute every year to Margaret Hamilton, the NASA computer scientist who worked to accomplish the first human step on the Moon. The award rewards one digital woman working to shape a better world. For this event, the award will place the spotlight, for the first time in Africa, on the winner of the 1st edition of the JFD Margaret awards, Arielle KITIO, founder of Caysti, and the Margaret of Honour, Rebecca ENONCHONG, founder of AppsTech. These two African entrepreneurs will receive the congratulations of the Senegalese Minister of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, Ndeye Tické NDIAYE DIOP, as well as Babacar KANE, General Manager for IBM Senegal & West African States. The speakers announced for Digital Women’s Day in Dakar include a number of renowned female leaders and entrepreneurs in the digital sphere: Yacine BARRO-BOURGAULT, country manager for West and Central Africa at Microsoft, Diana BRONDEL, founder of Xaalys, Virginie DIAS-TAGNON, Human Resources Director for the L’Oréal Group in Africa, Nafissatou DIOUF, founder of SenVitale, Momar NGUER, President, Marketing & Services at Total, and Afua OSEI, co-founder of She Leads Africa. On the agenda for this 1st edition, education, confidence and financing with the aim of accelerating diversity in the digital world. “Because the Internet has no borders, we need to build bridges between continents, between these women entrepreneurs who are changing the world. We need to do this not only in Europe, but in Africa, which has the world’s highest number of women entrepreneurs. We believe in the power of collective strength, at both local and international level, in overcoming the challenge of better representation for women,” says Delphine REMY-BOUTANG, CEO of the bureau and co-founder of Digital Women’s Day. 14 June in Dakar: the JFD Learning Expedition The 14 June will be dedicated to exploring the cutting-edge ecosystem of entrepreneurship and technological innovation in Dakar, in partnership with the telephone operator Orange-Sonatel. “Partnering with the first edition of Digital Women’s Day in Africa is a symbol for us, it sends a strong message. It confirms our commitments to the issues of diversity and parity in the digital sphere on the continent, and to allow the general public to discover this teeming ecosystem of groundbreaking talent and innovative initiatives led by women in the digital ecosystem,” says Rokhaya Solange NDIR, Head of Division, Digital Ecosystem Relations, Sonatel. Sonatel Academy, the first free coding school in Senegal, is one of the key actors in the sector that is opening its doors for the JFD Learning Expedition, organised with the generous participation of several influential digital women in the sub-region. Jokkolabs, the first collaborative work space in West Africa, the Société Générale Innovation Lab and the CTIC, one of the most powerful incubators in the sub-region, the Kinaya Lab platform, Festic which focuses on ICT and stakeholders in development and the Fodem Development Fund and Municipal Solidarity, will also be opening their doors.
In addition to these visits, the JFD Learning Expedition will enable participants to try out the latest innovations and to discuss with local investors and entrepreneurs. Senegal searches for crisis communication strategy after Petro-Tim exposé Shaken by the Petro-Tim affair that was revived by the BBC at the beginning of the year, the Senegalese presidency is looking for a crisis communication strategy that will limit the damage once its gagging order is lifted. “Oil is like cinema, it creates fantasies. But there are no secrets.” At a national consultation meeting on implementing local content legislation in the hydrocarbons sector, in Diamniadio on 2 July, President Macky Sall gave his first hints of a public response to the BBC’s investigation into the Petro-Tim case, which was broadcast on 2 June. Entitled The $10 Billion Energy Scandal, the documentary revived the embers of the Aliou Sall-Frank Timis affair. In 2012, the government controversially allocated two gas blocks to Petro-Tim, part of Romanian-Australian businessman Frank Timis’s corporation. Timis’s company later hired presidential brother Aliou Sall, paying him large sums of money including secret payments from an offshore trust, raising suspicions of corruption and conflict of interest that have plagued the presidency for years. Transparency as a charm offensive The head of state took the opportunity to stress his desire to “protect Senegal from convulsions symptomatic of oil and gas exploitation in certain countries,” using transparency in the hydrocarbons sector as his leitmotif. Speaking to private-sector actors in the oil sector, civil society representatives and local and national elected officials at the workshop, he outlined the measures taken under his mandate, from “Senegal’s adhesion to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in 2013” to the “constitutionalisation of the people’s right to own their natural resources during the referendum of March 2016”. President Sall also mentioned “the systematic publication of mining and oil contracts since September 2016”, as well as the “creation of the Strategic Orientation Committee for Oil and Gas (COS-Petrogaz), extended to civil society and the opposition”. Shambolic communication The meeting, which was “long planned” according to the Senegalese president, nevertheless comes after a series of gaps in government communication. After the government’s press conference on 5 June, during which spokeswoman Ndèye Tické Ndiaye Diop denounced “a fabric of untruths […] designed to manipulate public opinion and discredit the government and the state of Senegal”, communication from the executive was indeed shambolic. Twice in June, the minister-counsellor for communication, El Hadj Hamidou Kassé, put the head of state and his brother Aliou in an awkward position, to the delight of the local press. Kassé has since been replaced by the former government spokesman Seydou Guèye and moved to the less exposed public role of minister-counsellor for culture. According to Kassé, this new assignment had been planned since March, but his two recent gaffes undoubtedly accelerated the process. “As long as I am in politics, I will not comment on the subject,” he said when questioned. Shadowy areas Since then, communication from both the government and Sall’s Benno Bokk Yakaar (BBY) coalition has been blocked. “We’ve been instructed to stop speaking on this case, which has been in the hands of the prosecutor since 10 June. But obviously, we’re not pleased with Kassé’s comments,” says a BBY member. The silence has left several key questions unanswered. Such as, what criteria motivated the allocation of the two blocks to Petro-Tim, a recently created company which had no experience in offshore exploration, instead of more experienced oil companies such as British firm Tullow Oil or the Nigerian company Oranto Petroleum? “Everything was done in compliance with the petroleum code,” says an official at the petroleum and energy ministry. Overvalued royalties? Another point crystallised by the dispute is the amount of royalties that Australian-Romanian businessman Frank Timis could receive following the sale of his shares to BP in 2017. In its investigation, the BBC put forward an amount ranging from $9bn to $12bn over 40 years. But according to Géraud Moussarie, CEO of BP Senegal, “the BBC’s allegations on the amount of royalties that could be paid to Timis Corporation are absurd”. On this issue, the president’s entourage refers to the confidentiality agreement on a contract between two private entities. However, BP envoys were sent to Ousmane Ndiaye, the permanent secretary of COS-Petrogaz, and his deputy, Mamadou Fall Kane, to provide explanations to the authorities. According to several sources within BP and COS-Petrogaz, the royalties to Frank Timis’s holding company will not exceed 0.7%-1% of future oil-related government revenue – estimated at around $23bn – which means royalties of less than $230m and nowhere near the the $10bn mentioned by the British media. New measures While waiting for the time when it can shed light on these grey areas, the government is continuing to look for an international communication strategy, while constantly reminding the local media of the measures that have already been taken to ensure transparency in a sector that is the object of so many ‘fantasies’. New measures are also being prepared, such as the systematic award of hydrocarbon blocks by tender, as provided for in the new petroleum code adopted in January; or the upcoming national assembly vote on a transparency law regarding the use of future revenues from oil and gas exploitation. As for the unanswered questions about the blocks already granted to Petro-Tim that were handed over to Kosmos Energy and BP, “only the justice system will give the people answers”, according to the members of the president’s inner circle
Air Senegal's inaugural flight to the United States - Remarks by Ambassador Mushingi
Dear Participants, Ladies and gentlemen, Good evening. It is with pleasure that I participate in this exceptional moment in the company of so many prestigious guests and travelers. It's really a great event, this first Air Senegal flight to the United States of America where we will consolidate our partnership with meetings in Washington, DC and New York. This new road brings us closer to realizing my dream of building a bridge between the African Renaissance Monument in Dakar and the Statue of Liberty in New York. I see government officials, women and men from business, the media, and influencers. This is an important opportunity to promote culture, business opportunities, Senegal destination and United States of America destination. In this flight, you are all ambassadors of the Senegal / United States of America brand. Strengthening bilateral relations and investments between Senegal and the United States is my top priority. In February, in a message to the African Union, President Biden said: “We must all work together to advance our shared vision for a better future. A future where investment and trade will expand, for increased prosperity for all our nations. ” The investments induced by the American private sector bring unique benefits: • technology and know-how transfer, • corporate governance, • local content, and • job creation. Recently, President Biden and G7 leaders identified four key areas that require urgent attention in the twenty-first century: • health security, • technology, • the climate and • genre. When I encourage American companies to come to Senegal, I tell them that the US Embassy is located on the westernmost point of Africa, the closest point to the United States, and that it just takes eight hours to get there. Air Senegal will literally make it easier for me by opening this new route so that more Americans can come to Senegal. I like to demonstrate “nio book gal gui , hachando dorondo” while rowing but now, I'm going to need a new expression in Wolof. Instead of rowing together, let's fly together: Air Senegal "Dem si djiam, Dik si djiam" Dear ambassadors, let's take this Air Senegal flight to the United States of America together, and let's celebrate this moment of • Teranga founé (everywhere), • Teranga kouné (for each person), and • Teranga louné (in each sector). Long live the cooperation between the Senegalese people and the American people Jeren jef thank you so much Thank you very much.