La Libra, Facebook's digital currency, announced for 2021 in reduced format

The launch of Facebook's digital currency, Libra , could take place in 2021. The project may benefit from favorable factors in the global economy, but regulators will have to be convinced first.  Facebook could launch Libra, its digital currency in 2021, we learn from the British media Financial Times, which quotes people close to the process. The product is expected to arrive in a limited version, after the project has met with great aversion from regulators, including in the United States, the country where the headquarters of the social media management company are located. The stakeholder association behind this digital currency project is now planning to launch a single version of Libra that will itself be pegged to the dollar, at the rate of one unit of US currency for each Facebook digital currency . “The other forms of currencies will be deployed at a later stage,” the FT source added. The exact launch date will depend on when the project

To boost its expansion in Africa, Asky joins forces with the American giant Saber corporation

Asky, the pan-African airline based in Lomé, has entered into a multi-year agreement with Saber Corporation, the American giant in travel technology solutions. An agreement aimed at enabling it to boost its sales and support its expansion in Africa, thanks to the innovative technologies of the American supplier based in Texas. 

Concretely, this alliance should allow the sub-regional carrier, among other things, to take advantage of the passenger service system of Saber, the world leader in air reservation distribution systems, as well as its new retail platform, which has been launched. recently.

As part of this new agreement, "Asky will expand its purchasing and payment capabilities, improve airport operations and provide a superior experience for travelers. The airline will also use the Saber Revenue Optimizer system, a real-time revenue management solution. », Explains a joint press release from the two entities, dated August 5. 

“Despite the current challenges of global aviation, Asky aims for continued growth, which is why investing in robust, innovative and forward-looking technology is even more crucial today,” Ahadu said. Simachew, CEO of the airline.

“Our strategy is to improve the travel experience for our passengers, and our partnership with Saber will help us achieve that. As a strong regional carrier, we have a real opportunity to lead the recovery of African aviation after the Copenhagen summit; having the right technology in place will help us create a differentiated experience for our travelers, while maximizing our opportunities to increase our revenue. " 

Note that this new strategic partnership was announced shortly after the resumption of the activities of the sub-regional company, in the wake of the reopening of Togolese airspace, after the very difficult period of lean cows caused by the Covid-19.