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Synchronoss Extends Platform Support for Alibaba and Google Cloud

Certifications Address the Need to Provide Customers with Multi-Cloud Environments to Deploy Synchronoss Personal Cloud and Synchronoss Email Suite Worldwide

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., July 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (“Synchronoss” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SNCR), a global leader and innovator in cloud, messaging and digital products and platforms, today announced that its namesake personal cloud and email suite have been certified on the Alibaba Cloud and Google Cloud, respectively. In addition to Amazon AWS and Oracle OCI already in use, the new certifications provide customers with multi-cloud environments to deploy and scale Synchronoss Personal Cloud and Synchronoss Email Suite globally.

Synchronoss Personal Cloud and Synchronoss Email Suite are utilized by leading service providers around the world, supporting more than 250 million subscribers. Each service provider has its own specific requirements, including content security, data sovereignty, compliance, and cost. Supporting Alibaba and Google Cloud allows service providers to extend their deployment across multi-cloud environments and geographies while ensuring security, accessibility, and reliability. Synchronoss is well-positioned to deliver its products to customers throughout Asia and beyond now that Personal Cloud is certified on the Alibaba and Google platforms.

“Our global customers have specific requirements when it comes to performance, cost, compliance, and critically, data sovereignty,” said Patrick Doran, Chief Technology Officer at Synchronoss. “By extending Personal Cloud on Alibaba and Email Suite on Google Cloud, Synchronoss is able to deliver secure, cost-optimized, in-country solutions that are reliable and scalable, upholding our strategy of supporting hybrid and multiple cloud environments.”

“The combination of Synchronoss Email Suite delivered via Google Cloud provides customers with a highly-scalable and reliable solution that is easily accessible globally,” said Gia Winters, Managing Director, Google Cloud. “We look forward to supporting Synchronoss with our infrastructure to keep pace with demand in key territories around the world across their product portfolio.”

Leading Tier One service providers utilize Synchronoss Personal Cloud, Synchronoss Email Suite, or both to manage 250 million plus subscribers worldwide, storing and managing more than 142 petabytes of data.

About Synchronoss
Synchronoss Technologies (Nasdaq SNCR) builds software that empowers companies around the world to connect with their subscribers in trusted and meaningful ways. The company’s collection of products helps streamline networks, simplify onboarding, and engage subscribers to unleash new revenue streams, reduce costs and increase speed to market. Hundreds of millions of subscribers trust Synchronoss products to stay in sync with the people, services, and content they love. That’s why more than 1,300 talented Synchronoss employees worldwide strive each day to reimagine a world in sync. Learn more at www.synchronoss.com.

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West and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (5 – 11 July 2022)

CHAD

ARMED ATTACK BY NSAG KILLS FIVE

On 11 July, an armed attack carried out by a non-State armed group (NSAG) in the western Lac region against a local Security Defence Force (SDF) position killed five SDF forces and injured two more. Two NSAG assailants were also gravely injured. Following the end of a military operation against NSAGs in Niger and Nigeria last June, the Chadian SDF is still on alert following threats of reprisals. The concerned area neighbours a settlement hosting the largest number of internally displaced persons (approximately 30,000 IDPs) in the region. These continuing security incidents have limited humanitarian access in the area.

CAMEROON

INCREASE IN NUMBER OF ATTACKS RECORDED IN THE WEST REGION

Between June and July 2022, three attacks were recorded in the West region. While the recent attacks are between NSAG and State Security Forces (SSF), the escalation of conflict is of concern for a region which hosts 85,000 displaced people from the North-West and South-West regions due to the crisis. On 7 June, a non-State armed group (NSAG) attacked a State Security Forces (SSF) post in Njitapon, Kouoptamo in Noun division, killing five SSF elements and injuring others. On 27 June, an NSAG attacked the Divisional Officer’s residence and the Gendarmerie office in Babadjou, Bamboutos division, resulting in injuries of some gendarmes and NSAG members. On 1 July, a NSAG attacked the Fondonera locality in Menoua division, allegedly burning two cars and three bikes in the market and looting some food items. No human casualties were reported, however, the incident caused fear among the population.

BURKINA FASO

ATTACK KILLS FIVE AND DAMAGES HUMANITARIAN WAREHOUSE

On 10 July, non-State armed group (NSAG) members attacked a military position in Barsalogho commune, northern Centre-Nord region. Initial reports indicate that five civilians were killed in the crossfire, including the manager of a humanitarian warehouse facility, and eight soldiers were wounded.

Considerable infrastructural damage was also reported, including to a humanitarian warehouse and to a community centre housing internally displaced persons (IDPs).

The security situation in Barsalogho has been deteriorating following the attacks of an IDP site in October and of the gendarmerie post in Foubé, a village to the north, in December 2021. On the main access route, NSAGs checkpoints are frequently set up, and goods, including humanitarian commodities, have been diverted. Barsalogho hosts the second largest number of IDPs in the Centre-Nord region (after the regional capital Kaya), with some 93,000 IDPs officially registered as of 30 April. Despite access constraints, humanitarian assistance continues.

CHOLERA EPIDEMIC DECLARED IN THE EST REGION

The Ministry of Health announced on 6 July that a case of cholera had been confirmed in Kantchari commune in the Est region.

According to WHO, the confirmed case has been declared cured and released and appropriate follow-up measures have been taken. WHO is preparing the deployment of cholera kits for pre-positioning and working on a regional response plan.

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

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Ivory Coast Demands Release of Soldiers in Mali

Ivory Coast released a written statement demanding the immediate release of 49 soldiers arrested at Bamako’s airport Sunday, claiming they were “unjustly arrested.” Mali’s military government has called the soldiers “mercenaries.”

The Ivorian statement also denied allegations by Mali’s military government that the soldiers were armed and arrived in Mali without authorization, and said both Mali’s minister of foreign affairs and the Malian army’s chief of staff received copies of the soldiers’ mission order.

Both the U.N. mission in Mali and the Ivorian government’s statement have said that the soldiers were sent to Mali as support for a U.N. Mission contingent.

The U.N. mission in Mali, MINUSMA, recently renewed its mandate, with Mali’s U.N. representative voicing the government’s refusal to allow the U.N. to carry out human rights investigations during a June 29 Security Council meeting.

The U.N. has carried out a number of human rights investigations in Mali in recent years, including events that implicate the French army as well as Islamist militants. The U.N. sought access to the town of Moura in Mali, which was the sight of what many witnesses said was a massacre by the Malian army working with Russian mercenaries. Witnesses say the alleged massacre was carried out over five days.

The Malian government has continually denied access to the town of Moura, saying the government itself would carry out an investigation.

The regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, which includes neighbor Ivory Coast, sanctioned Mali in January over delayed elections but lifted sanctions this month after the government proposed a 2024 election plan.

Source: Voice of America

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IOM South Africa – Baseline Ward Assessment Round 1 (June 2022)

On 11-13 April, severe flooding and landslides caused by heavy rainfall affected southern and south-eastern South Africa, particularly the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape. According to national authorities, at least 123,808 people were affected, 448 people died and over 30,000 are displaced, mostly in collective evacuation centres. The devastation in the most affected areas of KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape provinces is immense: nearly 12,500 homes have been destroyed or damaged, 66 health centres affected, and 600 schools devastated which will put 270,000 students at risk. A National State of Disaster has been declared in response to the floods and landslides, and rescue teams have been deployed to the affected areas to provide humanitarian assistance to those most affected.

To better assist authorities and partners to respond to the situation, IOM in partnership with the South Africa Red Cross Society and in coordination with provincial and local authorities, deployed teams from 13 to 17 June to conduct baseline assessments at ward level. These assessments provide a snapshot of the number of displaced persons residing in 26 of the most affected wards in Ethekwini district. The assessments also provide an overview of the sectoral needs, gaps and potential solutions, including water and sanitation (WASH), food security, health, infrastructure and protection. Finally, a list of priority locations for further assessment were identified.

Source: International Organization for Migration

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Arrests Made in South Africa Tavern Deaths

Authorities in South Africa have arrested the owner of a bar and two employees in connection with the deaths of 21 teenagers, who lost their lives at a tavern last month under mysterious circumstances. Vicky Stark reports from Cape Town, South Africa.

A team of detectives working on the case made the arrests.

Officials say the three suspects face charges of violating the liquor act, while a forensic investigation into the cause of the deaths continues.

The two employees, ages 33 and 34, have been fined $118, while the owner must appear in court for his alleged role in selling alcohol to minors.

The 21 youths, the youngest of whom was just 13 years old, died in the early hours of Sunday, June 26. Some had been celebrating the end of mid-year exams. There is speculation they ingested something poisonous or were the victims of a gas leak.

Others at the tavern made it to a hospital, where they were treated for headaches and vomiting and discharged after observation.

Police have appealed for patience as the investigation continues.

The 52-year-old bar owner will appear in the East London Magistrate’s Court in Eastern Cape Province on August 19.

Source: Voice of America