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Trump’s border agents stop Muhammed Ali’s son, wife

Trump’s border agents stop Muhammed Ali’s son, wife A son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali was held for questioning for two hours at Fort Lauderdale International Airport in Florida, upon returning from Jamaica because of his Arabic-sounding name, US media reported. Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, who was born in Philadelphia and has a US passport, was traveling with his...... more

Mugabe talks of own death at 93rd birthday party

Mugabe talks of own death at 93rd birthday party   Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 93rd birthday with a lavish party on Saturday, addressing his own mortality in a speech, but showing no signs of stepping down. Wearing a black cowboy hat, Mugabe, who is increasingly frail, paused for lengthy periods and mumbled at times as he spoke for...... more

French voters want Obama as President

French voters want Obama as President Could France elect Barack Obama president? Not really – but that’s not stopping the organisers of Obama17, a guerrilla campaign trying to entice the former U.S. president to head to Paris. “It’s totally crazy, but the cool thing is that once you get past that, you start thinking that maybe it’s...... more

Get ready for the next generation mobile networks — 5G technology!

Get ready for the next generation mobile networks — 5G technology! The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has completed a cycle of studies on the key performance requirements of the next generation mobile networks (5G technology). A working group of ITU conducted the study for the International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT)-2020 systems. The ITU Secretary-General, Houlin Zhao, in a statement, said 5G mobile systems...... more

Barclays Africa gets hefty ‘divorce settlement’ from parent company

Barclays Africa gets hefty ‘divorce settlement’ from parent company   Barclays plc has pleasantly surprised the market by agreeing to pay a R12.8bn “divorce settlement” to subsidiary Barclays Africa, in which it is selling down its majority interest. The payout is expected to significantly reduce the financial pressure on the African subsidiary caused by the separation. Barclays Africa CEO Maria...... more

Employee vanishes with $100 million

Employee vanishes with $100 million A major European conglomerate says one of its employees in South Korea has gone missing – along with $100 million. Power and robotics firm ABB (ABB) announced Wednesday that it has “uncovered a sophisticated criminal scheme” at its South Korean unit. It only noticed the huge sums had been stolen after...... more

2,608 soldiers reported dead in eastern Ukraine

2,608 soldiers reported dead in eastern Ukraine More than 2,600 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the fight against pro-Russian separatists in the east, Ukrainian president said Wednesday. Speaking at a meeting with senior army members of the Ukraine Armed Forces in the capital Kiev, Petro Poroshenko criticised Russia’s modernisation of its military could pose threat to Ukraine....... more

London police force appoints first female chief

London police force appoints first female chief Cressida Dick has been named as new Metropolitan Police Commissioner, the first woman to hold the job as London police chief. The 56-year-old succeeds Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the chief of the force who had served since 2011 until his retirement last year. The appointment was jointly made by Home Office secretary...... more

Tanzania gives 30-day ultimatum to foreigners

Tanzania gives 30-day ultimatum to foreigners The Tanzanian government Tuesday gave 30-day to foreign employees, employers and employment agents to verify their work and residence documents. The Labour Commissioner said the government had established that some employers and employment agents have been giving jobs to foreigners without adhering to the stipulated procedures. A public notice issued by...... more

Peter Obi takes school project to Rwanda, Kenya

Peter Obi takes school project to Rwanda, Kenya Immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, better known in the country today for his unrelenting support to the education sector, has extended the support to Kenya and Rwanda. Obi was in Rwanda and Kenya on Tuesday at the invitation of Build Africa, the world acclaimed NGO on education....... more

20 shops belonging to immigrants looted in South Africa

20 shops belonging to immigrants looted in South Africa At least 20 shops possibly belonging to immigrants were looted in South Africa’s capital overnight, police said on Tuesday, but they could not confirm if the attacks had deliberately targeted foreigners. Anti-immigrant violence has flared sporadically in South Africa against a background of near-record unemployment, with foreigners being accused of taking...... more

Bodies of 74 migrants wash up on Libya beach

Bodies of 74 migrants wash up on Libya beach The bodies of 74 migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe have washed up on a beach west of the Libyan capital, the Red Crescent said Tuesday. Residents of the village of Harcha, outside Zawiya, 45 kilometres (30 miles) from Tripoli, alerted the emergency services after finding a...... more

Sky taxi to begin regular operations in Dubai from July

Sky taxi to begin regular operations in Dubai from July A drone that can carry people will begin “regular operations” in Dubai from July. Matter al-Tayer, head of the city’s Roads and Transportation Agency has announced at the World Government Summit. Al-Tayer said that the drones have been inspected and certified by the nation’s civil aviation authority. The vehicle can carry...... more

Mugabe rules out retirement at 93, says no acceptable successor as Zimbabwean President in sight

Mugabe rules out retirement at 93, says no acceptable successor as Zimbabwean President in sight   Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who turns 93 on Tuesday, has no plans to give up power, saying he has no “acceptable” successor in place. “The call to step down must come from my party, my party at congress, my party at central committee,” Mugabe said in excerpts from a radio...... more

Cleric seeks trial of female journalist for promoting condom use

Cleric seeks trial of female journalist for promoting condom use   A call by a radical Sudanese preacher for trying a female journalist on apostasy charges has invited a storm of condemnations across Sudan. On Friday, Mohammed Ali al-Gizoli called for putting journalist Shamail Alnour on trial for apostasy for writing an article about the use of condoms as a way...... more

Catholics march against Filipino President’s war on drugs

Catholics march against Filipino President’s war on drugs Thousands of Catholics have gathered in the Philippine capital in a “show of force” to protest extrajudicial killings being carried out under the banner of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. The rally, dubbed the “Walk for Life”, was attended by 20,000 people, organisers said. Manila police estimated the crowd at...... more

Pakistan names 76 terrorists hiding in Afghanistan

Pakistan names 76 terrorists hiding in Afghanistan   Pakistan army has handed over to officials of the Afghan Embassy, a list of 76 terrorists hiding in Afghanistan. The development came following a series of recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan which have killed over 100 people and injured many more. On Thursday, a bomber killed over 70 people and...... more

Samsung chief arrested in bribery probe

Samsung chief arrested in bribery probe   The heir of South Korean company Samsung has been arrested as part of an investigation into corruption and influence-peddling that caused President Park Geun-hye to be impeached. The Seoul Central District Court’s decision on Friday to issue a warrant to arrest Lee Jae-yong, 48, makes him the first leader in...... more

Teenage African boy wins Google Coding Challenge

Teenage African boy wins Google Coding Challenge A teenager in northwestern Cameroon has become the first African to win Google’s global youth coding challenge, despite an ongoing internet blackout in his hometown. Nji Patrick Gbah’s tailor shop in Bamenda is buzzing with business and pride. His son, Collins, was recently named one of 34 grand-prize winners in this...... more

UAE moves to build human settlement on Mars by 2117

UAE moves to build human settlement on Mars by 2117 The United Arab Emirates has unveiled a new project that aims to establish the first inhabitable human settlement on Mars by 2117. The initiative called “Mars 2117 Project” was announced on Tuesday by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and vice president of the UAE, on the...... more

DigitalSENSE Africa, cyber rights advocacy coalition petition President Biya over Internet shut down in southern Cameroun

DigitalSENSE Africa, cyber rights advocacy coalition petition President Biya over Internet shut down in southern Cameroun   Continental leading At-Large Structure (ALS) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the DigitalSENSE Africa, in collaboration with the Cyber Rights Advocacy Coalition (CRAC) has petitioned the President of the Republic of Cameroun, Mr. Paul Biya, over the Internet shut down in the southern part of the country....... more

Trump’s Security Advisor throws in the towel after less than a month on the job

Trump’s Security Advisor throws in the towel after less than a month on the job Donald Trump’s national security advisor Michael Flynn resigned amid controversy over his contacts with the Russian government Monday, a stunning first departure from the new president’s inner circle less than a month after his inauguration. The White House said Trump had accepted Flynn’s resignation amid allegations the retired three-star general discussed...... more

Democrats, activists kick US security agents arrest hundreds of immigrants

Democrats, activists kick US security agents arrest hundreds of immigrants Immigrant rights activists and Democrats are raising concerns this weekend about recent immigration enforcement actions – though immigration officials maintain that only routine actions targeting criminals were underway. Fear is running high among immigrant communities since President Donald Trump’s inauguration – and after the recent publicised deportation of an undocumented Arizona...... more

Hospital director, deputy suspended, staff detained for infecting patients with HIV

Hospital director, deputy suspended, staff detained for infecting patients with HIV The director and deputy director of a hospital where patients became infected with the HIV virus have been suspended, state news agency Xinhua has reported. According to local media reports, the virus was spread from a patient who was already HIV positive through the reusing of medical feeding tubes. Zhejiang Provincial...... more

Criminals on rampage as police go on strike in Brazilian city, kill 100 in less than a week

Criminals on rampage as police go on strike in Brazilian city, kill 100 in less than a week More than one hundred people have been killed and several more injured in the Brazilian city of Vitoria this week, after military police officers staged a walkout to demand better salaries and benefits. Officers haven’t reported for work since Saturday, while their family members have been protesting in front of police...... more

U.S. Appeals court dumps Trump’s travel ban

U.S. Appeals court dumps Trump’s travel ban   A second lethal blow was struck Thursday at the controversial travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump on citizens of seven Islamic nations. In a much anticipated verdict, a U.S. federal appeals court on Thursday unanimously upheld the temporary suspension of President Donald Trump’s order. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court...... more

Nigerian terror suspect arrested in Germany

Nigerian terror suspect arrested in Germany German police in overnight raids arrested an Algerian and a Nigerian man suspected of planning an Islamist attack, authorities said Thursday. More than 450 officers took part in the mass raids targeting 12 locations, mostly in the central city of Goettingen in Lower Saxony state, they said. Police investigating the fundamentalist...... more

Explosion reported at nuclear plant

Explosion reported at nuclear plant An explosion at a nuclear power plant on France’s northwest coast on Thursday caused minor injuries, but the authorities said there was no risk of radiation. The blast took place in the engine room at the Flamanville plant, which lies 25 kilometres (15 miles) west of the port of Cherbourg and...... more

IBM to train 25-million Africans at its IT academy

IBM to train 25-million Africans at its IT academy IBM is ramping up its digital-skills training programme to accommodate as many as 25-million Africans in the next five years, looking toward building a future workforce on the continent. The US tech giant plans to make an initial investment of R945m to roll out the training initiative in SA. Other countries...... more

Ghana’s Presidency says over 200 cars missing, sets up special task force

Ghana’s Presidency says over 200 cars missing, sets up special task force Ghana’s new government has set up a special task force to track down more than 200 missing vehicles that should have been handed back when President Nana Akufo-Addo took office. Presidency spokesman Eugene Arhin told reporters on Wednesday that an audit of vehicles indicated that many appeared not to have been...... more

 

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