Business and Finance

Business & Finance

Gupta Family Flight Hangs Over South African Mine

South Africa's investigation into the influential Gupta family has cut a wide swath through the country.The family, which fled South Africa earlier this year, stands accused of high-level corruption going up all the way to the office of former President …

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Fear Still Grips Dapchi Girls’ School in Nigeria

The students of the Government Girls Science and Technology secondary school stand under the gaze of the morning sun, belting out the national anthem. "To serve with heart and mind, one nation bound in freedom, peace and unity," they sing …

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Uncertainty Strains Ethiopian Refugees in a Kenya Camp

Two months ago, Kote Adi fled Moyale, Ethiopia, after government soldiers there opened fire on civilians, killing at least nine. Kote and his pregnant wife found shelter in a tent in northeastern Kenya's Dambala Fachana refugee camp, but weeks of …

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Governance

Governance

S.Africa riots force new president to hurry home

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday returned early from a summit in London to rush to the scene of violent demonstrations in North West province, where at least 23 people have been arrested.

Ramaphosa, who took power in February, …

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(Im)migration News Roundup, April 15-21

Editor's note: With four people working on (im)migration stories every day, we still struggle to keep up with all the relevant news. So, we wanted a way to keep you updated with the top immigration stories every week � the …

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Opening 2018 Coordination, Management Meeting, Economic and Social Council Elects Members, Fills Outstanding Vacancies to Subsidiary Bodies

The Economic and Social Council today began the coordination and management meetings of its 2018 session with the election of members to a number of subsidiary bodies.

It elected members to, and filled outstanding vacancies on, the following bodies: Committee …

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General

General

nChain Acquires Majority Stake in HandCash Wallet for Bitcoin Cash

LONDON, May 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — nChain Group, the leading blockchain research and development group, has closed deal terms to acquire a majority stake in HandCash.  HandCash is a Bitcoin Cash mobile wallet which uses near field communication (NFC) technology …

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OWC Will Support Sustainable Waters Photography Project in Africa

Photographer Florian Wagner will cross the continent documenting critical water systems.

WOODSTOCK, Illinois, May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, has announced their support for photojournalist Florian Wagner’s African Waters 360°

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KT établit au Rwanda le premier réseau national LTE en Afrique

SÉOUL, Corée du Sud, 14 mai 2018 /PRNewswire/ — KT Corp. (KRX : 030200) (NYSE : KT) a terminé la construction du réseau national LTE du Rwanda, le premier en Afrique réalisé par le principal opérateur mobile sud-coréen, dans le

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Medical and Health

Medical/Health Care

7 Kenyan Soldiers Killed in Somalia IED Blast

At least seven Kenyan soldiers were killed and two others seriously injured after a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) targeted a military vehicle near the Somali town of Dhobley near the border with Kenya, witnesses and officials say.

The vehicle …

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Committee against Torture examines report of Senegal

The Committee against Torture this afternoon completed its consideration of the fourth periodic report of Senegal on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

The Permanent Representative of …

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Speakers Call for Addressing Causes of Conflict, Rather Than Investing in ‘Bullets and Tanks’, as General Assembly Continues High-Level Debate on Sustaining Peace

The General Assembly continued its high level debate on peacebuilding and sustaining peace today with speakers underscoring the value of the Peacebuilding Fund, a people centred approach to human security and the need to tackle poverty and other causes of …

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Sports

Sports

BOTSWANA COMMITS TO CEMENTING INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

GABORONE, Botswana - Botswana's new foreign affairs minister, has assured the international community, that, the new regime of President Mokgweetsi Masisi, is committed to international cooperation.

Addressing international diplomats and ambassadors in Gaborone on Friday, Minister Vincent Seretse said, the …

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Amid Rising Tensions, Potentially Explosive Miscalculations, Everyone in Middle East Must ‘Step Away from the Brink’, Regional Coordinator Tells Security Council

Speakers Voice Concern about Deadly Incidents at Gaza-Israel Border, Urge Both Parties to Stop Violence, Resume Peace Talks, in Day-long Debate

Amid escalating tensions, outside interference and growing risks of potentially explosive miscalculations, from Gaza to Syria to Yemen, everyone …

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African Consultative Group Meeting: Statement by the Chairman of the African Caucus and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Governor Tarek Amer, Chairman of the African Caucus, and Ms.Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), co-chaired the African Consultative Group meeting today (April 22, 2018) at the IMF Headquarters. They issued the following statement after the …

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Technology

Technology

Delegates Mull Over IGAD Proposal for South Sudan

South Sudan's warring parties are expected to sign a proposal drafted by Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) mediators that addresses many of the major sticking points that have prevented a peace deal.

Delegates from the parties spent five days in …

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Delegates Mull Over IGAD Proposal for South Sudan

South Sudan's warring parties are expected to sign a proposal drafted by Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) mediators that addresses many of the major sticking points that have prevented a peace deal.

Delegates from the parties spent five days in …

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Former Yugoslav Autocratic Leader’s Iconic Yacht Given New Life

Decades of rust are covering its hull, the furniture is broken in its once luxurious salons, its powerful engines are permanently idle. But against all odds, the iconic yacht that once belonged to the late Yugoslav strongman Josip Broz Tito …

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