Business and Finance

Business & Finance

Poll: US Voters Split on Trump’s Mental Stability

Although President Donald Trump got a perfect score in the cognitive test during his physical examination Friday, a new poll shows Americans are split on whether he is mentally stable.

The Quinnipiac University survey shows 45 percent of voters think …

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CSA Global and Whittle Consulting announce partnership agreement

LONDON and CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CSA Global and Whittle Consulting are pleased to announce a partnership agreement to collaborate efforts to offer Integrated Strategic Planning services in and around the United Kingdom, Europe, and …

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Sudan Currency Continues Descent on Black Market Amid Unrest

KHARTOUM �Sudan's pound currency weakened to 30.5 pounds to the U.S. dollar on Tuesday from about 29.5 pounds a day earlier, traders said, continuing its fall amid protests over bread prices and an acute shortage of hard currency.

Street protests …

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Governance

Governance

TRUMP QUESTIONS TAKING IMMIGRANTS FROM ‘SHITHOLE COUNTRIES’: SOURCES

President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as shithole countries, according to two sources familiar with the comments.

Trump's remarks, made in the White …

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UN Launches Investigation of DRC Attack That Killed 15 Peacekeepers

The United Nations says it will open a special investigation into an attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo last month that left 15 U.N. peacekeepers dead.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement Friday that he has appointed …

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SOUTH AFRICA’S NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE STEPPING UP EFFORTS TO CONTAIN LISTERIOSIS OUTBREAK

KIMBERLEY, The authorities in South Africa's Northern Cape Province are stepping up efforts to contain an outbreak of listeriosis after four cases were reported in the province where one person has died and three more are receiving treatment.

In December, …

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General

General

Aptima® HIV-1 Quant Dx Assay Awarded World Health Organization Prequalification

MARLBOROUGH, Massachusetts, Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) announced today that its CE-marked Aptima® HIV-1 Quant Dx assay has been awarded World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification for in vitro diagnostics.

The Aptima HIV-1 Quant Dx assay, …

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WORLD BANK UPGRADES BOTSWANA GROWTH FORECAST

GABORONE, The World Bank expects Botswana's economy to grow by 4.7% this year, an upgrade from the bank's previous forecast of 4.2% issued in June last year.

The latest forecasts are contained in the bank's Global Economic Prospects report released …

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Hisense TV en tête des ventes sur le marché chinois pour la 14e année consécutive

PÉKIN, 12 janvier 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Selon les derniers chiffres publiées par CMM, à la fin de 2017 Hisense TV reste leader tant au niveau du volume que de la valeur au détail pour la 14e année consécutive en Chine.

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Medical and Health

Medical/Health Care

AU GENDER PRE-SUMMIT TO KICK OFF WEDNESDAY

PRETORIA, The 10th African Union (AU) Gender Pre-Summit (GPS), which will discuss the impact of corruption on gender equality and women's empowerment, is set to kick off on Wednesday at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The summit, to be …

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Activists Hail Botswana Ruling to Allow Gender Reclassification

JOHANNESBURG Activists are celebrating a Botswana court case that allowed a transgender man the right to change his gender identity. Until recently, South Africa was the only African nation that allowed such transformations. But even in the Rainbow Nation, while …

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: UN REGISTERS THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES ARRIVING IN CHAD

GENEVA, In the wake of a recent flare-up of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations refugee agency said that it is registering and assisting thousands of mostly women and children refugees arriving in Chad.

More than …

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Sports

Sports

College Students Unite to Bring Relief to Refugees

FAIRFAX , VIRGINIA George Mason University students streamed into a room in the campus' community building in Fairfax, Virginia, one day last week to pack rice and beans. These meals, 40,000 of them, were bound for refugee families in the …

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Bronkhorspruit Public Hearings on Communal Property Associations Amendment Bill

The Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform will tomorrow hold public hearings on the Communal Property Associations (CPA) Amendment Bill [B12-2017] in Bronkhorspruit, Gauteng. The hearings are to afford all interested stakeholders an opportunity to make their contributions …

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Bronkhorspruit Public Hearings on Communal Property Associations Amendment Bill

The Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform will tomorrow hold public hearings on the Communal Property Associations (CPA) Amendment Bill [B12-2017] in Bronkhorspruit, Gauteng. The hearings are to afford all interested stakeholders an opportunity to make their contributions …

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Technology

Technology

2018 AFRICAN ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: AFDB MAKES COMPELLING CASE FOR AFRICA’S INDUSTRIALISATION

ABIDJAN, The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has made a compelling case for accelerating Africa's industrialisation in order to create jobs, reduce poverty and promote inclusive economic growth.

Citing data from the Bank's 2018 African Economic …

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People in DRC Face Death as Money for Humanitarian Aid Dries Up

GENEVA The International Organization for Migration warns that many people in the Democratic Republic of Congo will die if international donors do not plug the enormous funding gap that is depriving millions of people from receiving crucial humanitarian assistance.

The …

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SWEDISH RETAILER H&M APLOGISES FOR AD OF BLACK CHILD MODELING “MONKEY” SWEATSHIRT

JOHANNESBURG, Swedish fashion retailing group H&M has apologised for an advertisement featuring a black child modelling a sweatshirt with the slogan coolest monkey in the jungle and says it has removed it from all its marketing.

The ad was widely …

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