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Beijing-Tianjin railway speed rises to 350 kph

China on Wednesday increased the maximum speed of bullet trains on the Beijing-Tianjin high-speed railway to 350 km per hour (kph), reducing the…

Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner defiant in ‘corruption notebook’ scandal

Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner defiant in ‘corruption notebook’ scandal

Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner appeared before a judge leading a major probe into corruption under her government on Monday, hitting out at…

Melbourne mayors call for end to ‘African gangs’ talk

Melbourne mayors call for end to ‘African gangs’ talk

Eight Melbourne mayors have called for unity and end to the talk about so-called “African gangs” which has repeatedly made news headlines this…

‘I’ll have you killed!’ Duterte scolds 100+ corrupt Philippines cops brought before him

‘I’ll have you killed!’ Duterte scolds 100+ corrupt Philippines cops brought before him

President Rodrigo Duterte has demonstratively threatened to keep a close watch on and to neutralize suspected corrupt cops if they ever make a…

‘God’ agreed to send all victims of extrajudicial killings to heaven, Duterte claims

‘God’ agreed to send all victims of extrajudicial killings to heaven, Duterte claims

All victims of extrajudicial killings will get a free pass to heaven, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced after purportedly consulting with “God” on…

Venezuelan exodus to Ecuador reaches record levels: UN refugee agency steps up aid

Venezuelan exodus to Ecuador reaches record levels: UN refugee agency steps up aid

One of the largest population movements in Latin American history is under way from Venezuela, according to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, which…

Human rights chief calls for international probe on Venezuela, following ‘shocking accounts of extrajudicial killings’

Human rights chief calls for international probe on Venezuela, following ‘shocking accounts of extrajudicial killings’

In Venezuela, “credible, shocking accounts of extrajudicial killings” and impunity for perpetrators, indicate that the rule of law “is virtually absent”, the UN…

UN chief calls for ‘increased commitment’ to resolution on 10th anniversary of Georgia conflict

UN chief calls for ‘increased commitment’ to resolution on 10th anniversary of Georgia conflict

Ten years after conflict involving Georgia, Russia and the South Ossetia region broke out, United Nations chief, António Guterres said on Tuesday that…

UN experts urge Ukraine to stop ‘systematic persecution’ of Roma minority

UN experts urge Ukraine to stop ‘systematic persecution’ of Roma minority

Ukraine must take immediate action to stop what amounts to a “systematic persecution” of the country’s Roma minority, who have been targeted in…

Federated Investors, Inc. and International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation to Develop a Trade-Finance Portfolio Focused on Sovereign Energy Sector

Federated Investors, Inc. and International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation to Develop a Trade-Finance Portfolio Focused on Sovereign Energy Sector

Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) (www.FederatedInvestors.com/FII/home.do), one of the largest investment managers in the United States, and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation…

Nagasaki is ‘a global inspiration’ for peace, UN chief says marking 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing

Nagasaki is ‘a global inspiration’ for peace, UN chief says marking 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing

The survivors of the atomic bombings, known in Japanese as the hibakusha, have become global “leaders for peace and disarmament”, United Nations Secretary-General…

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HARARE – The legal team representing the MDC Alliance is accusing President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration of breaking into their attorney’s offices and stealing large amounts of data from…

HARARE – MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has furnished the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) with more damning “evidence” of alleged electoral fraud by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), the…

The Zanu-PF Youth League has accused the opposition MDC-Alliance of holding the nation to ransom through their court application challenging President Mnangagwa’s win in the Presidential elections, saying…

Malian opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse said on Monday he would reject the results of a presidential runoff marred by accusations of fraud, violence and low turnout, calling on…

A hotly contested by-election in Northern Uganda turned violent Monday evening, when unknown assailants shot a driver on the opposition side. A window in President Yoweri Museveni’s car…

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has directed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris to immediately overhaul the management and activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The security…

President Magufuli has clamped down hard on various freedoms. But as his popularity plummets and defiance grows, something may have to give. From the moment the relatively unknown…

After months of negotiations aimed at ending a civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people and forced some 4.5 million from their homes since December…

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Technology View all

Ugandans Seek to Dodge Social Media Tax

Ugandan are devising ways of evading the infamous social media tax that came into effect at midnight, July 1, 2018. According to a random survey on social media…

New Satellite System in Togo

Togo and Thales Alenia Space announced that they have signed a contract for a ground station to be installed in Lomé, Togo, to be used for the search…

DNS.pt transfers management of Sao Tome and Principe domain to AGER

The DNS.pt association signed a protocol of cooperation with the Sao Tome and Principe General Regulatory Authority (AGER) for the re-delegation, transfer, deployment, maintenance and management of the…

Isocel to Launch First Ftth Service in Benin, First in Capital Cotonou and Then More Widely

Isocel to Launch First Ftth Service in Benin, First in Capital Cotonou and Then More Widely

London — FTTH roll-outs have slowly been made in a range of African countries but the recent news that Isocel will roll-out an FTTH service in Benin is…

Africa Hosts Very Few Clinical Trials. Why This Is Bad for Innovation

Africa Hosts Very Few Clinical Trials. Why This Is Bad for Innovation

Clinical trials are the foundation of any new medicine. They allow scientists to test the efficacy and safety of a drug or therapy. The African continent offers many…

Watch What You Say On WhatsApp Zambians

Watch What You Say On WhatsApp Zambians

All WhatsApp group administrators in Zambia will now be required to register the groups and set up codes of ethics or risk being arrested if there is a…

Ms Geek Africa Is Encouraging Girls From Across Africa to Use Technology to Improve Everyday Life

Ms Geek Africa Is Encouraging Girls From Across Africa to Use Technology to Improve Everyday Life

Girls in ICT Rwanda celebrated the fifth anniversary of Ms Geek with the second edition of Ms Geek Africa, a competition that judges women on brilliance rather than…

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