Tech powers the uphill struggle towards a cashless Africa

10 April 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 110 Views
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Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote grabbed headlines all over the world when he revealed over the weekend that he one time withdrew $10 million in cash, and took it to his home, just to be sure of his wealth.

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South Africa sends extra donations to cyclone-hit Mozambique, Malawi

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South African security forces and health services on Tuesday sent material relief to its neighbours hit by the devastating cyclone that ravaged parts of southern Africa in March 2019. The donations were specifically to Mozambique and Malawi with the relief mission

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UPDATED: Thousands flee fighting around Libyan capital as Guterres condemns escalation, urges 'immediate halt' to all military operations

09 April 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 112 Views
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The UN chief António Guterres strongly condemned on Monday night the military escalation and ongoing fighting in and around the Libyan capital, Tripoli, including an aerial attack earlier in the day by aircraft from the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) force, which closed the city's only functioning civilian airport.

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South Korea to launch world's first 5G networks

05 April 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 132 Views
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The world’s firstfully-fledged 5G mobile networks launches in South Korea on Friday. It’s a transformational leap that could potentially change the day-to-day lives of billions of people.

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Djibouti ordered to pay $385 million to DP World

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Djibouti was on Thursday dealt a heavy legal blow when a London-based international court ordered the Horn of Africa nation to pay $385 million in compensation to UAE global ports operator DP World over a breach of contract, according to the Dubai government.

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Parents around the world mobilise behind youth climate strikes

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Parents and grandparents around the world are mobilising in support of the youth strikes for climate movement that has swept the globe. Under the banner Parents for the Future, 34 groups from 16 countries on four continents have issued an open letter.

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Over 2,000 civilians killed in Mali, Niger, Burkina in 5 months: researchers

02 April 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 113 Views
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Africa’s Sahel region, which has an influx of military forces including the United Nations, European Union and French troops, has seen a huge surge in civilian deaths in the past five months because of attacks by Islamist militants and ethnic militias, researchers said last week.

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UN chief hopeful for Libya, after Quartet meeting in Tunis

02 April 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 113 Views
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Secretary-General António Guterres said he is hopeful for a solution to the eight-year long conflict in Libya, after a high-level meeting in Tunis, Tunisia, on Saturday with officials from the Arab League, the European Union and the African Union -- the group known as the 'Libya Quartet.'

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Migration can not be solved by physical barriers -Pope Francis

01 April 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 103 Views
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Pope Francis said on Saturday the plight of migrants was “a wound that cries out to heaven” and could never be healed by physical barriers.

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Bouteflika likely to resign this week?

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Algeria’s Abdelaziz Bouteflika might resign this week following the mass protests and pressure from the army demanding he end his 20-year rule, according to the private Ennahar and El Bilad TV reports on Sunday,

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