Cyber crime: Hushpuppi’s US trial suspended, States generated ₦612.87bn in first quarter of 2020 and more
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06 October 2020 | 7:41 pm
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A video has done the rounds on social media, claiming to show attempts by the Ukrainian army to enrol young recruits by force. The video depicts men in army fatigues chasing a young man around a residential complex. We tell you why these claims are false.
Nigerian stakeholder discuss the potential effects of a draft regulation that requires online platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Tiktok to register and open offices in Nigeria and appoint contact persons with the government's information technology development agency.
A new deal paves the way for the development of the first African-owned Covid-19 vaccines. Cape Town-based Afrigen is working with a Belgian biotech company to develop mRNA shots. Also, Kenya has no reproductive health legislation but the public is going to give its input on a regional bill that could make a big difference to sexual health services. Finally, in football news, Senegal's Sadio Mané is moving from Liverpool to Bayern Munich.
Israeli lawmakers have voted in favor of a preliminary measure to dissolve parliament. It is the first step toward a fifth election in less than four years. The vote could take place in autumn.
Has the pandemic changed what tourists are looking for? In this edition we dive into the new trends and the impact of rising inflation, as well as how staff shortages could hamper the liftoff of the aviation sector. Plus we head to a theme park near Paris where attendance figures are booming after a rollercoaster two years.
German pharmaceutical company BioNTech has begun construction of an COVID-19 vaccine plant in Rwanda. When completed, it will be the first mRNA vaccine plant in Africa.
Relatives of murdered Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba attend a sombre ceremony in Brussels as Belgium returns his tooth. It's all that remains of him after his assassination in 1961. Also, Kenya has no reproductive health legislation but the public is going to have its say on a regional bill that could make a big difference to national sexual health services. And the refugee status of hundreds of thousands of Ivorians who fled post-electoral violence in the country in 2011 is coming to an end.
What could have been a major tragedy was promptly averted on Friday, 10 June 2022 when a petrol tanker suddenly caught fire in Ughelli, Delta State.
The European Union should change the way it does business with Africa to redress imbalances left over in part from the colonial era, EU lawmakers have said.
A new judicial report claims Jacob Zuma is "a critical player" in a massive theft from state enterprises in South Africa. But the ex-president pledged to challenge the findings.
Berlin Mayor Franziska Giffey spoke for 15 minutes with a man posing as Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko. But then the suspicion arose that a counterpart was a deepfake.
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Iran has been shaken by violent mass protests after a young woman dies while in police custody, having been detained for not properly wearing a headscarf. Annette Young talks to Sussan Tahmasebi, a women's rights activist and Iranian specialist.
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The British pound has fallen to its lowest level in decades against the US dollar, amid fears over runaway inflation and recession. The government has announced a drastic plan to cut taxes, claiming it will boost growth.
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Olawale Abdulmajeed, a 32-year-old Nigerian medical student, fled Ukraine after the Russian invasion. His escape took him from Dnipro, Ukraine, all the way to Dordrecht in the Netherlands. With the sound of exploding bombs still in his ears, he is now trying to make a new life. But how did he experience the whole escape? And what difficulties is he facing now? Olawale tells his story.
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US securities officials fined Boeing $200 million over the aviation giant's misleading assurances about the safety of the 737 MAX airplane following two deadly crashes, regulators announced Thursday.
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A complex debate on media freedom is underway in Malawi, with opinion strongly divided. It comes after authorities revoked the licenses of several independent broadcasters over unpaid fees.
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On February 1, 2021, the Burmese army retook power, brutally ending a decades-long period of democracy. In the space of a few months, thousands of civilians were killed and thousands more thrown into prison. A shadow government was quickly formed, but armed resistance also got organised in a country cut off from the world.