Elon Musk sells nearly $7 bln worth of Tesla shares
15 November 2021 | 10:25 am
The billionaire CEO of the electric car maker has taken advantage of a nearly six-month meteoric rally in the stock price that vaulted the firm's value to over $1 trillion.
6 Jan 2022
A Washington-based Muslim group accused Tesla of "supporting genocide" against Uyghurs, with a Republican senator also piling on pressure over Tesla's Xinjiang showroom.
14 Jan 2022
Enes Kanter Freedom is a Turkish-born basketball player who is now a US citizen and plays for the Boston Celtics. He is also a human rights activist. In an interview with FRANCE 24, Freedom criticised billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk for opening a Tesla showroom in China's Xinjiang region, where the minority Uighurs are persecuted. He also accused Nike – the NBA's main sponsor – of "modern slavery" in China. Ahead of the Beijing Olympics, Freedom called on athletes to make their voices heard, saying the diplomatic boycott was "good but not enough".
4 Mar 2022
Nigerian medical student Dennis Otumudia is stranded in Kharkiv, Ukraine. He told DW how he feels, described some problems foreigners are having in the country during the war and explained what he expects from his government.
5 Apr 2022
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5 Apr 2022
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has bought a roughly 9-percent stake in Twitter. Media reports say he is now the largest shareholder in the social-media company. A US Securities and Exchange Commission filing shows Musk owns over 73 million Twitter shares representing a 9.2-percent stake.
7 Apr 2022
Elon Musk had often lamented the red tape that held up Tesla's German factory. But Robert Hermann, CEO of the Germany Trade and Invest government agency, says no country in Europe could have built it faster.
11 Apr 2022
It's been a big week for the world's richest man, Elon Musk. Not only has he inaugurated Tesla's new "gigafactory" in Texas, but he's also officially become Twitter's biggest shareholder. But did he do it for the memes, or does he intend to truly transform Twitter and the social media landscape as a whole? FRANCE 24's Tech Editor Peter O'Brien gives us his take.
12 Apr 2022
Tesla CEO Elon Musk will not be joining the board of directors at Twitter as announced last week. Musk remains Twitter's largest shareholder.
14 Apr 2022
Billionaire and avid platform user Elon Musk has made an offer to purchase 100% of the shares for the social media giant.
Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter For $43.4 Billion, 106 Persons buried in Plateau attack- LG Chairman
15 Apr 2022
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19 Apr 2022
We take a closer look at the bid by the world's richest man to buy Twitter for $43 billion. Elon Musk would need the backing of major investment firms for the hostile takeover. We explore what a potential purchase could mean for free speech on Twitter and find out why Musk's asking price may have a drug-related reference. Also on the show, we report on why the price of fertilisers is skyrocketing and we get the latest on a fuel shortage in Kenya.
24 Apr 2022
The billionaire entrepreneur says he has secured $46.5 billion in financing for his bid to take over the social media giant Twitter. The Tesla and SpaceX owner says he is "exploring whether to commence a tender offer."
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